Greetings friends! I hope this post finds you healthy during these trying times. I wanted to update you regarding the COVID-19 situation, and how it is affecting operations at Hope Pregnancy Ministries. While we at Hope and you at home continue to adjust to our current circumstances, let’s remember where our hope lies. We’re so grateful to know that our Sovereign Lord holds us in His hands. And as we walk through this trial, we’ll continue to be diligent, and work hard to care for people well.
As of Monday, March 16, we changed the process for caring for clients at Hope Family Resource Center. For the foreseeable future, resource center clients will complete their Earn While You Learn lessons online, with follow up by phone from their mentor. Material resources will still be available, using a system that minimizes face to face contact between people. We’re doing everything we can to maintain relationship while protecting the health of all parties involved. We think it’s a good plan, and yet we can’t wait to be back with our precious clients, face to face!
At Clear Choice Clinic, our services are essential to the unborn and their parents, and to our patients experiencing symptoms or have a known exposure to a sexually transmitted infection. Therefore, we will remain open until it is no longer feasible to do so. This is a decision made after seeking counsel from our county health department, the KRH COVID-19 Task Force, and our own medical director. To that end, we will prudently care for pregnancy patients who are walking through the abortion decision, and STD patients who are experiencing STD symptoms or who have a known STD exposure. Both of these groups are considered to have urgent needs, and we will continue to do our best to meet their needs, while conforming to the highest standards regarding infection control. Patients are screened on the phone when making their appointment, and again when entering the clinic. Our already high standards for disinfection are being met and exceeded. In addition, our medical staff has been split into two “teams” that work alternate days, to minimize risk, should an exposure happen. We believe these measures are appropriate and strong, taking into account the safety of patients and staff alike.
Can you imagine the fear a woman might experience when facing a new pregnancy during this time? Already we’re seeing an upward trend in calls from patients considering abortion. Will you be praying for them, and for us, as we walk with them through this crisis? Prayer is everything. If you’re a financial supporter of the ministry of Hope, thank you. If your family can manage to continue your support during this difficult time, we’re so grateful. Every member of our staff has gone to half-time employment until the crisis passes; we understand the financial toll this is taking on families. Anything you can do to help us keep our ministry active is most appreciated, as always. May you be richly blessed for your continued support of the ministry of Hope. You are a blessing to us.