Women’s Care Center To Open

WARREN, Pa. — Women’s Care Center of Warren has opened its doors at 60 Hatch Run Road, Suite 2, to offer Warren County residents free and confidential, life-affirming pregnancy services including counseling, education, material assistance, and medical screening and referral resources.

The staff and volunteers invite the community to a grand opening celebration from noon to 7 p.m. today.

Warren’s center is the newest outreach office of the Women’s Care Center of Erie County Inc., which has been serving the tri-state region since 1982, with six offices providing a variety of services in Erie and Union City. The WCC is committed to positive change in our communities by promoting wellness, emotional health, character development and family stability through a variety of programs and services.

Assistance is provided for women and men facing an unplanned pregnancy, youth making relationship decisions, women in need of healing and childless couples whose arms ache for a child. Services include early detection pregnancy tests, 24-hour helpline, doctor referrals, sonograms, Pennsylvania abortion control information, open adoption, counseling, education and support. Ongoing support programs include childbirth and newborns care classes, breastfeeding support and Stepping Stones-Learn to Earn, an educational & material assistance program. Baby & Me Tobacco Free smoking cessation and STD testing and treatment will also be available to the Warren community. In addition, trained staff provide a comprehensive array of relevant, character-based, risk-avoidance relationship programs for students in schools throughout Erie and Warren counties.

A number of caring, dedicated individuals within the Warren community committed to supporting the center’s first year were at a reception in November of 2017. The Community Foundation of Warren and the DeFrees Family Memorial Fund grant awards, were also made in January in support of the services and programs.

“The Women’s Care Center of Erie County’s board and I were overwhelmed by the outpouring of community support for this partnership,” said Brenda Newport, executive director of the Women’s Care Center of Erie County. “We have had longstanding relationships with Warren’s Pregnancy Support Center staff and many families in Warren County.”

New executive director at the Warren center Mary Brown agrees. “This partnership is a huge blessing to the Warren community, the variety of services are already making a difference in many lives.”

The Women’s Care Center has become one of the largest life-affirming pregnancy centers in the nation. Women’s Care Center operates a medical clinic, pregnancy resource centers, an education division, Pennsylvania licensed adoption agency, as well as additional branch offices in Union City and offsite in Girard.