1618 Valle Vista Blvd.
P.O. Box 1621
Pekin, IL 61554
Saturday: By Appointment Only
Alan White - Director
Shani Widby, RN - Nurse Manager
Ehrica Reaktenwalt - Program Coordinator
Erica Radcliffe - Administrative Assistant
Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center is committed to continuing its mission. Since 1985, thousands of women and their families have found hope through this ministry and we are committed to being around for those who will need us today and tomorrow.
The Board and Staff of Living Alternatives are daily in prayer about how God would use us. We are open to starting new ministries wherever God may lead. It has been on the heart of the leadership of Living Alternatives to start a ministry in Tazewell County for over ten years now.
The Illinois Department of Public Health reports abortion statistics each year. According to their most recent abortion statistics of 2010, Tazewell County is the 15th highest out of 104 counties, yet Tazewell is the only county in the top 15 to not have a pregnancy center located within its boundaries. God is stirring in our hearts and we are seeking His direction.
In response to this stirring, our team has begun a feasibility study to research the possibility of opening a Pregnancy Resource Center here in Tazewell County. We are asking the following questions:
- Is there a need for a pregnancy center? (154 abortions in 2010)
- Would those at risk for choosing abortion come to a local pregnancy center?
- Will the community and its leadership support the opening of a new pregnancy center?
- Will the prolife community of Tazewell County commit to praying for, financially supporting and volunteering at the Pregnancy Resource Center?
Unfortunately, Living Alternatives does not have a storehouse of funds to use towards the beginning of a new ministry. We cannot start a new Center without the support of the community in which the ministry will be located.
It is Living Alternatives’ desire to assist women and families faced with the challenges of unplanned or often times unwanted pregnancies in Tazewell County but we cannot do it alone. We are giving everyone who believes in and agrees with this vision statement and the mission of Living Alternatives the opportunity to partner with us for the purpose of seeing this vision become reality in Tazewell County. We know that this Center will become a reality when met by a sovereign move of God. This will be done by complete and sacrificial participation of those that have a heart for this ministry and are lead by God’s direction through prayer to support this ministry.
Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization and operates solely on the generous contributions of churches, businesses, families and individual donors and is staffed by trained volunteers. Currently we are now in the process of securing financial partners and volunteers, to begin the ministry in our local area. Our ministry cannot achieve its mission without the assistance of volunteers and community supporters like you. If you have any questions, are interested in volunteering or hearing further about how you can become part of building a financial foundation for the Tazewell County Center, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any suggestions for us or contacts you believe might be helpful, we would love to hear from you. If you would like to partner with us financially, you can make a tax-deductible donation on our donate page: http://www.hopeforafuture.com/donate.html