Who We Are
Your Choice Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) of Rocky Mount, NC is a 501(c)3 non-profit, non-denominational Christian ministry governed by a local board of directors committed to promoting the sanctity of human life by celebrating and supporting efforts to spread the gospel and promote marriage, motherhood, fatherhood and family. Your Choice PRC empowers women, men and families, who are in crisis due to an unplanned pregnancy through Christian ministry of compassionate care.
History of Pregnancy Resource Ministry
Care Net was launched as a ministry of the Christian Action Council in 1993. Christian Action Council (CAC) began in 1975 when several evangelical leaders, including Dr. Francis Schaeffer, Dr. C. Everett Koop, and Dr. and Mrs. Harold O.J. Brown, met in Billy Graham’s home.
They discussed how Christians could work together to reverse the 1973 Supreme Court decision known as Roe V. Wade. As a result, the CAC was to educate Christians on pro-life issues.
The CAC researched and developed a model for pregnancy resource centers in 1979. The first pregnancy resource center opened in Baltimore, Maryland in late 1980. Since that time, hundreds of centers have been established across North America and Your Choice Resource Center is one of over 2,000 Pregnancy Resource Centers (Care Net and Heartbeat International affiliates) in the United States.
Pregnancy Resource Ministry in Rocky Mount
A group of local Christians were involved in Preserve-a-Life, an organization whose purpose was primarily to educate people about abortion. This dedicated group realized that there was a need for ministry to women in crisis pregnancies.
In 1987, the Rocky Mount Pregnancy Center, Inc. was established, consisting of only a Board of Directors who were committed to a vision.
Two years later, in Station Square Mall, the doors of the Center were opened for the first clients.
In 1991, the RMPC moved to Tarrytown Office Plaza, and expanded those offices in 1994.
In 1997, God blessed the center with their own building located at 330 Sunset Avenue.
In 2011, God blessed the Center with a beautiful and larger facility located at 400 Sunset Avenue. In 2015, the Pregnancy Care Center began doing business as Your Choice Resource Center in order to be more approachable for abortion-vulnerable women and men. The summer of 2016 we purchased our Medical Mobile Unit which is a pregnancy resource center on wheels. As a result of the Board’s careful planning and vision, YCRC continues to remain debt free.
Your Choice Resource Center is a local, non-profit corporation established to provide compassionate, life-affirming services and support for women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy. The Center has a Board of Directors, which is responsible for governing the ministry operations and establishing an independent budget. The Center also has seven (7) full-time employees and one (1) part-time employee.
Care Net and Heartbeat International provide models for establishing new centers, the Statements of Faith and Principle, and the Standards of Affiliation. In addition, Care Net and Heartbeat provide comprehensive training programs and conferences for Board members and paid staff.
God continues to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20) to expand YCRC’s life-enhancing influence throughout Rocky Mount and surrounding areas. The prayers, financial support and volunteer efforts of those who value life are greatly appreciated as we seek to enhance and expand our services.