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NEW BEGINNINGS FAMILY SERVICES

Make First Choice your choice.

aka First Choice Clinic   |   Red Wing, MN   |  www.firstchoiceclinic.org

Mission

To educate & empower our community to make healthy, life-affirming choices.

Ruling year info

2003

Executive Director

Cathy Goggin

Main address

1614 West Third Street

Red Wing, MN 55066 USA

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Formerly known as

New Beginnings Pregnancy & Family Services

New Beginnings Pregnancy Support Services

EIN

41-2071396

NTEE code info

Family Services (Adolescent Parents) (P45)

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Family Services (P40)

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Programs and results

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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?

Pregnancy Testing

We offer confidential, lab-quality pregnancy testing to help identify pregnancies. These are offered at no cost.

If the test is positive, our medical staff can provide a limited OB ultrasound, free of charge, to assist in verifying a live pregnancy is in the uterus versus fallopian tubes (ectopic ​pregnancy), and to determine gestational age.

We offer a safe, non-judgmental, supportive environment.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

We know facing an unplanned pregnancy can lead to overwhelming feelings of fear and uncertainty. That’s why First Choice Clinic offers a supportive, safe, non-judgmental & confidential place to come sort through your thoughts and fears.

It’s important right now to take a deep breathe and take the time to get fully informed to help you make a decision that you are sure of.

An informed choice involves exploring all your options, seeing how each affects you physically, emotionally and spiritually and looks at the present as well as the future.

We are here to answer your questions, provide you with medically accurate information, and support you through your decision making and beyond. We believe you have the capability to make the decision that is uniquely right for you and your child.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Young adults

If a pregnancy test is positive, our medical staff can provide a limited OB ultrasound, free of charge, to assist in verifying a live pregnancy is in the uterus versus fallopian tubes (ectopic ​pregnancy), and to determine gestational age.
We offer a safe, non-judgmental, supportive environment.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

Prenatal Vitamins are available at no cost to pregnant and nursing mothers.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

Our lab-quality STD testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia are confidential & free of charge.

Sexually transmitted disease (STD) is a common result of having multiple sexual partners – or even one partner, if he or she is infected.
Any form of sex (oral, vaginal, anal) as well as intimate skin to skin contact can spread STDs, even if you are using contraception. People who have had an STD and have been treated can get infected again if they have sexual contact with an infected person.

Sexually transmitted infection and disease is a growing problem, but it’s one you can avoid. It’s important to know the facts about STDs so that you can avoid the associated health risk and emotional stress.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

We know that becoming a parent can be a challenging, yet exciting time. That is why we want to help you be the best parent possible. We are here to educate, encourage and support both women & men no matter where you are on the timeline of pregnancy to raising teenagers. Our curriculum includes a wide variety of topics in pregnancy, parenting of infants, toddlers, adolescents and teens, as well as life skills, and healthy relationships for yourself, and specific topics just for dad.

You will meet one on one with one of our client advocates to create a curriculum that is customized to your needs.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Adults

Classes are available upon request. Facilitated both 1-1 and in small group settings.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

First Choice Clinic believes in the power of prevention. Our hope is to ultimately prevent teens and young adults from needing our services. We do this by sharing the message of abstinence and sexual integrity with the youth in our community. Our Registered Nurse and dedicated Client Advocate are available to speak to classes or youth groups at any time throughout the year.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Young adults

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Heartbeat International 2012

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

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

We believe in the power of prevention. Our hope is to ultimately prevent teens and young adults from needing our services. We do this by sharing the message of abstinence and sexual integrity with the youth in our community.

We are here to answer questions regarding parenting, adoption and abortion. We provide medically accurate information, and support clients through their decision making and beyond. We believe our clients have the capability to make the decision that is uniquely right for them and their child.

First Choice Clinic is able to offer all services at NO cost to our clients, thanks to our generous donors.

We have a Registered Nurse and Client Advocate available to speak to classes and youth groups in our service area.

Our caring and well trained staff and volunteers ensure all services are provided with respect and confidentiality for the 32 hours per week we are open.

On average, 60 families participate in our Earn While You Learn program annually.

With the addition of STD testing and treatment and male client advocates, we have significantly increased the number of male clients we serve annually.

However, we will continue promoting abstinence and sexual integrity among the youth in our community in hopes our services will no longer be needed.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    The people we serve tell us they find data collection burdensome, It is difficult to find the ongoing funding to support feedback collection, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board of directors
as of 05/26/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

George Hintz

Dave Erickson

George Hintz

Sylvia Belford

Bryan Thoner

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 5/26/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

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

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 01/29/2020

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 ask team members to identify racial disparities in their programs and / or portfolios.
  • We analyze disaggregated data and root causes of race disparities that impact the organization's programs, portfolios, and the populations served.
  • We disaggregate data to adjust programming goals to keep pace with changing needs of the communities we support.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
  • We have long-term strategic plans and measurable goals for creating a culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.
Policies and processes
  • We use a vetting process to identify vendors and partners that share our commitment to race equity.
  • We have a promotion process that anticipates and mitigates implicit and explicit biases about people of color serving in leadership positions.
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.
  • We measure and then disaggregate job satisfaction and retention data by race, function, level, and/or team.
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.