The Portage Citizen — Sometimes the scariest thing in your life is about the beginning of another one!
The Prairie Pregnancy Support Centre (PPSC), a new ministry in Central Plains, understands this and has a mission to offer compassion, hope, resources and support for anyone facing pregnancy-related decisions.
After a year and a half of groundwork, the centre opened on March 20, at 60 B Tupper St. N. in Portage la Prairie (on the corner of Lorne and Tupper, next to Youth for Christ).
“We have invited the public for refreshments and a tour of the facilities on May 17 from 1-3 p.m.,” says Prairie Pregnancy Support Centre Executive Director, Mary Loewen.
Services offered today at Prairie Pregnancy include free pregnancy tests, options education (abortion, adoption, and parenting), “and ongoing support for any individuals impacted by pregnancy, regardless of the decisions made,” Loewen said.
This support includes peer counselling, physical items such as maternity/baby clothes and supplies, as well as referrals to various community resources. In the near future, PPSC also hopes to offer post-abortion recovery through peer support groups and counselling, as well as sexual education presentations.
All services are free and confidential.
PPSC is a non-profit volunteer agency affiliated with the Canadian Association of Pregnancy Support Services. PPSC has a compassionate team of staff and volunteers, which includes Executive Director, Mary Loewen and Administrative Assistant, Dawn Bell.
PPSC is supported by donors in the community who enable them to offer their services free-of-charge.