It is the mission of New Beginnings to value unborn human life and is concerned with the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of people involved in challenging pregnancies and parenting situations. We will attempt to meet the needs in these situations, thereby preserving the life of the unborn child and supporting parenting decisions from pregnancy to preschool. In this we desire these people to draw closer to Christ. We will try to achieve this by making ourselves publicly known and by providing free professional pregnancy tests, information on abortion and its alternatives, personal counseling and ongoing support.
1. Opened our doors in November 1989, serving approximately 20 clients the first year. Last year we served 1840+ clients , taught abstinence education to 1400+ students . We offer free and open to the public parenting classes for Clark and surrounding counties.
2. Purchased our own facility in July of 2008 and are now capable of expanding hours, can provide safe and ample parking for our clients and opened the Center for other agencies to have programs for parents and children.
3. We provide services (parenting, pre-natal education, support groups, abstinence education, material goods, referral services, etc.) that are not offered by other agencies. Our services are unique and necessary to the community.
1. Pre-Natal Education
Goal: To prepare a woman for the upcoming role as a parent, insuring a healthy pregnancy and successful parenting skills.
Program: Nationally recognized “Learn to Earn” Program
Program Short Term Success:
Educate and prepare mothers and fathers for proper pre-natal care and prepare them for taking proper care of the child after birth. Educational follow ups are offered throughout their pregnancy until time of birth.
Program Long Term Success:
Contact with the client to insure continued guidance and support can be maintained through:
1. Parenting classes – continue to teach parenting skills and promote healthy relationships
2. Support Groups – meets several times per year
3. Give these women a welcoming environment to learn skills that will teach them to be good parents and role models for their children
4. Material Goods – meet the physical needs of the clients
Program Success Monitored by:
Participation by clients
Feedback form clients as to what is working and what is not
During educational sessions questions are asked so we can determine their comprehension as well as the homework is sent home with them to further reinforce and determine what they have learned.
Examples of Program Success:
43 times clients participated in follow ups in 2009
13 clients earning new baby bed of car seats after completing the program
1. Parenting Program
Goal: To educate parents on positive parenting strategies and skills with the outcome of preventing child abuse or neglect and assisting in reuniting families in crisis.
Help parents learn how to parent their children
Provide safe and nurturing environments
Interact with their children in a positive manner
For those court ordered because of neglect or abuse our goal is to prevent reoccurrence and provide an avenue to reunite broken families
By offering positive parenting skills future incidents of abuse and neglect might be prevented or at least reduced.
(Abuse statistics: abuse and neglect reported events increased 11% between 2003 and 2008)
Many families are reunited after parenting classes
Parents becoming positive role models for their children.
Quality character based abstinence only curriculum taught to middle school students.
The topics are;
Consequences of sex before marriage
Sex is a gift within marriage
Many students only hear this message at school and never in the home. This safe alternative can prevent emotional and physical consequences. Our program continues to expand each year limited only by funding. This program increases student’s capacity for a healthy and safe lifestyle. This message reaches 1000+ students each school year.
Long Term Success:
Reduce teen pregnancy
Reduce occurrence of STD’s
Reduce cost of teen pregnancy on tax payers
Students deciding to remain abstinent
Sex active students deciding to practice abstinence
Pre and Post Testing
Test given before classes to see mind set and test given after classes completed.
Number of students choosing abstinence after the classes and student comments concerning the classes.
Fathers and friends of fathers
1. Provide continued support for fathers and their children
2. Continue to monitor progress and problems
3. Provide outlet for positive fun and activities
4. Venue for further education
5. Develop friendships among the fathers creating another means of support
Fathers being given positive role models so they in turn can be a role model for their children. Our goal is to continue to be an influence for emotional and spiritual support years after having their children. We will be a safe and encouraging environment for them to come to with expectations of care and concern.
Indirect Public Support HelpIndirect public support represents revenue received through solicitation campaigns. This includes funding United Way and other federated fundraising organizations, but does not include donor designated contributions.
Earned Revenue HelpEarned revenue represents income generated in direct exchange for a product or service.Earned income includes income from government contracts.
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