"My advocate was very sincere, kind and gentle. Keep up the good work." Refuge Pregnancy Client
The possibility of being pregnant can bring many emotions. Fear, joy, confusion, and concern are just a few. Since 1984, The Refuge Center has been dedicated to helping women and men find their way through the emotions that come with the realization of pregnancy.
The first step is to verify that you are pregnant with a medical grade test. Your medical needs are very important. This is why we offer a free limited obstetric ultrasound to verify the pregnancy is viable. We also realize that you may need more than just your physical concerns met, you may need emotional support as well. So the next step is to take a deep breath and sit down to discuss your feelings surrounding this pregnancy and the practical ways that we can help.
Refuge offers you:
Accurate and relevant information on all of your options
A compassionate, non-judgmental advocate to confidentially speak with right away
We offer a safe place with no pressure to consider your options and make an informed decision
Our staff includes trained advocates and medical professionals to answer questions you may have
Information and help to provide for your child, as well as a network of community service providers to meet any unique need you may have such as food, housing, and further medical attention.
Abortion is a difficult choice. We will provide you with accurate and relevant information about abortion procedures, both surgical and chemical. Refuge does not offer abortion as a service. Therefor we have no financial stake in your decision. We simply want you to be well informed to make the best choice for your body.
Adoption is a brave choice that many women make when facing an unintended pregnancy. If you choose to place the baby with an adoptive family, we will connect you with a local, reputable agency that will walk beside you every step of the way. We have no financial stake in your choice to place for adoption.
Parenting is scary but can bring years of joy to a family. If you are choosing to carry your pregnancy to term and parent your child, Refuge will partner with you. Our goal is to set you on a stable foundation for future success. We desire to help you however we can begin a life of abundant love and confidence for tomorrow and years to come.
Are you suffering from the effects of a past abortion? Refuge offers a post-abortion recovery service that can help you. We get it.
We have been there.
Why do I have to have one soon?
"The technician was amazing! She made sure I was comfortable and explained the whole process to me."
An Ultrasound in the early stages of pregnancy is important for a couple reasons…
1) Assessing how far along you are just from the Last Menstrual Period (or LMP) is not always the most accurate indicator. We will be able to give you a more accurate gestational age of the baby from the limited obstetric ultrasound you will receive here at Refuge.
2) 28 percent of all pregnancies are not viable and will result in miscarriage. A limited obstetric ultrasound is a good first step in ruling that out.
Once your urine test indicates positive, we will gladly schedule an appointment for a free limited obstetric ultrasound. At that appointment, one of our caring and thorough sonographers will perform your sonogram on a state of the art ultrasound machine here in our office.
Our goal is to give you as much knowledge as possible, so you will be empowered to take the steps forward that are right for you and your child.
Are you hurting...
from your abortion decision?
We have been there too...we just get it.
If you are suffering from the effects of your decision to have an abortion and need someone to talk to in a loving, supportive environment, we can help.
The healing can begin today.