2019 Council for Life Beneficiaries

Since its beginning, Council for Life has been committed to raising significant funds for non-profit agencies that share our mission of honoring the sanctity of life. To date, Council for Life has given $7.65 million to 51 local agencies. The 2019 beneficiaries have been carefully selected. Each of these beneficiaries is committed to serving daily in implementing our mission of empowering women, men and youth to make life-affirming choices and to raising public awareness of the complex issues that surround unplanned pregnancies. CFL is grateful for the faith-based, compassionate services that these agencies provide and for their passionate commitment to the sanctity of life.

2019 CELEBRATING LIFE LUNCHEON BENEFICIARIES

Aim for Success (now part of Just Say YES) / aimforsuccess.org The mission of Aim for Success is educating and helping young people make healthy choices that will give them freedom to reach their dreams and goals. Funds will further life-affirming health and sexual risk avoidance education programs with a part-time DFW area School Specialist to build relationships with key school counselors and administrators and increase the students and parents served. Funds will also provide schools matching or one-time start up funds for these programs.

Birth Choice of Dallas / birthchoicedallas.org The mission of Birth Choice of Dallas is to save babies from abortion and build up stronger families. Funds will remodel the reception area to create a more professional medical space, with increased privacy for client and staff interactions, as well as a play area for clients bringing their children.

Bridges Safehouse / bridgessafehouse.org The mission of Bridges Safehouse is providing safe shelter and nurturing support for women and their children during an immediate time of need. Funds will support essential needs to encourage, empower and equip pregnant, homeless women and women in crisis, and their children, by providing a safe home, resources, life-skills training and mentoring.

Catholic Pro-Life Community / prolifedallas.org The mission of the Catholic Pro-Life Community is to educate, unite and mobilize Catholic and all people of good will to end abortion and restore respect and legal protection for every human life from conception until natural death. Funds will expand the Convert-to-Life program by strengthening the presence of trained sidewalk counselors supported by prayer partners outside Dallas abortion facilities and utilizing new technology to connect with more clients.

ChristianWorks for Children / christian-works.org The mission of ChristianWorks for Children is to represent the goodness of God to children and their families by continuing Jesus Christ’s example of service. Funds for Director salary for the BecomingMom program that provides counseling, classes and mentorship to expectant mothers and mothers of children up to 36 months old.

Fort Worth Pregnancy Center/ fwpc.org The mission of Fort Worth Pregnancy Center is to empower young women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy to choose life for their unborn child. Funds for internet search engine optimization and a Google AdWords program to ensure top placement for online search results to reach abortion-minded clients seeking information about pregnancy, abortion and options.

Metroplex Women’s Clinic / metroplexwomensclinic.com Metroplex Women’s Clinic serves those facing pregnancy related and sexual health issues by offering physical, emotional and spiritual support to empower them to make healthy and life-affirming decisions. Funds for nurses, counselors and other professionals to provide pregnancy, parenting and life skills education classes for clients who have chosen life and to raise their child to help them stay faithful to their choice for life.

Mid Cities Pregnancy Center / mcpregnancy.org Mid Cities Pregnancy Center was established to empower individuals to make healthy life choices consistent with the intrinsic value of every human life, with the ultimate hope that they would find new life through Jesus Christ. Funds for Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing and a second ultrasound exam room and new sonogram machine providing sameday sonograms for clients to see their babies with clearer pictures and choose life.

Pregnancy Resource Center of Rockwall and Mesquite / options4me.org The mission of Pregnancy Resource Center of Rockwall and Mesquite is to equip women and their families with unplanned pregnancies to make life affirming and informed choices using Biblically based principles and to demonstrate the unconditional love of Jesus Christ. Funds for rebranding logo and website along with salary for a new administrator dedicated to implementing modern, impactful printed graphic designs and social media to remain relevant and reach current generation clients and donors.

Prestonwood Pregnancy Center / prestonwoodpregnancy.org Prestonwood Pregnancy Center advocates for the right to life of unborn children by providing spiritual, emotional and medical assistance to expectant mothers and support to their families through compassionate counsel and training and by offering hope through personal faith in Christ. Funds for new The Fatherhood Initiative project and salary for a Client Services Director overseeing marketing, mentoring and resources to fathers of unborn babies because of their key role in whether a woman will choose life, enabling them to be leaders and rise to the responsibility of caring for their unborn child.

Thrive Women’s Clinic / thrivewomensclinic.com The mission of Thrive Women’s Clinic is to save the unborn from abortion and win souls for Christ by providing educational, medical and emotional support to women and men through a wide variety of services such as pregnancy tests, sonograms, educational mentoring, community referrals and more. Funds for salary of a bilingual nurse sonographer to deliver life-saving information and services to clients in their native language.

White Rose Women’s Center / whiterosewomenscenter.org The mission of White Rose Women’s Center (through St. Joseph’s Helpers) is to save lives by offering comprehensive free, bilingual services to women, including pregnancy tests, sonograms, material assistance, financial assistance, pre-natal care, mentoring and well-woman care. Funds for replacement of six HVAC units to newer, energy efficient units at their Walnut Hill Center, providing a more professional, comfortable atmosphere for clients, staff and volunteers and greatly decreasing utility costs.

Women’s Choice Resource Center / choicepregnancy.com Women’s Choice Resource Center exists to value and protect the preborn and is a fully bilingual pregnancy resource center and medical clinic providing free pregnancy testing, limited sonograms and pregnancy/parenting support. Funds for facility update, including painting, outdoor signage, resurfacing of parking lot and a new phone system, to create a more aesthetically pleasing, efficient and effective environment for clients, volunteers and staff.

YoungLives, a ministry of Young Life / younglife.org/ForEveryKid/YoungLives YoungLives is a special outreach for teenage girls facing unplanned pregnancies and motherhood that brings them together with mature Christian women mentors. Funds for Developing Future Leaders program for two young adult interns from low-income communities to be trained as leaders of YoungLives ministries in their communities, ministering to teen moms and their babies.

2019 Run for Life Beneficiaries

BraveLove / bravelove.org The mission of BraveLove is to change the perception of adoption through honest, informative and hopeful communication that conveys the heroism and bravery a birth mother displays when she places her child with a loving family through adoption. Funds to develop a DFW focused, unprecedented model demonstrating the increased favorability of adoption as a more acceptable and supported option when community partners, local stakeholders and specific outreach efforts are connected, organized and activated, thereby allowing BraveLove to expand the reach of their positive adoption message.

Buckner Children and Family Services / buckner.org Buckner Children and Family Services serves children and equips families by providing comprehensive adoption and foster care services across Texas. Their mission is to protect children, promote independence and build strong families through Christ-centered values. Funds will be used for expansion of Post-Adoption Counseling Services Program to reach and serve more adoptees and adoptive families by creating a Supervisor position.