Care Net Pregnancy Center of Wayne County began as Study the Options Please (S.T.O.P.) in 1988 in Palmyra. It is affiliated with Care Net National (care-net.org) in Virginia, which grew out of the Christian Action Council, founded in 1975. The Council was founded to challenge threats to the sanctity of human life, such as abortion, fetal research, genetic engineering, assisted suicide, infanticide and euthanasia.
Care Net is governed by a board of directors and is funded purely by donations. The Executive Director (currently Deb Stoep) and the Office Admistrator (currently Kelly Reynolds) manage a staff of trained volunteers who peer counsel women in one on one personal meetings, or in small groups.
The local Center relies on the national policy and procedures, training expectations and other standards to remain consistent and dedicated to the causes of truly abundant life. Although Care Net has expanded its services, it remains committed to the original mission to meet spiritual, emotional, and physical needs of the people who come to us. Please join us in prayer and action, as we seek to strengthen and defend families, only through and based on the redeeming power of the Lord Jesus Christ.