For nearly 40 years, Amnion Pregnancy Center in Drexel Hill has been providing free services for women and families dealing with unplanned pregnancies. Since 2005, Good Samaritan has provided financial support to this Christian-based ministry. In addition, many parishioners contribute to Amnion through their annual "Baby Bottle Campaign" held in the fall. Last year Good Samaritan's Baby Bottle campaign raised $882.75.

Amnion offers love, hope, friendship, information, practical help, free services, material resources and referrals for women and men facing unplanned, untimely, or unwanted pregnancies. All services are confidential and free of charge, regardless of age, race, religion, marital status, or financial situation. A few of their services include pregnancy testing, limited obstetric ultrasounds, STD testing/treatment, post-abortion care, confidential counseling, and referral services. For more information about Amnion, visit their website, you can watch a two-minute video here

Amnion realizes that folks in local churches can be excellent resources for families dealing with unplanned pregnancies and are initiating a five-week training course. In addition to helping church people learn how to provide hope and compassion, the training also teaches vital skills in how to care for others, listen with compassion, encourage life, and share resources. Such training could also lead to a team interested in providing such support within our church.  The course "Making Life Disciples" begins February 20. For more information, contact Shelby Smith at Amnion, 610-622-9832, (Shelby visited Good Samaritan last fall to kick off their Baby Bottle campaign.) She also sent along a flyer promoting this new course.