Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Center Opens New Office in Stettler – Bashaw Star

A program that has been in the works for some time has finally opened its doors to Stettler.

The grand opening of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Center Stettler office took place on May 2.

Several community representatives were on hand for the event, including Mayor Sean Nolls on behalf of the city and Donna Morris of the Stettler Regional Board of Trade.

Lisa Smith, Executive Director of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre, and some program board members were also on hand for the celebration.

An open day took place in the establishment after an inauguration ceremony until 2:30 p.m.

The Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Center’s Stettler office is the latest to open, joining offices already open in Red Deer, Olds, Rocky Mountain House and Drumheller.

Although focused on Stettler, the new office is available to anyone in the East Central Alberta region.

Programs offered at the facility include a boutique program providing maternity clothes, baby clothes, diapers and other necessities to an expectant mother, free pregnancy testing and support, parenting education and support for those going through the adoption or abortion process.

The center is not a functional medical clinic and the programming offered is positive in nature; the center does not organize or help organize medical procedures.

The center also includes a men’s mentorship program that deals with issues ranging from support for a teenage daughter’s pregnancy, support from friends and fatherhood programs.

Relying almost exclusively on fundraising, the majority of services provided by the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Center are provided free of charge to the user. The only exception are users of the Red Deer Maternity Hospital who contribute financially to the program according to their abilities.

The center can be reached 24 hours a day at 403-343-1619, their helpline.

Additionally, the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Center is accessible online at www.pregnancycare.ca.

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Mayor Sean Nolls speaks during the grand opening of the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Center office in Stettler on May 2. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Stettler Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Center Acting Director Jenessa McAuley cuts the ribbon held outside the door by Mayor Sean Nolls and Donna Morris of the Stettler Regional Board of Trade, celebrating the facility's grand opening.  (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

Stettler Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Center Acting Director Jenessa McAuley cuts the ribbon held outside the door by Mayor Sean Nolls and Donna Morris of the Stettler Regional Board of Trade, celebrating the facility’s grand opening. (Kevin Sabo/Stettler Independent)

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