Care Center Celebrating 10th Anniversary
Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 19, 2012
By Mike Barnhardt
More than 10 years ago, Gwen Jones was a volunteer at the Salem Pregnancy Care Center.
She started looking at some of the information on women being served there. Many were from Davie County.
“At the time, there were around 25 high school-age girls here who were pregnant,” she said. “We met with some pastors and other folks who had a heart for young girls.”
The Davie Pregnancy Care Center was started, first as an outreach from Salem, now on its own, and housed in a facility on Madison Road in Mocksville. It operates on a $60,000-$70,000 a year budget, mostly for the mortgage payment, from donations and grants. Clients are not charged.
The goal, is to help girls and women who are pregnant, or with young children. Volunteers and staff don’t judge the girls, they offer truth and help.
“For a girl, particularly in high school or in their early years facing a pregnancy, the instances they will end in poverty is very high,” said Janie Garnett, interim director. “Kids today look at pop culture and think that’s reality. Girls …