A Letter From the President

Brian Haynes – Board President

Dear Beloved Supporters,

As partners of the Pregnancy Care Clinic (PCC) of Whidbey Island you have been a huge blessing to the Clinic, its staff, and the Board of Directors. We truly could not do this amazing work without you. So, thank you!
We, the PCC Board of Directors, need to inform you of restructuring that will be taking place at the PCC in the coming months.
We have always been and will continue to strive to be good stewards of the Clinic’s finances; as such we have put together the financial numbers and created a prayerfully-made plan that will keep the Clinic running for years to come.

A SUMMARY OF CHANGES AND RESTRUCTURING:

1. We will be closing the doors of the South Whidbey Clinic (SWPCC) indefinitely, in December 2019. Due to a change in the demographics of South Whidbey, there has been a sharp decline in the number of clients seeking our medical and educational services or requesting material goods. Our decision to close the SWPCC was made after considering both financial stewardship and the decreased need for our services on South Whidbey.
2. While we are closing the doors to the SWPCC, we are not moving out of the South Whidbey community. The PCC ministry has added a staff position responsible for community outreach and to facilitate church connections with a focus on South Whidbey. This staff member has authored and is responsible for teaching a sexual integrity program in order to connect with and educate students in local schools and church youth groups.
3. The Client Services Director (CSD) in Oak Harbor will transition from a part-time to a full-time position. The hours will increase from the current 30hrs/week to 40hrs/week. This will bring greater continuity of administration and client care to the Clinic and the CSD position.
4. Nurse Sue will be retiring in the coming months. We have hired a new Nurse Manager who will soon begin her training with Sue. This change comes with an increase in Nurse Manager wages, but a decrease in hours.
5. Minimum wage is ever-increasing. In January 2020 Washington State minimum wage will increase to $13.50/hr. The Department of Labor and Industries may increase this again in 2021. In compliance with Washington State Law, we will increase the wages of those staff members who fall under this requirement.
6. We would like to provide some type of health care benefit to our full-time employees. We know this is necessary in order to attract and then retain the best-qualified staff members, such as we have now.
7. Finally, we will be dissolving two part-time staff positions.

The Board of Directors and Executive Director have been praying about and discussing these changes for months. None of this has been easy, but with each change we have seen God’s leading and direction. We set ourselves to be in unity of spirit, mind, and heart when it came to these decisions as they will impact our Whidbey community and the PCC staff.
After much prayer and discussion we, the Board of Directors for the PCC, have come to a united decision to make these changes official.

We are extremely grateful for your prayer and financial support. Thank you!

Please don’t hesitate to contact me at brianfbc@comcast.net for more information.

In Christ,
Brian Haynes
President of the Board
The Pregnancy Care Clinic of Whidbey Island

South Whidbey Sound Bite

Nancy Thompson – SW Client Services Director

     Since the very beginning of my work at the South Whidbey Pregnancy Care Clinic (SWPCC) I have believed it was a calling from God. For many years the SWPCC served a small but steady clientele—bringing some souls to the Lord, saving some from abortion, and educating and supporting many who had few resources. But, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens” (Eccles. 3:1), and sometimes we have to remind ourselves that our timing, plans, or desires may not figure into God’s plans—sometimes He closes doors.

After much deliberation, the PCC Board has decided that it is time to close the doors of the South Whidbey Clinic—but it has not been an easy decision for them, I know. The South Whidbey population has changed over the years. The most recent census shows that the average age on South Whidbey is 56.7—beyond childbearing age. Because of the change in demographics, the number of clients seen at the South Whidbey Clinic has decreased dramatically. We have been faithfully open, but there are simply not enough clients to justify the time and cost of maintaining this facility. Throughout my 8 years here, I have been greatly humbled by the generosity of the people of South Whidbey—you have completely supported us in every way. There is no way I can remember all the blessings you have provided!—but here are some of them: donations of both financial and material goods, the organizing of fundraisers including the SW Banquet, decorating, quilting, reupholstering furniture, putting down flooring, moving and installing furniture and equipment, and providing assistance in countless other ways.

I would like to extend special thanks to all the volunteers, prayer partners, liaisons, board members, caterers, churches, and individual donors for being generous with your time—I have always been amazed at those who quickly stepped forward whenever there was a need.
It has been an honor and a blessing to work for the Pregnancy Care Clinic. I know you will continue to support the cause of LIFE though the continuing vital ministry of the Oak Harbor Pregnancy Care Clinic. You will remain in my prayers.

To God be the Glory,
Nancy.

