A BEACON OF HOPE WOMENS CENTER INC

Providing Free Medical Care. Loving Women in Crisis. Giving Babies a Healthy Start. Building Beautiful Families.

aka A Beacon of Hope Pregnancy & Relationship Resources   |   Johns Creek, GA   |  www.abeaconofhope.com

Mission

To empower women and families through pregnancy diagnosis, decision support, and sexual health services by providing compassionate medical, emotional, and long-term care that specializes in hope, healing and recovery. VISION To be the first resource chosen for unplanned pregnancy and sexual health decisions; saving the lives of the unborn and leading people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. CORE VALUES Christ-Centered, Life-Affirming, Family-Focused, Excellence-Driven, Medically-Accurate, Transformational, Compassionate

Notes from the nonprofit

A Beacon of Hope vows to serve all patients in a kind and compassionate manner, providing honest, open and medically accurate options education. A Beacon of Hope will respectfully and compassionately care for the patient, based on their individual needs.

Ruling year info

1999

Executive Director

Mrs. Talli Moellering

Main address

2750 Old Alabama Road, Suite 150

Johns Creek, GA 30022 USA

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EIN

58-2424267

NTEE code info

Pregnancy Centers (P47)

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since 1973, more than 63.9 million legal abortions have been performed in the United States. In Georgia, 31,248 abortions were performed in 2020. Our clinics are located in the two counties with the most abortions in Georgia. We serve ten times as many abortion-minded patients as our peer organizations across the nation. In other words, many medical pregancy clinics care for pregnant women with financial needs who are not considering abortion. Our organization, in contrast, focuses on women who report that abortion is their first choice. This allows us to truly save lives from the harsh reality of death by abortion. Approximately 11,921 children were in foster care in the state of Georgia as of August 2021. Our Bridge Extended Care Program provides the ongoing support needed to transition families from crisis to stability, leading to healthier families and less children in the foster care system. We empower fathers and mothers to become thriving parents.

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?

Medical Care:

Our Nurse Practitioners provide free medical care such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, STI testing and treatment, and pap smears. In addition, they provide evidence-based education concerning all pregnancy options (parenting, adoption and abortion). After nearly 25 years in operation, we praise God that we are outperforming our peers across the nation in terms of reaching the women who are most likely to have an abortion, and saving lives. While peer organizations saw an average of 25 abortion-minded patients in 2021, we saw 256. In addition, we saw five times as many babies born in 2021 compared to our peer organizations across the nation.

Population(s) Served

Patients who are or were considering abortion are eligible to participate in Bridge Extended Care. By attending Christ-centered parenting classes regularly, patients earn "baby bucks” and shop in our Baby & Me Boutique for all the critical supplies they will need during the first two years of their child’s life such as diapers, wipes, baby food, baby clothes, cribs, car seats, etc. This often translates to a three-year relationship with women and families, and provides multiple opportunities for discipleship. In 2021, 110 mothers participated in Bridge classes. In exchange for the "Baby Bucks” that these patients earned through class attendance, we provided them with 7,411 items from our Baby & Me Boutique including cribs, car seats, diapers, wipes, books, toys, baby clothes and other essential items.

Population(s) Served

We work to prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexual health issues through our middle and high school programs, and through individual appointments with women seeking services from us. Our Prevention program seeks to prevent unplanned pregnancies by educating and empowering teens to set high standards and make healthy choices. Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, our speakers made presentations to more than 13,000 students annually at 19 schools in Fulton, Forsyth, and Cobb counties. In the Fall of 2021, we resumed presentations to 2,200 students at 10 schools in two counties. We look forward to the continued expansion and growth of this important program.

Population(s) Served
At-risk youth
Women and girls
Teachers

Our trained lay counselors provide confidential care and Christ-centered healing to anyone in our community who has experienced abortion. We provide private sessions to individuals and groups through virtual platforms so that women can join from the comfort of their home at the time that is most convenient for them. It's estimated that one in three women over the age of 45 has had an abortion. The unspoken, undiagnosed impacts of this life experience can be devastating, but healing in Christ is available. One patient shared, "After my abortion, I knew I was hurting, but I didn't really understand how much it was affecting my entire life. Today, it's like I'm a brand new person. I look at my life and I know it's completely different, quite literally because I started talking to God."

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
People with psychosocial disabilities

For pregnant women who are not at risk for abortion, we provide maternity care throughout pregnancy to help families transition to healthy parenthood. Patients take parenting and life skills classes and receive baby supplies up until birth, giving these families a healthy start.

Population(s) Served
Parents
Economically disadvantaged people
Parents
Economically disadvantaged people
Adolescent parents
Single parents

Our trained Patient Care Advocates provide compassionate, non-judgmental support to young girls, women and families facing unplanned pregnancies and sexual health crises. While the licensed medical team handles medical care, our Patient Care Advocates provide emotional support and prayer. They give our patients a safe space to process through all of their sexual health decisions. Our exit surveys show that our patients consider their care team to be very sensitive and very helpful. In 2021, 98% of our patients said they would recommend the clinic to a friend.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Accreditations

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) 2020

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

The number of new patients who received pregnancy tests, sexual health services and education free of charge, plus extended social services support.

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

Women and girls, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Medical Care:

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

The number of ultrasounds provided free of charge.

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

Women and girls, Adolescents, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Medical Care:

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

The number of 7th, 8th, and 9th grade students that received sexual health education (academic year).

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

Adolescents, At-risk youth

Related Program

Prevention:

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

The number of patients who participated in Bridge Extended Care Social Services.

