Opening in December 2020, GraceHaven is the newest ministry of Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services. GraceHaven is a pregnancy resource clinic located in Mt. Vernon, IL and serves as a source of information and help to those who find themselves dealing with an unexpected pregnancy. The clinic offers pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STD testing, mentoring for expecting mothers and fathers and resources to empower individuals during this complicated time. Our pregnancy tests can confirm a positive test so prenatal care can begin early in pregnancy. There is no charge for this test. By offering ultrasounds, our staff can confirm pregnancy. Although the ultrasounds are not intended for diagnosing or detecting medical problems or conditions for the baby, they can bring peace of mind by answering questions the parents may have such as; Is there a heartbeat? Where do I go from here?
We understand that the decisions made within these walls will have lasting impacts. Before parents choose a plan for their pregnancy, it is vitally important to know and understand what options are available. Our trained mentors will listen to each person’s unique concerns and supply them with support and resources needed to make an informed decision. Our pregnancy resource clinic is NOT an abortion clinic nor will it make referrals for abortion. It will be a safe place that believes in truth, compassion and the importance of knowing all the facts before parents make a decision. Regardless of the choices a woman makes or will make, they will be shown love and understanding. All services provided are free and confidential.
Even though unplanned pregnancies have their challenges, our goal is for every person who comes in to feel informed and encouraged.