Spero / BLUE WATER PREGNANCY CARE CENTER

aka Blue Water Pregnancy Care Center   |   Port Huron, MI   |  www.bluewaterbabies.org

Mission

MEDICAL PREGNANCY HELP CLINIC - Women deserve to be loved and supported during pregnancy. Spero (formerly Blue Water Pregnancy Care Center) is a social impact organization and medical clinic serving women & men experiencing unplanned pregnancy with free & confidential pregnancy tests, ultrasound, parenting skills classes, baby items, & community referrals including adoption.   Spero / BWPCC is a not-for-profit and receives NO federal or state funding, and instead relies solely on individual contributors.

Ruling year info

1991

Executive Director

Jennifer L.H. MacDonald

Main address

1211 Griswold St.

Port Huron, MI 48060 USA

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Formerly known as

Blue Water Family Life Services

Blue Water Pregnancy Care Center

EIN

38-2774182

NTEE code info

Pregnancy Centers (P47)

Community Health Systems (E21)

Christian (X20)

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Programs and results

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Medical Services

Pregnancy Tests, Limited Obstetrical Ultrasounds to confirm viable pregnancy

Population(s) Served

Prenatal & Parenting Education offered to pregnant clients and parents of children age 24 months or less.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Awards

Operation Transformation Non-Profit Charity Certification 2008

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA)

Founding Member 2012

Eastern Michigan Christian Foundation

CEO Named Career Woman of the Year 2016

Recognition Award

State of Michigan 2016

Certificate of Congressional Recognition

Affiliations & memberships

CareNet 2005

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Client Parenting Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We need more volunteers to mentor young parents.

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2017 Change in Reporting. Updates coming soon. Volunteers perform vital operations: Mentoring, Educating, Organizing Baby Boutique, Office Operation, Mailings, Cleaning, Board Members.

Number of people reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Client Parenting Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We also had 512 spiritual conversations.

Number of patient consultations

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Medical Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Pregnancy Tests. Ultrasounds in 2017: 331. Ultrasounds are vital to confirm a viable pregnancy.

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

We educate women and men on all of their pregnancy options, encouraging the life choice. We offer hope and healing after a woman has already chosen abortion through a 9 week class. ​We encourage and assist with early pre-natal care and educate moms and dads to be better parents. Parents participating in class earn baby items donated by the community. We assist with community referrals such as food, additional medical care, housing, etc.

* Providing an excellent medical clinic specializing in pregnancy diagnosis and all pregnancy options in a caring, non-judgmental atmosphere.
* After Abortion Recovery Counseling
* Pre-natal and parenting education and baby items until the baby is 24 months old.
* Community referrals to other services that fit the need our client has.
* Outreach efforts to local colleges and upgrading our client website.

* Volunteers are needed in every area. We list opportunities on VolunteerMatch.org.

We have implemented a planned giving program (endowment fund) to help towards future funding. We depend on continual donations from concerned individuals. We have a stable staff and we are always in need of volunteers in a variety of capacities.

A greater number of women and men have found Spero and utilize our services. We recently began offering free pre-natal vitamin starter packs or a free pre-natal prescription to women who have had an ultrasound at Spero. We look toward offering additional services in the future.

Financials

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Spero / BLUE WATER PREGNANCY CARE CENTER

Board of directors
as of 7/31/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mindy Charron

Karen McCue

Board Member, Memphis School Dist.

Judy Weisner

St. Clair County Community College

Jennifer MacDonald

BWPCC

Mindy Charron

BW Hospice/VNA

Michelle Hulett

Michael Mills

SMILE Consulting

Kerry Ange

Attorney

Ed Neiman

Architect

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes