Piedmont Women's Center
By: Beth Lyda (From: Volume 1 - Issue 2)
Would you believe that in 2008 there were 7,187 abortions reported in South Carolina alone? We often find ourselves wondering what we can do in the face of such staggering statistics. How can we protect the lives of so many helpless, unborn babies? In April of 1991, a local group of churches and believers stopped wondering and took action by opening Piedmont Women’s Center. Their first location, of what would later flourish to five locations, was right beside Greenville’s abortion clinic on Grove Road.
Piedmont Women’s Center offers a variety of free services to help protect unborn babies, including urine pregnancy tests, limited OB ultrasounds, and counseling. Statistics show that 40% of pregnant women considering abortion will choose life after receiving trained peer-counseling. That number jumps to 60% when counseling is accompanied by an ultrasound. For those women who desire for their child to be adopted, PWC can provide referrals to places including Bethany Christian Services and Nightlite Christian Adoption Agency. They provide vouchers to underprivileged women for Miracle Hill and the S.O.S. Thrift Store. They also have supplies for newborns up to six months old.
But what about those women who are now suffering after abortion? Piedmont Women’s Center offers the Abortion Recovery Assistance ministry, a program that teaches women and men who chose abortion to use scripture to find the healing they so desperately need. PWC has also produced a wonderful film entitled “Set Free” that includes the stories and personal testimonies of several women and men who suffered from post-abortion stress. Their powerful accounts touchingly display God’s amazing power to forgive, restore, and heal. This film has been viewed by thousands of people inside and outside the U.S. If you would like to purchase a copy for yourself or your organization, please go to www.SetFreeTheFilm.org.
How much success are they really having at Piedmont Women’s Center? The results speak for themselves! According to the 2011 Ministry Report, 8,325 people were ministered to in some way or another and 243 babies were saved from being aborted. Almost 200 people were saved or rededicated their lives to Christ. Over 2,000 pregnancy tests were given and 684 ultrasounds were performed. Nearly 900 received post-abortion help.
What can you do to help this much needed ministry? One easy way is to participate in their Baby Bottle Fundraising event. Piedmont Women’s Center provides baby bottles for your church or group to keep for two weeks. During that time, those participating are asked to pray for PWC and fill the bottles with donations. The money raised during this event supports the invaluable Ultrasound Program. To learn more about the Baby Bottle Fundraiser, please call (864) 244-1434 or e-mail Martha Christopher at firstname.lastname@example.org. Direct donations are also welcomed. Please call (864) 244-1434 or visit www.piedmontwomenscenter.org/donor for more information and to make your donation.
If you prefer more hands-on involvement, PWC relies heavily on its volunteers. To learn more about volunteering, please call (864)244-1434, visit www.piedmontwomenscenter.org/volunteer, or e-mail email@example.com. PWC also needs churches who are willing to accept and disciple some of the women who come to them for help.
May God continue to bless Piedmont Women’s Center for the wonderful work that they are doing in Greenville County!
1146 Grove Road
Greenville, SC 29605
Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat: 8:00am - 12:00pm
100 Collins Drive
Greer, SC 29651
Mon, Tue, & Fri: 9:00am - 5:00pm
710 Laurens Road
Greenville, SC 29607
Tue: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fri: 9:00am -12:00pm
8 Webster St
Slater, SC 29661
Thurs: 9:00am - 4:00pm
From: Volume 1 - Issue 2