First Choice Pregnancy Resource Center, Inc. came into the non-profit sector the Summer of 2007 to bring hope, encouragement, and resources to unexpectedly pregnant women, men, and teens.
It began in one center in Stevens Point, eventually expanding to a second center in Wisconsin Rapids. Pregnancy testing evolved into ultrasound services. Parenting education was transformed from older resources, into a well organized, updated HOPE program. Office hours expanded and unified. Fundraisers and events grew and became established, while means of communication improved and were enhanced.
It's been one incredible decade of growth, transformation, and establishing!
And to begin the year of celebration for a decade of transforming lives, we are ready to unveil our 2017 theme:
Hope Found embodies our principles as an established organization, the work we do to serve our communities, and the faith that grounds each staff, volunteer, and board member individually.
Hope Found encompasses what we provide to the hopeless... to the directionless... to the fearful... to the brokenhearted... to the guilty... to the un-forgiven... to the surprised... to all.
Hope Found details the to-be written stories of each individual whom steps within our doors.
Hope Found describes the continual faith we have in the provision to keep our organization thriving provided by you: the hands and feet of Jesus.
Hope Found is the overarching anthem of the sweet relief of emotional freedom one finds when completing the grieving and forgiveness process after abortion or miscarriage.
Hope Found illustrates the opportunity provided by practical resources earned to supplement when ends are struggling to be met.
Hope Found is symbolic to the introduction and encouragement of other options; the "You can do this!" provided by a perfect stranger.
So, here's to another year of Hope Found experiences as we celebrate the tenth year of transforming lives. We will be celebrating all year long as we serve the Central Wisconsin Communities.
We at First Choice hope you will join us in doing so by cheering us on, participating in fundraising events, and supporting the ministry of First Choice. You are part of the story yet to be written, and I can't wait to see the pages of our organization's next decade your life will embody!
Won't you join us in celebrating? Comment below on what Hope Found means to you!