• Sponsor a Local Center

    Partner in saving and redeeming lives
    God has shown Caring Network favor and blessed our ministry with success, so that 3 out of 4 women who seek help at Caring Network end up choosing life for their children.  Our counselors share God’s truth about life and the hope of the Gospel every day, but there are many more who need our help.  Because more than 90% of women travel less than 10 miles to a Caring Network center, it is critical that we provide access to Caring Network’s services over a wider area.  By adding “express” centers, in cooperation with other like-minded ministries or businesses, we can serve more women in key areas of need.  Your church can partner with Caring Network to ensure that families in your community have access to this vital resource, and also provide a place for church members to serve others in a very impactful ministry. Consider partnering with Caring Network for your church volunteer work.
  • Caring Network Advocates

    Going Further Together
    So many in our own community need Caring Network’s love, compassion and practical help—families struggling with unplanned pregnancies, and women or men with an abortion in their past.  So many are steeped in a culture that does not value life, are hurting, and are in desperate need of the Savior.  Your church and Caring Network form a partnership that can help.  By training Caring Network Advocates, we can reach and serve more for God’s kingdom.

    What is a Caring Network Advocate?

    Advocates are compassionate, non-judgmental people who serve Christ by connecting pregnant women and others in need to Caring Network.  They help facilitate Caring Network’s services through your church’s ministries, and pray for the needs of those we serve.

    What will Advocate training cover?

    Advocate training covers why this partnership is important, how to promote a client-friendly culture in your church, detailed information about Caring Network services, and how to talk about and make a referral to Caring Network.

    For more information or to schedule a training, contact Emily.

  • Prayer Partners

    The Power to Make Real Change
    Caring Network engages Prayer Partners who will commit to praying for a client at risk of or actively pursuing an abortion.  Prayer is the most powerful tool available to help more clients choose life.  An email address is required.  Email volunteer@caringnetwork.com to receive guidelines and get connected.
  • Connections Mentoring Program

    Spiritual and Practical Support During Pregnancy
    Connections brings a church or ministry group together with a pregnant woman in need.  The purpose of the program is to form a network of support around a woman and her baby, so that her quality of life will be enhanced and her spiritual life may be further encouraged.   A Connections group formally commits to prayer support during a woman’s pregnancy and a baby shower after her baby is born.  We also hope that by forming a relationship with your church family, she might maintain that connection long term.  For more information, contact Nicole.
  • Coins for Caring Network

    Small Change, Big Impact
    Coins for Caring Network is a simple and effective way for your group to raise awareness of Caring Network’s ministry and at the same time raise needed funds.  Individuals can take the bottles home and be a part of this life-saving work by simply filling them with spare change.  We will supply the bottles!

    How it works:

    Determine the time frame to distribute the baby bottles.  A one to two-month time period is best.  Some suggestions are:

    January to March.  Distribute the bottles around Sanctity of Human Life Sunday and have them returned in March.

    Mother’s Day to Father’s Day.  Distribute the bottles on Mother’s Day and have them returned on Father’s Day.

    Respect Life month of October.  This is a great time for schools and churches to remember the value of all human life.

    Quarters for Caring Network is a similar program, tailored for schools and children’s ministries.  Instead of a baby bottle, kids receive a mini M & M’s container to enjoy and then fill with quarters.  A story about a family in need and prayers to support the family are included.

    To participate or learn more, contact Tracy.

  • Restore Church Partnership

    Providing a Haven for Healing
    Caring Network’s Restore post-abortion program is looking for churches to host healing groups in their churches.  The role of Restore is to come alongside men and women who have experienced an abortion, giving them a place to process and heal by understanding God’s grace and love.  For more information, contact Holly.
  • Meeting Client Needs

    Being the Hand of Christ
    Caring Network Baby Banks

    Many women struggle with a pregnancy decision because they lack support.  Caring Network’s mission is to provide emotional, spiritual and practical support, so that women are empowered to choose life.  To help meet practical needs, three partner churches are equipped as Caring Network baby banks.  If you would like to help by donating supplies, the following is a list of what each location needs. Supplies can be dropped off directly at each site. If you are not able to drop off your donations at one of the baby bank locations, please call 630-455-0300. We do accept donations at our Glen Ellyn Administrative office (1200 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 114, Glen Ellyn, IL), but encourage you to try to drop off at the baby banks first.

    Bridges Parenting Program @ Oak Brook Community Church

    Bridges is a free program designed for parents seeking assistance during pregnancy and early childhood years.  The goal of Bridges is to provide material goods as well as helpful classes and spiritual mentoring.  Parents receive needed supplies as they participate in the program.

    Bridges accepts: diapers, wipes, Enfamil formula, baby lotion and shampoo, toys and books (new and gently used), and baby clothes (new and gently used). Bridges can accept:  cribs, bouncers, or larger item baby goods, but please make sure to call ahead of time for larger items to make sure they are aware and have room to store the items.

    Items are accepted at the church Monday through Thursday from 9am-5pm, but please call to confirm before dropping off.

    Oak Brook Community Church
    31st Street and Midwest Road
    Oak Brook
    630-986-0310

    Wood Dale Baby Bank at Calvary Lutheran Church

    The Wood Dale Baby Bank accepts:  diapers, wipes, baby lotions and shampoos, baby clothes (new and gently used),  small baby toys and books (new or gently used).  Drop off items at:

    Calvary Lutheran Church
    107 N Wood Dale Rd
    Wood Dale, IL 60191
    630-766-2838
    Drop off times vary. Please call before you drop off to make sure someone is available at the church to receive the donations.

    Naperville Baby Bank at Naperville Presbyterian Church

    The Naperville Baby Bank accepts diapers of all sizes and wipes.  Drop off items at:

    Naperville Presbyterian Church
    943 Sanctuary Lane
    Naperville, IL 60540
    630-961-0579
    Drop off times vary. Please call before you drop off to make sure someone is available at the church to receive the donations.

    Diaper Derby Collection

    This annual church collection supports Caring Network’s Bridges parenting program and baby banks.  Churches collect diapers and wipes during the month of September and drop off at the Glen Ellyn Administrative office (1200 Roosevelt Rd. Suite 114, Glen Ellyn, IL). For more information contact Tracy.

    Caring Network Cube

    A Caring Network Cube facilitates ongoing material goods collection.  Caring Network supplies baby goods to families in need through each of our centers, as well as through our baby banks at three partner churches.  Donations of diapers and other supplies from all of Caring Network’s partner churches help to meet this need.   If your church would like to keep a Caring Network Cube on site, we will supply one for you.  Email Tracy to let us know.

    Baby Showers

    Caring Network provides gifts for new mothers, and keeps our three area baby banks supplied.  Consider hosting a baby shower collection at your church, or gather with friends at home and collect diapers, baby clothes, and more for families in need.  Contact Tracy.