What’s going on in the Waco pro-life community is exciting, and truly a blessing. We’ve seen the circumstances that make expectant moms feel as if they are backed into a corner, that the one choice she really does not want to make is her only choice. Due to the grace of God moving through the Central Texas community, Care Net’s Board of Directors and their generous donors are seeking to change those circumstances, truly helping families break out of the chains of poverty and confidently welcome their children into this world.
For over 30 years, Care Net of Central Texas has been on the front lines of protecting life in the Waco area. Ran by Deborah McGregor, a pro-life attorney turned pregnancy resource director, Care Net offers free pregnancy tests, sonograms, and tangible resources for expectant parents in the form of diapers, maternity clothes, and other baby supplies. But this year, Care Net is embarking on a capital campaign to go further by building a Pregnancy Support Center and Guesthouse.
This 10,000 square foot facility in Waco will consist of a dining room, a family room, full-service kitchen, laundry room, a mom and baby store, a playground, classroom, nursery, and eight guestroom suites. These eight suites will provide ample room for eight women and their children per night who are in transition and find themselves without a home. The center will also contain a manager suite, which will allow around-the-clock employees to be available for the women and children who are staying at the center.
The total cost of the project is $2.4 million. To date, Care Net has raised $1.3 million. Once Care Net reaches the $1.9 million mark, the project will be the recipient of a $250,000 grant, which will reach the end of costs for the Center. A further $200,000 will be needed to fund a maintenance endowment.
Scott Salmans, Waco resident and Care Net’s capital campaign chair, had this to say about the project: “This is not a government program. It is community as it should be: The Body of Christ stepping up to meet the needs of those in crisis in a loving and nurturing way.” I couldn’t agree more.
To make a financial donation to the Center or for more information, please contact Deborah McGregor at Deborah@carenetofcentraltexas.org .