Who We Are
Our mission is to serve women and men during an unplanned pregnancy. We are dedicated to empowering individuals to make healthy life choices through education, mentoring and other resources.
We are a nonprofit 501(c)3 organization dedicated to serving Southwestern Missouri. We are the only pregnancy center in Stone County and most of our clients live below the poverty income line. We have been serving this community since 2004 and have helped over 1460 clients.
When we work with a client, we look at their whole life situation. It’s hard to be a good parent when you can’t pay the rent or feed your family, so in addition to prenatal and parenting classes we offer training and support on life skills such as job hunting, keeping a job, opening a bank account, cooking healthy food, and budgeting.
Our comprehensive services encourage early entry into prenatal care, improve maternal nutrition and encourage reduction of alcohol and tobacco use during pregnancy, thereby improving the health of mother and baby.
We work with our clients individually to determine the best goals and most effective strategies for that person and his/her situation. Our clients attend weekly classes with case management and access to our registered nurses.
To foster a sense of responsibility and self-esteem we use an “earn while you learn” approach. Clients earn points every time they attend classes and do their homework. They can use those points to “buy” items from our Baby Boutique, including maternity and baby clothes (gently used), diapers and wipes, and other material resources. They can save up their points to “buy” larger items such as used strollers and high chairs. This reinforces the value of delayed gratification and the concept of saving.
PLL MISSION: To help women and men experiencing an unplanned pregnancy to make healthy, life-affirming decisions as we walk beside them with God’s guidance.
PLL CORE VALUES:
- That life begins at conception and that preborn babies are people created in the image of God.
- In the sanctity and dignity of all human life.
- In maintaining client trust and protecting their privacy.
- In assisting our clients in making educated and well-informed choices in a loving, non-judgmental environment.
- That the Bible is the true word of God and that we should share the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We are an affiliate of Heartbeat International.