Pregnancy Resource Center
1003 S Baxter Ave
Call for opening times.
903 592 4495
You can think about nothing else. What if I’m pregnant?
Maybe you have even taken a home test … and another and another. Are they really accurate anyway? You might be thinking – what is going to happen to me if I really am expecting a baby?
Don’t be terrified. There are people waiting to help you. Call the Pregnancy Resource Center in Tyler before you do anything else. You need someone to be on your side and help you process what is happening to you.
The Pregnancy Resource Center is in a little house opposite Tyler Junior College. Don’t be put off by the homey atmosphere and the fact that they give their services for free – these guys are professionals. Firstly they have lab-accurate pregnancy tests and can give you proof of pregnancy, an expected date of delivery and later, a sonogram. They also have access to all sorts of information to help you decide what you are going to do next.
The ladies at the Pregnancy Center will listen to you and discuss your personal circumstances. They will talk about your choices and can refer you to a local maternity home (Fatherheart) and an adoption agency (Loving Alternatives) should you want more information about these options. In addition they can tell you about the methods of abortion used to end pregnancies.
At the center there is also information about other Tyler support agencies for women and children. They also offer post-abortion counseling and can refer you for help if you struggling with grief over the loss of a baby through SIDS. They have information on WIC and Medicaid and sexually transmitted diseases.
Finally, should you be struggling with finances, the center can help with maternity and baby clothes and equipment through their sister organisation ‘Building Blocks’ which is right next door.
One of the things I love about the Pregnancy Center is that they are loving and non-judgemental. Many of the volunteers have made mistakes in their lives and are helping because of their own experiences. Be sure that you will be treated with care and respect and that even if you are now feeling despair at your circumstances – there is hope.