Entries for April 2000
By: Jerry Thacker
Perhaps you should take some time to review what happens from the time a client approaches your center and walks through your door. Do it with the intent of improving your service.
There is a humorous British comedy on PBS entitled, "Are You Being Served?" The players in this typical British depart...
By: David O'Leary
The strength of a crisis pregnancy center is its relational approach. Real people are concerned about other real people. Dedicated Christian women and men are concerned for big people, the clients, and little people, the unborn children. That's why we give the time and energy. That's why we talk wit...
By: Marjori Masitto Krause
Kara stood in the doorway of her apartment watching several little children dash back and forth in the hallway. She gazed upon them kindly, mentally sharing in their fun. But as the noises the children made became louder and louder, her kindness evaporated. She became agitated. The children weren't ...
By: Thomas Glessner
Providing Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound
Because the use of ultrasound amounts to the practice of medicine, NIFLA strongly recommends that pregnancy help centers not attempt to use ultrasound unless they are operating as a licensed medical clinic under the laws of their states.
The powerful impact...
By: Anne Pierson and Paula Smith
Adoption has experienced a major setback as abortion has moved to the top of the list of solutions for unwanted pregnancies.
A 1999 survey of pregnancy centers, maternity homes, and other pro-life organizations by Loving and Caring, Inc. revealed that 82% of respondents provide adoption referrals a...
By: A. A. Baker
Even if you have never written a grant proposal before, don't be intimidated by the process.
The first step in successful grant writing is to research the foundation and determine its area of interest, the requirements for submitting a proposal, and the average size of the grants it awards. Next, s...
By: Jerry Thacker
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Welcome to the second issue of At the Center. And thanks for taking a minute to read this brief introduction to our magazine. A lot has happened since we launched the publication in January -- and we praise God!
Your response to the first issue was nothing short of...