When a woman finds herself unexpectedly pregnant, she is often fearful, anxious and looking for help. She needs non-judgmental and compassionate guidance and answers to her multitude of questions – and hopes to find someone, quickly, who understands and will listen to her concerns.
Our Chicago area pregnancy centers are designed to do just that. Caring Network’s mission is to welcome women with unconditional love, counsel, and resources that offer the light of truth—changing hearts and saving lives, one at a time. Caring Network has been supporting the value of life since 1981. Despite decades of change, our mission and vision have remained the same—to reach more women in unplanned pregnancies and impact choices for life. Learn more about how we help women here.
Compassionate Pregnancy Counselors
The most important job of a pregnancy counselor is to listen. Caring Network’s staff are trained to listen and focus on the obstacles surrounding unexpected pregnancy and the women who are experiencing it: concern about pressure from friends and family, anxiety about their future, fear of the unknown, shame and guilt. Our pregnancy counselors offer love, non-judgmental understanding, compassion, and support – meeting women where they are to allay their fears. They are skilled at recognizing the unique needs of each client, whether they be financial, emotional, or spiritual, and can outline a roadmap of services and support available to address each woman’s personal situation. The goal is to provide hope and empower a woman to choose life.
Limited Medical Services – Pregnancy Tests & Ultrasound
Many women come to us before they even know if they are pregnant. Caring Network provides lab-quality, high-sensitivity pregnancy tests which are over 99.5% accurate just ten days after conception. A woman learns the outcome of her test during her appointment, and discusses pregnancy options with her personal client advocate in a calm, supportive environment.
Our ultrasound services provide a woman “an insight to the womb” where she sees her baby for the first time – and is a powerful tool that reveals life! Additionally, the exam can provide detail on how far along she is, enabling her pregnancy counselor to provide accurate, relevant information regarding her options.
All services provided by Caring Network are free, and confidential, including: pregnancy tests, options counseling, ultrasounds, referrals for ongoing community resources , and parenting assistance.
Timely and Considerate Care
When facing a crisis, often, a woman’s primary concern is to find help nearby. Caring Network’s six DuPage County centers provide easy access to clients in the west suburban Chicago area, no matter their city of residence. Our centers are spread throughout the county, with two clinics bordering Cook and Will counties.
Appointment wait time is minimal: we strive to see the client within the same day, if possible, or certainly within the same week she calls.
Additionally, for easy access and to assure privacy, we offer a helpline where those seeking assistance can call in to get answers and support. They can reach us via text or chat online or even schedule appointments online.
Caring Network believes true compassion for life goes beyond counseling a woman against abortion and extending support for a mother, her baby and their family beyond the pregnancy. Our pregnancy counselors continue their relationships by regularly touching base with these moms and connecting them with ongoing assistance via:
Our “Baby Banks” or material goods programs which provide items like diapers and clothing on a consistent basis.
Bridges – a free parenting program designed for families seeking help during pregnancy and the early parenting years that offer spiritual and emotional support, as well as some material goods.
Connections – a faith based network of churches and local ministries who offer additional support and community resources. The program forms a network of support around a woman and her baby, enhancing her quality of life and encouraging her spiritual growth.
Sharing God’s Love- One Mom at a Time
Caring Network is the first step for a woman facing an unplanned pregnancy in the DuPage County area. For almost 40 years, God has used our ministry to share His love, foster hope and save lives – one at a time! To learn more about our organization or to partner in fulfilling our mission and vision, check out our Get Involved page.