Who We Are

MISSION

The mission of the Pennsylvania Pregnancy Wellness Collaborative advances the work of faith-based pregnancy help organizations in Pennsylvania by providing a unified voice for pregnancy centers, educating our communities and legislatures, and promoting and protecting pregnancy help statewide.

VISION

The vision of the Pennsylvania Pregnancy Wellness Collaborative is to see a Pennsylvania where pregnancy help organizations are protected and supported as they live out their Christian faith by freely empowering families to choose life.

PURPOSE

The Pennsylvania Pregnancy Wellness Collaborative represents local pregnancy resource centers and pregnancy medical centers facing important and sometimes threatening shifts in our culture and government. Together, we promote and affirm the sanctity of human life. Our purpose is to unify in one voice to advocate for policies that protect our organizations and the families they serve.

33,206
ABORTIONS IN PA IN 2021
123
NUMBER OF PREGNANCY CENTERS IN PA
60,882
NUMBER OF CLIENTS SERVED IN ONE YEAR

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Defunding Pregnancy Centers Sacrifices Women’s Safety

Guest Columnist Amy Scheuring, Executive Director Women’s Choice Network in Pittsburgh Governor Josh Shapiro signed his first state budget last week and his administration announced that it will allow the long-standing contract with Real Alternatives to expire.

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Press Release

Our first Statewide Summit in August brought over 100 representatives from across PA to launch the PPWC. Read the Press Release here.

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Meet the Team

A small steering committee is hard at work for you! All are leaders in pregnancy care organizations from across the State. Find out why they feel the PPWC is vital for our work.

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How to Become a Member

Your membership packet includes the who, what, why and how to become a member of the Pennsylvania Pregnancy Wellness Collaborative. Join us Today! 

October 1, 2023
11/29/23 Press Release

PA Attorney General Michelle Henry has recently offered advice to consumers about pregnancyrelated services.

November 29, 2023
It’s a WIN for Pregnancy Centers

The PPWC is so grateful to have friends like NIFLA and The Thomas More Society to stand up for us legally. Please take a moment to read about this win. Together we are all stronger.

December 14, 2023
Abortion Reporting in PA just published by Lozier Institute

Thank you Lozier Institute for providing us the latest PA Abortion Reporting 2022 compilation. Sadly there was in increase of 5% in abortions reported in PA in 2022 from 2021.

February 15, 2024
Save the Date

Mark your calendar to attend the PA March for Life in Harrisburg on September 23rd.

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How to Become a Member

Your membership packet includes the who, what, why and how to become a member of the Pennsylvania Pregnancy Wellness Collaborative. Join us Today! 

October 1, 2023
2
Meet the Team

A small steering committee is hard at work for you! All are leaders in pregnancy care organizations from across the State. Find out why they feel the PPWC is vital for our work.

September 1, 2023
1
Press Release

Our first Statewide Summit in August brought over 100 representatives from across PA to launch the PPWC. Read the Press Release here.

August 23, 2023
BESTPIX-Annual-March-For-Life-Rally-Winds-Through-Washington-DC-3-1692160703
Defunding Pregnancy Centers Sacrifices Women’s Safety

Guest Columnist Amy Scheuring, Executive Director Women’s Choice Network in Pittsburgh Governor Josh Shapiro signed his first state budget last week and his administration announced that it will allow the long-standing contract with Real Alternatives to expire.

August 16, 2023
11/29/23 Press Release

PA Attorney General Michelle Henry has recently offered advice to consumers about pregnancyrelated services.

November 29, 2023
It’s a WIN for Pregnancy Centers

The PPWC is so grateful to have friends like NIFLA and The Thomas More Society to stand up for us legally. Please take a moment to read about this win. Together we are all stronger.

December 14, 2023
Abortion Reporting in PA just published by Lozier Institute

Thank you Lozier Institute for providing us the latest PA Abortion Reporting 2022 compilation. Sadly there was in increase of 5% in abortions reported in PA in 2022 from 2021.

February 15, 2024

MAKE A DIFFERENCE

“They were there for me long after the first appointment, literally everything I need was provided by the center.” —Client from Women’s Choice Network in Pittsburgh

Why Pregnancy Centers Matter in Pennsylvania

“Women who become pregnant unexpectedly need to know that there are places they can go for help, no matter their choice.” —Jill Hartman, PPWC Member

Pregnancy resource centers are a vital presence in Pennsylvania, serving tens of thousands of families across the state. In 2019, pregnancy help was given to over 60,000 young women, men, and their babies through pregnancy resource centers, with over $5.6 million and resources, diapers, formula, classes, and more! In just one year (2019), these estimated totals included:

  • Over 91,000 baby items were distributed (31,259 free packs of diapers, 13,168 free packs of baby wipes, 45,318 free new and used baby clothes outfits, 562 free new car seats, and 716 free new and used strollers).
  • Over 6,500 clients received free parenting education classes.
  • Over 10,000 STD/STI tests were administered.
  • Over 9,000 ultrasounds were performed by a registered nurse or medical sonographer.

Pregnancy medical centers provide these resources and services to empower women and families every day.

Pregnancy Wellness & Maternal Health

Pregnancy Care Centers are the first responders for a woman learning she is pregnant. Our services focus on maternal health and fetal health by providing services that foster prenatal and postnatal care. According to a 2019 report from the Gender Equity Commission, maternal deaths from childbirth have been increasing in the US in recent years, and the gap has widened for people of color, particularly black mothers. Maternal death for black Pittsburghers was also higher than 97% of similar U.S. cities—and black residents, in general, died younger than their white counterparts. Pregnancy centers intervened to address these racial and economic disparities, offering education and mentoring in rural, urban, and underserved neighborhoods.

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