Dallas Life Inc dba Thrive Women's Clinic

Empowering women and their partners to choose life since 1983

aka Dallas Pregnancy Resource Center   |   Dallas, TX   |  thrivewomensclinic.com

Mission

To extend Christ-like love in a compassionate and responsive manner that values the family and empowers women and their partners to choose life for their unborn babies.

Ruling year info

1983

Executive Director

Mrs. Mary Jayne Fogerty

Main address

6500 Greenville Ave Ste 600

Dallas, TX 75206 USA

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Formerly known as

DPRC

Thrive Women's Clinic

EIN

75-1853520

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

Family Planning Centers (E42)

Educational Services and Schools - Other (B90)

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Since opening the doors in March of 1983, Thrive has been dedicated to serving women and men, facing unplanned pregnancies with education, tangible resources, and help to meet their physical and emotional needs.

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?

Clinic Services Program

Thrive staff and volunteer nurses conduct free pregnancy tests and a medical history review with each new client who comes to Thrive. During their visit clients also have a weight and blood pressure check and pregnancies are verified for Medicaid approval, if needed. Sonograms are offered to our clients who are abortion-determined or abortion vulnerable. Seeing their unborn child on the monitor allows many clients to gather more detailed information regarding their children and to connect and bond with their babies. We encourage returning for another sonogram for further contact and bonding with their baby. Clients who may think their child is an undeveloped mass of tissue will see their exact development, view their baby moving and hear their child’s heartbeat. They will also walk away with a photo of their child in utero. During this visit our nurses educate clients on early prenatal care, provide a weeks supply of prenatal vitamins and discuss nutrition and healthy behaviors during pregnancy which enables our clients to develop healthy children. Clients under financial pressure are often at risk for abortion. We encourage their choice for life by providing them with all of our services at no cost as well as many free resources.

Physician Consults - If a client has concerns about continuing her pregnancy, we offer physician consultations with one of our six volunteer doctors. Clients considering abortion because of personal health issues or exposure of their baby to drugs, alcohol, x-rays, etc. usually are relieved with information given by our doctors. Talking with a medical professional of this level will almost always calm our clients and ease their fears regarding carrying their baby to term. Our doctors can address these concerns and create a plan to deal with forthcoming issues by providing resources to specialists if needed. This consultation usually empowers women and their partners to choose life for their unborn children.

Following up with our clients is a critical part of our work. We follow up with phone calls, hand written notes, texts and sometimes emails. We are often our clients’ only lifeline and hope in crisis. Extending the love of Christ through relationship-building is a critical emphasis of our mission at Thrive, showing that we care about them and will be there to support them throughout their pregnancy and beyond encourages our clients who may be abortion minded to reconsider terminating the life of their unborn child.

Impact. There were 2976 clinic visits in 2019. More than 48% of our clients, who are at risk for abortion, changed their minds and chose life for their unborn children following Thrive’s free services and education.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

The Community Awareness Program is our process for educating and informing the community about our ministry, our services and most importantly the value of human life. This is achieved through radio interviews, public speaking engagements, and events for the community and clients. Potential clients are reached through community fair events. Thrive is represented in many churches as they celebrate the sanctity of human life. Our fetal development and STD education is taught by Thrive nurses in public and private schools as well as churches throughout the Dallas community. Fetal development education enlightens students on the development of the human body from conception to birth. In addition, Thrive staff and volunteer nurses collaborate with OB/Gyn offices and school nurse offices to educate the Dallas community about the services and mission of Thrive serving as a resource for their clients and students.

Live sonograms have been viewed in our clinics by youth groups, giving memorable lessons on the miracle of fetal development. The Director of Client Services conducts lay counseling training that equips men and women in churches with knowledge to advocate for life within their social circles and in their neighborhoods. Educating the community about the sanctity of human life informs them of our services and also furthers our reach to those in unplanned pregnancies.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Families

Thrive compassionately walks beside women and men in unplanned pregnancies providing emotional and spiritual support. Thrive counselors educate clients on their pregnancy options of parenting, abortion and adoption. It is our desire to see them make informed decisions regarding their unborn children. As a Christian faith-based organization we also address clients spiritually and pray for their specific needs. When a woman chooses life for unborn child we encourage her, as well as the baby’s father, to enroll in our educational mentoring program to equip them to have healthy pregnancies and to become great parents. Through this program they may also develop life skills and grow in their faith. Clients can earn coupons to shop in our stores for needed baby items like diapers and wipes, as well as clothing and equipment.

Often a client’s partner comes into one of our clinics and our male advocates meet with these men providing compassion, education and care. Our male advocates also mentor our male clients providing spiritual development, education, and guidance on how to become a great father.

Impact: In 2019, Thrive served 3,033 individual clients and facilitated 576 educational mentoring visits. All services are free.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

Where we work

Awards

Affiliate 2017

Heartbeat International

Affiliations & memberships

National Institute of Family and Life Advocates 2017

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2017

Center for Nonprofit Management Excellence Network 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 patient visits

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 decline in patient visits due to COVID-19.

Number of new clients within the past 12 months

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 decline due to COVID-19.

