The door slowly opened and a young woman tentatively looked in before she entered.
“Come in,” a friendly volunteer called out to her.
The young woman walked through the door at The Brazos Pregnancy Clinic (BPC) and looked around, her eyes large and luminous.
“Can I help you?” the volunteer asked.
A long pause and then a voice, shaking with emotion whispered, “I think I’m pregnant, and I have no one to help me!” Her expression mirrored her pain.
Many are broken, many unsure of what their future holds. Fear tries to hold them back from making healthy decisions and choices. Friends at Brazos Pregnancy Clinic wait to help here. Every day Hood County families face similar unexpected struggles. The Brazos Pregnancy Clinic is a non-profit organization ministering to women and families confronted with unplanned pregnancies. Its purpose is to aid hurting women and families through lay counseling and support services while being an advocate for the unborn child.
Over the past few years, the number of families served at BPC tripled. Free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds and parenting classes all are a part of their weekly agenda. Almost daily, volunteers and staff supply emergency needs such as diapers, formula and clothing. The new employment placement program offers assistance and direction for the men involved with these families.
The SOZO Program, a group of young people who have made the decision to save sex for marriage, provides teens with positive, factual, and up-to-date information and encouragement to help them make healthy lifestyle choices. It reached over 2,500 students during the 2011-12 school year. One teacher wrote, “Excellent information offered at the right level. Material is right on for 7th graders. Activities and topics related to their lives.”
Everyone can help with this loving facility. You can pray, volunteer and donate. The rewards are great. Not only do you save a life and enrich a family in a time of need, you can also make lifelong friends. The annual BPC Gala is the first social outing of the fall season and has become known as the place to be for fun, great auction items and entertainment. Sean Mitchell from The DFW All-Stars (formerly of Granbury Live) is back by popular demand to entertain this year and he does entertain. If you have never heard Sean, you are in for an amazing treat. Sean has performed all over the world.
The gala needs to make $10-15K more this year than ever. All donations are appreciated. BPC personifies the heart of Granbury—people enjoying life—a life of purpose. Not just another gala but a good time that lends a helping hand. Join in as BPC offers help and privacy to happy clients. Also BPC is offering bible studies that include mom, beautiful babies and blessed volunteers.
For sponsorship and/or tickets to the Annual Gala, please visit
www.brazospregnancyclinic.com or call BPC at 817.579.1233 or Gala Chair, Julia Pannell at 817.308.7427.