139 Jefferson St
Winchester KY 40391
Contact Information
Address 139 Jefferson St
Winchester, KY 40391
Phone (859) 744-5688
Contact Name Becki Arvin
At A Glance
IRS Ruling Year 1991
Former Names
A.A. Pregnancy Care Center
Other ways to donate, support, or volunteer Donations accepted through check, credit card and in-kind donations.
New Beginnings of Winchester
139 Jefferson Street
Winchester, KY 40391
Volunteer opportunities:
Prayer warriors
Closet organization
Reception duties
General office
Financial Summary
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Mission Statement Our mission is to equip women and men to make life affirming choices regarding pregnancy, parenting, and sexual integrity.  


Background Statement An Organizational History Women for Life of Winchester, Inc. is a Christian ministry that officially began in November of 1989. We received our 501C3 status April 25, 1994.  Several Christian women from Calvary Christian Church in Winchester were concerned about the sanctity of human life and what could be done to reach out to women and families facing crisis pregnancies. After much prayer and seeking the Lord will they approached Women for Life of Lexington and explored the possibility of opening a satellite office in Winchester. This became a reality in November 1989 when Abortion Alternatives (AA) Pregnancy Care Center, a 501c (3) ministry in Winchester was officially opened. Daily oversight is by the Executive Director who is under the authority of the Board of Directors.The number of board members varies between 7 to 12 members and no compensation is received for their services.


The Center is a part-time service open 28 hours per week. There is also an evening hot-line available.We meet 1000+ needs a year plus dozens of informational and crisis phone calls. Our services include free pregnancy tests, peer counseling, maternity and baby clothes, support groups, referral for shelter and medical care, abstinence education for middle school children and single women, abortion information and alternatives, parenting classes, client boutique, diapers, formula, etc. Every client receives a Bible and we share Christ with those that are receptive. As one client commented, You can feel the presence of God when you walk in the door. The Center is staffed with committed professionals. They are all part-time.To complete our staff are abstinence educators who go into the middle schools and teach this time honored message. There are also a host of volunteers who bring the individual talents to the Center providing their experience and caring to the staff and clients.


We have two community service programs that are unique to the community.The first is our parenting program which is open and free to the public. The second is the abstinence program which is offered to the middle school children in our community as well as Bourbon, Powell, and Nicholas Counties currently. This program offers healthy, positive lifestyles for our youth. In 2008, in order to keep pace with the changing culture, the Board decided to change the name to New Beginnings of Winchester.
Impact Statement The first resource for women and men facing untimely pregnancies and parenting challenges in Clark, Bourbon, Montgomery and Powell Counties.

Impact Statement


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.

