Established as a faith-based, charitable 501 (c )3 organization in 1984 and opening to receive clients in 1985, the Women’s Resource Medical Centers of Southern Nevada is currently celebrating three decades of service! Our mission is to help save the lives of unborn children by sharing the love of Jesus Christ through spiritual, physical, emotional and educational support to our clients.
Statistics from the Center for Disease Control and the Alan Guttmacher Institute indicate that 93% of all abortions occur because of social or economic reasons and that 50% of women who have had an abortion in the past are more likely to have another. Since 1985 we have personally met with some of these women and we have found that the majority of them would not choose abortion if they simply had someone to assist them in their circumstance. The organization acts as a charity and is not a political entity. All of the services that we offer are free of charge to our clients (no insurance required). We do not discriminate in providing services because of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sexual orientation or marital status. Our income sources are provided by individual gifts, organizations and events.
The staff and volunteers at the Women’s Resource Centers are committed to creating awareness within the local community of the needs of pregnant women and of the fact that abortion only compounds human need rather than resolve it. We are committed to providing clients with accurate and complete information about both prenatal development and abortion. The Centers’ staff and volunteers do not recommend, provide, or refer for abortion or abortifacients. In addition, the Women’s Resource Centers recognizes the validity of adoption as one alternative to abortion.
We have 270 active volunteers who serve over 12,000 hours every year! One hundred and twenty of them have gone through our semester long training course that has been recognized by the American Association of Christian Counselors (AACC) and in collaboration with Light University, our volunteer counselors received an official Certificate of Completion with an AACC endorsement. In addition, we provide professional sonography training for our licensed Medical Volunteers through our partnership with Sonography Now, LLC in order to ensure the necessary skill set to scan our clients and to determine gestational age, and viability of their babies.
As a recognized asset toward bridging the economic disadvantage of pregnant women, we receive referrals from a wide host of other community agencies. Nevada has been identified as one of the top 10 “at risk” states for high abortion rates. Recent statistics from the state of Nevada show that 69% of women having abortions are economically disadvantaged. THIS IS A 12% INCREASE FROM 2005! We believe that the support of WRMCSN to the pregnant women in southern Nevada has directly impacted the 22% decline of abortions in our state. reference