Pregnancy Center of Southwest Georgia is expanding to Cairo
A Christian-based ministry designed to support girls and women dealing with unplanned pregnancies is preparing to open a facility in Cairo, and organizers are inviting the public to attend an informational meeting to learn more about the program next week.
The Pregnancy Center of Southwest Georgia is expecting to open an office at 930 Fourth Street Southeast in Cairo by January says Kevin Ross, chairman of a local steering committee for the Cairo facility. That group also includes Jennifer Godwin, Brett Phillips, Meghan Ridenour, Dr. Jonathan Lynch and Brenda Suber.
“The meeting is mainly about information sharing,” explains Ross, “we want to educate our community on just what the pregnancy center does.” Ross has served on the center’s board of directors since it first opened in Thomasville about six years ago, he says. Although the Thomasville center has served clients from Grady County, Ross says having an office here will be more convenient.
The center assists girls and women who have unplanned pregnancies through free counseling, education and goods.
“We share Jesus with them and try to get them saved in the process,” Ross says, “we have several girls who have committed their lives to Christ through this ministry.” Counseling is conducted by trained volunteers.
Mothers and fathers who attend parenting classes conducted by the center earn “Mommy Money” or “Daddy Dollars” they may spend on donated goods for their babies, such as clothes, diapers and strollers.
The Pregnancy Center is affiliated with Care Net, a national, pro-life ministry for women facing unplanned pregnancies.
Tuesday’s meeting will take place at the Cairo First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall beginning at 7 p.m. For more information, contact Kevin Ross at 229-377-0880.