South Texas Christian Ministries

a Pregnancy Medical Clinic and SRT Healing Center

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South Texas Christian Ministries

EIN: 47-3177780


We meet material, spiritual and health needs of women facing an unintended pregnancy. We do not impose a spiritual demand on them, however, we are a faith-based organization. Our education and support for the mother & her partner encourages them as they learn to parent their child or make an adoption plan to allow another family to raise the child as they wished they could have done. Lay, peer-to-peer counseling for SRTs (sexual-related traumas) assists those who have suffered a miscarriage, stillbirth, sexual assault or abuse, post-abortion trauma or crisis pregnancy, provided by trained facilitators who have also survived such a trauma. We promote sexual integrity to foster healthy living, avoid STIs & STDs, and encourage teens' positive visions of themselves & their futures.

Notes from the nonprofit

We recently were awarded a grant from the Baptist Health Foundation.

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Executive Director

Mrs. Diane Cosgrove

Main address

1004 20th Street


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Subject area info


Community service

Human services information

Family services

Population served info

Children and youth




NTEE code info

Philanthropy / Charity / Voluntarism Promotion (General) (T50)

IRS subsection

501(c)(3) Public Charity

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Tax forms

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What we aim to solve

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Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Earn While You Learn

Our clients are giving the opportunity to earn credits we call Bright Bucks by watching BrightCourse educational videos and completing the accompanying worksheets and homework sheets. These Bright Bucks can be used to "purchase" cribs, car seats, diapers, wipes, maternity & baby clothes, strollers, play pens, jumpers, blankets, crib sheets, formula, baby food and more in our baby boutique. Clients not expecting a baby can earn gift cards for groceries, gas, and material goods at local merchants.
We subscribe to the BrightCourse video subscription service, through which over 300 videos are available to our clients featuring healthy pregnancy, labor & delivery, postpartum depression, infant expectations, toddlerhood, potty training, anger management, debt and credit education, healthy boundaries / relationships, healing from SRTs (sexually-related traumas) such as miscarriage, stillbirth, assault/abuse, past-abortion, or unintended pregnancy.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

We offer free lay, peer-to-peer counseling groups for sexually-related traumas (SRTs). These groups help people who have experienced sexual assault or abuse; miscarrige; stillbirth; unintended pregnancy; past abortion trauma; and STIs/STDs.

Population(s) Served
Ethnic and racial groups

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Heartbeat Internnational 2022

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.
  • 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 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

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

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, 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?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback


South Texas Christian Ministries
Fiscal year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

Revenue vs. expenses:  breakdown

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Financial data

SOURCE: IRS Form 990

South Texas Christian Ministries

Revenue & expenses

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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South Texas Christian Ministries

Balance sheet

Fiscal Year: Jan 01 - Dec 31

SOURCE: IRS Form 990 info

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

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Executive Director

Mrs. Diane Cosgrove

I am a retired newspaper editor, now heading up an SRT Healing Center and Pregnancy Medical Clinic in Hondo (Medina County), Texas. I served two terms as vice president of the Hondo Area Chamber of Commerce and another as a director; was the Public Information Officer for the Tex Hill Wing of the Commemorative Air Force; was honored as Rotarian of the Year during my 10 years with the Rotary Club of Hondo-D'Hanis; was selected as Hondo Area Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year; and most recently was recognized as the 2022 Hermann Sons Victory Lodge Humanitarian of the Year.

South Texas Christian Ministries

Officers, directors, trustees, and key employees

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Board of directors
as of 12/31/2022
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Board chair

Don Abbott

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? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Not applicable
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/31/2022

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The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Gender identity
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 12/30/2022

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Policies and processes
  • 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.