About Us

About PACN

PACN is a 501(c)3 Christian pregnancy medical center that empowers and educates regarding pregnancy and sexual health issues. Open since 1987, PACN is the only center of its kind in Montgomery County providing services to thousands of women and men each year, at no cost to them. PACN believes women and men deserve access to unbiased, client-centered care that is relevant, compassionate and accurate, particularly when facing an unplanned pregnancy or sexual health concern.

Who we serve

PACN serves women, men and families who are experiencing an unplanned pregnancy or sexual health issue. Sometimes, it’s a teenage girl who is afraid of being kicked out of the house when her parents find out she’s pregnant. Other times, it’s a busy wife and mother to small children who thinks another baby would be too much of a financial burden on the family.
PACN exists to bring these women and their families hope by providing material, spiritual and emotional support, in addition to education about parenting, healthy relationships and proper care during and after pregnancy.
A woman in a crisis pregnancy is much more confident about carrying a pregnancy to term when she has support and knows she has a place to turn for reliable, medically accurate information in a compassionate, Christ-centered environment. PACN provides support from the moment her pregnancy test is positive and through the baby’s first year.

PACN services are free and confidential

Medical services include pregnancy testing, ultrasound services, prenatal education/counseling, well-woman exams and sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV.

Educational classes and support groups are open to the community and are offered several times each year. Classes include Childbirth & Newborn Care and Healthy Relationship Skills for Couples. Confidential Abortion Recovery & Education (CARE) program helps participants identify and confront post-abortion symptoms in a healing, compassionate environment.

Vouch for Success is a self-paced educational program where clients can earn credits to redeem for new baby clothes, baby furniture and other items like strollers, high chairs and cribs. For clients participating in this program, material assistance is available through the child’s first year.

By the numbers

Each year, PACN sees over 7,000 client visits, and 60 percent of clients are between the ages of 15-24. Most are referred by family or friends (41 percent), while others find PACN on the Internet (14 percent). Another seven percent are referred by a physician/medical facility or social service agency. Others say they found help at PACN simply by driving by and seeing the sign in front of the building.

PACN in the community

PACN is funded by generous donations from local churches, individuals, businesses and through grants. We receive no government funding. More than 130 volunteers help provide services each week and are registered nurses, sonographers, trained peer consultants and office workers.

Community involvement is a critical element of PACN’s outreach efforts. Churches, businesses and individuals participate in our Change for Life program by filling up eight-ounce baby bottles with loose change, cash and checks. In addition, PACN hosts a large banquet each spring and Aim for Life, a clay sporting event, is held every fall. PACN marks Sanctity of Human Life in January each year by sending speakers out to churches and other groups to educate about the importance of respecting human life.

PACN also supports local colleges and universities that offer a Masters-level Counseling program through our counselor-in-training program. Students working toward a Masters in Counseling can earn credit by meeting with PACN clients who desire regular support and encouragement through one-on-one counseling. These counselors address issues like abuse, addiction, anger management and anxiety to help individuals and couples strengthen relationships and develop healthy life skills.

PACN can also refer clients to free or low-cost licensed professional counselors (LPC) and licensed marriage and family therapists (LMFT).