Our founders and leadership have committed from its inception that the MVWC would be an evangelical ministry, presenting the Gospel of Jesus Christ, proclaiming God's love, and encouraging a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We do not receive federal funding or grant benefits that do not align with our mission, so we can freely share Jesus Christ to all we serve.
The MVWC posts all its statistics in an annual report that is open to the public.
The MVWC serves women, men, and their families with life-affirming information and pregnancy-related care. Every service offered to clients is filtered through our mission to value life, support families, and to demonstrate Christ's love. The mission to value life is fleshed out every day as we offer pregnancy testing and limited ultrasound. We are committed to the abortion-minded woman facing a pregnancy, by showing love through one-on-one options counseling which provides information on adoption, parenting, and the effects of an abortion – so that she can make the most informed decision for herself and for her baby. We educate and equip expecting moms and dads about childbirth, childcare, healthy relationships and parenting skills. We also provide material assistance in the form of baby items: i.e., cribs, mattresses, car seats, clothing, and diapers, just to name a few.
No. We do NOT refer for abortion, but we DO come alongside women with the facts about abortion. Statistics show there are harmful effects to post-abortive women, and because we care for women's health and safety, we do not recommend an abortion to any client.
The Abortion Recovery Ministry (ARM) is a perfect way to demonstrate Christ's love. ARM ministers to the man or woman who has experienced an abortion. This program offers hope and healing through a study that was specifically written and designed for the individual who suffers from a past abortion. 1 in 4 women are post abortive; and for them, there is hope, and there is healing through forgiveness and freedom that comes from Jesus Christ.
Yes! Learn the statistics by viewing our most recent annual report
One client told us she "never thought she would consider an abortion", but she had five children, and a sixth pregnancy confirmed through a test at the MVWC. Questions and fears flooded her mind, but she agreed to stay for an ultrasound. Within moments, she learned she was 17 weeks pregnant, and while watching kicking legs and wiggling arms on the ultrasound screen, she said with tears in her eyes: "I CAN do this!!"
Ultrasound is a critical element to a life decision!
We are not licensed to set up adoption plans, but because we are advocates for life decisions, we will provide adoption referrals for clients to agencies and attorneys in the Dayton area.
A vital part of our community outreach includes Abstinence Education. We partner with local schools by offering several different programs. Worth Waiting For (WWF) is a health class presentation sharing the abstinence message to middle school and high school students. The impact of WWF can last a lifetime, preparing students for the future and teaching them how to avoid hurtful and broken relationships. In addition, we provide two in-school mentoring programs for middle school students: GIFT (Giving Insight, Friendship and Truth) for the girls, and TEAM (Teens Excited About Manhood) for the boys. STARS (Self-Respect, Truth, Accountability, Responsibility and Success) is an after-school group for middle school girls, led by our STARS Coordinator, along with Cedarville University student volunteers.
Our Campus Outreach to Wright State, Central State, and Wilberforce Universities, and Sinclair Community College provide the opportunity and platform to inform students about MVWC programs and services so that no woman or man feels they need to choose between education and parenting. Equip 4 Life is the student-led organization at Wright State University.
Discipleship: Through this program, a client can meet with a mentor one-on-one in a nonjudgmental atmosphere. Clients search for answers to their questions or grow deeper in their faith with God.
DREAM: Although we intervene in the moment of a crisis pregnancy, in this program, we work back toward the problem of sexual choices and equip women with the skills to build healthy relationships. Sexual bondage can blind a woman from finding wholeness and freedom, but the Dare To Realize Every Action Matters program teaches a woman that her past does not determine her future, and she CAN own a NEW path to sexual integrity.
Silver Linings: We demonstrate Christ's love by offering Silver Linings to those who have experienced some type of infant loss either through miscarriage, stillbirth, or an infant death. This program allows women and their families to share their heartaches and fears, and gently guides them through the grieving process and on to recovery.
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