Pregnancy Help Center
In August of 1990 a small group of people were brought together with a common interest. Their desire was to find a way to reach out to, and assist young women with unplanned pregnancies. With the support and assistance of First Baptist Church of Lake Jackson, The Pregnancy Help Center of Brazosport was formed and began operating from a small rented space located at 202 Dixie Drive in Lake Jackson. A series of classes was developed and in 1998 the HOPE program began. These HOPE classes (Help Offered in a Pregnancy Experience) were designed to help young women develop the skills of parenting, new born care, and childbirth. A craft class added some “hands on” fun and a bible study addressed the spiritual needs that many faced. A round of the classes lasted eight weeks, and each young expectant mother who completed the classes was rewarded with a baby bathtub filled with “baby essentials”. In March 1999, The Pregnancy Help Center moved into its new 5,200 square foot building located at 327 Garland Drive in Lake Jackson. In addition to H.O.P.E. there are continuing classes in parenting, introduction to sign language for your baby, reading to your baby, car seat safety, and leaving a good legacy. In the past 28 years, The Pregnancy Help Center has enjoyed the incredible privilege of helping over 46,500 people. That’s 46,500 opportunities to make a difference in lives that are broken and confused. Today there are approximately 68 churches from many different denominations which provide monetary support. There are now 5 paid staff members and 100+ volunteers.