Preborn to newborn… your gift has the power to save a life. With the help of our faithful ministry partners, Caring Network has been making birthdays happen for 37 years! Here’s how.
In order for us to have the greatest impact, Caring Network is actively reaching out to women in need where they already are: where they live or go to school, and where they are looking for answers—on the internet, or from a trusted doctor, counselor or teacher. Whoever reaches her first will likely determine her fate, and the fate of her child.
Internet and Relationship Marketing $300
Making a Connection:
Caring Network’s ministry began as a hotline ringing in a mechanic’s garage, while volunteer counselors took turns answering the calls. Today Caring Network’s hotline receives thousands of calls from women in and around DuPage County, while our highly-trained counselors address complex issues that affect a woman’s pregnancy decision.
Caring Network’s help website also allows women to chat online with a counselor. Whenever a woman has a question about her unplanned pregnancy, Caring Network has answers.
Hotline and Chat Support $150
Meeting the Need:
Caring Network is the first step for women facing an unplanned pregnancy. Many women come to us before they even know if they are pregnant. In one year Caring Network provides over 1,000 pregnancy tests. When a woman learns she is pregnant, Caring Network counselors are prepared. But many pregnancy tests are negative, and this provides a unique opportunity to discuss abstinence.
An important part of Caring Network’s mission is working to prevent unplanned pregnancies. Caring Network believes in God’s plan for his people, to save an intimate relationship and children for marriage. Caring Network provides abstinence counseling to hundreds of women and couples each year.
Pregnancy Testing and Initial Session $100
Developing a Relationship:
Caring Network counselors understand the obstacles women face in an unplanned pregnancy: pressure from family or friends, financial and medical concerns, relationship challenges, fear of the unknown, guilt and shame—all surrounded by a culture that does not respect God’s gift of life. Our counselors are steeped in God’s truth, filled with compassion, and skilled at discerning the unique needs of each client. Caring Network counselors empower women to choose life!
Counseling Services $250
The Truth Tool
Recognizing the potential to save lives, Caring Network began ultrasound services in 2002. Ultrasound is an effective tool not only to reveal to a mother her unborn baby, but also to market Caring Network’s services to a woman searching for answers. Ultrasound reveals the viability of the pregnancy and the possibility of miscarriage. For a woman seeking abortion, this information is crucial.
Ultrasound is the most powerful instrument Caring Network uses to save lives. Even women committed to abortion are moved by the sight of their unborn child’s heartbeat and activity in the womb. Caring Network’s nurse manager spends time with new mothers, showing them the heartbeat of their child and providing them with as much information as possible on the development of their baby.
Three out of four women who walk into a Caring Network center will choose life for their children!
Ultrasound Services $350
Walking the Distance
Caring Network’s mission is to provide practical help to families experiencing unplanned pregnancy, empowering them to choose life. To meet ongoing needs, Caring Network counselors keep in contact with their clients long after their initial visits.
We equip 3 area baby banks to help meet the need for baby supplies. The Bridges program also provides helpful parenting classes so that clients learn as they earn the supplies they need.
The Connections program was developed to encourage local churches to form relationships with women who may have little or no support during their pregnancies. 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 developed.
Caring Network maintains a database of hundreds of local resources for clients in need. For assistance with adoption plans, housing, insurance, and more, our counselors are able to connect families with the help they need.
Ongoing Support $50
Total Cost of a Life Saved $1,200
With God’s help, Caring Network has rescued tens of thousands of mothers and children over four decades. Yet we simply could not have accomplished this without the prayers and partnership of friends like you. As we serve more women than ever in the middle of a critical pregnancy decision, the opportunities for making a difference continue to grow. God has greatly blessed the work of Caring Network and made it fruitful. We urge you to partner with us today!