Bulverde Spring Branch Pregnancy Care Center 2017 mid-year update.

Churches in the Bulverde-Spring Branch/North San Antonio area have been supporting the work of the Bulverde Spring Branch Pregnancy Care Center, which moved its location to Faithville in early 2017. 

14 churches in the greater Bulverde/Spring Branch area united through the Body of Christ in this community outreach. BSBPCC employs 3 part-time staff, Kim Barton, Director of Operations, at 20 hours a week; Office Manager, Lee Fischer, at 12 hours a week; and a nurse, 8 hours a week. They also rely on a group of 12 volunteer lay counsellors and 2 volunteer nurses to provide their services. 

First quarter 2017, they averaged 17 clients a month for 47 services. These services included 1 pregnancy test, 1 sonogram, 2 STD tests, and 81 pre-natal and parenting classes conducted (in English and Spanish) and 49 services providing material assistance like diapers, clothing and layettes. Kim feels this account shows a great record of retaining their clients as they continue to grow in their parenting skills and develop relationships to build healthy families. She hopes to grow the number of clients coming in for pregnancy and STD testing and treatment. 

The center’s nurses also taught STD education to more than 1400 middle and high school students in Comal ISD through the Worth the Wait abstinence-based curriculum.

The BSBPCC plans to expand the position of their nurse to include community education. Their current nurse is retiring, so they are hiring for that position and hoping to increase her available hours to the community. 

They would like to increase their volunteer base, including men to mentor male clients, and expand their reach into the
B/SB community, through awareness, community connections through the local churches and continued opportunities for fundraising. In addition, they are looking for churches that are willing to host a one time “chit chat” where parents are invited to attend a hosted lunch where childcare is provided and the church is able to share information about their ministries and programs that the parents could benefit from. 

For information on how to get involved, contact the BSBPCC at www.bulverdepregnancy.org. 17080 Hwy 46 W., Ste. 113 Spring Branch, TX  78070 830-885-2277 (office) 830-446-9245 (cell)

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03 Oct 2017

By Amy Morgan