The Community Pregnancy Center of Carson City, now doing business as Life Choices, was incorporated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation on March 4, 1983. It was borne from the desire of caring men and women who wanted to bring a compassionate answer to the rising tide of sexual irresponsibility, unplanned pregnancies, and abortion taking place in our nation. Today, we add to that list the current epidemic of sexually transmitted disease, as well as post-abortion consequences.
Since that time, Life Choices has helped over tens of thousands of women and men of all ages in Northern Nevada who were unprepared for pregnancy or faced a potential pregnancy. We help meet the educational, emotional, physical, and spiritual needs of these women, men and their families by enabling them to make an informed decision regarding the life of their unborn child and the impact of their personal choices.
In 2000, Life Choices became the first community pregnancy center in all of Nevada, to begin providing ultrasounds to our clients. Now each year, over 300 women will see their baby for the first time at Life Choices and an average of 91% of them will choose life.
Earn While You Learn pregnancy and parenting classes began for our clients in 2008. Annually, we see over 700 parents to-be participate in classes to equip them to be the best parents they can be, averaging over 1,500 client visits in a year. This includes our newest educational component, the Fatherhood Initiative, that launched in 2018 with workshops geared towards equipping men to father children in healthy ways.
For those struggling with consequences from a past abortion or abortions, Life Choices has provided help and hope since 2007. Since starting, we have offered nearly 20 Post Abortion Bible Studies that have allowed women to experience the joy of being forgiven and set free.
Worth The Wait abstinence until marriage training in Carson City Middle Schools and High School was added in 2009 and the HOPE Team began purity training for youth groups in 2012. Each year, hundreds of students learn about sexual integrity and consider the outcomes they can expect from the choices they make.
In 2014, Life Choices relocated from a 750 sq. foot office space we occupied for 16 years to our current location strategically located adjacent to the local Planned Parenthood, which has since closed. In 2016, we were able to purchase a Medical Mobile Unit from Save the Storks, and now offer, as the only mobile unit of its kind in Northern Nevada, life-affirming services to areas like Minden, Gardnerville, Dayton and beyond. In February of 2019, we dedicated an additional 1,100 square feet to provide a larger Baby Boutique, additional education rooms, and additional peer advocacy rooms for potential clients.