Support and Education
The Medicine Hat Pregnancy and Family Support Centre was founded in 1988 as a Christian non-profit, non-political, charitable organization. The Centre humbly began by administering pregnancy tests within a privately owned home. By 1990 the Centre was incorporated, and an office was established in the Community Resource Centre.
As the organization grew, so did the services offered. As soon as a donation room was created, it quickly began to overflow with items for expecting mothers, infants, and toddlers. The Centre began offering peer counselling and educational classes for clients. As the services and programs continued to expand, it became apparent that the Centre would need a larger space to operate in.
In 2013, the Centre relocated to its current location at 321 6th Ave. This building hosts an education room, resource room, living room, kitchen, boys and girls donation rooms, layette room, ample storage space and a spacious visiting area with a welcoming atmosphere. The new facility tremendously enhanced the ability for the Centre to fulfill its mission of demonstrating Christ’s love by assisting those facing challenges during and after pregnancy. Furthermore, our current location has opened up the potential for us to continue to grow.
We are funded solely by donations from individuals, businesses and churches and each partnership we have helps us to continue to embrace, educate, and equip our clients.
In 2016, the Medicine Hat Pregnancy and Family Support Society board of directors wanted to refresh the Centre’s brand to represent it’s approachable and caring characteristics. The refresh resulted in rebranding the Centre to its current name, The Nurture Pregnancy Centre.