Providing Help & Hope Through a Difficult Year
2020 Impact Report
“Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life.”
Peter’s response to Jesus is my go-to during ‘dark nights of the soul’, theologians talk about. 2020 delivered plenty of those nights for many of us. Peter’s words have two implications. We have unending hope when our health, our culture, even when our whole world seems to be collapsing around us. It also means there’s a God-sized hole in the heart of man that can’t be filled in any other way. The women we serve are fed a steady stream of lies that abortion will fill that hole. It will not.
Unfortunately, in 2020 those lies got a little louder. New abortion laws and Covid-19 combined to create the potential for an abortion BOOM. For example, a national abortion provider just launched new ads targeting women in our community by offering the abortion pill “discreetly mailed in 2-4 days” without ever leaving home. This was against the law just 12 months ago.
BUT THERE IS HOPE. As part of the Care Net Peninsula family, you helped share words of eternal life with 506 women on the Peninsula last year. Your faithful giving, your prayers, the cookies you dropped off for the staff when we remained open in the early days of the lockdown – those things speak life to me, to our ministry, and to the women and babies we served this year.
You equipped Care Net to invest more than ever to reach vulnerable moms on the Peninsula. We never shut our doors. We added STI testing. We launched a digital learning platform to equip our clients for parenting. We’re doing whatever we can to ensure the Peninsula is a community where, no matter what, moms have the help and hope they need to choose life for their baby.
Thank you so much for being part of the Care Net Family.
Ryan Holloway, Executive Director
LOCAL PREGNANCY STATS
New abortion laws in Virginia eliminated the ultrasound requirement
The new laws also lowered the standards for where and by whom abortions could be performed
Under the guise of being a “study”, national abortion organizations started providing the abortion pill by mail
Unplanned Pregnancies and Abortions
• 3,016 unplanned pregnancies
• 1,435 abortions
2020 Clinic Stats
The Care Net Team
Board of Directors
Wayne Holcomb, J.D.
Ms. Bobbie Lewis
Pastor Shaun Brown
Jerrid Neeley, M.D.
Director of Development
Director of Operations
Dr. Elizabeth Lunsford
Meg William, RN, BSN
Kinta Dye, RN, BSN
Carla Branson, RN, BSN
Client Relations Manager
Meg William, RN, BSN
Senior Client Advocate
Community Relations Manager
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Meet Our New Development Coordinator
We are excited to introduce you to our newest team member, Katelyn Carpenter. Katelyn joins us as our Development Coordinator, and she is someone you will get very used to seeing and talking to as the year goes on.
Leesa Conley to Chair Care Net Peninsula’s 37th Annual Walk4Life
Local businesswoman Leesa Conley to serve as chair at this year’s annual Walk4Life Community Event to take place on May 13, 2023 at Newport News Park
Critical Year-End Ministry Update
Tragically, 15 children in Virginia died from Covid-19. But since March 2020, 300 times that number of babies died from abortion . . . on the Peninsula. That’s over 4,000 preborn lives taken from our community in less than 3 years. But it would have been more.
Does He Really Matter In The Pregnancy Decision?
His thoughts matter to her and play into her final decision about what she will do with the pregnancy. And while women may make voting decisions based on collective persuasion, they make pregnancy decisions usually in pairs.