HerHealth Women's Center


https://herhealthwomenscenter.org/

For thirty-three years, Her Health Women’s Center has been coming alongside women facing unexpected pregnancies to offer medical services, a listening ear, loving arms, and non-judgmental support in a faith-based, accepting environment. Because Her Health Women’s Center has no financial incentive regarding a client’s decision, it is a neutral place for women seeking information, services, and support.

In 1987, four women, joined by a call to help Siouxland women who were facing unintended pregnancies, opened the doors of the Alpha Center, then located on Morningside Avenue. In 2014, the name Her Health Women’s Center was adopted to better reflect their comprehensive services and their neutral-minded health care approach.  2015 brought a move to their current location on Sunnybrook Drive, and 2016 brought an expansion within the building, which now has one wing for medical services and another wing for education services.  Today Her Health Women’s Center serves approximately 500 women annually with services including pregnancy testing, STD testing, ultrasounds, pregnancy education (including all pregnancy options), as well as educational services, including a parenting program for women and their partners.  Beginning in July, Her Health Women’s Center will be expanding again with a satellite center in Le Mars, offering services one day a week.  

Her Health has four full-time staff and seven part-time staff members, as well as approximately 25 volunteers.  Accepting no government funding and offering all their services at no charge to the women who walk through their doors, Her Health Women’s Center relies solely on the donations of private businesses and individuals.  With an annual budget of approximately $500,000.00, this is a tall order that is predominately met through private donations and their annual fundraising banquet and Diaper Dash walk.  Due to Covid-19, those events have moved dates in 2020.  The upcoming Diaper Dash will be held this month on June 13.  You can find more information on Meet the Need Siouxland’s website with a link to the diaper drive.  Their major fundraiser event, Her Health Women’s Center Banquet, is now scheduled on Tuesday, September 15, at the Sioux City Convention Center.  Always a night of impacting conversation, a shared meal and a nationally known speaker, this year’s banquet is sure to be as engaging and meaningful to all who attend, as every year past.  Be sure to put both events on your calendar and support this important work in Siouxland.

HOW THE COMMUNITY CAN HELP HER HEALTH WOMEN’S CENTER

In addition to making financial contributions and supporting their annual fundraising events, there are other ways the Siouxland Community can support Her Health Women’s Center. If you are interested in volunteering, please call 712.276.0237 to learn about needs and obtain an application. Her Health Women’s Center is also looking for a part-time educational director to work with the area school systems on reaching students with a message of making good choices in their relationships and health.  You can also visit Her Health Women’s Center’s agency page on Meet the Need Siouxland’s website for a list of products that are needed in their boutique; clients enrolled in the parenting classes earn points to purchase baby clothing, diapers, supplies, small denomination gift cards, and new baby cribs and mattresses.  Whether you pick up a pack of diapers and wipes when you are shopping and drop them at the center or organize a drive within a business, organization or group you are involved with, Her Health Women’s Center will use all donations to directly impact the precious families Her Health Women’s Center serves.

 

 

 

 

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