Life Choice Center for Women has a rich history of service to Cass County and surrounding areas since 1992. This ministry is a Christ-centered, pro-life organization, that serves over 200 women and families annually and is governed by a local Board of Directors. The Center is funded by private donations from individuals, churches, organizations, foundations, and fundraisers. Life Choice Center for Women is an independent, non-profit 501(c)3 organization. Financial gifts are deductible as charitable donations for federal income tax purposes.
In the spring of 1992, a group of women concerned with the increase in teen pregnancies in our area met to discuss the possibility of opening a crisis pregnancy center. Through collaboration with the LIGHT House maternity home in Kansas City, The LIGHT House Pregnancy Center opened October 18, 1992 with one paid staff member and 26 volunteers. After the first year, the need for a local board of directors was recognized. And in January of 1994, the center separated from the LIGHT House and became known as The Pregnancy Center.
In April 1998, the name Life Choice Center for Women was chosen by the Board of Directors in an attempt to communicate more clearly the ministry of helping all women to make wise life choices. The center became a Medical Clinic offering ultrasound services with medical personnel on staff in the fall of 1999. In the spring of 2003, prenatal and delivery services were added through an agreement with Goppert-Trinity Family Care.
In the spring of 2007, Life Choice Center for Women became a sub-contractor through the Missouri Alliance For Life for the State Alternatives to Abortion grant. This grant allows the center to provide financial assistance to abortion vulnerable women who qualify. And in 2008, Life Choice Center began offering Earn While You Learn parenting, life skills, and Bible study classes.