Austin LifeCare turned 33 this year. The age of 33 is not noteworthy to many but it is widely accepted that Jesus was 33 when he died, rose, saved us and changed the world forever. The “Jesus Year” has recently been introduced into our cultural lexicon as a year of change, a year of reformation, and a year of rebirth. We don’t look to culture very often to find inspiration for how to live out God’s Word but we do find it interesting that we are closing out LifeCare’s 33rd year. With the transition of leadership we were forced this year to reevaluate the future of LifeCare and whether we are called to be the absolute best we can be within the confines of 1215 Anderson Lane or are we called to make a larger impact?
We think the answer is both and therefore we are raising money to support three primary goals:
1. We need to be more effective at attracting abortion minded women. We will make our brand and our marketing more current and relevant to 18-30 year olds.
2. We need to provide our clients an alternative to Planned Parenthood. We will start by introducing STD/STI testing.
3. We need to reduce the friction between our client’s homes and Anderson lane. We need to meet women where they are. We will be introducing mobile ultrasound units so we can do ultrasounds remotely.
Upon success, we anticipate rolling this model out beyond our current facility and will travel as far and as fast as our Lord allows.
If you feel called to join us in this mission to disrupt the abortion industry in Austin, we’d love for you to prayerfully consider giving.
Thank you for your support and your generosity,
The Austin LifeCare Team
I found Austin LifeCare on the internet while I was looking for abortion services. I was really upset when I found out I was pregnant and didn’t want to have another baby. Things were already hard financially trying to take care of me and my 2-year-old daughter and I had such a tough pregnancy before with her that I didn’t want to go through all that again. Adding to my stress was the fact that my boyfriend had completely disappeared and wouldn’t return any of my calls or texts.
When I came to Austin LifeCare and talked to Mary she told me about all the great support services LifeCare offers. Even though I came looking for abortion services she took time to explain all my pregnancy options and gave me some materials to take home that I could look over as I tried to make up my mind about what to do. She also encouraged me to talk to my family to get their support because I hadn’t told anyone I was pregnant. I realized that I needed to talk to my sisters and my mom so I wasn’t doing this alone. They all supported me in keeping my baby.
My son Jayden is now 7 months old and I am so happy I kept him. His father is still not involved, but with the support of my family we are doing well. When I came back to LifeCare this year to tell them that I kept him, they were all so happy and Ms. Brandy even cried. I just started going through LifeCare’s Parenting Education program and I have already been able to get diapers and wipes for Jayden. I’m so thankful for LifeCare and the services they provide to help support women and families like mine.