Our Road to Hope Clinic for Women
The Capital Campaign of 2016-2019
A Fundamental Calling for Our Times
Creating loving personal relationships and wholeness where there is brokenness is a fundamental calling and task of the Church of Jesus Christ. As a missional arm of the local church, FPRC is a conduit for mentoring, volunteer service and resource donations to women and children who may never enter the door of a church. With more than 4,000 abortions performed in the United States each day, one third of our younger generation is missing. We believe there is a better way for the young women in Fallbrook to face unplanned pregnancy. Over one-fourth of the abortions in the U.S. are performed on women under 20 years of ages (Association for Interdisciplinary Research in Values and Social Change). FPRC sees this as a prescription for disaster for moms, their children and for our community. As society falls deeper into a loss of respect for life, FPRC is committed through Christian advocacy to strengthen the hearts and lives of moms feeling inadequate to carry their babies to birth.
A Home on Hawthorne
A temporary location at 221 N Pico Ave (LifePointe Fallbrook) FPRC had approximately 150 client visits women each month. The women, most often with babies and small children, meet for one hour weekly, by-weekly or monthly with the advocates in a few small rooms. With increased numbers participating in our current pregnancy care programming we need up to 4,500 square feet. This will provide more room for inventory and our boutique and much need office space for staff and volunteers. We anticipate a 25% increase in the number of clients alone with the opening of our medical clinic.
Why at this time?
in 2015 with direction from the FPRC board we signed the offer of $640,000 to purchase our future "Home on Hawthorne". The property (121-129 E Hawthorne) also includes an adjacent building of 500 square feet and street parking for up to 20 cars. Once remodeled this purchase will allow FPRC to have a permanent home with room to grow in the future if and when needed.
- A strategic location. 121-129 E Hawthorne is a familiar location for our clients being just down the street from where we were before construction began. It will continue to provide the same privacy we have always offered.
- Expanded opportunity to serve. Additional square footage will allow more room for growing the number of women in our current programs while making room for new programs in development. Increased efficiency. Our current facility is overcrowded for both our women and volunteers.
- Reduced operational costs from dual locations as we were before purchase. Purchasing the building will also provide a secure future.
What was the next step?
In 2016 FPRC’s board created a 3-year $828,000 fundraising campaign to renovate 125 E Hawthorne St to expand our programs. We realized it was a God-size goal and that accomplishing this ambitious task would require significant community leadership and the dedication of local charitable funds for this purpose. We welcome visits anytime at our current facility and are happy to arrange a visit at the facility just down the street on E Hawthorne.
The Campaign - 2019 Update/Village News Press Release
As of July 1, 2019 Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center will have a new name and an expanded mission. Our new name will be Hope Clinic for Women (HCW) and HCWs new mission will be to provide limited medical services including free pregnancy testing and on-site ultrasounds (administered by medical staff from the HCW) as they also welcome new lives into the Fallbrook community with compassionate pregnancy care services. It is their hope at HCW to offer additional medical services in the near future.
Carolyn Koole, Executive Director of FPRC relates, “The Clinic has been a long time in coming with much thought, planning and considerable community input and support.” FPRC finishes a three year capital campaign in December 2019 having raised over $743,838.45 for construction at 125 E Hawthorne St in Fallbrook. Koole states that “by the end of 2019 FPRC will attempt to raise the final $150,000 of our campaign for resourcing the clinic with medical equipment, training for medical staff, providing signage and securing the exterior building with outdoor cameras and lighting.” Those interested in donating may visit their website at www.fallbrookprc.com
Fallbrook Pregnancy Resource Center (FPRC) had its beginnings in a single room donated in a Fallbrook medical office where young women facing an unplanned pregnancy could sit down and talk with a trained mentor from the community who was not there to judge them but to instead listen to their concerns and to help them find the answers they needed to make their own informed decision on their pregnancy. The wisdom of that simple act of kindness and compassion remains to this day at FPRC.
Over the years as the number of clients grew and their needs increased, so has the outreach of FPRC. In December 2018 FPRC reported that since 2010 over 460 babies were born to moms in programs at the Center and well over 4,805 support services were provided with 913 new clients receiving free pregnancy tests 182 free ultrasound referrals to a mobile clinic that FPRC paid for and brought to Fallbrook for the convenience of their clients. The sonogram is just the first step in assisting moms in pregnancy. Carolyn Koole, Executive Director of FPRC states that, “It’s day one of a two-year journey with our center. Most of the work we will do comes after the sonogram as we offer a broad range of education on safe relationships, STDs, birthing, parenting, and referrals for great services in the Fallbrook community.”
Koole states, “We look forward with great anticipation to a ribbon cutting with the Fallbrook Chamber Commerce. The Chamber has been an ongoing source of information, connection and support. It’s what they do best!” For more information about Hope Clinic for Women or to be a guest at one of their Vision Tours, please contact Heidi Roderick at 760.728.4105, ext.16.
List of Needs for HCW.pdf