Five years ago today, we opened the nation’s very first All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center in Bloomington, Indiana. We wanted to demonstrate that it’s not only possible, but ideal, to offer support for pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption – all under one roof. In a world dominated by debate about being for or against abortion, we wanted to be there for pregnant and parenting people through all of their experiences and to be a resource for open-hearted, judgment-free support.
Shelly Dodson and Rachel Ronquillo Gray were our first Indiana staff members and the team that chose the location and transformed this little house into the beautiful, welcoming Center that it still is today. Home to the Hoosier Abortion Fund, the Hoosier Diaper Program, and all kinds of drop-in resources like peer counseling, pregnancy tests, condoms, and menstrual products, the All-Options PRC is truly a community-based organization. For the past five years, we have been powered by an incredible team of staff, board, interns, volunteers, donors, and community supporters – like you!
Thank you so much for making our vision of the All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center a reality. We wish that we could be gathering this weekend to celebrate with you all in person, but until that’s possible again, we hope you’ll enjoy this little slide-show trip down memory lane.
We also invite you to read some of our favorite articles about the All-Options PRC.
- Cosmopolitan – This New Pregnancy Center Will Be the First of Its Kind
- Bustle – Indiana’s All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center Finally Offers Women The “Options” They Actually Need
- The Cut – Watch: Inside a Pregnancy Center That’s Revolutionizing Reproductive Care
- Rewire – ‘Abortion and Parenting Needs Can Coexist’: A Q&A With Parker Dockray
Finally, if you’re so moved, you can make a donation to our mutual aid campaign in honor of our first 5 years. Your support will help us continue to do what we do best: providing free diapers, abortion funding, and emotional support to pregnant and parenting people as they navigate stigma and barriers that are only being heightened during the coronavirus pandemic.