A faith based organization in Branson West that helps expectant mother learn how to care for an infant recently moved into a 5,000 square foot building that they renovated.
Pregnancy Life Line, which was a recent recipient of a Skaggs Foundation grant, moved into the facility on Missouri 413 this fall. The nonprofit helps expectant mothers learn how to cook a healthy meal, prepare a budget and create a resume.
The new building houses two computer labs where expectant mothers can work on continuing education. It also offers other nonprofit groups space for meetings, according to founder Shirley Mullen.
But the organization doesn't just cater to women, according to Mullen. They also teach expectant fathers life skills in the Man2Man program. Mullen says that many of the participants were raised in single mother households and that the two male advocates that oversee the program teach them how to be positive role models for their children.
When a woman comes to the clinic and is confirmed to be pregnant, Pregnancy Life Line sets up a free ultrasound and begins to mentor the woman. Last year, about 120 women took part in the program in which they can also earn baby items while they attend classes.
Pregnancy Life Line has been providing assistance to expectant mothers in the community for nearly ten years.