The HOPE Center - Mission Statement
The HOPE Center provides Help, Hope, and Healing to individuals facing pregnancy or relationship issues.
The HOPE Center - Description of Services
Free Pregnancy Testing
A client’s first service provided by The HOPE Center is often a pregnancy test. For positive test clients, we provide Verification of Positive Pregnancy Test forms and encourage early prenatal care. For abortion-vulnerable clients, we provide information about the physical, emotional and spiritual risks associated with abortion and encourage an ultrasound scan to confirm intrauterine pregnancy.
Free Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound
The HOPE Center administers limited obstetrical ultrasounds for the following reasons: to confirm fetal heart rate and viable intrauterine pregnancy, and to help determine the gestational age of the baby. Our hope is to empower all clients to choose life for their unborn babies as we present positive pregnancy options including adoption and parenting
Sexual Integrity Education
Clients who are single and sexually active are presented with sexual integrity education promoting purity and abstinence until marriage as the best and healthiest choice for their future.
Abortion Recovery Ministry (A.R.M.)
The HOPE Center has partnered with Healing Hearts, www.healinghearts.org, to provide support and promote healing for individuals who have experienced previous abortion.
The Healing Hearts study for women “Binding up the Brokenhearted” and its counterpart for men entitled “Wounded Warrior” have been taught to thousands with outstanding results. Not only do individuals receive healing through these studies, but many come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior and are serving Him in various different areas of ministry.
Seeds Thrift Store
The Seeds Thrift Store, a ministry of The HOPE Center, provides support and resources for expectant families during pregnancy and for children until age three. The store is conveniently located next to The HOPE Center off Hwy 92, one block west of I-575, in The Shops at Fowler Crossing on the left before Lowes. Store Hours are Monday-Friday 10-5, and Saturday 10-4. Donations gladly accepted during business hours. Visit the store’s website.
- Childbirth Preparation classes.
- Earn While You Learn (EWYL) – A one-on-one educational program between client and mentor that complements our Childbirth Preparation classes. Clients earn “Mommy Money and Daddy Dollars” to spend in the Seeds Thrift Store.
- Discipleship Mentoring – Provided to clients who want to focus on deepening their relationship with the Lord Jesus.
- Pre-marital and Marriage Counseling – Offered as a seven-session series that allows content to be customized to the couple seeking to build on God’s plan for marital partnership.
The HOPE Center does not accept government donations. We are a 501 (c) (3) non-profit ministry – totally supported by churches, businesses and individuals for our financial, gifts in kind and volunteer needs.
The HOPE Center - 2019 Governing Board
Bob Edmonds, President
Kristin Sweitzer, Secretary
Mike Frost, Treasurer
David Hulse, Member
Robert Aderholt, Member
Kimberly Joyce, Member
Susan Hulse, Member
Barry Madel, Member
Cindy O’Leary, Executive Director
Michael J. Litrel, MD, Medical Director
The HOPE Center – Staff
Director of Communications
ICU Atlanta Operations Coordinator
Sonographer – ICU Atlanta
Community Care Coordinator
Sonographer, ICU Atlanta
Seeds Thrift Store Manager
Seeds Volunteer & Donations Manager
Seeds Sales Associate
Seeds Sales Associate / Assistant Merchandiser