Needs Statement
1.  Funding to provide pregnancy services to women including free pregnancy tests, free limited-ultrasounds, and educational material regarding her options.  
2.   Funding to continue offering free parenting program available to the public.   Cost is 10,000 dollars per year.  This includes curriculum, incentives such as new cribs, new car seats, and strollers.  This also includes opportunity to provide lunch to each class.  No cost for teachers.
3.  Funds for diapers, formula and client needs.  Per year:  6000 dollars for formula,  3600 dollars for diapers and $1000 dollars for maternity clothes.
4.  Maintenance expenses: $10,000
5.  Volunteer marketing director
CEO/Executive Director Statement
New Beginnings is a unique organization offering services that are not provided otherwise.  We strive to compliment the community and not duplicate services.  It is our privilege to protect the unborn and share the love of Jesus Christ with our clients. 
Board Chair Statement
As with any non-profit, finances are always a challenge.  We face this challenge with our Baby Bottle Blessings Fundraiser and Goodgiving.  We address teen pregnancy with abstinence classes and parenting classes.  Our major success is Kentucky has reached record breaking lower numbers for teen pregnancy, and parents are receiving valuable info on parenting.  We offer Bible Studies and Christian mentors to encourage positive parenting skills.
I volunteer because I believe in the mission of New Beginnings to help children and families.  I am a passionate advocate for the pro-life message and feel New Beginning is making a difference in our community. 
Service Categories
Secondary Organization Category Human Services / Pregnancy Centers
Geographic Areas Served
Clark County
Bourbon County
Montgomery County
Powell County
 New Beginnings serves clients in Clark, Bourbon, Powell, and Montgomery Counties.  We serve anyone who needs assistance without regard to geographic area but these are the counties most served with Clark being the primary one.
Impact Questions
GoalsHelpWhat is the organization aiming to accomplish? This is the organization's ultimate goal for intended impact. Reduce teen pregnancy, assist families in difficult situations from pregnancy thru age three, thru spiritual, emotional, educational and material needs. 
StrategiesHelpWhat are the organization's strategies for its stated long-term goals? New Beginnings offers abstinence education to middle and high school students.  We assist families with maternity and baby clothing, diapers, wipes, formula and baby food.  We offer Bible Study, peer counseling, parenting classes and Earn While You Learn Program.  All services are free and open to the public.  
CapabilitiesHelpWhat are the organization’s capabilities for doing this? What resources, capacities, and connections support its progress towards long-term goals? New Beginnings partners with Family Resource teachers in local schools to facilitate parenting classes.  New Beginnings abstinence educators are trained and continue their education.  Our budget comprises of donations from individuals, churches and grants. 
IndicatorsHelpHow will the organization know if it is making progress? What are the key qualitative and quantitative indicators against which the organization assesses its progress toward its intended impact? New Beginnings uses Kentucky Dept of Public Health Abstinence Education Program as an indicator of teen pregnancy in Kentucky.  We measure our parenting class's progress by parents being reunited with their children and healthier relationships.  We measure spiritual growth by increase participation in our Bible Study program.
ProgressHelpWhat has and hasn’t been accomplished so far? New Beginnings long-term goals include teen pregnancy prevention and healthy family relationships.  The Kentucky Dept of Public Health has released a report the teen birth rates in Kentucky has decreased 30.6% from 2008.  This is the lowest teen birth rate Kentucky has experienced in recorded history.
Board Chair
Board Chair Mrs. Billie Jo Graham
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Members
Ms. Lamone Armitage LCSWUS Department of Veteran's AffairsVoting
Mrs. Laura Chamberlain Chamberlain Clinic
Mrs. Jacqueline Foushee Graham's Boot Store
Mrs. Billie Jo Graham Community Volunteer
Mr. Dan Marksberry Retired
Mrs. Crystal Maynard Community VolunteerVoting
Mrs. Melissa Miller worker's compensation
Mrs. Crystal Nickell Adient
Mrs. Susan Skaggs Retired
Mr. Michael Vickery December 2017 EKU graduate in Social Work
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 13
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 1
Female 12
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 1
Board Term Limits 0
Board Meeting Attendance % 77%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 4
Board Co-Chair
Board CoChair Mrs. Crystal Maynard
Company Affiliation New Beginnings
CEO Comments New Beginnings continues to train staff and volunteers to address the current challenges of our clients.
CEO/Executive Director
Executive Director Mrs. Lisa Whitaker
Term Start Oct 2016
Bachelors of Social Work from Morehead State University 1992
5 years working with Department of Social Services/Child Protection
4 years working with A Helping Hand Adoption Agency/Nightlight Christian Adoptions as Domestic Program Coordinator
Ladies Group Leader in local church
Volunteer with New Beginnings  
Full Time Staff 0
Part Time Staff 3
Volunteers 40
Contractors 5
Retention Rate 0%
Management Reports to Board? Yes
Staff Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Staff Demographics - Gender
Male 3
Female 5
Unspecified 0
Formal Evaluations
CEO Formal Evaluation Yes
CEO/Executive Formal Evaluation Frequency Annually
Senior Management Formal Evaluation N/A
NonManagement Formal Evaluation N/A
Non Management Formal Evaluation Frequency N/A
CEO Comments As Executive Director of New Beginnings, I feel it is a privilege and an honor to be a part of an organization that serves so many families in Clark County.


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


Example of Education topics:
Pre-natal Care
Car Seat Safety
Child Care
1st Aid


Budget 1500
Category Education, General/Other
Population Served Adults, ,
Program Short Term Success  

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  

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  

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  

                      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.


