This online application will take about 40 minutes for you to complete. Please make sure you have read and agree with all the required statements listed at the bottom of this document before you begin. Our application is in-depth because we work with a vulnerable population of clients. Please take time to consider your answers and provide as much explanation as possible. Thank you.
Christianity is central to the purpose and mission of the Pregnancy Center. It is the Center’s policy to be staffed, whether by employees or volunteers, with only committed disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of the purposes and mission of our organization, and to provide a biblical role model to the clients we serve and members of the community, it is imperative that all persons working at the organization in any capacity, or who serve as volunteers, are to be in agreement with the provisions set forth here and the mission statement and objectives of the Center. Consequently, all employees and volunteers are expected to annually review and affirm his or her agreement with the core documents listed below as a condition of affiliation with the Center, both in terms of doctrinal belief and practical application. Violation of these principles shall constitute cause for discipline up to and including termination. I Timothy 4:12b and Philippians 1:27
The Nicene Creed
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including all pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect and value all human life. Psalm 119:73, 139:13, Isaiah 44:2 & 24.
We believe God’s plan for human sexuality is to be expressed only within the context of monogamous marriage between a biological male and a biological female as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. We believe that God has commanded that no intimate sexual activity be engaged outside of a marriage between a man and a woman. We believe that God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as male or female and these two distinct, complementary genders together reflect the image and nature of God. Genesis 1:26-27 and 2:24; Matthew 19:5-6; Mark 10:6- 9; Romans 1:26-27; 1 Corinthians 6:9.
The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe as interpreted and applied by our governing board. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible Word of God and the final authority concerning morality and conduct of mankind. For purposes of the Center’s religious foundations, our board of directors in consultation with Pastoral input is the final interpretive authority on the Bible’s meaning and application.
I understand that all in-house information pertaining to Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon (PRCCO), donor-related, client-related and center-related, will remain strictly confidential. I will keep the said information stated completely confidential.
I understand that all client contact will remain strictly confidential and understand that breach of confidentiality is grounds for immediate probation and/or dismissal, unless required by law. Further, I will continue to uphold confidentiality even after I am no longer an employee or volunteer
The Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon is an outreach ministry of Jesus Christ through His Church and is committed to presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ to women and men involved in planned and unplanned pregnancies – both in word and in deed. Commensurate with this purpose, those who labor as Pregnancy Resource Center board members, employees and volunteers are expected to know Christ as their Savior and Lord. John 14:6
In 1995, after five years of planning, we opened our first Center in Madras. We were first known as Crisis Pregnancy Center, but in time changed our name to the Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon to better describe the wide variety of services we offer. Our Madras Center closed briefly, but reopened in 2022., and we currently operate four Centers: Bend, Madras, Redmond, Prineville. We are a faith-based organization and are not affiliated with religious entities and offer services freely to all who enter our doors. Our mission is to equip individuals to choose life affirming values for themselves, their pregnancies and their relationships.
Volunteer Supported: The employees and volunteers of our community-supported Centers have been effective at impacting lives on a one-on-one basis. We offer practical and spiritual support that has helped many women who are facing a possible planned or unplanned pregnancy. We provide services to every person who comes through our doors and serve every man, woman or child without regard to finances, religion or socio-economic status. Our vision is to see lives transformed and we accomplish that through one-on-one personal relationships with our clients.
Our Clients: Men and women utilize the services of the Pregnancy Resource Center. The women facing unplanned pregnancies represent a wide variety of demographics. She might be homeless or live with her parents, she may be working or looking for work, happy to be pregnant or still unsure, 14 years old or 45, fearful, joyful, nervous, desperate or crying, we see them all. Her pregnancy may be planned or unplanned. Whether she visits a center in Bend, Madras, Prineville or Redmond she will receive a warm, friendly welcome without being judged. All clients will be listened to with compassion and she will receive truthful, accurate and complete information. Without regard to the pregnancy decision, we are here to support and encourage our clients as they enter the next phase of life. We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions, the abortion pill, abortifacients or contraceptives.
Our Services: All of our services are offered free of charge. We offer medical grade pregnancy testing, limited obstetrical ultrasounds, prenatal vitamins, options consultations, parenting education and resources for medical and community services. We provide information on sexually transmitted infections, food, clothing and supplies for mom and baby. For the men who are looking for direction during this season of their lives, we have a Fatherhood Coaching program that provides a safe place to ask questions and prepare for the changes that come with being a father. Every person who walks in the door of a Pregnancy Resource Center will have the opportunity to receive ongoing emotional support and spiritual encouragement that will give them the ability to continue making wise decisions for the future. One of our clients said it best, “You were there when I had nowhere else to go. You helped me think through all my options and allowed me to see that I could really do this”.
Our Finances: The Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and is under the governance of a Board of Directors. We do not take money from the local, state or federal government that would limit our ability to share the gospel, but are fully financed through the monthly pledges of our regular donors and the special gifts we receive from businesses or others.
The Pregnancy Resource Centers of Central Oregon is a 501c3 non-profit charitable corporation governed by an elected Board of Directors. The Board of Directors shall operate pursuant to the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws of the organization.