Our History

The seeds of a crisis pregnancy center in that would reach out to young women with God’s love and provide help with alternatives to abortion were planted when Carol Heberling shared her vision of a crisis pregnancy center in Taylorville at her church’s visioning session. She had heard about ministries like it on a Focus on the Family radio program.   Sharing the concern eventually led to pastors and members of area churches coming together in the form of a steering committee which ultimately led to the opening of Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center on Mother’s Day in May of 1999. 

Affiliations and Accreditation

We are affiliated with CareNet and Heartbeat International, and we participate in OptionLine.  We are also accredited by the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

 

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Care Net - Founded in 1975, Care Net is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that supports one of the largest networks of pregnancy centers in North America and runs the nation’s only real-time call center providing pregnancy decision coaching. 

 

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Heartbeat International - Since 1971, the first network of pro-life pregnancy resource centers in the U.S. and the most expansive in the world. Heartbeat International currently serves over 2,500 affiliated pregnancy help locations, maternity homes, and non-profit adoption agencies on all 6 inhabited continents.



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Option Line - Established in 2003, Option Line is the only fully staffed, bilingual pro-life contact center in the U.S. Since they first answered the call, they’ve spoken with over 2.9 million women who are desperate for answers in an unexpected pregnancy. Every day, more than 1,000 women reach out to Option Line via phone call, live chat, texting and email for help. 

 

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Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) - Loving Arms is accredited by the ECFA.  We are honored to achieve this recognition of our commitment to integrity.  Founded in 1979, ECFA provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with established standards for financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. Members include Christian ministries, denominations, churches, educational institutions, and other tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations.

  

 Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center 

is a GuideStar Platinum Participant

 

 Click here to download our 2017 Annual Report in PDF format.

 

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Loving Arms Crisis Pregnancy Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  EIN 37-1381485