Lisa Eccles, the President and COO of the Eccles Foundation commended Arches New Hope for being on the “front lines in addressing enormous challenges.”
She added that the directors of the foundation are “pleased to assist in maintaining and expanding the impact of [Arches New Hope] programs in the year ahead.”
The Pregnancy Center’s board of directors and Executive Director Debbie Nelson are delighted to receive this grant. Nelson explained that the grant will be used to purchase a much-needed new computer and software, signage, brochures and curriculum updates for our LIFE Program, which is the center’s pre-natal and parenting program.
Arches New Hope opened its doors for services in April 2004. The pregnancy center serves approximately 450 to 500 women and men each year. All the services offered are free of charge and confidential. Women and girls of all ages come in for free pregnancy tests, confidential counseling, referrals to community resources and the LIFE Program (pre-natal, labor and delivery, breastfeeding, baby care, and parenting classes in English and Spanish). Men also come in to the pregnancy center to complete parenting lessons, or as moral support for their girlfriend or wife. For each lesson completed, clients receive coupons to spend on baby items in the center’s Baby Store. They also can earn a free infant car seat when they complete 10 lessons.