Pregnancy Care Centre of Kamloops is a faith based charity that serves all people impacted by a crisis pregnancy, regardless of age, race, income, nationality, religion, disability or other arbitrary circumstances.
We want to support and educate women, children, men, and families concerning sexual realities in a caring, compassionate, non-judgemental manner. We hold all information absolutely confidential unless disclosure is required by law and/or necessary to protect the client or others.
Our Reason for Being
We have been a non-profit organization in Kamloops since 2007. We are a valuable community service funded by donations and grants. To see the many programs we offer and have introduced to the Kamloops community please refer to the "What We Offer" page.
We are not a medical facility and we do not perform nor refer for abortion. We are staffed by a team of trained volunteers under the supervision of an Executive Director. Our volunteer support workers are not a substitute for professional counselling.
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''We desire to empower those who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy, through education, resources and support.''
The above paragraph is short and to the point. However, its implication is profound! Fulfilling the meaning of our mission changes lives on a daily basis. We are indeed empowering people of all ages and backgrounds.
Even though it is not part of the mission statement, it should be noted that we are committed to provide these services at absolutely no cost to our clients. Our "What We Offer" page shows how extensive our programs actually are.
We love life and believe that all people have intrinsic value, regardless of how old they are, what they believe, or where they were born. We think that people are awesome, and that everyone deserves respect and kindness.
Women are often devalued and this is sad. Children are often devalued and this is sad as well. We believe that those who have been dis-empowered need to be re-empowered so that they can live beautiful lives. It is often the most vulnerable in our society who are mistreated.
Some people disagree with us about this. We respect their right to do so. Some people think we misinform. This is not true. We always try to keep up with the most accurate information. We believe, without hesitation, that women have the right to know everything about the choices they are making, especially decisions that will affect their lives.
Who We Are
We are able to help you.
You're not alone. We have talked to hundreds of girls facing a crisis pregnancy. We are established and can offer all kinds of support.
We will give you all the information you will need. It is you who will end up having to live with the consequences of your decisions. Therefore, you deserve the chance to check out all the options that are available, and all the details involved in those options. An appointment to see us will take little time that may change your life forever.
We are completely confidential. We are able to help you anonymously. It is important for you to have privacy while you’re sorting things out. You don’t have to tell anyone that you are coming to our centre, and we would never tell your family or friends without your permission. Who you tell and when you tell them is your decision, and we respect that.
What We Are Not
We are not hiding behind some idioms we'd rather tell you the facts.
So what are we, pro-life or pro-choice?
We hate those phrases because they’re politically loaded. Let's face it, who the heck isn’t pro-life. Who doesn’t love a warm-sunny-day or getting a kiss-from-your-lover. It’s the same thing with the phrase pro-choice. We pretty much all believe that people should have the right to make decisions for themselves. We all love life, and we all want the freedom to choose.
Our centre is really just pro-information. We believe that you deserve honest answers.
We are not a religious-focused centre. It doesn’t matter to us if you’re a religious person or not. It doesn’t matter what colour your skin is, what language you speak, or where you were born. We don’t care whether you’re straight or gay, or rich or poor, or whatever.
The mission statement is committed to "those who are faced with an unplanned pregnancy", however, the Pregnancy Care Centre of Kamloops has extended this commitment to include follow-up family based workshops and mentorship programs, as well as a pro-active Sex, Dating and Relating available to local schools.
The Centre has been blessed with strong support from the community, making it possible to go beyond our hopes and dreams.
You definitely need people around you who will support you, and people who will challenge you to be the best person you can. Sometimes those people can be family or friends, and sometimes even they don’t get it. But the who and when is always up to you.
Our biggest concern is that you are safe and being loved.
How much will it cost? Nothing. Ever. We love doing this work because we love people. Many of us have ‘been there ourselves’ and understand just how hard things can get.
Click the "What We Offer" link to see all the services we have available.
No matter who you are, we think that you deserve respect and kindness. So, we are not going to preach at you. Who wants that anyway?
We are not just a peer-counselling centre. We offer many other services. See our programs under "What We offer".
You don’t like being lectured-at and neither do we. People try to lecture or preach-at-you when they think that they can try and change you by force or by some kind of coercion. We think that is wrong.
You deserve honest information. You deserve real true love.
You deserve respect.
Women have the right to make moral choices about their own lives. We understand this and believe this makes it essential that women also be given the right to all the available information.
Whether a client of our centre obtains an abortion, carries-to-term, or releases the child in an adoption, we will love her. If she grieves after her abortion, we will mourn with her. If she is in need during parenting, we will care for her. If she struggles after the adoption, we will support her. Why? Because all people are valuable.