The Pregnancy Resource Medical Center of Fort Bend County (PRMC)
 

History - Pregnancy Resource Medical Center Fort Bend

“What if our daughters got pregnant and didn’t feel that they could come to us? Where would they go?”

Dolores Wolff and her friends knew that a young woman facing an unplanned pregnancy has a critical decision to make – a decision with a lasting impact on her life as well as the life of her baby. In October of 1981, Birthright of Rosenberg/Richmond was incorporated as a non-profit corporation in the state of Texas and chartered as an affiliate of Birthright International. The three charter members were Rosalie Byrd, Iris Hrncir, and Dolores Wolff.

In its first year, Birthright of Rosenberg/Richmond served 37 women. The following year there were 136 office visits and 80 pregnancy tests. In 2005-06 there were 921 clients served and 804 new pregnancy tests performed. Out of this group 160 women were considering abortion.

In 1998, there was a separation from Birthright International and a new affiliation began with Heartbeat International, a non-profit organization that supports pregnancy centers. Thus, the name changed to “Pregnancy Resource Center of Fort Bend County” (PRC).

PRC began with 4 volunteers and continued as an all-volunteer organization for 20 years. Marie McCoy was instrumental in leading the center for over 15 years holding numerous positions. In 2001 PRC hired its first paid employee, Cynthia Hsueh as the Client Services Director. Over the next 10 years PRC continues to add staff as the programs and services provided continue to grow and expand.

In addition to the Pregnancy Test Peer Counseling, PRC added the Learn Earn Plan program in 2002 and the Sexual Integrity Program in 2006. The physical location in Rosenberg changed over time as the programs and needs of the center increased. In the early 80’s the initial annual budget was approximately $3,000 with it slowly growing over the years; the 90’s averaging $25,000. In 2005 the PRC’s budget broke the $100,000 mark for the first time with an annual budget of $129,091.

In 2007 a second office is opened in Sugar Land to expand our services and reach the women in that area of Ft. Bend County. PRC hires an Executive Director and two office managers, one for Rosenberg office and one for the Sugar Land office.

In 2010 The PRC performed 748 pregnancy tests and 81 clients were abortion minded while over 670 clients attended LEP classes and clients visited the Mommy store more than 600 times. It became apparent that the majority of women we were serving were from the south/southwest Ft. Bend. The PRC Board of Directors makes the decision to consolidate the two offices back to the central location in Rosenberg to achieve the goal of becoming a Medical Center offering Ultrasound to our abortion vulnerable and abortion minded clients.

The conversion process takes approximately 2 years and by the end of 2012 the Pregnancy Resource Center of Ft. Bend County became the Pregnancy Resource Medical Center of Ft. Bend County offering free ultrasound to clients. The staff has grown to 7 including an Executive Director, Nurse Manager, Assistant Nurse Manager, Executive Assistant/Office Finance Manager, Client Service Director, LEAP Director, and Marketing & Development Director. PRMC also grew in volunteers from 4 volunteers in 1981 to 20 Volunteers by the end of 2012. PRMC moved to a new location to accommodate the medical conversion and to better serve the clients. The 2013 PRMC budget reached $350,000.00!

The PRMC vision is to be seen as the preferred provider of services to our clients by utilizing ultrasound, consultation and other educational programs to prevent abortions and help women in crisis.

 

 

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Pregnancy Resource Medical Center of Fort Bend County
2918 Avenue I, Rosenberg, TX 77471
281.232.2375

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