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BAKERSFIELD CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER INC

We help you

aka Bakersfield Pregnancy Center   |   Bakersfield, CA   |  www.wehelpyou.org

Mission

The Bakersfield Pregnancy Center serves Kern County by empowering individuals to make healthy, life-affirming choices regarding pregnancy and sexual health.

Ruling year info

1985

Executive Director

Mrs. Erin Rogers

Main address

P.O. Box 1430 1801 18th Street

Bakersfield, CA 93302 USA

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EIN

77-0024688

NTEE code info

Reproductive Health Care Facilities and Allied Services (E40)

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

Family Services (Adolescent Parents) (P45)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

In the past five years, our client services have increased 100%. Therefore our current issue is our facility. Because of the tremendous growth over the past five years, we have outgrown our facility. Therefore, the Bakersfield Pregnancy Center is looking at other options for our facility. However, this would require a large capital campaign to raise the funds needed to invest in a bigger building. We estimate the cost for a facility large enough to accommodate would be approximately $1,000,000 in purchase cost. With the increased need to serve clients, we are also actively recruiting more nurses to provide our medical services, men and women to serve as receptionists and counselors. All our volunteers must complete 21 hours of academic training, as well as another 50 hours of clinical/office training. It takes people truly committed to helping women and their families in an unexpected pregnancy.

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 help services

The Bakersfield Pregnancy Center empowers individuals with life-affirming choices regarding pregnancy and sexual health. The Bakersfield Pregnancy Center serves the people of Kern County with care and compassion by providing support and licensed medical services for pregnancy and sexual health. Services include: free Pregnancy Testing (Medical Verification of Pregnancy), Free Ultrasound(limited to First Trimester), STI Testing and limited treatment; Material support, individual peer advocacy, Parenting Classes, Pregnancy Loss support and counseling, Sexual health education.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Economically disadvantaged people

Where we work

Accreditations

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) 2011

Evangelical Council for Finanical Accountability 2018

Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability 2019

Awards

Nonprofit of the Year 2020

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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.

To provide physical, emotional and spiritual help to women and their families facing an unexpected pregnancy, and to provide educational tools to help youth and adults with accurate and complete information regarding sexual health issues.

Highly trained counselors (program completion and certification by AACC); Registered Nurses to provided accurate medical information and ultrasounds in the first trimester. "Earn While You Learn" classes for clients to enable them to receive education regarding parenting and infant care while rewarding them with opportunities to purchase needed items from our "Baby Boutique'. Highly trained counselors for our "Empty Arms" program for parents who have lost a child due to miscarriage, still birth or early infant death. Highly trained counselors who lead our "Embraced" program, for women who have had an abortion. "Gear Up", a men's coaching program. We are utilizing our contacts with local churches and other community organizations, to inform the public of the services we offer, free of charge to all our clients.

Our commitment to care empowers our staff and volunteers to give the very best service to our clients. We are able to provide these services to all our clients, free of charge, because of the generous donations of individuals, churches and our annual fundraisers which reach our community. Through our relationships with local churches, hospitals and community health organizations, we are able to reach those who could benefit from our service.

We have seen a increased trend in client services over the last five years. We have acquired and implemented our Image Clear Ultrasound Unit to serve the outlining areas of Kern County, including Taft, Arvin and Wasco, Oildale and on Union Avenue, providing the same quality of services on this mobile unit.
We have increased our students for our weekly "Earn While You Learn" to our location capacity,in 2019 we saw an increase of 43% for our parenting classes, now averaging 17 students per class with a capacity of 25. In 2019, we added "Earn While You Learn" Parenting Classes in Spanish, now held every Wednesday Morning. We are serving an average of 6 students per week in our Spanish classes.
We are continuing to hold two training sessions per year for new volunteers, with 15 people enrolled on an average. We are continually seeking excellent training courses for our volunteers and funding additional training for our Nurses in first trimester ultrasound applications.
We have also seen an expansion of our Men's Services, with the addition of "Guy's Night Only" on the Fourth Thursday of each month. We are hoping to expand this class to two Thursday's per month and add a Men's Ministry Staff member in 2020-2021.
The Bakersfield Pregnancy Center, in line with our stated goal of 2018-2019, added STI testing as part of our medical services. All testing is free and confidential (no insurance is required). Testing began in August 2019, and to date we have tested over 80 clients in the center.

Financials

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Operations

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

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BAKERSFIELD CRISIS PREGNANCY CENTER INC

Board of directors
as of 04/13/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr Jeff Jones

Aspect Engineering

Term: 2019 - 2026


Board co-chair

Mr. Richard Edwards

Vineland School District

Term: 2021 - 2024

Jeff Jones

Engineer

Walter Strickland

Engineer

Richard Edwards

Vineland School District

Jennifer Davis

Fairfax School District

Laurie Ray

Educator

Bobby Sharp

McFarland Police Department

Crystal Montoya

Children's Ministry Assistant Coordinator

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 1/17/2023

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

Equity strategies

Last updated: 10/08/2022

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 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 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 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.