Compton Satellite Clinic Coming Soon
WE HAD TO SAY “YES”…
She pierced our hearts when she said that their little resource center saw a huge increase in young girls with STDs (Sexually Transmitted Diseases) and unplanned pregnancies every time LA County released prisoners.
Last Fall the director of The Grace Elliott Center (TGEC) and Pastor Ed Robinson Jr. of their sponsoring church, Trinity Chapel Life Center, came to us to discuss how they could open a medical clinic. They were facing a heartbreaking situation. Unplanned pregnancies and STD’s were skyrocketing in the weeks following prisoner releases from the county jail.
Tiffany, the director at TGEC, explained. These male prisoners, particularly the older ones in their 30’s and 40’s, target young girls. Young girls are less likely to have children or to have a sexually transmitted disease. To put it in cold, hard terms…they are fresh meat.
It broke our hearts to hear this, and as the conversations continued, our staff strongly sensed God telling us to partner with The Grace Elliott Center. Several months of prayer and discussion confirmed this and we are excited to announce that we will be opening a satellite office at The Grace Elliott Center.
The Compton area (see the “heat density” map produced by The Human Coalition) has the highest density of abortions in Los Angeles County. We will be moving right into the heart of the evil one, rescuing innocents from abortion and offering help and care to young women. The Grace Elliot Center will continue to assist with aftercare and providing material resources.
We know we are entering into the enemy’s territory, and he won’t like it! So, we need your prayers more than ever! We also need some physical help moving things into the new center and painting the inside of the facility. Finally, opening one day a week will cost us $49,000 for one year. If God pierces your heart, as He did ours, and leads you, as He led us, will you support us in this venture? He may even provide above and beyond and allow us to open more than one day per week! Please pray and ask God if He is calling you to help.
Here are other ways you might be able to help because…
this Women's Clinic Needs Men (strong women welcomed too!)
Handy individuals with basic skills like hanging wall items, etc. (Compton and Pasadena clinic)
Need one locking two-drawer file cabinet (Pasadena clinic)
Locksmith (Pasadena clinic)
Men who have trucks and can help move large items
If you are interested in helping in any of these areas and on the specific dates, please contact our Director of Advancement, Candice Sainz by emailing her at CandiceS@wpcc.obria.org or calling (562) 902-3803.