The Atlanta Region recently received funds from the Federal Association to improve security at the Pregnancy Aid Center’s (PAC) clinical facility in downtown Atlanta. This location was opened in December 2021 with an alarm system, but the basic products needed upgrading due to vandalism, low lighting, and general security concerns. The dense area also attracts a significant homeless population and is plagued with vagrancy.
The grant has provided for the addition of alerts from the glass-break monitors, bigger signage, brighter and additional exterior lighting, and cameras. Since these upgrades have been implemented, there have been no incidents, enhancing confidence for all. In addition, a lockable file cabinet was purchased for the best security for medical records.
Hospitaller Jackie Bohling says, “The Atlanta Region has supported PAC for many years with volunteers and with our signature fundraising event, Life is Beautiful. PAC saves thousands of babies, and we partner with them in helping families build a culture of life.” The generous gift makes the location, originally renovated by Neil and Carolyn Johnson’s company Canonbury Homes, more secure and welcoming,
In nearly 40 years of service, PAC has provided pregnancy and parenting support through medical, educational, and client advocacy services, along with post-abortion spiritual healing. Free ultrasound exams, pregnancy tests, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, parenting classes, and resource referrals are offered. Onsite education programs have grown to provide a variety of life skills, fertility awareness, and faith-based class options, along with baby and maternity items. PAC is the only Catholic pregnancy resource in the Archdiocese of Atlanta, with three clinic locations.
For more information, go to the PAC website at: https://www.pregnancyaidclinic.com/.