Feb 282014

40 Days For Life imageMIDWAY EVENT

Sunday, March 23rd 2 PM to 4 PM

PP and Chester County Women Services

Many of us who pray in front of Planned Parenthood have never had the occasion to visit Chester County Women’s Medical Center even though we regularly offer CCWS Ultrasound Coupons to potential customers of PP. On Sunday, March 23rd at 2 PM we will meet in front of PP, 8 S.Wayne St., West Chester for a short prayer gathering and then walk (three blocks) up to CCWS, 27 S. Church St.   The Staff at CCWS will then talk us through the counseling process. Below is a comprehensive description of CCWS, provided by Myriam Ruager, their Executive Director.  It is a great introduction for our visit.

Chester County Women’s Services (CCWS) is a crisis pregnancy medical center serving women and families in Coatesville, Kennett Square, and West Chester since 1985. We provide free and confidential pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins, and most importantly, compassion and support. Our mission is to educate and empower individuals and their families to make life-affirming choices. But that’s just the beginning. We also provide parenting classes, Bible studies, men’s mentoring, counseling and post-abortion support. Our parenting closets provide much needed supplies such as diapers, clothes, and other baby equipment.

 In 2013 we opened our third office in Kennett Square and hired additional staff. We have also seen an increase in the number of abortion-minded women coming to our centers. We praise God that we can now offer medical services and ultrasounds in all three locations. The majority of women who are considering abortion change their minds once they see their baby on the ultrasound. Facing an unplanned pregnancy, becoming a mother, committing to be a family; these are all life-altering decisions, and our client advocates and teachers help our clients by listening, teaching, training, and supporting them for as long as they need our help. We treat each individual as exactly that; an individual. No story is the same, and each one is precious.

 We strive to be a place of hope, healing, and compassion, and it is our mission to serve as many women and families as we possibly can, but we can only do that with the help of volunteers. We need a nurse and/or sonographer for our West Chester and Coatesville centers on Fridays, anytime between 9:00am-2:00pm. We need client advocates/counselors and teachers (training and curriculum is provided). We need help to prepare our newsletters and other mailings throughout the year. Each year we see more women and men choosing life, for themselves as well as their families. Here’s a quick look at some statistics from the past 2 years:

2012 2013
New Clients 288 346
Ultrasounds 219 357
Pregnancy Tests 284 368
Total Visits 1,160 1,396
Educational Services 718 817
Volunteer Hours 2,537 2,391

To contact CCWS call: 610-918-7808  or  610-383-0930


Even if you have not yet participated in a 40 Days , consider coming and seeing if this is the avenue God is calling you to help the unborn and their families. Needless to say, with the opening of their 3rd crisis pregnancy center more babies are being saved and more volunteers are desperately need.  There are never too many volunteers when the unborn are involved.

For more information. on 40 Days for Life contact:

Paulette Matthews

(H) 610-286-5450

(C) 484-832-2746

email  PauletteMatthews@hotmail.com

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