As we have been a “work in progress” over the past few years in working hard to move from the traditional pregnancy center model to a fully comprehensive women’s healthcare center, we have been in a constant phase of growing and stretching. Having seen the bulk of this transition now come to fruition, we are stepping into a new name that better reflects what we do:
Woman to Woman Healthcare Center
We believe our new name will carry us into the future as it reflects three core strengths of our mission:
Why the Transformation?
Romans 12:1-2 tells us we serve a creative God of transformation who is always about stretching us to be more like Christ so we may more effectively impact our culture for Him. As we observed the growing needs of our community, we desired to discover how we might better serve to bring health, healing, and hope to our hurting culture. Expanding our services to target specific needs became our focus for transitioning from the pregnancy center model of the past to a new, more proactive, and interactive healthcare center for the present and future.
1. First Point of Contact: When a young woman first becomes sexually active, she typically looks for a place for STD screening and/or contraception. In the past her option has most likely been Planned Parenthood for their low cost and confidential services. NOW she has Woman to Woman Healthcare Centers to serve her with those services she seeks, but we provide them in a judgement-free zone that is Christ-centered and focused on her education and empowerment to make decisions which are in her best interest. We establish a strong bond and ongoing relationship with a woman long before she faces an unplanned pregnancy, hopefully helping her to avoid that circumstance altogether. We believe the saying “prevention is worth an ounce of cure” carries much applicable truth.
2. Lifestyle Medical Model: Following guidelines of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine, we have developed a medical model that flows throughout our center’s departments – non-medical, medical, and social services – to educate women in how their lifestyle choices can negatively impact their physical, emotional, and mental health. Our emphasis on spiritual health helps our patients to align their choices in all areas of their lives, bringing the desire and power to take small, progressive steps forward in improving their overall health.
3. Maternal and Infant Health: The sad news is the U.S. is number one in first-world countries in maternal mortality. Underserved communities who lack quality prenatal and post-natal care have the greatest risk. Full-service reproductive care in a Christian environment helps to break that cycle by addressing undetected or untreated factors such as hypertension, poor nutrition, and other health problems prior to pregnancy. Additionally, attentive post-partum care is essential to ensure a healthy environment for both mother and child. We are determined to not let any woman “slip through the cracks” and believe care prior to pregnancy and well beyond birth provides the physical and emotional health women need to carry a healthy pregnancy and parent well. Our complimentary doula services provide an extra level of care during pregnancy and post-partum.
4. Non-Medical Services: As we move forward in providing reproductive medical services, we bring with us all we have learned in the past that enriches women’s lives during these years:
Currently we offer at two locations and will provide in Garland:
The services above give us the open door to:
Our Promise: “Behold, I am doing a new thing: now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19
Our operations are audited annually by an outside accounting firm. Copies of our most recent audited financials are gladly provided at your request. Additionally, our audited financial and operating records are reviewed by three additional professional organizations: ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) as evaluated as an organization in good standing, Excellence in Giving, who has awarded IFLI with their Seal of Transparency, and Guidestar where we have earned a gold star ranking.
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