In 2012, when Debi Wehmeier opened the doors of the Pregnancy Resource Center in East Austin, her main goal was simple: to provide struggling mothers and their families with unconditional love, compassion and hope when they needed it most. Now ten years later, with locations both in East Austin and Dripping Springs, her passion to help women throughout their pregnancies has evolved and expanded to providing confidential pregnancy tests, sonograms, parenting and birth classes, options counseling, and support groups.
About half of the pregnancies in the U.S. each year are unplanned. Choosing life is beautiful, but Debi and her team recognize it’s not always the easiest path. Supporting parents is half of the battle - meeting their physical needs is where they shine. Through donations and community volunteers, they are not only able to provide their services at no cost to the families but also supply a boutique free of charge to all families in their care. Mothers can browse racks filled with maternity and kid's clothing, shoes, toys, formula, baby gear and diapers. As their babies grow, their needs change as well and the Pregnancy Resource Center is there every step of the way, supporting the families until their kids are four years old.
Debi has a passion for helping women and inspiring them to be the best they can be. With a heart of compassion, she strives to build relationships with each family that walks through her doors, ensuring they feel seen and loved far longer than her services are required. “This is a no-judgment zone – just love,” Wehmeier emphasizes. “We are going to walk mothers through this, and they will leave here with HOPE.”
With their steadfast team and the help of local volunteers, the resource center not only survived the pandemic but thrived. April Sorenson, a volunteer at the Dripping Springs location, credits the center’s success with its open-door policy. “I’m thankful that HTPRC extends open arms and hearts to all women, and instills hope where there is such a great need for it,” she adds.
There are countless volunteers just like April that support the PRC. If you feel inclined, they always need and accept donations. Additionally, they are seeking bilingual sonographers.
For more information, you can visit their website at heartoftexasprc.org or email email@example.com. You’ve heard the saying, “It takes a village.” We are so thankful the Pregnancy Resource Center is in ours!
The HTPRC new location is located at 27722 RM12 in Dripping. Address for mailing donations: P.O Box 342 Driftwood, 78619. Find more information at www.heartoftexaspartners.org Open M/W/F 12-3