2013 Celebrating Life Luncheon Beneficiaries
Aim for Success | www.aimforsuccess.org
Founded in 1993 by Marilyn Morris, Aim for Success helps young people avoid the risks of sexual activity, drugs and bullying through live presentations in schools, youth organizations and churches. Aim for Success promotes a lifestyle of excellence by encouraging the development of self-control, self-respect and self-discipline. The grant from CFL will fund abstinence programs for students in Mesquite Independent School District as well as printed brochures and equipment for abstinence presentations
Catholic Charities of Dallas | www.catholiccharitiesdallas.org
Motivated by the teachings and love of Jesus Christ, Catholic Charities of Dallas serves, advocates for, and empowers people in need regardless of race, religion, age, gender or national origin and calls the community to action. This grant is for expansion of their Pregnancy and Parenting Services in Collin County Schools and promotion of these services in the media to inform the community about pro-life options and support available to pregnant women and their partners when an unplanned pregnancy occurs.
Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas | www.prolifedallas.org
The mission of the Catholic Pro-Life Committee is to educate, unite and mobilize Catholics and all people of good will in the Diocese of Dallas to end abortion and restore respect and legal protection for every human life. The funds will be used for the Abortion AfterCare-Healing Ministry to provide at least six retreats for women and men offered in English and Spanish and improved post-retreat follow-up, including hotline counseling and referrals to post-abortion-trained mental health professionals and spiritual counselors.
Chosen Child Adoption Services | www.chosenchildtx.org
Chosen Child Adoption Services desires to place children in Christ-centered homes and believes that God uses adoption as part of His plans to build families and to provide hope and ministry to birth parents, adoptive parents and adopted children. The funds will go toward development of a Post-Adoption Departmentdedicated to meeting the post-placement needs of birth parents.
Since 1983, Dallas Pregnancy Resource Center (DPRC) has extended Christ-like love in a compassionate and responsive manner that values the family and empowers women and their partners to choose life for their unborn babies and life in Christ for themselves. DPRC houses a full medical clinic with nursing staff and volunteer doctors. DPRC offers all of their services free of charge, including pregnancy testing, sonograms and client support through counseling, postpregnancy termination support groups, educational classes and material goods. The funds will be used for the partial salary of a Director of Client Services as well as furniture and computer software upgrades.
EvanTell | www.evantell.org
EvanTell is an international ministry with evangelism resources in more than 55 languages used around the world wherever the Gospel is declared. At the core of Evantell’s strategy and evangelism training is creating the boldness and know-how in believers to become champions for the Gospel in their spheres of influence, including churches, communities, schools, workplaces, or wherever the Lord sends them. Funds will be used for the expansion of Generational Transformation, a program partnership between EvanTell and One by One Ministries that matches women in crisis pregnancies who chose life for their babies with long-term Christian mentors in their communities. Grant funds will help take the program into Hispanic and low-income communities.
Fort Worth Pregnancy Center began in 1996 with its mission to encourage, through education and outreach, the recognition of human life from the moment of conception and to minister in the name of Jesus Christ to women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy. This faith-based, charitable organization serves the Fort Worth community through free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, classes and post-abortion support. The funds will be used for the salary of a Sonographer for the Mobil Unltrasound Unit for one year.
Just Say YES – Youth Equipped to Succeed | www.justsayyes.org
Just Say YES was founded by Dan Bailey in Dallas in 2002 with the focus of empowering youth by providing them with factual, relational information, while instilling the confidence necessary to choose to live healthy and successful lives, avoiding high risk behaviors. Their speakers and resources cover a variety of topics, including bullying, teen pregnancy prevention, teen dating violence, high school dropout prevention, drug and alcohol abuse, and self-image. The funds will be used for Breaking the Cycle, an upstream pregnancy prevention program for underserved youth in the DFW Metroplex that also provides direct parent education.
Mid Cities Pregnancy Center provides faith-based services at no charge for abortion alternatives including pregnancy testing, ultrasound exams, parenting classes and post-abortion counseling. The funds will be used for ultrasound tables, updated digital information to assist in data management of client introductions and outcomes, and a one year Google ad to spotlight Mid Cities Pregnancy Center as the only center in their area.
Prestonwood Pregnancy Center | www.prestonwoodpregnancy.org
Since 1992, Prestonwood Pregnancy Center has provided guidance, education and medical services free of charge to women and families experiencing unplanned pregnancies in North Central Texas. The funds will be used for operating costs of the Mobile Sonogram Unit, including expenses relating to a Registered Nurse/Sonographer, maintenance, general liability insurance, advertising/marketing and medical supplies.
Real Options for Women | www.realoptionsforwomen.com
Real Options for Women in Plano is a pregnancy medical clinic specializing in the care of women in unplanned pregnancies at their time of decision. All services are offered without charge and include pregnancy tests, options counsel, STD screenings and ultrasound services. Through their outreach in public and private schools and on college campuses, Real Options for Women connects with students and shares with them the concept of sexual purity. The funds will provide support for Real Options on Campus, a student organization launched on three Collin College campuses and led by a Real Options for Women employee who is also a Collin College student, providing unique positioning to reach students on the college campus.
The Turn•Around Agenda (TTA and formerly Project Turn•Around) was established in 1985 by Dr. Tony Evans, Senior Pastor of Oak Cliff Bible Fellowship (OCBF), as the social outreach of OCBF. Since its inception, TTA has served as an agent for change, developing an array of program initiatives to address the critical needs of urban youth and families in the greater Dallas community. Funds will provide support to existing and new TTA programs, including STD testing and Online for Life, an online, life-affirming listing service.
The Venegas Medical Foundation, Angels Clinic | www.angelsob.org
Since opening in May 2008, Angels Clinic has been dedicated to nurturing the mind, body and spirit of women with unplanned pregnancies by providing compassionate prenatal care as well as psychosocial support in a nonjudgmental environment. Services are provided free of charge, and all physicians staffing the clinic volunteer their time and services. The funds will go toward the salary of an Executive Director for one year.
Since 1985, St. Joseph’s Helpers has been on the front lines of the pro-life movement annually serving 3,000 women at the White Rose Women’s Centers in Dallas. They are dedicated to assisting women and saving the unborn through counseling, education and medical services all free of charge. The funds will go toward the salary of a Nurse Manager/Sonographer for one year.
YoungLives is the ministry of Young Life that connects pregnant and parenting teenage girls with Christian mentors who build relationships, and more importantly, introduce them to the love and hope of Jesus. The funds will be used for the salary of a regional coordinator to start and equip YoungLives groups throughout North Central Texas.
2013 Run for Life Beneficiaries
Through its ministry Buckner Foster Care and Adoption Services, Buckner International is committed to provide safe and loving home environments for at-risk children and orphans. Their team of professional counselors and case workers are committed to personal relationships and emotional support for foster and adoptive parents, birth parents and the children they serve. Funds will be used to educate and raise public awareness of adoption options and to improve customer service for prospective adoptive and foster parents through the Adoption and Foster Care Family Recruitment Coordinator and enhanced online services, printed materials and a new toll-free number.
For more than 125 years, Gladney Center for Adoption in Fort Worth has provided adoption services with an unwavering commitment to improving the lives of children, adoptive families and birth parents through customized programs and services. Funds will benefit Gladney’s First Steps and Next Steps program. These programs were developed to provide an umbrella of support for each birth mother, from her reluctant, first inquiry, made upon encountering an unknown fork in the road of her life, to her post-placement exit from Gladney’s care armed with knowledge, education, practical tools and confidence to take on a life of new opportunities on her own.