The Blue Water area welcomed Lt. Governor Brian Calley to the Blue Water Pregnancy Center’s reception on Sept. 10 at their new Griswold Street location in Port Huron.
Calley was invited to provide an update on how he felt the centers efforts will help the Blue Water community and enhance the centers ability to provide services once the expansion is completed.
Calley said he enjoys the Blue Water Area and found it beautiful with a strong sense of community.
“Today is about a community coming together to solve a problem and not waiting for someone from the outside coming in to save you,” said Calley. He said he found the centers success inspiring.
The center’s fundraising chairperson, Lauren Hager said the non-profit center’s current location at 730 Griswold Street no longer meets the need of the growing numbers of those seeking services at the center.
Hager said the center is not well known and according to Hager, he “wants to introduce the center to more people in the community.”
According to the center’s executive director, Jennifer Rose, the center is in the middle of a campaign to raise $190,000. Rose explained that of the approximate 2000 pregnancies in St. Clair County each year, half are unplanned.
“We have gone from serving 100 people seven years ago to almost 800 residents currently receiving services at the center,” said Rose.
According to the Blue Water Pregnancy Center’s web site, the center was founded in 1986. Some of the services offered include: free pregnancy testing, free limited ultrasounds, confidential peer counseling, maternity and baby clothing, and more.
For further information on the center and services provided, contact them at: (810)985-4673 or email director Jennifer Rose at: firstname.lastname@example.org.