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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
President of the Board
The Pregnancy Care Clinic of Whidbey Island