Life is filled with choices - from the trivial to life and death. Every day at Informed Choices we meet our clients where they are, come along side them, and help them through their choices, making every effort to help them choose life for their unborn babies. In the past 2 years, 102 babies were born to Informed Choices clients - one baby each week as a result of a client choosing life! Our passionate goal is to be a woman's first choice to call or visit when faced with an unplanned pregnancy. At Informed Choices Pregnancy Centers we empower women with education and truth to help them make informed decisions. They are welcomed in a safe, caring environment where we offer compassion, hope and help, and as a result, many find truth, life...and Christ!
Women in our communities are searching the internet every day for abortion services. Our client website, informedchoices.org, and online advertising reaches teens and women most vulnerable – or even determined – to get an abortion. When they text or call to schedule appointments with our Centers, we offer free pregnancy tests, options counseling, and an introduction to their unborn baby on an ultrasound screen.
At Informed Choices' Centers, our staff and trained peer counselors review options with every client each time a pregnancy test is administered.
Our medical staff provides free limited ultrasounds that allow a new mother to connect with her unborn baby for the first time. According to national statistics, if a woman finds her way to a local pregnancy center first, an ultrasound will encourage her to make a life-affirming decision 80% of the time. If her first stop is an abortion clinic, she will choose abortion 80% of the time. Our goal and responsibility is to reach her first with the love and truth of Christ so she can choose life for herself and her baby.
Most of the women, couples and families we serve are in need of on-going emotional, spiritual, physical and parenting support. We work with clients throughout their pregnancy and after their baby is born through the early toddler years. Through our "Earn While You Learn" program, moms and couples earn points while learning to prepare themselves for parenting and life skill responsibilities. Baby supplies, clothing and furniture items can be purchased with their points while shopping in our Baby Boutique.
We are also here to offer support for women who have had at least one abortion. Through post-abortion counseling, women experience healing and freedom from the heartbreak of a past abortion.
YOU can make a difference to help inspire a culture for life and pursue our ultimate goal of ending abortion in the communities we serve in Lake and McHenry Counties. Financial gifts make it possible for us to continue to reach and provide free services for the women, couples and families in our community who need hope and help. You can also get involved as a volunteer by investing your time and talents to Informed Choices