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  • Exciting News from the Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center

    November 12, 2018
    Dear Supporter of Shirley Grace Pregnancy Center,
     
    As the Executive Director of the Center, I am pleased to pass on some exciting developments.  
     
    A few months back, we were informed that the building which houses our Center was sold to a non-profit organization.  After a search of available space, we were fortunate to move to a new location in a building directly behind our former space.  The only change is that we are located at 10226 Old Ocean City Blvd, Unit 2. Our phone number remains the same. Please join us in our ribbon cutting on November 13, 2018 at 2:30 pm.
     
    Secondly, in an effort to better inform our clients and the community of the breadth of services we provide, the name of our organization was changed to Grace Center for Maternal and Women’s Health.  As a pregnancy resource center, we routinely evaluate which services are not offered in the Community to pregnant and post-partum mothers.  As stewards, it is incumbent on us to provide complementary services to our role as a pregnancy resource center that will enable our existing and future clients to flourish.  However, our mission remains the same; a safe haven dedicated to improving the maternal health and well-being of women in the community.  All services are provided free of charge.
     
    Our services include:
     
    • Prenatal/post-partum individual classes
    • Parenting & relationship skills classes
    • In-home visits following the birth of a child
    • Program to earn a GED
    • A support group at Pocomoke High School
     
     
    Additions to our programs include:
    • A support group for mothers with addictions (Women Empowering Women)
    • A maternal mental health support group (Mother’s Circle)
    • A workforce grant for pregnant or parenting youth (ages 18 – 24)
    • Screening of all clients for an ACE score.  The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) study explains why exposure to adverse childhood experiences can deeply influence an individual’s physical and emotional health and quality of life across their lifetime
     
    However, I would like to pass on some sad news.  The Shirley Grace Thrift Shop, owned by the Center, has contributed to the financial operations of the Center through sales of its items.  Unfortunately, due to competition in the area, the thrift shop is no longer profitable. As a result, the thrift shop will be closing the end of 2018.
     
    Finally, we will kick off this holiday season with our participation in the Giving Tuesday Campaign on November 27th.  This is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Your past generosity has made much of what we accomplished in 2018 possible and we hope we can count on your continued support this year.   Stay tuned for updates on Facebook, TV, and Radio.
     
    To learn more about the Grace Center for Maternal and Women’s Health, please visit our website at www.gracematernalhealth.org, or stop by for a visit.  To help us cut down on our mailing expense, to receive all future notices by email, please email us at info@gracematernalhealth.org