Thursday, October 30, 2014
 
Mission Statement

Empowering women to make informed choices about their pregnancy. Our purpose is to prevent the tragedy of abortion by offering truthful information, emotional support and practical assistance to individuals who are facing unplanned pregnancies. We present sexual abstinence as a positive lifestyle for singles and provide opportunity for healing and restoration to those who have been hurt by abortion. We share the love of Jesus in a caring non-judgmental environment. Services are free and confidential.

  

Vision Statement

First Coast Women’s Services will be a network of highly committed employees, volunteers and donors providing Christ-centered, life changing pregnancy support, services to the First Coast Region, encompassing Duval, Nassau, Baker, St. John’s and Clay counties. We will focus on the sexual, emotional and spiritual health of young adults in the First Coast Region.


Our Values
  • The Sanctity of Life
  • Marriage
  • Family
  • The Local Church
  • Community
  • Abstinence Outside of Marriage
  • Compassion
  • Integrity
  • Servant Leadership
  • Quality
  • Respect for People
  • Collaboration – “Teamwork”
  

Statement of Faith

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the father and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works.


Commitment to Care
  • Clients are served without regard to age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability or other arbitrary circumstances.
  • Clients are treated with kindness, compassion and in a caring manner.
  • Clients always receive honest and open answers.
  • Client pregnancy tests are distributed and administered in accordance with all applicable laws.
  • Client information is held in strict and absolute confidence.
  • Releases and permissions are obtained appropriately.
  • Client information is only disclosed as required by law and when necessary to protect the client or others against imminent harm.
  • Clients receive accurate information about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues and related concerns.
  • We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but we are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks.
  • All of our advertising and communication are truthful and honest and accurately describe the services we offer.
  • We provide a safe environment by screening all volunteers and staff interacting with clients.
  • We are governed by a board of directors and operate in accordance with our articles of incorporation, by-laws, and stated purpose and mission.
  • We comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements regarding employment, fundraising, financial management, taxation, and public disclosure, including the filing of all applicable government reports in a timely manner.
  • Medical services are provided in accordance with all applicable laws, and in accordance with pertinent medical standards, under the supervision and direction of a licensed physician.
  • All of our staff, board members, and volunteers receive appropriate training to uphold these standards.

 

  

Ministry Report
  • Over 67% of clients seen are unmarried.
  • Over 60% are under the age of 25.
  • 55% state they are already a believer in Christ
  • At least 176 clients, who intended to abort, changed their mind after receiving counsel.
  • $25,000 in material assistance is given annually to meet physical needs.
  • Over 3,500 clients visit our four centers.
 


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