Choices Resource Center Mission
Choices Resource Center provides physical, emotional and spiritual support to people who have been affected by unplanned pregnancies and related sexual issues.
To promote and encourage a culture of life in Oak Ridge and the surrounding counties.
About Choices Resource Center
Established in 1992, Choices Resource Center began by providing free and confidential help for women facing unplanned pregnancies. Today they provide lab-quality pregnancy testing, ultrasound, and STD testing, as well as parenting and sexual integrity classes and post-abortion retreats; all at no charge. Their programs direct women and men toward wise choices in every stage of their lives, whether they are facing an immediate pregnancy, contemplating an abortion or making decisions regarding future sexual relationships.
God’s handprints are all over the Choices Resource Center! Each client visit, each phone call, each donation…God’s holy presence is evident. Clients enter Choices with certain objectives: some request testing, some want someone to talk with, some want a quick solution to a huge “problem”. This ministry shares the love of Jesus with each person.
Performing ultrasounds is such a joy for me. It is hard to describe being in the room with the parents of a precious baby whose ultrasound image is so vividly displayed on a wall-mounted 26-inch flat screen TV. According to Focus on the Family’s ‘Option Ultrasound Program’, “Among women at risk for abortion, the combined provision of counseling and ultrasound results in nearly 60% more stated decisions for life than with counseling alone.” Jesus, in Matthew 5, calls us to be salt and light in this world; what an honor it is to serve Christ at Choices Resource Center
Angie Liske, MD
Ultrasound, as necessary
Baby clothing & formula
STD testing for chlamydia & gonorrhea
Heart to Heart – parenting & life skills education program
Madre a Madre – Hispanic parenting & life skills education program
Sarah’s Pearls – purity program for young women
Healing Hearts -- post-abortion retreat for women who bear emotional scars from a previous abortion
Missing Arrows – men’s post-abortion support
Second Thoughts – abstinence-only program provided to schools & youth groups
STEPS parenting program – for parents working through the court system
24 hour help-line
Individual Opportunities to Serve
How To Participate as a Growth Group
Organize a diaper drive
Provide a meal for one of our parenting classes quarterly parties
Participate in our “Bottles for Babies” fund-raiser
Become a monthly donor
Provide cards of encouragement for women who will attend our post-abortion retreats
Choices Resource Center
170 Raleigh Road
Oak Ridge, TN 37830
Dutchess Jones, Executive Director
Chris Alexander, Client Services Director