LAKESHORE PREGNANCY CENTER INC

Loving people to life

aka Positive Options   |   Holland, MI   |  www.lpcenters.com

Mission

MISSION: To Love People to Life Before, During and After a Pregnancy Decision VISION: To build a vibrant community where every life is valued, loved, protected, and transformed because of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Garry Markvluwer

Main address

339 S River Ave

Holland, MI 49423 USA

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EIN

38-3046882

NTEE code info

Pregnancy Centers (P47)

Right to Life (R62)

Pregnancy Centers (P47)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

70% of teens age 18-19 have had oral sex.
65% of women who have had abortions state they are Christians.
90% of children age 8-16 have viewed porn.
64% of Christian men admit to viewing pornography at least once a month.
Over 5 out of 10 pregnancies* in Michigan are unplanned. *for women ages 15-44
8 out of 10 Christian singles in their 20's are sexually active.
81% of 250 women stated they aborted due to the influence of the man in their life.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Positive Options

POSITIVE OPTIONS identifies our medical services; pregnancy testing, ultrasounds,
limited prenatal consultation, and medical referrals in each of our centers.
Services Offered:
• Walk-in pregnancy testing by trained staff
• Limited ultrasounds by a certified sonographer
• Family support
• Men's services
• Pregnancy and parenting education

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

Fatherhood Services is our Men's outreach program. This program serves fathers with pregnancy options information and parenting education. It also guides men into prenatal, parent education and support, as they take on the role of fatherhood. We equip men to become great Dads. They can be their family’s hero, and we’re here to help.
Services Offered:
• One-on-One Appointments with a Male Advocate
• Fatherhood and Parenting Support
• Tools to make Educated Choices

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Families

Our Family Support Service provides parenting classes offered to all parents, educating both mom and dad so that they can become the best parent they can be. Topics include Pregnancy and Birth, Parenting, Co-parenting, Life Skills, Fatherhood, Bible studies and so much more!
• Online and In-person Pregnancy Education
• Online and In-person Parenting Classes
• One-on-one conversations
• Spanish speaking services and classes (Holland Center)

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

BESTLIFE COMMUNITY is our Church Partnership Program. It exists to equip members at local churches to become safe, educated, and responsible encouragers for those facing an unplanned pregnancy, those considering abortion and those having experienced abortion. Our desire is to connect our clients to churches
who are equipped to provide support and life discipleship long after they leave our care.
Services Offered:
• Making Life Disciples (MLD) program
• The Whole Sex Talk parenting classes
• Pregnancy and Abortion Conversation website
• Monthly Prayer Calendar
• Baby Bottle Campaign

Population(s) Served
Families
Parents

Project BestLife is our Sexual Health Education program. We serve area schools, churches, parents, and students by bringing them sexual and relational health education. Our team equips them to choose healthy lifestyles and relationships.
Our school-approved curriculum serves grades 4th-8th. We share age-appropriate curriculum including topics such as Respect & Communication, Social Media and Values, Friendships & Dating,
Love vs. Infatuation, Abstinence, Sexting, Pornography, and Purity.

Population(s) Served
Students

Where we work

Accreditations

ECFA - Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2018

NIFLA 2019

Awards

Charity of the Month 2019

Better Business Bureau of West Michigan

Affiliations & memberships

Care Net 2021

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Pregnancy Tests Administered

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

Positive Options

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Numbers affected by Covid-19

Total Client Visits

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Numbers affected by Covid-19

Total Volunteers

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total number of volunteer hours contributed to the organization

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of students reached in schools

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

Project BestLife

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Numbers impacted by Covid-19

Percentage of those considering abortion who chose life after receiving an ultrasound.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls

Related Program

Positive Options

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

What We Do? We have life-honoring conversations with those who may be presented with the choice of abortion.

How Do We Do It? Through intentional programs that create opportunity for these life-honoring conversations.

Why Do We Do It? To reclaim love by helping people understand their connection to the God of love and life.

