New Hope opens pregnancy center in county

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By Stephen Thomas

 SHEPHERDSVILLE - A Christian-based pregnancy assistance organization will soon celebrate its new Bullitt County location.

A New Hope Pregnancy Resource Center is now available to new and future parents dealing with various pregnancy issues.

The non-profit organization's mission is educating and encouraging a Biblical plan for abstinence and marriage.

Director Angela Davis said all programs were free and confidential, discussing specific needs and options for all pregnancies, including unplanned or unwanted situations.

Davis, who was raised in and currently resides in Bullitt County, served six years with A Woman's Choice Resource Center in Louisville, along with three years for Kentucky Right to Life.

According to Davis, many of her clients in Louisville came from Bullitt County. She then saw a need for a pregnancy resource center within the county.

"I did sidewalk counseling downtown and at abortion clinics," said Davis. "There were over 1,000 Bullitt County clients in the last three years."

A New Hope is available to anyone in need, offering assistance and support for both mothers and fathers. Male mentors are provided through CareNet.

"We act as a shoulder for them to lean on, someone to assist them," Davis said.

A New Hope features parenting classes and life-skill management counseling for future parents.

The organization also assists with referrals and options for community-based services dealing with everything from financial assistance to adoption opportunities.

A New Hope also assists in post-abortion situations, offering emotional healing and support to those suffering through the decision.

Education is a primary goal of A New Hope. Davis said representatives were happy to visit schools or churches to discuss healthy opposite sex relationships, abstinence issues and fetal development among other life skills and parenting issues.

A New Hope is working toward developing a community clothes closet. They are accepting clothes from newborn to size 2T.

Davis credited the organization's board of directors for finding A New Hope's new offices located at 748 Highway 44 West in Shepherdsville.

"We will offer a warm, welcoming environment," said Davis. "A place where clients can feel at home and feel welcome. They can make friendships with people that will love and support them."

A New Hope is a member of the Bullitt County Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at 1 p.m. during A New Hope's open house on Saturday, Oct. 22.

Lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., along with tours of the new facility. Shuttle service will be provided from the Bullitt Lick Middle School parking lot.

Volunteer opportunities are available to anyone interested. For more information contact A New Hope, 422-8213, or visit www.anewhopeprc.com.