When Life is Unexpected We are Here to Help
Pregnancy Resource Center (PRC) is a non-profit organization that provides vital services to six counties in Southeast Tennessee and is funded totally by the contributions of individuals, businesses, foundations, and churches within the community.
We are a licensed medical clinic and provide our medical services under the direction of our volunteer medical director. Our medical services consist of pregnancy testing, limited ultrasound exams, and sexually transmitted infection testing. We have support programs that touch on the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of those facing difficult decisions regarding unplanned pregnancies.
Since opening in 1986, PRC has served over 25,000 young people with healthy pregnancy and relationship education, at no cost to the individuals served. Pregnancy Resource Center is one of the fastest growing organizations of its type in the Blount County area as we reach and touch other counties.
Our vision is to have a community where every life is sacred, valued and welcomed.
Our mission is to minister to the needs of those facing difficult pregnancy decisions with life-affirming alternatives.
Statement of faith
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. II Timothy 3:16-17
We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Galatians 4:4; II Corinthians 13:14; Isaiah 48:16
We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. Colossians 2:9; Luke 1:26-36; I Corinthians 15:3-4
We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received through Faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works. John 3:16-18; Romans 10:9-10; Ephesians 2:8-9
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works. Luke 11:13
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto resurrection of life, and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. I Corinthians 15:3-4
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. Romans 15:15; II Corinthians 13:11; Philippians 1:27, 2:2; I Peter 3:8
We believe in the sanctity of human life from conception to natural death. Psalm 139:13, 15-16
We believe God created and sanctified marriage to bring together men and women, the complementary halves of humanity, by joining them in “one-flesh” unions. Marriage between one man and one woman for life uniquely reflects Christ’s relationship with His church. Genesis 2:18-25; Ephesians 5:21-33
We believe God wonderfully and immutably creates each person as either male or female, and these two distinct, complementary sexes together reflect the image and nature of God. We believe that God intends sexual intimacy to only occur between man and woman who are married to each other. Genesis 1:26-27
We believe that in order to preserve the function and integrity of the purposes and mission of our organization, and to provide a biblical role model to the clients we serve and members and the community, it is imperative that all persons employed by the organization in any capacity, or who serves as volunteers, should abide by and agree to this Statement on Marriage, Gender and Sexuality and conduct themselves accordingly.
We believe that God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and forsake their sin, seeking His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ. We believe that every person must be afforded compassion, love, kindness, respect, and dignity. Hateful and harassing behavior or attitudes directed toward any individual are to be repudiated and are not in accord with scripture nor the mission of this organization.
Commitment of Care & Competence
Clients are served without regard to age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability or other arbitrary circumstances.
Clients are treated with kindness, compassion and in a caring manner.
Clients always receive honest and open answers.
Client pregnancy testing are distributed and administered in accordance with all applicable laws.
Client information is held in strict and absolute confidence. Releases and permissions are obtained appropriately. Client information is only disclosed as required by law and when necessary to protect the client or others against imminent harm.
Clients receive accurate information about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues, and related concerns.
We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks.
All of our advertising and communication are truthful and honest and accurately describe the services we offer.
We provide a safe environment by screening all volunteers and staff interacting with clients.
We are governed by a board of directors and operate in accordance with our articles of incorporation, by-laws, and stated purpose and mission.
We comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements regarding employment, fundraising, financial management, taxation, and public disclosure, including the filing of all applicable government reports in a timely manner.
Medical services are provided in accordance with all applicable laws, and in accordance with pertinent medical standards, under the supervision and direction of a licensed physician.
All of our staff, board members, and volunteers receive appropriate training to uphold these standards.
Statement of Principal
Pregnancy Resource Center, Inc., (PRC) is committed to present the gospel of Jesus Christ to women and men experiencing an unplanned pregnancy in word and in action. PRC board members, staff, and volunteers are expected to know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord.
PRC is committed to help women and men in unplanned pregnancies make healthy, informed decisions. Confidential counseling regarding all available options is offered to all clients. Lay counselors listen compassionately to their client’s concerns and support them unconditionally, regardless of their decision concerning their pregnancy.
PRC is committed to offer accurate and complete information about fetal development.
PRC is committed to provide emotional support and practical assistance to parents during pregnancy and early childhood.
PRC is committed to offer post abortion counseling to women and men experiencing the spiritual and emotional trauma of abortion.
PRC believes in chastity outside of marriage and in the sanctity of marriage between a man and woman as taught in the Bible.
PRC recognizes the validity of adoption as one alternative to abortion. PRC is independent of adoption agencies, relating to them in the same manner as to other helpful referral sources.
PRC receives no payment of any kind from these agencies and does not enter into contractual relationships with them.
PRC does not discriminate in providing services because of race, creed, color, national origin, age or marital status.
PRC does not recommend or refer clients for abortions.
PRC does not engage in or refer for contraceptive counseling.
PRC does not charge for services.
Statement of Sanctity of Human Life
We believe that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. Human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including all pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged and every other stage or condition from conception through natural death. We are therefore called to defend, protect and value human life.
Statement of Biblical authority
The statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our faith. The Bible itself is the sole and final source of all that we believe as interpreted and applied by our governing Board. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible Word of God and is final authority concerning morality and conduct of mankind.