A BEACON OF HOPE WOMENS CENTER INC

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

Every day, at-risk teens, women and families are overwhelmed with fear when they face unplanned pregnancies and sexual health issues. • 62% of 12th graders are sexually active • Sexually active teen girls are 6 times more likely to attempt suicide. • It's estimated that 1 in 3 American women over 45 years old has had an abortion. • Georgia statistics: >> 27,453 abortions were performed in 2017 >> Fulton & DeKalb are the highest abortion-providing counties in metro Atlanta >> Ranks #1 in the country for cases of syphilis >> Ranks #2 in the country for the number of late-term abortions >> Ranks #2 in the country for lifetime risk of HIV infection • 48% of pregnancies among American women are unintended and 60% of unintended pregnancies end in abortion • Rape & incest represent less than 0.5% of abortions

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?

Patient Crisis Care:

We serve women facing a sexual health crisis such as unplanned pregnancy or a suspected infection. We provide non-judgmental care, medical verification of pregnancy, ultrasounds, STI testing and treatment, abstinence-based sexual health education, and medically accurate education concerning all three pregnancy options (parenting, adoption and abortion). After nearly 20 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 22 abortion-minded patients in 2016, we saw 209. In addition, the percent of Beacon patients who changed their minds to choose life last year was twice that of the national average.

Population(s) Served

Patients who changed their minds from abortion to life are eligible to participate in Bridge. 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. Over the last 5 years, 4,343 new moms have attended Bridge classes. In exchange for the "Baby Bucks” that these patients earned through class attendance, we provided them with 47,361 items from our Baby & Me Boutique including cribs, car seats, diapers, wipes, baby food, baby clothes and other essential items.

Population(s) Served

We work to prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexual health issues through our SWAT program, and through individual appointments with women seeking services from us. S.W.A.T. (Speaking Words of Absolute Truth) is a prevention resource we make available to area middle and high schools. S.W.A.T. seeks to prevent unplanned pregnancies by educating and empowering teens to set high standards and make healthy choices. Currently, S.W.A.T. speakers make presentations to more than 13,000 students annually at 19 schools in Fulton, Forsyth, and Cobb counties. Over the last five years, SWAT has grown from educating 600 students in three schools in Forsyth County, to educating 13,355 students in 19 schools across 3 counties.

Population(s) Served

Our Forgiven & Set Free Bible Study offers confidential care and healing to the one in three women over the age of 45 in the United States who have had an abortion in the past. Group studies are offered in both Decatur and Johns Creek. In addition, during the course of our interactions with patients seeking other services, when we learn that a woman has had an abortion in the past, we look for opportunities to provide one-on-one counseling sessions. We began this program in 2013 with one small group, and last year participation grew to 24 community members meeting in two different locations for the 10-week Bible study.

Population(s) Served

Our focus in every patient interaction is to demonstrate the love of Christ. Whether a woman is seeking a pregnancy test, ultrasound, STI testing and treatment, post abortion care or long-term care, we look for opportunities to lead patients into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ. Over the last five years, 1,679 women have completed the spiritual growth class offered through our Bridge program. One of our patients recently shared, "When I realized I was pregnant, I thought my life was over. But instead, God used A Beacon of Hope to draw me into a closer walk with Him and show me what an amazing provider He is. What I loved the most about Bridge Long-Term Care was that the entire experience pointed me to God. No matter what the lesson was, it always referenced scripture… I can’t imagine where I would be today if it weren’t for Beacon. I would probably be a mess, but instead I’m a stable mom, and my daughter is a healthy and happy six-year old.”

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Accreditations

Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC) 2017

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.

Number of patients who received free pregnancy tests, sexual health education and support

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

Patient Crisis Care:

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Lives saved from abortion

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

Patient Crisis Care:

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Free ultrasounds provided

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

Patient Crisis Care:

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Patient interactions during which Beacon provided compassionate care, practical support and life-saving medical services

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

Patient Crisis Care:

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Students received education regarding healthy relationships (academic year)

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

Prevention:

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Bridge Long-Term Care Participants

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

Bridge Long Term 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.