Director’s Cut

Sara Wroblewski – Executive Director

“Not to us, O LORD, not to us but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness.” (Ps. 115:1)

     Happy Fall Everyone!! I love it when we get to this time of the year while also being stunned that the year is so quickly coming to a close! It’s a perfect time to reflect on how awesome God is and all the amazing work He has been accomplishing!

2019 has been a year of big numbers. $47,638 is how much our three fundraising events have totaled! 545 is how many parenting classes have been completed! We’ve given 437 dozen diapers away and 241 spiritual conversations have taken place! Did I mention that ALL of those numbers have increased since last year!? We’ve also done 79 pregnancy tests, seen 16 babies be saved from abortion, and welcomed 3 people into the family of God as they prayed to receive Christ as their Savior! The best part of all is that 2019 isn’t even over yet!! Throughout this edition of the Careline you’ve undoubtedly seen that so many changes are happening here at PCC, but one thing has and always will remain the same: GOD IS FAITHFUL AND HE IS SAVING LIVES!

Please continue to pray for PCC, its staff, and volunteers as we keep our eyes on Christ and finish 2019 with eager anticipation, excitement, and joy! Not to us, but to His name be the glory!

Nurse’s Nook

Sue Martell – Nurse Manager

“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heavens.”
(Eccles. 3:1)

 

     Ecclesiastes 3 has always been very meaningful to me as the seasons in my life have changed. As many of you have heard, it is time for a new season for me. I have sensed that it is the Lord’s leading for me to pass on the Nurse Manager “baton.” In this next season my husband and I are looking forward to the birth of our first grandchild and are also excited about the Lord’s continued direction in writing, editing, and Native American ministry.

What a blessing this Clinic has been to me—from the staff and volunteers to the clients who have passed through these doors. It is hard to say goodbye to my PCC family. Our new Nurse Manager is in for one of the greatest experiences of her life in serving here. I will not forget having the privilege of introducing clients to our Lord Jesus. I will not forget moms telling me they chose life for their children because of an ultrasound I was able to do—and sometimes then meeting their children. This is truly a great place to work—not just to work in ministry—but also to learn to work in ministry. It has provided a season of spiritual growth for me personally.

I would like to thank Sara and all the staff members, Drs. Jones and Bame, the Board of Directors, and volunteers I have worked with both past and present for their friendship, mentoring, and prayer support. I would also like to extend my gratitude to all of our supporters. This vital ministry could not continue without you.

Thanks so much and many blessings,
Sue Martell, Nurse Manager

Baby Bottle Boomerang

The baby bottle boomerang has raised $32,933.54 this year!! Thank you to all that participated!!!!
We are also still missing 470 bottles which is a pretty significant amount that will cost the clinic $900 to replace. If you still have a bottle, empty or full, please return it to the Clinic!

Thank you!! – PCC Staff

Fall Fundraiser

Bikers for Babies Update

Bikers for Babies raised $6020!! Thank you everyone that supported this event by riding or by sponsoring!

Special Giving Opportunity

Our newly-hired RN, Becca, will continue the life-saving work of providing Nurse Consults and Limited OB Ultrasound services like Sue has done for many years here at PCC. (See Sue’s Careline article to learn more about this change!)

Becca must complete two ultrasound training programs before being qualified to perform Limited OB Ultrasounds. As you can imagine, these training courses require a large financial commitment from the PCC. We estimate that total costs will be around $10,000. This includes course registration fees and instruction, travel costs, accommodations, food, etc.

God has already started providing for this financial need, but we still need your help! A non-profit organization called Abundant Life has offered PCC a $5,000 matching grant for our nurse training expenses! That means only $5,000 needs to be raised by our community to ultimately accomplish our $10,000 goal!

Should you feel led to give and help us receive the matching grant we would be deeply grateful! To make a donation of any amount click on the button below or send a check (memo line RN training). Thank you for always supporting the work of PCC through finances and prayer!

For more information about Abundant Life, visit their website at: abundantlifewa.org.

—-Sara Wroblewski, Executive Director

Client Needs:

    • Diapers
      Size NB
      Size 6
    • Wipes
    • Baby Toiletries
    • Baby Shoes
    • Nursing Pads (Disposable)
    • Baby Bottles
    • Formula
      Similac Advance
      Similac Pro Advance

Year-To-Date Stats for 2019

Total Appointments1176
Turnarounds to Date16
Pregnancy Testing79
Total Cans of Formula145
Ultrasounds7
Spiritual Conversations241
Total Volunteer Hours1368

Treasurer’s Report

YTD Income$150,510.03
YTD Expenses$135,224.20
Balance$15,285.83