"For God sent His son into the world not to condemn the world, but that the world through Him would be saved."
ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center, provides medical services to abortion-minded women in the Portland community. The center provides pregnancy testing, limited obstetric ultrasounds, and limited STI testing and treatment with medical professionals and additional client advocates to provide assistance and options counseling during their appointment. Through these services, ABBA is able to provide hope to women who are experiencing unplanned pregnancies.
When a woman is experiencing pregnancy symptoms, ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center provides confirmation through free pregnancy testing. The center’s medical professionals meet with women to discuss their symptoms, administer pregnancy testing, and answer any questions about her pregnancy.
After a woman has a confirmed pregnancy, she is eligible for a free, limited ultrasound at ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center, to determine the gestational age and viability of their pregnancy. Medical Centers, like ABBA, have seen 90% of women wanting an abortion choose to keep their baby after seeing them on an ultrasound.
ABBA, A Women’s Resouce Center provides testing and treatment for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia for women in the community. Sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) can have long lasting effects on women and their babies if left untreated. Staff provide information regarding sexual health and relationships.
Women who come to ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center, may believe they are pregnant or have had their pregnancy previously confirmed by self-testing or another health care provider. From client advocates to medical staff, women are provided with current, factual information regarding all options available to them for their pregnancy: abortion, parenting or adoption.
ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center provides support for women who choose life through parenting and mentoring programs. These classes provide women with support and encouragement by teaching life skills, setting goals, and providing essential items through redeeming points at the Boutique.
Approximately 1 million abortions occur each year. One million women who made a decision that will impact them for the rest of their lives. ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center want women to find emotional and spiritual healing for their abortion decision. The Post Abortion Recovery program, either in a group or individual setting, consists of 10 weeks of sessions to move past the guilt, shame and hurt to find the love and forgiveness the Lord can provide. If you, or someone you know, needs to find healing from a past abortion, contact ABBA to find out more information.
Learn and Earn
At ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center, women who have decided to parent their child are provided with support through parenting education sessions on issues of health, safety, and relationships. As women participate in these sessions, they earn points that they can redeem at ABBA’s Baby & Mom Boutique or for gift cards at local stores.
The Portland LifeGuard Sexual Health program offers various studies about building and maintaining healthy relationships. The curriculum is designed for sessions with “tweens” (ages 9-12), teens (13-19), and adults (20 and over).
THE GIFT OF TIME
Some women may have to experience the loss of an adverse prenatal diagnosis which will take the life of their preborn or newborn baby. ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center provides a bridge of support for women who, even after the diagnosis, do not medically terminate their pregnancy.
The Teen Accountability Pregnancy and Parenting Program (TAPP) is offered to girls ages 12 – 17 who are pregnant and making a decision to be a parent. Girls participate in mentoring sessions and participate in the Learn & Earn program and Portland Lifeguard program.
MomCheck is a single Mom mentoring program for women with children over 12 months of age. Experienced mothers come alongside single mothers to provide encouragement and guidance, help to set goals for her and her family (spiritually, emotionally, intellectually, physically and socially), introduce a network of other single mothers for support, and provide community resources.
EXPLORE YOUR SPIRITUALITY
Every client has the choice to learn more about a relationship with the Lord. At ABBA, A Women’s Resource Center, women can enroll in Bible studies to learn more about her personal relationship with God and how to apply His principles into her daily situation. Contact ABBA to find out more information.