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Teen Pregnancy Rates Up in Marion County; Pregnancy Center Needs Funding
Written by Whitney Wetzel
Last updated on January 29, 2013 @ 4:46AM
Created on January 27, 2013 @ 2:46PM
Teen pregnancy rates in our state have been up in recent years and now one local pregnancy center that helps young women deal with the unexpected needs your help.

Officials with the Pregnancy Resource Center in Marion County told 5 News that with the rising cost of bills, and low donor turnout, the center is struggling to keep their doors open.

Board members said that teen pregnancy rates are up in Marion County, but it's not something that a lot of people like to talk about. That's why the center offers support and encouragement, both for teen girls and women, who face a crisis pregnancy. That includes any type of pregnancy that's difficult and unexpected. Employees at the center offer counseling and information to help girls and women make informed decisions about their pregnancies, as well as provide donated items during their pregnancy and once their baby arrives.
The center held their annual fundraising banquet last fall, but saw a lower turnout that usual. Officials said it's important for community members to help out with this organization, because they're non-profit and without help, they can't operate.
"Well we are non-profit. All of our funding comes from donors and volunteers that support our center. We don't have any grants or any federal funding or anything like that. So, we do depend on this community to support us. If the money's not here then we're not here," said Angela Ferguson, Vice President of the Board of Directors for the Pregnancy Resource Center of Marion County.

Board members also said with the rising cost of rent and utilities, and more need for the center in the area, it needs more money each month to stay open.
Community members can donate to the center by going to www.prcmc.org or call (304) 363-0003 or drop items off at the White Hall location.

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