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

Infants and toddlers, Families, Parents

Related Program

Social Services: Bridge Extended Care

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

By attending Christ-centered parenting and life skills classes, patients earn “baby bucks” to shop in our Baby & Me Boutique, and transition from crisis to stability over the course of 3 years.

The number of HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea tests provided, including sexual health education, support, and treatment.

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

Women and girls, At-risk youth, Economically disadvantaged people

Related Program

Prevention:

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

The number of known pre-born babies saved from abortion.

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

Infants and toddlers, Families, Parents

Related Program

Medical Care:

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

As abortion clinics invest heavily in patient marketing, we have found it more and more challenging to attract patients to our clinic. We praise God for every divine appointment and every life saved!

The number of women who completed a post abortion care course.

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

Women and girls, Adults

Related Program

Post Abortion Care:

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of patients who received new services from our Nurse Practitioners such as pap smears, bacterial vaginosis treatment and yeast infection treatment.

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

Medical Care:

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

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.

Our unique approach is strategic. Research shows that women considering abortion are most likely to discuss the termination of a pregnancy with the father of the baby or a medical professional. Leading the way among nonprofit pregnancy organizations in metro Atlanta who yearn to save babies from abortion, we were the first to become medically-accredited. Our programs are strategically focused to address all aspects of the abortion cycle:
- preventing unplanned pregnancy
- providing free medical care and holistic support during pregnancy
- equipping pregnant women to transition from crisis to stability through nearly three years of parenting education, baby supplies and social services
- giving babies a healthy start in life
- providing hope and healing to women who have experienced abortion in the past

- Intentionally attract abortion-minded patients through a search engine optimized patient website.
- Strategically utilize the nationally-recognized  "linear patient service model" to ensure our patients receive optimal medical care.
- Transition patients from crisis to decision through comprehensive medical services related to sexual health.
-  Introduce the love of Jesus Christ through a trusted relationship.
- Maternity care: education and baby supplies throughout pregnancy
- Extended care until the baby turns two: life skills, parenting, and prenatal classes with spiritual growth opportunities.
- Equip students and distinctly train parents through whole person sexual health education.
- Care for hurting individuals that are seeking healing through Post Abortion Care.
- Empower other pregnancy centers to be more effective through strategic relationship building.
- Collaborate: Life Resources of Georgia, Chase Advancement, Women’s Health Network and the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care.

We operate two life-affirming, medical pregnancy clinics strategically located in the two counties that have the most abortions in metro Atlanta: Fulton and Dekalb. Our medical team includes three Nurse Practitioners. All of our medical work is overseen by an OB/GYN and all of our ultrasound scans are interpreted by a radiologist. Our Patient Care Advocate team team is extensively trained in the unique kind of holistic care we provide to young girls and women experiencing sexual health crises.

Our current CEO, Talli Moellering, has been the leader of A Beacon of Hope for 13 years. She has a business degree from Indiana Wesleyan, and joined the pro-life movement in 1990, volunteering at the local center that her in-laws helped start in northern Indiana. Talli is a certified Sexual Risk Avoidance educator, a Post Abortion Recovery Specialist and has additional certification as a Crisis Pregnancy Coach through the American Association of Christian Counselors. In 2017, Talli led the charge to have both of Beacon’s clinics accredited by AAAHC, a nationally known organization that requires ambulatory health care clinics to meet 550 rigorous standards. A Beacon of Hope was the first clinic in Atlanta to accomplish this standard.

Since 1997, we have saved approximately 8,136 babies' lives in metro Atlanta alone. After nearly 25 years in operation, we praise God that we are outperforming our peers across the nation.
• According to national averages, we saw five times as many babies born in 2021 as our peer organizations across the nation.
• In 2021, 98% of our patients reported that they would recommend our clinic to a friend.
• Beacon was the first clinic of its kind to become medically-accredited in metro Atlanta. This means that a nationally recognized, third-party organization verified that we met over 550 rigorous standards that are designed to make the patient experience exceptional.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    We serve young girls and women facing sexual health crises and unplanned pregnancy. Patients have the opportunity to fill out an exit survey at the end of each appointment. We review the results of these surveys at each staff meeting and board meeting.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • 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 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, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We recognized that patients felt they had to wait too long before they were seen. We updated our flow of care to ensure that patients were better informed about the timeline they could expect. We also added televisions to the waiting room featuring fun, upbeat programming to provide a more comfortable waiting environment.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    Our team understands that the care they provide will be evaluated. Our patients have the opportunity to provide frank, anonymous feedback. We ask for suggestions for improvement and pay attention to them.

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback,

Financials

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A BEACON OF HOPE WOMENS CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 06/20/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Martin Anker

President at Highland Communities, LLC

Cindy Smith

Retired Elementary Education Teacher; volunteers as a Patient Care Advocate at A Beacon of Hope

Rob Mimms

President at Mimms Enterprises

Steve Farley

Vice President of Sales at Fiserv Solutions, LLP

Curtis Hicks

President, The Columns Group, Inc.

Helen Caudill

Senior Director of Finance at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church; Board Treasurer

Steve Wood

Pastor at Mount Pisgah United Methodist Church; Ex-officio board member

Karen Bitzer

Homemaker, mother of three

Terry Morris

Retired Nurse Practitioner, volunteer Medical Adviser at A Beacon of Hope

Larry Payne

Former Senior VP, U.S. Public Sector, Cisco Systems, Inc.

Curt Brasfield

Retired Strategic Advisor and Consultant, Matrix Capital Management Company, L.P.

Rhonda Gibby

Principal, Talent Advantage, LLC

Don Miller

Retired CEO and President, Piedmont Office Realty Trust

Lynn Middleton

Principal, Middleton Public Affairs

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/20/2022

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

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