Preborn to newborn… your gift has the power to save a life.  With the help of our faithful ministry partners, CareNet has been making birthdays happen for 35 years!  Here’s how.

Reaching Out: 

outreachIn order for us to have the greatest impact, CareNet is actively reaching out to women in need where they already are:  where they live or go to school, and where they are looking for answers—on the internet, or from a trusted doctor, counselor or teacher.  Whoever reaches her first will likely determine her fate, and the fate of her child.

Cost of a Life Saved

Internet and Relationship Marketing       $300

Making a Connection:

volunteer-counselors CareNet’s ministry began as a hotline ringing in a mechanic’s garage, while volunteer counselors took turns answering the calls.  Today CareNet’s hotline receives thousands of calls from women in and around DuPage County, while our highly-trained counselors address complex issues that affect a woman’s pregnancy decision.

CareNet’s client website PregnantHelp.com also allows women to chat online with a counselor.  Whenever a woman has a question about her unplanned pregnancy, CareNet has answers.

Cost of a Life Saved

Hotline and Chat Support                             $150

Meeting the Need:

unplanned-pregnancyCareNet is the first step for women facing an unplanned pregnancy.  Many women come to us before they even know if they are pregnant.  In one year CareNet provides over 1,000 pregnancy tests.  When a woman learns she is pregnant, CareNet counselors are prepared.  But many pregnancy tests are negative, and this provides a unique opportunity to discuss abstinence.

An important part of CareNet’s mission is working to prevent unplanned pregnancies.  CareNet believes in God’s plan for his people, to save an intimate relationship and children for marriage.  CareNet provides abstinence counseling to hundreds of women and couples each year.

Cost of a Life Saved

Pregnancy Testing and Initial Session      $100

Developing a Relationship:

carenet-counselorsCareNet counselors understand the obstacles women face in an unplanned pregnancy:  pressure from family or friends, financial and medical concerns, relationship challenges, fear of the unknown, guilt and shame—all surrounded by a culture that does not respect God’s gift of life.  Our counselors are steeped in God’s truth, filled with compassion, and skilled at discerning the unique needs of each client.  CareNet counselors empower women to choose life!

CareNet’s mission is to provide not only emotional support, but also spiritual counsel.  The goal of our counselors is to engage in spiritual discussions and share the gospel, so that innocent lives may be rescued and women in crisis may be saved by the redeeming power of Christ.  When God leads women experiencing a crisis pregnancy to CareNet, they not only hear the truth about life, but they are also directed toward eternity.

Cost of a Life Saved

Counseling Services                                        $250

The Truth Tool

ultrasound-servicesRecognizing the potential to save lives, CareNet began ultrasound services in 2002.  Ultrasound is an effective tool not only to reveal to a mother her unborn baby, but also to market CareNet’s services to a woman searching for answers.  Ultrasound reveals the viability of the pregnancy and the possibility of miscarriage.  For a woman seeking abortion, this information is crucial.

Ultrasound is the most powerful instrument CareNet uses to save lives.  Even women committed to abortion are moved by the sight of their unborn child’s heartbeat and activity in the womb.  CareNet’s nurse manager spends time with new mothers, showing them the heartbeat of their child and providing them with as much information as possible on the development of their baby.

Three out of four women who walk into a CareNet center will choose life for their children!

Cost of a Life Saved

Ultrasound Services                                        $350

Walking the Distance

empowering-familiesCareNet’s mission is to provide practical help to families experiencing unplanned pregnancy, empowering them to choose life.  To meet ongoing needs, CareNet counselors keep in contact with their clients long after their initial visits.

We equip 3 area baby banks to help meet the need for baby supplies.  The Bridges program also provides helpful parenting classes so that clients learn as they earn the supplies they need.

The Connections program was developed to encourage local churches to form relationships with women who may have little or no support during their pregnancies.  The purpose of the program is to form a network of support around a woman and her baby, so that her quality of life will be enhanced and her spiritual life may be further developed.

CareNet maintains a database of hundreds of local resources for clients in need.  For assistance with adoption plans, housing, insurance, and more, our counselors are able to connect families with the help they need.

Cost of a Life Saved

Ongoing Support                                              $50

Total Cost of a Life Saved                             $1,200

With God’s help, CareNet has rescued and redeemed tens of thousands of lives over 35 years of ministry!  Yet we simply could not have accomplished this without the prayers and partnership of friends like you.  As we serve more women than ever in the middle of a critical pregnancy decision, the opportunities for Christ continue to grow.  God has greatly blessed the work of CareNet and made it fruitful.  We urge you to partner with us as we serve and grow God’s kingdom!