It all begins with faith...
In 1981 the Howard County Pregnancy Center opened its doors as the only pregnancy resource center in Howard County, serving women and families facing unplanned pregnancies. At that time Howard County teenagers had the highest per capita abortion rate in the state. Today we operate as the Columbia Pregnancy Center and we are still the only pregnancy center in Howard County. We are located in a downtown Columbia office building conveniently located on a bus line and not far from the Columbia Mall, Howard County Community College, and Wilde Lake High School. Although our name has changed, our mission has always been the same: to save babies.
We are a nonprofit medical clinic serving women and families in Howard County by providing free pregnancy-related services and life-affirming pregnancy choices. Our Medical Director is a licensed practicing physician and our Nurse Manager is trained in performing Limited Obstetrics Ultrasounds. We provide counselling and educational instruction through trained volunteers; additional volunteers serve by providing leadership on the Board of Directors, office assistance, accounting and legal services, language interpretation, donation sorting, and event coordination.
Our services have always been entirely free to clients, thanks to the generosity of our donors and faithful volunteers. Our greatest joy is when a mother returns to let us meet her new baby!