Hope Pregnancy MinistriesHistory
Where We Began
July 1999 – Three Kalispell women and a local pastor were challenged with the truth that making an impact in the lives of the unborn meant offering an alternative to abortion. They began Hope Pregnancy Center in a small office at Easthaven Baptist Church where young moms were offered emotional support and material assistance.
A Home of Our Own
September 2000 – Central Bible Church offered the use of a residence adjacent their church to house the growing work of Hope. To this date, Hope Family Resource Center operates from this location on 1st Avenue East in Kalispell.
July 2001 – “Hope Pregnancy Center” was converted from a hand out to a hand up ministry with the addition of an Earn While You Learn program. Clients could now receive education related to healthy pregnancy, parenting, lifestyle, relationships, spiritual growth etc. and earn credit to spend in the Baby Boutique by completing lessons, attending classes, and utilizing community services. The resource center continues to support clients from the beginning of pregnancy until their child is 2 years old.
A New Name
September 2003 – Hope Pregnancy Center left the umbrella of Easthaven Baptist Church and achieved independent nonprofit status. By 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 at risk for abortion. On December 17, 2007, after almost two years of planning, training and preparation, Clear Choice Clinic opened, offering pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasound, and options education. Within five years, CCC began offering STD testing and treatment with the aim of reaching women and men living a lifestyle of sexual risk, before they experience an unplanned pregnancy. In September 2012, through overwhelming donor support, a $450,000 mortgage on the clinic was paid in full! In May 2019 a Mobile Medical Unit was added to the services of Clear Choice Clinic. This mobile clinic visits underserved areas of northwest Montana.
Striving for Excellence
Fall 2014 – Clear Choice Clinic obtained AAAHC accreditation, a rigorous process that denotes us as a top-notch medical clinic, following nationally recognized standards of best practice.
Spring 2015 – The number of fathers enrolled in parenting classes at the resource center had grown to such a level that the name was changed from Hope Pregnancy Resource Center to Hope Family Resource Center to more accurately represent the vision and work of this branch of HPM.
February 2015 – Clear Choice Clinic began offering Training Seminars to other Pregnancy Medical Clinics across the nation, equipping them to add STD testing & treatment services to their scope of practice
December 2015 – HFRC was recognized by Kalispell Regional Healthcare and invited to lead the parents of Neonatal Intensive Care Unit babies through our Earn While You Learn lessons. Through this relationship, many parents have enrolled as ongoing clients at Hope Family Resource Center! Read more about this partnership here.
September 2016 – CCC became a clinical site for MSU nursing students.July 2017 – Hope Pregnancy Ministries was honored to be named the Northwest Region Winner for the WORLD Magazine 2017 Hope Awards for Effective Compassion! Read the full story here!