WHAT WE DO...
and why we do it!
Step Up Now to Healthy Relationships is an interactive presentation series that HeartReach Center sponsors and organizes for the Mat-Su School District, youth groups, and youth-serving organizations. Our trained presenters are passionate about engaging youth with relevant information so they can make healthy choices that protect themselves, others, and their futures. If you are interested in scheduling presentations or joining our presenter team, please give us a call or send us an email. For more information about the Step Up Now to Healthy Relationship curriculum as a whole, please click here.
HeartReach Center offers FREE child sexual abuse prevention training upon request. If you are interested in scheduling a training at your organization, or would like to be part of an upcoming training, please give us a call or send us an email. For more information about Darkness to Light and Stewards of Children training as a resource, please check out their website by clicking here.
All HeartReach services are offered FREE OF CHARGE without regard to age, race, creed, or socioeconomic standing.
HeartReach Center meets many needs in our community, and each service we provide exists to intentionally engage in one of three key areas: prevention, intervention, and ongoing support.
LIMITED OBSTETRIC ULTRASOUNDS
HeartReach Center offers FREE limited obstetric ultrasounds under the oversight of a medical director and registered nurse manager. Ultrasounds confirm an intrauterine pregnancy, gestational age of the fetus, and a fetal heartbeat. After a pregnancy test and ultrasound, all HRC clients are referred to a medical practitioner or midwifery to continue obstetric care.
ONGOING SUPPORT SERVICES
EMBRACING PARENTHOOD PROGRAM (EPP)
A program for moms and dads and moms and dads "to-be."
EPP is a mentor-driven program offered free of charge for men, women, and couples who want to learn how to be a healthy person, partner, or parent. At each appointment, a client goes through one lesson with his or her mentor. Lessons are DVD-driven, so no mentor has to be an expert in any one topic. HeartReach Center currently offers over 400 lessons so mentors and their clients can craft a lesson plan that specifically suits a client's desired growth areas.
All clients who receive a positive pregnancy test at HRC are invited to be part of EPP. However, EPP is open to anyone in the community who cares for children under five years of age.
Clients who participate in EPP earn parent bucks at each appointment. These bucks can be spent in our Market to purchase maternity, baby, and toddler items. Pregnant clients who consistently participate in EPP throughout their pregnancy also receive a new car seat, crib, and baby shower basket.
The HRC Market also serves as a FREE, ongoing emergency needs resource for our community. Anyone in need caring for children may visit twelve times per year to receive diapers, formula, and clothing.
POST ABORTION SUPPORT
Confidential support for men and women.
Statistically, 1 in 4 women in the U.S. will have at least one abortion by age 45. That is a staggering number, and no socioeconomic group is immune. Most men and women go into an abortion decision without any understanding of the emotional, spiritual, and sometimes physical ramifications abortion causes. HeartReach is uniquely equipped to come alongside anyone who desires healing and freedom from a past abortion decision. Please contact us if you'd like more information.
Confidential support for men and women.
Having a miscarriage is a difficult and confusing experience. There is a level of physical recovery that must occur, but the emotional impact can take much longer to heal. At HeartReach Center, we minister to many clients who have experienced miscarriage. While we have video resources and offer peer support, we also refer our clients to a local organization in the Valley, Love Surrounds. Love Surrounds provides "healing heart kits" for our clients, and offers a comprehensive website full of information, resources, and further support opportunities. If you or someone you know has experienced miscarriage, please reach out to HeartReach Center for support, or share the wonderful resource of Love Surrounds.