The Resource Center: A Charity of the Quarter Update
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Perhaps one of Weld County’s most unique charities is The Resource Center in Greeley with a satellite office now located in Windsor!
The Resource Center was founded in 1982 and just this April opened their satellite office in Windsor at 1215 Main Street. They are supported by and 8-member Board of Directors and a 28-member Medical Advisory Board.
Why is the Resource Center unique? The Resource Center is a community-funded, non-political medical facility committed to empowering individuals who are making decisions about pregnancies and personal health. Accurate medical information is essential in helping their clients make fully informed decisions for their lives and futures. On top of that, there is absolutely no charge for their services or referrals!
Last year, they advised over 1,800 clients, providing Free pregnancy tests, ultrasound exams, STD testing, treatments of gonorrhea and chlamydia, and even the latest protocol for the reversal of the morning after pill. They also provide parenting classes, post-abortion support opportunities, and referrals for adoption, medical care, and financial, legal, and food aid.
The most frequently asked question about the Resource Center is, “How do they do this for free?” The Resource Center relies on generous support from private individuals and nearly 60 churches throughout Weld County. They also conduct one of the area’s most popular fundraisers called the Baby Bottle Campaign where supporting churches distribute bottles on Mother’s Day and collect the coin-filled bottles on Father’s Day. Last year, this delightful event rose over $92,000 in pennies, nickels, and dimes.
This medical facility relies heavily on volunteers to greet their clients and to provide one-on-one advising. Regular training is provided for all positions. For more detailed volunteer information or to schedule a tour at the Greeley location, please call 353-2673 in Greeley.
The Resource Center is Union Colony Insurance’s new Charity of the Quarter from April til June. A simple way to help our Charity of the Quarter is to refer a friend for insurance to us! Every referral we receive from you, we will donate to The Resource Center. Call or visit UnionColonyIns.com/refer to refer!
Thank you Beth and Don for inviting me to The Resource Center’s Gala. Beth serves on the Board of Directors for The Resource Center.