Number of participants reporting risky sexual behaviors

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

Women and girls, Men and boys

Related Program

Client Services Program

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Decreasing

Number of students receiving information on HIV/AIDS and STDs

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

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

Women and girls, Men and boys

Related Program

Client Services Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This number represents those, internally and externally, that were educated on services available at Thrive, fetal development, or sexual integrity information, empowering them with options education

Number of external speaking requests for members of the organization

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Speaking requests were down due to COVID-19

Number of new advocates recruited

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of testimonies offered

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

Women and girls

Related Program

Clinic Services Program

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We receive anonymous feedback from every client on their experience through an exit survey. Their comments are testimonials to our organization. This number was down in 2020 due to COVID-19.

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

Volunteer hours down in 2020 due to COVID-19

Average number of dollars per person served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of phone calls/inquiries

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We only measure our target market calls, so the number is far from indicative of inquiry volume of the organization.

Number of clients served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Total revenue earned to support advocacy efforts

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

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Thrive exists to engage, educate and empower women and their partners to choose life over abortion for their unborn children and new life in Christ for themselves. Thrive employees, volunteers and generous donors strive to achieve that mission through these key areas:

CLIENT SERVICES
Thrive facilitates an average of 5,750 client visits each year ranging from pregnancy options education, life skills classes, mentorship meetings, needs assessment consultations, and community referrals. Our counselors are trained lay-counselors working primarily with women in unexpected pregnancies and the multiple problems that surround this issue.

MEN'S PROGRAM
Thrive's team of male advocates meet one-on-one with men to offer positive male leadership and teach tenants of Christ-like fatherhood. These fathers are also encouraged to attend classes alongside their partners to learn about topics such as childbirth and infant care. The men's program grew 24% in 2019 and total men's sessions were up 41%.

CLINIC SERVICES
With the help of our 31 staff and volunteer nurses and sonographers, clients can confirm their pregnancies by a laboratory-quality pregnancy test or sonogram, get a baseline weight and blood pressure, receive samples of prenatal vitamins, and watch an informative video about nutrition in pregnancy. They may also receive information about how to avoid risky sexual behavior, are alerted to substances to avoid and warning signs in pregnancy, and get encouragement and referrals to begin early prenatal care. Consulting with one of our nurses regarding their medical history provides the client valuable information and is reassuring to many of them.

STI & FETAL DEVELOPMENT EDUCATION
Thrive medical staff educates middle and high school students in science and health classrooms as well as to youth church groups.

PUBLIC AWARENESS
Thrive participates in a number of educational activities throughout the community, presents in varied communication channels such as radio and television, and hosts special events to raise awareness of the organization and the resources offered.

Each day, about 10,388 women in the United States will conceive. Thrive employees, volunteers, community partners, and generous donors donate time, money, resources, and services to serve the women and their partners facing an unplanned pregnancy with the education, physical and emotional resources they need.

Thrive employs 31 part-time and full-time staff members to carry to out their mission. Thrive relies heavily on our 281 volunteers including 100 front-line medical and lay-counselor volunteers and 9 active Board of Directors to provide daily activities that deliver on our mission. We depend on the generosity of the local community to fulfill our mission who support through their time, finances, and community partnerships.

Thrive works diligently to be a visionary leader in the industry, collaborating with consultants every two years for updated strategic planning. We are implementing marketing and brand standards to ensure a consistent look and tone to the public's understanding of what we do. Numerous communication channels are utilized for educating the community about Thrive, such as traditional print, electronic information and forms, social media, school curriculum, and personal presentations.

Thrive maintains financial integrity and stability keeping six months of funding reserved for operations. This reserve is designated by our Board of Directors annually.Our reputation in the industry is one of the oldest and most trusted. The progress we make is due in great part to the hundreds of volunteers, generous supporters, and community collaborations.

Significant Accomplishments and continued work :

Our OhKnow education program doubled its reach. Our nurses were invited to teach 6,216 students in local schools about fetal development and sexually transmitted diseases. By educating students about when life begins and the consequences of risky sexual behavior, you infuse a foundation of God’s vision for sex and family.

New bilingual staff and Spanish website led to 82% more Spanish-speaking clients.

One-on-one mentoring sessions through our men’s program increased 54%.

Through online efforts such as keyword blogs, the number of clients who found us through our website increased by 10 percent.

Thrive secured funding from Focus on the Family for two new state-of-the-art sonogram machines.

Former clients are coming back to Thrive to serve.

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 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?

Financials

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Operations

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

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Dallas Life Inc dba Thrive Women's Clinic

Board of directors
as of 08/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mrs. Cindy Pardue

Mary J Fogerty

Executive Director, Thrive

Robin Hogan

Dallas Bar Association, Corporate Counsel

Tracy Taylor

Move It Storage

Peyton Harris

Manager of Analysis for Merit Energy

Kim Meiser

Human Resources for Allergy & Asthma Center of Texas

Lexie Graben

Cindy Pardue

Richard Kerry

Fellowship Dallas

Clare Smitham

Law Offices of Clare Smitham PLLC

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? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 8/16/2021

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

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data