What are Pregnancy Care Centers?

UntitledPregnancy Care Centers (PCC) are resources in the community that provide comfort, support, and assistance to pregnant women in need. We offer a variety of services for new and expecting mothers and educational programs to teach kids about the sanctity of life.

There are now five Catholic Pregnancy Care Centers to assist women and men with unplanned pregnancies with the opening of the newest center in the Fall. Each of these Centers is Catholic-based and independently incorporated, but all are located within the Archdiocese of Hartford.

Our ministry, Carolyn’s Place, Inc. just celebrated our 20th anniversary. We offer a 24/7 Hotline at 203 597-9050 www.carolynsplace.net Founded in 1992, the mission of “Love one another” (John 13:34) Carolyn’s Place Pregnancy Care Center is a ministry committed to empowering individuals, through education, comfort, and assistance, to make life choices related to their sexuality and child-bearing consistent with the sanctity of human life. In addition to our services to help moms and their babies, we offer a variety of pro-active educational programs on topics such as abstinence, making responsible choices and decisions, sexual health issues and respecting yourself as a special gift from God.

1st Way Life Center, 237 Hazard Ave., Enfield, CT  06082 9 Phone: (860) 763-2044 www.1stwaylife.org was formed over twenty years ago. They are “a non-profit group that offers free services to women/girls who need some assistance in dealing with pregnancy.” They are an affiliate of The National Life Center, Inc. At 1st Way “we care about you and we care about your baby.” “With help from 1st Way Life Center you’ll receive all the information you need to make healthy choices for you and your baby.”

St. Gerard’s Center for Life began in 2004.  http://stgerardcenter.org  “The mission and purpose of the St. Gerard Center for Life is to assist women in making life-affirming decisions through ongoing love, support, and service. Since every life is unique, precious, and unrepeatable, we at St. Gerard’s are dedicated to providing material, spiritual, medical, psychological, and legal resources to mothers who are in difficulty and are tempted to have recourse to abortion…”  St. Gerard’s Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound Service Center 22 Maple Ave., 2nd floor, Hartford CT 06114 Phone: 860-296-2930  St. Gerard’s Support Service Center 59 Eaton Street, Hartford, CT 06114  Phone: 860-548-9500

In October of 2012, Two Hearts Pregnancy Care Center opened the doors to their ministry. 116 Grove St. 2nd Floor, Torrington, CT 06790   24/7 Hotline: 860 482-0672  www.twoheartscenter.com Two Hearts is “a community based, non-profit organization dedicated to reaching out to women in unplanned pregnancies, and offering education, support and direction, while fostering a culture of responsibility.”

On December 12, the feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, the fifth pregnancy care center will open its doors. Saint Gianna Pregnancy Resource Center 100 Whitney Ave. New Haven, CT 06510   24/7 Hotline 203 624-2229  www.giannacenter.org  Saint Gianna’s focus is “showing God’s love and mercy to all mothers and their babies in a gentle and caring manner, from initial encounter to birth and beyond.”

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