Example of Education topics:
Anger Managment
Common Sense Parenting
Dangers of Pornography
Effects of Abuse: Physical and Emotional
Effective Parenting
Sidestepping Power Struggles
Building Character
Healthy Minds/Healthy Feelings
Active Communication
Parenting In the 21st Century


Budget 10,000 dollars
Category Human Services, General/Other
Population Served Adults, ,
Program Short Term Success  

Program Short Term Success:


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


Program Long term Success  

Program Long Term Success:

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.


Goal: To reduce teen pregnancy and STIs. Four trained educators teach this time-honored message to middle school students in Clark, Bourbon and Powell Counties. This is a character-based abstinence only program.  The educators teach numerous sessions to middle and high school students with topics including : goal setting, peer pressure, teen pregnancy, and STI's.


Budget 22,000
Category Education, General/Other
Population Served , ,
Program Short Term Success  

Program Short Term Success:

Quality character based abstinence only curriculum taught to middle school students. 

The topics are;

Peer Pressure

Media Pressure

Goal Setting

STD Education


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.


Program Long term Success  

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

Program Success Monitored By  

Program Success Monitored by:

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.

Examples of Program Success


Program Success Monitored by:

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.

Our support group , Friendship Club, is a tool to remain in contact with our clients after the birth  of their children. We meet several times a year  for fun and education.  This is a way to monitor their progress, enjoy fellowship and encourage practicing the skills we have taught them. 
Budget $600
Population Served , ,

Dad's Progam

This venue is our outreach to fathers and their friends to share the Gospel and to provide positive activities for the guys.  We meet several times per year and will encourage Christian males to partner with us to provide proper role models.

Support group

Population served:

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

6.      Outreach



Long Term Success:

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.

Budget 600
Population Served , ,
Program Comments
CEO Comments
Financing the programs continues to be a challenge but with continued grant request and support of the community we continue to provide quality programming open and free to the public.
Plans & Policies
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has a Strategic Plan? No
Years Strategic Plan Considers N/A
Management Succession Plan? Yes
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
New Beginnings collaborates with many local organizations, including Clark County Health Dept, Resource Centers in the public schools and Clark County Community Services.
Chamber of Commerce2010
Government Licenses
Is your organization licensed by the Government? No
Revenue vs Expenses - All Years
Expense Breakdown - Recent Year
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year Start Jan 01, 2018
Fiscal Year End Dec 31, 2018
Projected Revenue $167,550.00
Projected Expenses $167,550.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available). Revenue from foundations and corporations may be included in individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$0$0$0
Individual Contributions$121,282$123,168$118,391
Investment Income, Net of Losses------
Membership Dues------
Special Events($1,807)($1,317)($2,327)
Revenue In-Kind------
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$94,064$84,000$79,517
Administration Expense$18,813$16,800$15,903
Fundraising Expense$12,542$11,200$10,602
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.961.101.10
Program Expense/Total Expenses75%75%75%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue10%9%9%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$84,386$91,861$79,914
Current Assets$37,354$9,782$28,568
Long-Term Liabilities----$3,288
Current Liabilities$1,870$4,508--
Total Net Assets$82,516$87,354--
Form 990s
2016 990 EZ
2015 990EZ 2015
2014 990
2013 990 2013
2012 990EZ 2012
2011 990 EZ 2011
2010 990EZ
2009 2009 990
2008 2008 990
2007 2007 990
2006 2006 990
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Registration Yes
CEO Comments
As many non-profits we rely on the generosity of those who are concerned about the babies and mothers in ours and surrounding communities.  With the economic roller coaster we have concerns about our budget and how we will meet this.  This organization is vital to our community as we are unique and offer services which no other agency provides.  Being a Christian organization allows us to share the gospel.
Address 139 Jefferson St
Winchester, KY 40391
Primary Phone 859 744-5688
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Lisa Whitaker
Board Chair Mrs. Billie Jo Graham
Board Chair Company Affiliation Community Volunteer