Positive Options identifies our medical services; pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, limited prenatal consultation, and medical referrals in each of our centers.

BestLife {hero} serves expectant fathers with pregnancy option information and parenting education.

BestLife {now} offers one-on-one individualized classes to expectant moms. We celebrate and prepare with her through education and material support.

BestLife {community} exists to equip members at local churches to become safe, educated, and responsible encouragers for those facing an unplanned pregnancy, those considering abortion and those having experienced abortion. Our desire is to connect our clients to the church–a healthy body equipped to provide support and community long after they leave our care.

BestLife {project} serves area schools, churches, parents and teens by bringing sexual and relational health education to students. Our team equips them to choose healthy lifestyles and relationships.

BestLife {parent} identifies our group parenting classes, offered to any and all parents. Participants are encouraged with support, material goods, and by building healthy relationships with other parents. Topics include: nutrition, discipline, goal setting, etc.

We have a skilled, comprehensively trained, and committed group of 28 staff members and over 150 volunteers that passionately work to fullfill our mission.

Geographically, we serve Allegan, Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, and Van Buren Counties. We have centers in Holland, Allegan, Allendale, Grand Haven, and a Mobile Medical Center that travels throughout West Michigan.

76% of Lakekshore Pregnancy Center's total budget is client-service centered.

All of our services are free, so we rely on the faithful giving of individuals, churches, business, and foundations to provide us the resources.

Lakeshore Pregnancy Center (LPC) began its ministry as Birthright in 1973. A subsequent affiliation with CareNet culminated in 1991 with LPC receiving its incorporation as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.
In the late 90's we responded to the national challenge to address the explosion of teen pregnancy and STI infections by developing and administering a comprehensive curriculum on sexual and relational health for youth in the private and public schools, community groups, and churches in the communities we serve.
In 2000, our Grand Haven Center began operations and continues to experience consistent growth.
The year of 2004 began with the completion and dedication of a new facility at 14th and River Ave, in Holland, Michigan. Later that same year, we opened our Allegan Center.
In 2006, we opened our Allendale location near the Grand Valley State University Campus. In 2008, we added a medical clinic, hired registered and licensed practical nurses, and currently have an ultrasound machine in each of our Centers.
In 2009 we began a men's ministry, providing support and mentoring specifically for men. In 2013, we purchased an RV, and had it retrofitted as a Mobile Medical Center, bringing our medical services to our communities.
In 2014, services offered were offically rebranded, identifying Positve Options as our medical services and BestLife as our educational and pregnancy support care, which encompasses sexual and relationtional health, prenatal, pregnancy, and parenting education in both our centers and schools.
In 2016, we added BestLife {community}, which exists to equip members at local churches to become safe, educated, and responsible encouragers for those facing an unplanned pregnancy, those considering aboriton, and those having experienced abortion.
In 2017, we renovated both the Allegan and Grand Haven Centers to better meet our medical and educational needs.

Lakeshore Pregnancy Center has continued to grow and expand its services to meet the varying needs within the community. But our work is far from over. New needs come to us on an ongoing basis.

At this time, we desire to further develop and grow the programs we have put into place to address the needs within the communities we serve.

Financials

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Operations

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LAKESHORE PREGNANCY CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 10/29/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Tom Witteveen

Realtor - Baumann Building, Inc.

Term: 2019 - 2022

Rick Voetberg

GHSP

Laura Anthony

Extol, Inc.

Liza Barry

Lakewood Family Medicine

Val Volkema

Retired Teacher & Philanthropist

Sylvia Munoz

Haworth

Warren Westenbroek

Real Estate-Five Star Lakeshore

Steve Fredericks

Retired Businessman

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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/29/2021

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

Equity strategies

Last updated: 08/03/2020

GuideStar partnered with Equity in the Center - an organization that works to shift mindsets, practices, and systems to increase racial equity - to create this section. Learn more

Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.