Called to Go!

Called to Go!

Called To GO!


-Susan Skoglund, Executive Director

Going mobile has been a long-time vision and dream of mine and became a goal for our Board of Directors a few years back. This will allow us to go and serve where we can reach more women (and men) who need our services. Believe it or not, proximity matters! We’ll be able to reach more of the most abortion vulnerable by parking near our Western Illinois University campus on one regular day per week, as well as at the Martin Luther King Center in Rock Island. Additionally, we will be available one day in Muscatine, IA and another day in Rapids City, IL to reach more in some of the outlying areas. The fifth day is still a matter of prayer, and we hope to eventually add Saturdays as well. 

One of our staff nurses and a Services Coordinator will man the mobile clinic to offer pregnancy testing and
ultrasounds, along with options counsel, and sharing the love of Jesus with all who enter. Other pregnancy centers around the country have been able to increase the numbers of women served by up to 400% by going mobile! Our numbers from 2010 through 2014 have steadily increased- by 53.6% for pregnancy tests, and by 114.7% for ultrasounds. Still we know we are not reaching many more who don’t know about our support and their options other than abortion. For instance- we rarely get university students in and yet we know they are the largest population going for abortions.

After researching our options, we’ve chosen to partner with a professional organization- Save The Storks who have a custom, high-efficiency van which fits into a regular parking place. They have an exclusive partnership with Mercedes-Benz for this custom Sprinter van– a pregnancy center on wheels. This is the lowest priced per mile vehicle in its class, offers a 3 year, 300,000-mile warranty, and does not require special licensing so any of our staff can drive.

Save The Storks is a Christian organization offering us marketing tools, strategic planning, monthly operational
support for up to 2 years AND a long-term relationship rather than a one-time business transaction! We are so thankful for their help so far and now need $125,000 upfront for the cost of the custom medical van with custom marketing wrap, fully outfitted with an exam table, restroom, ultrasound observation screens and security system with 360 perimeter cameras. This step of faith is what God has called us to do! Won’t you join us and give to reach more? Obviously, we will also need more monthly supporters (10:10 Partners*) to help with increased budget needs as well- perhaps God is tugging at your heart to partner in this way?

 

*John 10:10 (ESV)
The thief comes only to steal and kill and
destroy. I came that they may have life and
have it abundantly.

If you have questions or would like to talk further about Pregnancy Resources “Called to GO” medical van project please call or email suan@qcpregnancy.org