by Executive Director Lyndi Zembrodt
Romans 8:28 says God works all things together for good for those who are called according to his purpose. I am humbled to say that even the restrictions Covid19 forced on our work only made us more determined and more creative in reaching women facing unplanned pregnancy. For example, we began paying for online advertising. As a result, the number of women we welcomed who were most at risk for abortion increased by 171%. Our holistic approach to advocating for life as well as streamlining our client intake process resulted in clients being heard, fears overcome and truth received.
In addition, with the help of the Knights of Columbus, we just purchased a new ultrasound machine with optimal technology and the best image quality to present life to expectant parents at our Cold Spring Medical Center. More than 90% of women who have the opportunity to see a quality ultrasound choose life for their babies. We continue to answer a 24-hour helpline and added a new client intake specialist and additional medical staff to meet the increase in client needs.
Both the McKinley Family Center in Florence and our Cold Spring location are medical centers, offering limited obstetrical ultrasound for pregnancy confirmation. Our most rural center is located in Williamstown, Kentucky, and has been housed since 2005 in space donated by the Crittenden Baptist Association. It primarily provides parenting education and mentoring to Grant and surrounding counties.
To further our strategic plan to increase life-affirming ultrasound services, we are happy to announce that Care Net will open a new medical center in Williamstown in December. The new location will offer pregnancy testing and ultrasound confirmation of pregnancy as well as 19 life-changing mentoring programs.
Moving the Williamstown center to larger quarters means adding equipment and furnishings. At our Annual Banquet, we saw again that God works all things together for good; moved by Claire Culwell’s story of abortion survival, a guest offered to underwrite the cost of an ultrasound machine for Williamstown. What a blessing!
Other items on our shopping list for the new Williamstown Medical Center include:
- Cidex sanitizing machine and supplies ($500)
- Nurse’s stand ($250)
- 5 three-line phones, headset compatible ($500)
- Sound reduction for increased client privacy ($3,000)
- Furnishings for client rooms, classrooms, offices ($3,000)
- 6 smart TVs for education and ultrasound display ($4,200)
- 2 iPads for client intake ($880)
- 4 Chromebook laptops with Chromecast ($1,720)
- Outdoor building sign ($9,000)
- Printer (estimated $200 per month)
A full list of needs for Williamstown can be found at carenetnky.org/center-needs. Please continue to pray for and support Care Net as we carry out our strategic plan to save and change precious lives.