Saturday, July 23, 2016

The Sav-A-Life Ministry


Each year, 9000 women in Alabama believe that abortion is the only solution to an unplanned pregnancy. Sav-A-Life, Vestavia is the largest pregnancy care center in the Birmingham metropolitan area and is dedicated to putting an end to abortion not by legal and public policy, but by supporting one woman at a time, to spare her and her child from abortion.

We work to accomplish this goal by offering free and confidential services, counseling, education, and support to empower women to carry their babies to term.

Services


We offer free pregnancy testing, ultrasound, prenatal assessment, STI/STD testing for men and women, childbirth education classes, parenting classes, and fatherhood programming.

Counseling


We provide a safe, friendly, and non-judgmental environment where clients can discuss their fears and concerns and receive vital information regarding their health, pregnancy, and options. Trained staff and volunteers offer confidential Christian counseling for men and women.

Counseling topics include:
  • Pregnancy options
    • Abortion
    • Adoption
    • Parenting
  • Abortion risks and long-term effects
  • Fetal development
  • Emergency contraceptives (morning after pill and RU-486)
  • The Gospel

  

Education


Trained staff and volunteers educate both women and men about the alternatives to abortion, risks and long-term effects of abortion, emergency contraceptives, and sexually transmitted infections. With this knowledge, clients are empowered to make informed decisions and bring needed restoration their lives.

  

  

Support


Our services aren't just a one-time meeting. The mentoring department is designed to build relationships with our clients and their families by offering one-on-one mentoring that provides confidential Christian counseling, support, and prayer. Bible studies, support groups, and peer counseling are also part of the relationship building process.

In addition, Sav-A-Life offers material assistance through the Stork's Nest Clothes Closet. Clients earn Mommy Money and Daddy Dollars by attending various classes and can use these to purchase much needed baby items, such as diapers, baby and maternity clothing, strollers, cribs and more.

Sav-A-Life also refers clients for community resources such as housing, Medicaid, and local church support.

We believe that abortion is often the result of a lack of resources, education, and support. Sav-A-Life offers practical, compassionate ways to remove the barriers that cause women to choose abortion and provide the opportunity for every client who walks through our doors to make positive choices for themselves and for their unborn children.






Success Stories

The real story of Sav-A-Life is best told through the lives and testimonies of the clients who we serve each day. These clients have made life-changing decisions as a result of their experience at Sav-A-Life. The following are true stories, told by real Sav-A-Life Pregnancy Test Center Clients:

LONDON'S STORY




TAMIKA'S STORY


"I came to Sav-A-Life Pregnancy Test Center when I discovered I was unexpectedly pregnant.  I don't really believe in abortion, but I have to admit I briefly considered it because I was so scared and I wasn't sure about my relationship with the father of my baby.  My counselor visited with me and helped me understand all of my options and calmed all my fears.  I had an ultrasound where I saw my baby.  I came later for my first prenatal visit.

I also learned about the Earn While You Learn program were I was able to learn what to expect in my pregnancy, learn more about being a good parent, and earn "baby bucks" so I could get many of the things I needed for my baby before he arrived.  Sav-A-Life helped me through my pregnancy and taught me so much!  All my friends were amazed at all of the things I was able to get for Bentley before he arrived!  I told them I earned it all through Sav-A-Life.

I am so grateful for everything this ministry did for me.  Thank you for making it possible for me to prepare to be a good mom."

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