Hoping to expand its services in the heart of a thriving campus community, The Crisis Pregnancy Center will be closing down two of its three locations and consolidating to a centralized location, set to open in August.
Based in Terre Haute, Ind., the center began offering its services in 1988 and includes a satellite campus in nearby Brazil, Ind.
When the new location opens just a five-minute walk from the main campus of Indiana State University, its services will include an expansive list of free medical options, including limited ultrasound, STD/STI testing, including HIV testing, Pap smears and breast examinations.
Many of the center's free medical services have been offered in all three locations starting in 2009, and will continue to be included -- along with peer counseling, an Earn While You Learn parenting program, and a fatherhood mentoring program -- at both the Terre Haute and Brazil locations.
While much anti-pregnancy center narrative rests on the availability of federal and state funds to life-affirming centers, the $2 million building initiative to relocate to its new location was raised locally, through donations given by businesses, individuals, churches, and grants, according to a local news report.
Since serving 142 clients in its first year, The Crisis Pregnancy Center has grown to the point where it reached 3,000 clients in 2014 alone, the organization points out on its website.
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled for Sept. 15 at the center's new location.