Sav-A-Lifep
         Dale County Pregnancy Center, Inc.

               1889 Andrews Avenue PO Box 41 Ozark AL 36361 334.774.4419
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HAND-IN-HAND PROGRAM 

The problem of unplanned pregnancy for a teenager or a young adult is a crisis situation. The anxiety that these girls and women experience can be overwhelming. Everyone who walks through our doors has a different story and different set of circumstances, but each one needs to be loved, accepted, and supported through one of the most challenging times in their lives. Initially, our clients receive a free pregnancy test; then we offer both emotional support and practical help for our clients through our Hand-In-Hand Program if they choose to enroll. This program is designed to walk through the pregnancy with our clients by offering emotional support through peer counseling and mentoring. As we meet with the client bi-weekly and her needs are assessed, she is referred to the appropriate agencies for help. By enrolling in our program the client agrees to complete homework assignments that provide us with the assurance that she is taking care of herself and her baby.

If the client completes the assignments, she is given an incentive gift, such as baby sleepers, baby wipes, diapers, baby blankets, etc., all of which are new items The volunteer mentor is instructed and trained to review the client's homework and discuss it with her. The client earns baby bucks with each visit and completed homework assignment (part of which is a Bible study) and can shop in our Baby Room once a month, spending her baby bucks. The items range from baby bottles to crib sheets, from dresses to comforters and bumper pads to all kinds of baby items and are new and used items. We also have baby swings, strollers, walkers, car seats, cribs, etc., as well as maternity clothes. Most of these items are second hand donated items. All of the gifts and services our clients receive are provided free of charge.

This is an ongoing program for Sav-A-Life of Dale County and has been in place for over 15 years. We provide a program focused on the client's pregnancy and her needs during this time. If the client needs additional help, we refer her to the Department of Human Resources, Dale County Health Department, Dale County Rescue Mission, OCAP, area food pantries, Dale Baptist Association, the Salvation Army, Catholic Social Services, Alfred Saliba Family Services Center in Dothan, the Career Center etc. The needs of our clients are many and range from needing help with classes for GED testing, job training, child care, transportation needs, to basic needs such as food, help with a power bill, medical assistance, or a safe place to live if necessary

Sav-A-Life of Dale County currently reaches clients in Dale, Pike, Barbour, Coffee and Henry counties.  


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