Vision: That every pregnant family in Lake Wales would view abortion as unnecessary because of the love and support of the community.
Mission: Our mission is to foster a community that provides practical resources and emotional and spiritual support to those facing an unplanned pregnancy by providing education, information, diagnostic testing, material aid, and mentoring.
History: Choices Pregnancy Care is one of the newest programs of Lake Wales Care Center, providing a network of support for expecting mothers.
Program Director: Kate McDonald, MA, LMHC
Medical Director: Edwin Salamanca, MD
Nurse Manager: Kim Harden, RN
Sonographer: Asia Smith, RDMS
Client Services Director: Kristi Perkins
Why We Help: According to the Alan Guttmacher Institute, the most common reasons women identify for having abortions is due to a lack of practical resources and emotional support. We believe that Lake Wales is a caring community and that no woman should ever feel that she does not have the practical resources and/or emotional support to continue a pregnancy.
Who We Help: We help women, men and their families facing an unplanned pregnancy. Many women experience pressure from their friends, boyfriends and family members to make a certain choice. Our desire is to empower our clients with information and to connect them with the resources necessary for a bright future.
We believe a real choice requires truthful information.
Choices Pregnancy Care provides services in a calm, peaceful and non-judgmental environment. Clients can learn, talk about, and ask questions with a trained client advocate in a private and confidential setting. All services provided by Choices Pregnancy Care are offered at no cost and are confidential.
- Pregnancy Testing
- Limited Obstetric Ultrasound
- Abortion Information
- STD Testing
- Medical Consultations
- Material Aid
- Transitional Housing
- Fatherhood Initiative
- Adoption Referrals
Counseling and Education:
- Pregnancy Options Counseling
- Post-abortion Counseling
- Pregnancy and Infant Loss Counseling
- Relationship Education
- Health Education and information
- Prenatal Education and Support
- Parenting Classes
Services not provided:
- Abortions or Abortion Referrals
- Adoption Placements
- Prenatal Care
- Birth Control/ Contraceptives
We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions but we are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks.
If you or someone you know is facing an unplanned pregnancy, please call us to speak with a client advocate to schedule a confidential appointment, 863-949-6360 or text 863-354-0852.
There are many of ways to become involved and partner with us in serving together, sharing your talents and resources. We invite individuals with a heart for this ministry to learn more about Choices and prayerfully consider joining us. There are many different opportunities available to serve…we will train you!
Prayer Team Coordinator
We believe that this program offers caring people opportunities to change the lives of others. If you or a friend would like to partner with us please call 863-949-6360.
Giving is easy and tax deductible. Consider becoming a Life Partner by making a monthly, quarterly or semi-annual gift. We are grateful for your support of our mission.
Donations can be made by regular mail. Checks can be made out to:
Lake Wales Care Center – Choices
140 East Park Avenue, Lake Wales, FL 33853
Material donations: Choices Pregnancy Care has ongoing needs to provide resources for women and families facing unplanned pregnancies. Through our Nesting Program, families can attend pre-natal and infant care classes that will equip them to be better prepared in caring for their baby. Would you like to help us by donating new or gently used items to be used in a baby basket? Expectant mothers and fathers can attend classes to earn points in exchange for baby and maternity items. The following items are most needed to make up one Baby Basket. You may donate some or all of these items.
Clothing – new or gently used
- 5 or 6 Onesies (one piece underwear)
- 3 to 4 Outfits (newborn or size 0 to 3 months)
- 5 to 6 Sleepers (newborn)
- 3 to 4 Gowns (newborn)
- 6 Pair newborn socks
- 1 Pair newborn shoes
- 1 Hooded towel
- 4 Baby washcloths
- Baby shampoo
- Baby soap
- Baby lotion
- 1 Rectangular laundry basket
- 1 Crib blanket
- 2 Crib sheets
- 4 Receiving blankets
- 1 Pkg. newborn diapers
- 1 Pkg. baby wipes
- Diaper rash cream
- 3 Newborn baby bottles
- 1 Hairbrush/comb set
- 3 to 4 Bibs
Other items needed in “The Nest” include:
- Maternity clothes (all sizes)
- Diaper bags
- Travel size toiletries for mother
- *NEW baby beds
- *NEW infant car seats
- Diapers (all sizes)
(*We are not allowed to give out used baby beds and used car seats due to safety regulations.)
We believe intercession begins long before a woman walks through our doors, and continues throughout her visit and beyond.
Will you join us in Prayer?
We are looking for a team to commit to regularly praying for the families we serve and a volunteer Prayer Coordinator who can helps us organize this effort.
If you would like to partner with us in this powerful way, please contact us at 863-949-6360.
News & Events
Baby Bottle Campaign – Mother’s Day to Father’s Day
2017 Dates: May 14 to June 18
Contact us at 863-949-6360 to find out more information about how your church or group can participate in the next Baby Bottle Fundraiser. Empty baby bottles will be distributed to individuals and families who would like to participate on Mother’s Day. They are encouraged throughout the next few weeks, to fill that baby bottle with spare change- coins, cash, or checks, and return their bottles filled to their local church or group from whom they received it on Father’s Day. All money collected will support Choices Pregnancy Care Program.
Our clinic address where client services are offered and material donations are accepted is:
210 Dr. J A Wiltshire Ave E
Lake Wales, FL 33853
You can also call or email us at:
Choices is a program of Lake Wales Care Center. Our administrative office and mailing address for monetary donations is at the Care Center main office:
140 E Park Ave
Lake Wales, FL 33853