STI tests for HIV, chlamydia and gonorrhea provided, along with sexual health education and support

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

Prevention:

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Women received Post Abortion Care

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

Post Abortion Care:

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

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.

As the only AAAHC-accredited medical pregnancy clinic in the metro Atlanta area, we are uniquely qualified to respond to the staggering number of abortions, teen pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections in our region. Five elements are required to see patients sooner and save more lives. Firstly, we rely on prayer for the power of the Holy Spirit to lead our ministry. Second, strategic marketing to attract the patients who are most likely to choose abortion. Third, additional patient care space so we can schedule appointments in the 4-day window before a woman typically makes her choice. Fourth, additional manpower including both medical personnel and volunteers. Finally, our mission cannot be accomplished apart from a community of partners who commit to making long-term investments in our work.

• Aggressively attract abortion minded patients
• Work to accommodate patients within the four-day window of danger
• Strategically utilize a linear patient service model to ensure our patients receive optimal medical care
• Transition patients from crisis to decision through pregnancy verification, abortion and options education, ultrasound, STI testing, treatment and Initial HIV Screening
• Introduce the love of Jesus Christ to patients through trusted relationships
• Equip students and distinctly train parents through whole person sexual health education
• Through Bridge, provide excellent training, practical support and spiritual growth opportunities to new parents empowering them to transition from crisis to stability , as measured by patient satisfaction surveys.
• Through Post Abortion Care, provide confidential care and healing to women struggling with previous abortions.
• Collaborate: Care-Net, National Institute of Family and Life Advocates, Life Resources of Georgia.

We operate two life-affirming, medical pregnancy clinics strategically located in the two counties that have the highest abortion rates in metro Atlanta: Fulton and Dekalb. We do not receive any federal or insurance funding. Our services include:
• STI testing and treatment
• Sexual Health Education
• Free pregnancy testing and official verification
• Free limited ultrasound services
• Options Education (Parenting, Adoption, Abortion)
• Pre/Post-Natal Education
• Maternity/Baby Supplies
• Prayer Support
• Parenting Classes
• Post Abortion Care
• Crisis recovery (rape, abuse, etc)
• Evangelism and discipleship
• Labor and Delivery Classes
• Life skills classes (resume-writing, job hunting, budgeting, etc)
• Resources and Support for carrying your child to term with an adverse diagnosis
• Extensive community referrals including ongoing prenatal care, adoption, housing, crisis counseling, medical needs, etc.
• We neither provide nor refer for abortions.

Since 1997, we have saved approximately 7,366 babies' lives in metro Atlanta alone. After nearly 20 years in operation, we praise God that we are outperforming our peers across the nation.
• The percent of Beacon patients who changed their minds to choose life last year was twice that of the national average.
• In 2017, 97% of our patients reported that they would recommend our clinic to a friend.
• Beacon is the only medical pregnancy clinic in metro Atlanta that is medically-accredited. 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.
• We save our community over $700,000 annually by providing free and low-cost medical and social services
Yet, with 9,108 abortions in the two counties where our clinics are located, we are eager to do more. Our vision is to become the first resource that women in metro Atlanta choose when contemplating abortion.

Financials

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

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A BEACON OF HOPE WOMENS CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 5/14/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Martin Anker

President at Highland Communities, LLC


Board co-chair

Todd Shiver

EVP at TransCentra

Allen Sells

Partner, Business Intelligence and Collaborative Analytics at WaterWheel Data Advisors

Ken Aden

ENT/Otolaryngology at Kaiser Permanente

Cindy Smith

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

Rob Mimms

President at Mimms Enterprises

Jeff Bernier

President and Chief Investment Officer at Tandem Growth Financial Advisors, LLC

Brian Dooling

Head of Marketing at U.S. Security Associates

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

Don Miller

CEO and President, Piedmont Office Realty Trust

Terry Morris

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

Joe Patti

President, JP Biotech Advisors

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? No