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<1 year of service

When you call 936.632.9292 or walk into our offices, the chances are great that you will be greeted by Victoria. As the “Director of first impressions,” Victoria’s mission is to ensure that you are treated with dignity and respect, and that you feel confident about your choice to seek our help for your pregnancy or parenting needs. Victoria is ready, willing, and able to serve you with the love of Christ.


Client & Donor Development Coordinator

3 years of service

Pam as taken on a newly created position to help our center ensure that clients and donors are fully recognized for their accomplishments and support. You may receive a call “out of the blue” from Pam asking you about your experience in our program as a client or to ask you about your opinion on a recently event we hosted. Pam’s primary function is to help Client Advocates to stay in touch with the families we serve to ensure nobody falls through the cracks. Pam is here to help you get the most out of your parenting journey or your partnership with the PHCOL.


Nurse Manager

3 years of service

If you are seeking a free pregnancy test or ultrasound from the PHCOL, you will be served with the utmost care and concern from our Nurse Manager. Kim’s mission is to ensure that all staff serve our expecting families with medically accurate information and encourage positive choices for this new parenting journey. Kim is also eager to introduce you to your new baby through the gift of our free ultrasound services.


Client Advocate

<1 year of service

Providing free pregnancy tests and discussing option for your pregnancy is the backbone of our organization. Laurie’s mission is to educate you on your pregnancy options without judgment or condemnation. While our hope is that you will embrace the gift of life through parenting or adoption, we understand that your pregnancy may pose concerns that need to be discussed and worked out. Laurie, and all of our staff, are dedicated to helping you find Joy in the Journey of Parenting from the very beginning.


Center Manager

11 years of service

The many services and growing staff requires a detail oriented person to coordinate and Jessica’s experience and drive makes her the perfect Center Manager. If you have an especially difficult situation and fear we wont understand your situation, give Jessica a call as there is a good chance she has the experience from working with another client. Jessica’s main priority is to help equip the staff to be able to deliver program services to you in an efficient manner while encouraging you to experience joy in the journey of parenting.


Program Coordinator

1 year of service

Our My 9 Months Care Program, Learn to Earn Parenting Program, and our SafeRiders Car Seat Program keep the staff busy and engaged with clients on a daily basis. Alyssa helps coordinate the caseloads, special events, and provides one-on-one education and mentoring as well as facilitating group classes. Alyssa’s gentle, yet firm approach is sure to help you find joy in your journey, even on the really hard parenting days.


Bi-lingual Client Advocate

1 1/2 years of service

Parenting can be a rewarding journey, but it can also be a real struggle.

Maria understands some of those struggles and wants to help other parents as they journey through the first 3 years of parenting.

Whether you are seeking our services as a result of a CPS case or because of your desire to learn more, Maria will provide a compassionate approach to her education and mentoring services to help you find joy in your journey of parenting.


Resource Room Coordinator

2 1/2 years of service

With over 51,000 baby items distributed last year, it is vital that we have someone consistently sorting, pricing, stocking, and organizing all the do- nations in our Resource Room to ensure you have the best experience at your program visits. From diapers to wipes, shoes, clothing, feeding supplies, and a few fun things for mom or day, Lynder takes pride in creating an atmosphere where you can find joy in obtaining items you need for your baby.

Pam H.

7 years of service

Paula W.

1 year of service

Spiritual Mentors

The backbone of our service is in helping our clients find the peace and joy that rests in the knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Both of our spiritual mentors would love the opportunity to help you through your pregnancy or parenting journey through prayer and getting into God’s Word together. The joy of the Lord is our strength (Psalm 28:7).


Executive Assistant

2 years of service

Do you want to learn how you can serve this ministry with your time, talents, or treasures? Are you interested in attending one of our exciting events? There are many ways you can plug into this organization and helping you do so energizes Shanie. If you want to learn more about how you can serve the PHCOL or the staff, if you have a business or organization that would like to provide services to clients or staff, or if you just want to know more about how your church can be more involved give Shanie a call today.

Paula Havard

Executive Director

17 years of service

21 years ago, Paula’s passion for helping others facing an unexpected pregnancy brought her to the Center as a volunteer. It is that passion for others that has sustained her as she has served for 17 years as the leader of this fabulous group of women and men.

Integrity, trustworthiness, a heart for following Christ, and the ability to love on all the different people that we come into contact with are all values that Paula holds in high esteem as she leads her team. If you have the desire and the passion to serve others and want to discuss opportunities to be on our team of staff, or if you want to join our valued team of financial partners, or our dedicated prayer team, please give Paula a call.

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