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 / aimforsuccess.org 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 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 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 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 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 Funds for internet search engine optimization and 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.