One third of women in America will have an abortion by age 45. Resources for Women was formed in 2001 as a response to the growing number of abortions being performed in Volusia county with the vision to pervade the culture in Daytona Beach with a life-affirming message that makes abortion unnecessary. Resources for Women is a safe place for women experiencing unplanned pregnancy to confirm their pregnancy and consider their pregnancy options. This gives us the opportunity to reveal the truth about early fetal development and present life-affirming alternatives to pregnancy termination without coercion or manipulation. There is a gap in the Christian culture between our respect and affirmation of the lives of the unborn and caring for the abortion vulnerable mothers in our community.
Resources for Women exists to offer women and men the education and support needed to make life-affirming decisions for their pregnancies. Our services allow us the opportunity to share the gospel in both word and deed.
Resources for Women is
- A mom seeing her baby for the first time.
- A baby shower for a mom who thinks she is all alone.
- A refuge for families facing unplanned pregnancies.
- An ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on.
- A pregnant woman receiving life-changing information.
- A place to find hope; an ark with open doors in the midst of the storm.
- A little bit of heaven on earth.
- A house where prayers are heard and answered.
- The difference between life and death.
- A place where crucial decisions are made, and abortion appointments are cancelled.
- Meeting babies that you thought you were going to meet in heaven.
- Seeing a mom showing the world that she doesn’t have to choose between a baby and her dreams, that she can have both.
We provide first trimester ultrasounds at our facility, which are performed by volunteer Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographers and Registered Nurses trained in ultrasound. Our ultrasounds determine gestational age, verify pregnancy viability, and measure fetal heart rate. Our clients can take pictures of their baby home with them.
Clients can confirm the results of their at-home pregnancy tests with our lab-quality tests. During the visit for a pregnancy test, clients will receive options counseling, prenatal vitamins, and referrals to medical providers, counselors, adoption agencies, churches, community organizations, and social services.
We empower women and their partners to make the best decision possible for their unplanned pregnancy with education. Often the most powerful thing we can do is to really listen to our client’s fears and concerns about her pregnancy. During each pregnancy test appointment clients are given information on all three of their options- adoption, parenting, and abortion. We are committed to providing medically reviewed, factual, and accurate information. As a life-affirming organization, it is our stance that abortion is never a healthy alternative to an unplanned pregnancy
In an effort to provide ongoing support for our clients and their partners regardless of their pregnancy outcome, we launched THRIVE, our seven-step mentorship program. THRIVE allows our clients to consider unhealthy patterns in their lives, and their trajectory for the future. Through this mentorship, client advocates develop relationships with their clients and are given a platform to clearly articulate gospel truths.
Resources for Women offers 75 different parenting and pregnancy classes to clients and their partners throughout their pregnancy and until their babies are twelve months old. Our classes cover topics such as healthy pregnancies, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, newborn care, and healthy discipline techniques.
Through participating in THRIVE sessions and group classes, clients are able to receive material support throughout their pregnancies including diapers, wipes, maternity clothes, baby clothes, baby necessities, and large items.