Who We Are
We empower individuals to make life-affirming decisions through education, counseling, and compassionate care, based on the ministry of Jesus Christ. CPC Women’s Health Resource does not offer or refer for pregnancy terminations or birth control.
What We Do
Our goal at CPC Women’s Health Resource is to provide support and practical assistance for women during and after pregnancy. All services are free of charge and include the following:
We are a faith-based safe and confidential place equipping women, men and families dealing with a wide range of life events in a judgment free environment.
We provide pregnancy tests, STD/STI testing, counseling, education classes, mentorship and material assistance regardless of age, race, religion or ability to pay – all services are free and confidential.
Free pregnancy tests
CPC Women’s Health Resource will provide you with a FREE professional CLIA approved urine pregnancy test performed by a licensed medical professional. You will have the results before you leave.
Statistics show 1 in 5 pregnancies ends naturally in miscarriage. A state-of-the-art method of determining the viability of your pregnancy is through limited obstetrical ultrasound. A licensed medical professional will perform your free ultrasound, which is easy and pain free. If you wish, a support person may join you in the ultrasound room.
Free STD/STI tests
To schedule your confidential STD/STI appointment, call +1 (800) 633-3339 today! You will receive appropriate treatment if you test positive for any STD/STI(s) that are curable.
Free baby items
Choosing to have a baby can be daunting because it seems scary and expensive, but we are here to help! We offer free classes where you learn parenting skills while earning baby items such as cribs, carseats, diapers, formula, and more.
We offer a post-abortion support group called H.E.A.R.T (Healing the Effects of Abortion Related Trauma), which is led by women who have experienced abortion(s) and its side effects first hand.
The CPC Women’s Health Resource is a Christian social service agency that exists to share the Gospel of Christ, provide free assistance for unplanned pregnancies, help to heal and restore those experiencing post abortion trauma, test for sexually transmitted diseases, and advocate sexual abstinence until marriage through education.
The CPC Women’s Health Resource centers were first organized in January of 1986, when a small nucleus of concerned Northwest Ohio people came together in an attempt to meet the needs of women/couples who were in unplanned pregnancy and were looking for some support and assistance. The organizers began with a phone hotline and took calls from women who needed pregnancy testing. In July of 1986, the first center was opened in Bryan with Mindy Schaffner, who was then the Williams County Health Commissioner, as the acting director.
A few months later, Linda Payton became the full-time executive director, and shortly after that, in January of 1987, expanded the ministry to a second office in Wauseon. She remained director for 8 months until she married and moved out of the area. In September of 1987, Judy Van Wagner became the executive director and remained in that position until January, 2014. Mark Pitman assumed the role of director at that time and remains in that position today.
In December of 1987, the ministry opened a center in Defiance. In February of 2013, the ministry expanded again with a center in Napoleon.
The free services initially provided were pregnancy testing, material assistance, and spiritual and emotional counsel. Over the years, the services have expanded to include limited obstetrical ultrasound, sexually transmitted disease/infection (STD/STI) testing for men and women, Earn While You Learn parenting classes, birthing classes, and breastfeeding classes. The ministry is staffed with approximately 100 volunteers, as well as part-time staff. Together, they are responsible for the day-to-day operation and providing the services of the ministry. Many volunteers also help to keep the operating costs down.
The Board of Trustees comprises community members who have a heart for the unborn and a love for those who are in need of a savior. All are residents of the Northwest Ohio four-county area. They represent many different walks of life. The board is responsible to help give direction and vision to the director and the ministry as a whole.
The CPC is funded completely by individuals, churches, organizations, and businesses. We receive no government funding for the ministry portion of our programs.
The Project Respect program stressing healthy life choices began in the fall of 1987. The first classes were offered as a pilot in 4 area schools, with money received from a State Education Department grant. There were less than 1,000 students in those classes, but with grants from the federal government, the numbers increased before the allocations began to decrease. In 2009, with less than half of the previous allocations, over 8,000 students were taught about the value of making good choices and respecting themselves and others. If you should like to become a supporter of this program that speaks words of hope, encouragement, and healthy living to teens, their parents, and local educators, you may go to Project Respect’s website.