Services

For All Ages and Stages of Life

You are important to us and we are honored that you chose us to help you through this difficult time. You are even more important to God and we want you to know that.

We realize that an unplanned pregnancy, no matter how old you are, can be frightening. Decisions aren’t always easy. We want to make sure you are well informed about all your options, so that you can make an educated decision. You can also receive material support, as well as emotional and spiritual encouragement.

If you‘re a first time mom, we have a prenatal program that will explain the changes you are experiencing throughout your pregnancy. If you are looking for information about abortion procedures, we will give you all the educational materials available. *We do NOT refer clients to abortion doctors or clinics*. If you are someone who has chosen an abortion and is presently facing the aftermath, we are here to help. If you are a dad and have no clue about parenting, we will help you, too, by offering our parenting or guide to fatherhood programs.

Our services are FREE and confidential. Our primary focus is YOU!! We do offer support to the significant people in your life, but we always have your best interests at heart. We will offer different perspectives, challenge your understanding, and encourage you to look pass the crisis and to see what God can do.

We will not tell you what to do or make any decision for you; we will walk alongside of you, holding your hand (if you want us to). We will share our experience, strength, hope, knowledge and education-without judgment or condemnation. We will laugh, cry, and even pray with you.

So thank you for visiting us at ELM- where Every Life Matters (especially YOURS!!).

Blessings!

ELM does not discriminate in providing services because of age, race, ethnic background, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, financial ability, or socio-economic status. ELM is not a psychological service.

Pregnancy Test

Free test done by trained staff. These pregnancy tests are only a preliminary to an actual limited obstetric ultrasound. It's possible to get a negative result from a ‘home’ pregnancy test when you're actually pregnant. This is known as a false-negative — and it's much more likely to occur than is a false-positive.
You might get a false-negative if you:

  • Take the test too early. The earlier after a missed period that you take a home pregnancy test, the harder it is for the test to detect HCG. For the most accurate results, take the test one week after a missed period — when the
    level of HCG in your urine is most likely to be detectable. If you can't wait that long, ask your health care provider for a blood test.
  • Check test results too soon. Be sure to give the test time to work. Consider setting a timer according to the package instructions.
  • Use diluted urine. For the most accurate results, take the test first thing in the morning — when your urine is the most concentrated.Learn More
Gift from God

 

Limited Obstetric Ultrasound

This type of ultrasound is for 3 things only: to check to make sure there is an intrauterine pregnancy, a heartbeat, and the gestational age of the baby. This is verification of pregnancy and a wonderful time to SEE the little one forming. This is free and confidential. We do not look for gender of the baby.

Prenatal Classes

Part of our Earn While You Learn Program: includes watching a DVD of your choice and a lesson that might explain what is happening to your body and the different things to expect during your pregnancy, labor and delivery.
Some of the lessons include topics such as breast feeding, bonding, and infant milestones. It’s a great way to earn points/mommy money to spend in our boutique.

Parenting Classes

Another part of our Earn While You learn Program. Our curriculum covers topics such as potty training, discipline, nutrition, sleep habits, and whether or not to immunize your child. You can earn mommy money to spend on necessary items- toddler cups, books, blankets, clothes for your toddler.

Resources

We have connections to community resources- WIC, Nurse Family Partnership, Food banks. If we can’t help you directly, we know people who can. We have a resource center with handouts on community agencies, events, or topics of interest.

Family Ties & Parenting

Parenting class held at the Blair County Prison for the female inmates. Incarcerated moms learn how to make better choices, have healthier relationships, and break the generational stuff that plagues their family.

Grief Support for Infant Loss

A support group to help answer the question of what do I do now? Women (and men) gather together to share, encourage, and uphold one another as we process the death of our infant. If you have experienced a miscarriage, stillbirth, or some other cause of infant death-then come to Bethany House.

Post Abortion Recovery

Group or individual support for those who are affected by abortion. Some of us have been right where you are. We thought it was the only option- we believed the lie. Well, it is time for us to let go and let God free us from the bondage of shame, guilt, remorse and regret. It’s time for us to be Forgiven and Set Free.