Goals for 2016:
Assurance fills a necessary and unique role in offering those facing unplanned pregnancies a safe place to take a deep breath and consider their circumstances, options, and future without being pressured in any direction. Our commitment to our clients is that in us they will find no judgment, no pressure, just help. Although we are a faith-based, pro-life organization we serve clients regardless of their religious beliefs or any other factor including their intention to abort, parent or make a plan for adoption. In our provision of services, we will not pressure a woman to choose life or judge a woman who chooses abortion. We meet the clients where they are and extend great compassion, care, concern and critical information to empower them in their decision making. Because we are a professional, licensed medical clinic, they are able to receive crucial and reliable medical information before they make their choice. We are equipped with a trained professional and peer counseling staff, that can explore the emotional, physical and spiritual concerns of the client related to their situation and the options available to them. Through our men’s program, we have men who meet with the men who come with the women to appointments. Fathers, therefore, are often included where they might otherwise not have been, empowered and encouraged to step up and serve a strong role of support and care. Because we are a faith-based organization, we can offer a holistic approach to those who desire to explore that aspect of their lives and the crisis situation, which many find empowering. Assurance is a completely unique organization in Lexington, serving women, girls and guys in about 11 counties, with care, integrity and professionalism with warmth and absolutely no judgment or pressure. We survey our clients, including those planning to abort, parent and place for adoption, to ensure that we are meeting our commitment to them and are encouraged by the results:
Provide a safe place for women and men of all ages to seek support, information and compassionate counsel when they suspect they are facing an unplanned pregnancy.
Provide accurate information on the pregnancy and available options including addressing physical, emotional and spiritual concerns of the client.
Those facing unplanned pregnancy in our community are empowered and supported in making informed and healthy choices related to their pregnancy.
-Provide free and confidential services without regard for age, race, ethnicity, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability, or other circumstances.
-Approach clients with no judgment, no pressure, just help.
-Demonstrate deep care and compassion for our clients listening well to their situation, their feelings about the situation, their intent for their pregnancy and what services they would like to receive.
-Provide medical-grade pregnancy test and results.
-Provide ultrasound when medically indicated sharing indicators of viability, gestational age and that the pregnancy is in the uterus.
-Provide information on all options- abortion, parenting and adoption as well as addressing physical, emotional and spiritual concerns related to each.
-Provide compassionate counsel and support as the client considers the options.
-Follow-up during and after a choice has been made to check on the client and provide additional support if needed.
-Provide referrals to resources in the community that can support the client if she/they choose to parent or make a plan for adoption.
Assurance has been providing support services to those facing unplanned pregnancies in our community for more than thirty years. Our medical and client care teams include qualified, dedicated women and men both on staff and serving as volunteers. We have three registered nurses trained to perform ultrasounds and provide our other medical services who operate under the oversight of our medical directors both of whom are respected OB/GYN physicians. We are a state-licensed special medical clinic and also have a license to provide mobile medical services. Our counseling services are provided by a licensed counselor and peer counseling is provided by trained staff and volunteers. Our men’s program is led by a man with a degree in marriage and family therapy who also trains other men who serve as peer counselors. We are able to provide all services for free thanks to the generous support of individuals, businesses and churches in our community.
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