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Behind the Scenes

History

Where We Began

July 1999- Three Kalispell women and a local pastor were challenged that making an impact in the lives of unborn babies would require offering an alternative to abortion. Hope Pregnancy Center began in a small office at Easthaven Baptist Church. A generous outpouring of community support soon made a larger facility necessary.

A Home of Our Own

September 2000- Central Bible Church offered the use of a residence adjacent their church in Kalispell. This historic home on 1st Avenue East now houses Hope Family Resource Center.

Resource Center

July 2001- The existing material assistance program, Hope Pregnancy Center, was converted from a hand out to a hand up with the Earn While You Learn program. Clients now received education in the areas of healthy pregnancy, parenting, positive lifestyle choices, spiritual growth and more. By completing lessons, attending classes and utilizing community services, clients are blessed for their efforts by earning credit to spend in the baby boutique. The program continues to offer help to clients from the beginning of pregnancy until their child is 18 months.

A New Name

September 2003- It became evident that the growth and sustainability of Hope Pregnancy Center warranted obtaining independent nonprofit status. At that time, HPC left the umbrella of Easthaven Baptist Church and became an extension of all the churches in the Valley. In September 2006, the corporate name of the ministry was changed to Hope Pregnancy Ministries.

Medical and Beyond

February 2006- The Board approved adding a medical clinic in an effort to reach more women who were at risk for abortion. Arrangements were made to purchase a building at 1281 Burns Way, in the heart of the medical district. On December 17, 2007, after almost two years of planning, training and preparation, Clear Choice Clinic opened. Five years later, it became clear that it was important to reach women and men living a lifestyle of risk, before they experience an unplanned pregnancy. Our medical personnel received extensive training, and in the fall of 2012, Clear Choice began offering free STI testing and treatment for both men and women. These services were added to the existing services of pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasound, and options education. In September 2012, through overwhelming donor support, a $450,000 mortgage on the clinic was paid in full! The work and vision of Hope Pregnancy Ministries continues to expand with a strategic advertising campaign to reach those in need in the areas of parenting, pregnancy, STIs and post abortion healing.

Striving for Excellence

Fall 2014 marked the achievement of our AAAHC accreditation, a rigorous process that marks us as a top-notch medical clinic, following nationally recognized best standards of care for the patients we serve.

More Changes

In early 2015, statistics showed that 25% of clients at the resource center were men! In order to more accurately represent the services provided, the name was changed from Hope Pregnancy Resource Center to Hope Family Resource Center. February 2015 marked the first STI Training offered by CCC! In recognizing the value of adding STI testing & treatment services to our clinic, we felt compelled to pass the blessing to other PMCs and train them to implement these services as well. CCC offers one training per quarter and has hosted clinics from across the nation. December 2015, HFRC was recognized by the Kalispell Regional Healthcare Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and was invited to the bedside to lead NICU patients in parenting education. Length of stay for these fragile newborns has been cut in half, and foster care placements have dropped from 80% to 11%! Through this partnership in education, many of the parents of these fragile newborns have enrolled as clients at the resource center! September 2016- CCC became a clinical site for MSU nursing students.