Pregnancy Resource Centre
Who we are
Our director of the PRC.
The Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) is a nonprofit organization situated at #56 Eastern Main Road, Five Rivers, Arouca, Trinidad. TTUM's PRC opened its doors in March, 1999. It is the first and only of its kind in Trinidad and Tobago. It was started with help and support from the PRC in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
In our first 5 years, we have seen over 1000 different women. More than 100 of these women had positive pregnancy tests and were contemplating ending their pregnancies. Through our services, over sixty of these women changed their minds and decided to have their babies. We have seen about 50 of these babies with our own eyes. Praise the Lord! We are seeing lives changed.
Why do we exist
Babies saved from abortion through the PRC.
We exist strictly to meet the needs of those unprepared for pregnancy, helping those who have been traumatized by abortion and challenging people to embrace a Biblical view of sexuality. In so doing we strive to demonstrate and spread the message of Christ's love and the gift of redemption.
Current issue on Abortion in Trinidad
Innocent human lives are being taken away each day and men and women are hurting from the consequences of abortion.
It is estimated that on this small island with a population of 1.2 million that close to 20,000 abortions are carried out each year. This figure indicates that over 55.5 babies are being aborted each day. With this in mind, we see the great need for more crisis pregnancy centers.
At present, abortion is illegal in Trinidad but there is a group that is lobbing to have abortion legalized so that it will be even more easily accessible.
We recognize that a crisis pregnancy has far-reaching consequences for the mother, the child, the family, and the community. We are committed to the ongoing development of our services to promote abstinence, to educate our community on the issues that arise out of crisis pregnancies and the negative effects of abortions.
Every unborn child is a human being full of potential.
Also provided at the center is a nurturing environment for the women and their families to help plan for their future for themselves and for their unborn children.
“I am a seventeen-year-old young woman. One year ago as I was preparing for my exams I discovered that I was pregnant. This was the one time I wished that I had failed a test. I was sacred. The thought of being a mother really scared me. I was also terrified of breaking this news to my parents, not knowing what their reaction would be. I also felt disappointed and ashamed of myself. I am in school, and my boyfriend does not have permanent income. At this moment, so many things came to mind, one being that of abortion.
The thought of this pregnancy consumed my mind for the entire weekend. Finally I made the decision to call the PRC and went in to see the counselor. At the center I was welcomed and treated with respect. The counselor listened to all that I had to say and then proceeded to give me counsel. I was educated on pregnancy and fetal development and abortion and its risks. The counseling which I received helped me to make better decisions for my life and my baby's life. With ongoing counseling at the PRC I was able to face my parents and inform them of the pregnancy. They were both disappointed but decided to stand with me throughout the pregnancy. Today I am the mother of a healthy baby boy, and with the support and friendship that I have received from the PRC I am now learning to make better choices for my personal life .Today my advice to young ladies and young men is to abstain from sexual activity until marriage where there will be both a mother and father to bring up their baby together. If you are pregnant, find someone to talk to. Life doesn't have to end for you or your baby. I am very thankful for a place like the PRC.”
- The expansion of the abstinence education program to every school in the surrounding areas and then throughout Trinidad and Tobago.
- The effective giving of material support to our clients (maternity clothes, baby clothes, food, etc)
Goals for the future:
- Establishment of centers in other parts of Trinidad and Tobago.
- We would like to have a place of shelter for the women who need a place to live during their pregnancies.
- We would like to set up a home for the children whose parents decide not to abort them but are not in a position to keep the babies.
How you can help:
- Pray for us!
- We need literature for our clients.
- We need training for our counselors.
- We need people who are willing to commit their lives to our vision.
- We desperately need financial support, especially if we hope to open more centers and expand our services.
- Send mission teams to help with our outreach programs in our public schools.
*Our minister of education, who is the wife of the current Prime Minister, has given us an invitation to take our abstinence program to every school and government institution in Trinidad & Tobago.
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