A Pregnancy Resource Clinic in Lock Haven?

LOCK HAVEN — The non-profit organization is called PregnancyResource Clinic.

Its mission is to educate, encourage and empower men and women to make informed life choices.

Its values are Christ-centered, operational and spiritual integrity, compassionate, community-funded and confidential.

And there’s an interest in opening a Pregnancy Resource Clinic in Lock Haven.

Jenny Summers, executive director of the Pregnancy Clinic in State College, believes there is a need for such a clinic in this collegetown and wants to know if there is enough support locally to open a facility here.

And so, a special “information gathering” has been scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 15, at the Ross Library to introduce the concept to the public and gather support. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

“We’ve ben speaking to local churches and gathering momentum. We believe people matter. All the services are community funded and free to those who choose to use them,” Summers said.

The services are medical, preventative and restorative, providing ultrasound, pregnancy tests and STD testing and treatment; offering pregnancy options education, STD education, Abortion Recovery Help (ARH) and a pregnancy and parenting connection.

But there is much work to do and much help necessary to get a clinic started in Lock Haven.

That’s why Summers is coming to Lock Haven. She wants to find out if there are people here who want to become involved and what steps are necessary to open a Pregnancy Resource Clinic here.

“We don’t do abortions. We offer alternatives so women can made informed decisions,” she said.

“We need volunteers who have a love of life. We need nurses, both men and women. We need financial support from local businesses. And we need a place,” Summers said.

Summers said, “We are not political. We are a medical clinic overseen by medical staff.”

“The community needs to embrace the idea of a clinic in Lock Haven,” she said, urging men and women to come to the Nov. 15 gathering and share their thoughts and ideas, and offer to be a part of the plan.

“Hopefully, we will find the support we need to make this happen,” she said.

For questions and more information contact Pregnancy Resource Clinic in State College at 814-234-7340 or help@scprc.com