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Haven Care Center director speaks to Kiwanis

DANVILLE KIWANIS

News release

On Thursday, Oct. 25, Tiffany Johnson, Director of Haven Care Center of Danville presented an overview of the services offered by the facility.

Johnson began by saying, “Our mission is to support those who are facing an unplanned pregnancy. At our center you will find unconditional love, confidential care, and healing through hope. Our goal is to encourage, educate, and empower through love in a Christ-centered setting with spiritual direction. We offer completely confidential services through unconditional love, care, and support during a difficult time.”

Haven Care Center services are free and include self-administered pregnancy test; confidential peer counseling for women and men; support for family members; medical and community referrals; accurate information on all options; post-pregnancy termination support; baby boutique resources; new parent curriculum; on-site ultrasound; and adoption referrals.

             Johnson

Johnson continued with some current statistics from January 2018-present: five adoption referrals; 17 couples received peer counseling; 500 clients were served; 30 families were assisted in securing a residence; five clients chose to follow Christ; five of six clients who were “pregnancy termination vulnerable” chose life; and 42 clients were referred for GED and post-secondary education.

Johnson said Haven Care Center’s new location at 464 South 4th Street in Danville will offer more parking, privacy and square footage for expanded services.

She listed these priorities for the center: additional funding to aid in the move to the new location; the goal of becoming a stand-alone medical facility; creating a stronger male mentorship program; increasing outreach to pregnancy termination vulnerable and post-pregnancy termination clients; continuing local schools outreach; increased funding for educational and spiritual outreach; securing additional resources for a client benevolence fund; hiring more staff to meet needs due to growth in services; and retiring $165,000 mortgage debt on the new building.

Johnson concluded the program with an overview of the center’s fundraising drive that includes Bottles of Blessings, a program that allows donors to fill baby bottles with loose change, currency and/or checks and a donor campaign that can be accessed via havencarecenter.org.

Haven Care Center’s doors are open to all and primary counties served are Boyle, Mercer, Lincoln and Garrard. The current location is 475 W. Main St., Suite 106B, and the move to the new location is anticipated in early 2019.