Friday, April 18, 2014

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





MELISSA'S STORY


"I was a single mom and the thought of being pregnant scared me to death. I felt I had nowhere to turn so I searched online and found a phone number to call. I ended up at Sav-A-Life Pregnancy Test Center where my counselor, Robyn, talked to me and helped me realize everything was going to be ok. She gave me the courage to tell my mom.

I thought about abortion several times and even my baby’s dad tried to get me to have one. I am so thankful I went to Sav-A-Life and talked to Robyn and made my decision to keep her. She is truly a blessing from God.
I changed my mind about abortion because I didn’t realize I was so far along, but I don’t think I could live my life knowing I killed my child. It would have been very hard on me.

My counselor, Robyn, opened my eyes and made me see the better picture – that God was going to help me. I already had one blessing (a little boy) and God put another one in my life for a reason. God doesn’t do things without reasons. The people at Sav-A-Life have been truly amazing and helpful and pray for me and my family.
   
Because of Sav-A-Life, I was able to have my beautiful baby girl. If it wasn’t for Robyn, I may not have this beautiful blessing!"
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