We are the Heart of Texas Pregnancy Resource Center (HTPRC), now serving women facing unplanned pregnancies at two locations: east Austin’s at-risk community and the growing Austin suburban community around Dripping Springs. Our mission is to save lives in the name of Jesus Christ. We have positive solutions concerning unexpected pregnancies and share God’s grace with those in need.
We educate on parenthood and abstinence/sexuality, and we offer compassionate care to each of our clients, regardless of their decisions. It is our vision to reach the east Austin and Dripping Springs communities with the truth about life. We prayerfully recruit dedicated staff and volunteers who are qualified and who love our clients.
We endeavor to portray the love of Christ in all we do. We endeavor to maintain a high level of professionalism to be examples in our community. We build positive relationships with other agencies that provide many other resources for our clients. We endeavor, through meeting the physical needs of our clients, to introduce them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.
HTPRC provides free, confidential pregnancy tests, free limited ultrasounds, and a time of personal consultation to evaluate the needs of each client. We use Heartbeat International’s “Love Approach” as part of our Client Advocate training, and we spend around 30-45 minutes with each mom who comes in for an appointment.
“We get to partner with God in developing an empowering culture.”
“How will I provide for my baby?” is the question pressing on the hearts of many of our moms and dads who find themselves with an unexpected pregnancy. Our Baby Boutique is one of the resources that encourages them have hope that God will indeed provide for their babies’ physical needs. Once a month, the young family can choose from donated baby items and will be able to receive a limited supply of diapers, wipes and formula. We also refer parents to other community resources that can help them care for their new child.
“Chic Chat” is led by our Client Advocates and has become an important next step for many of our moms, as they join together once a week for the purpose of developing their relationship with Jesus Christ and encouraging a community of friendship. We provide childcare for those with older children.
“Positive life change occurs during Chic Chat. The women pray together, eat together and share life’s struggles, learning to seek God through it all.”
— Brandy, Client Advocate
Earn While You Learn provides a broad curriculum for our clients to learn good parenting and life skills, receive one-on- one mentoring to reinforce what they have just learned, and instill a sense of dignity and confidence in their ability to parent. A mom or dad can sign up to take a class from a long list of options that cover everything from “what to expect in your first trimester of pregnancy” to “how to baby-proof your home” to “developing a personal budget.” As they learn, they earn credits they redeem for brand new baby items like strollers, car seats, cribs, etc.