A BEACON OF LIGHT
Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need. Hebrews 4:16
Fifth Ward Pregnancy Help Centers are a life-affirming alternative to the culture of death that has gripped the community for many years.
A group of Christian men in Houston agreed with Sylvia Johnson’s vision to open a crisis pregnancy center in Houston’s Fifth Ward. The Fifth Ward had historically been under-served when it came to life-affirming alternative efforts and services. With an abortion clinic located only a mile away from our center, most Crisis Pregnancy Centers were near suburban areas and the closest urban center was located in Houston’s central business district. Women from the Fifth Ward relied on public transportation to get to these locations and sometimes had to take at least 3 bus transfers to reach the nearest pregnancy center. The Fifth Ward Pregnancy Help Center opened in December 2004.
Expanding Our Territory
In September 2007, the Board of the Central Pregnancy Care Center (CPCC) collectively decided to entrust the re-opening, operation, and ownership of the Downtown Pregnancy Help Center to the Fifth Ward Pregnancy Help Center. The building, now located 3.5 miles from the largest abortion provider in the nation, underwent significant remodeling so that it could best serve the needs of women in Central Houston. The downtown location opened its doors in August 2008. Before then, the only choice for women in a pregnancy crisis was to seek help at the abortion clinic once located only steps away. The board, staff, and volunteers of the Fifth Ward accepted the call to stand in the gap for women in crisis, and to be a lighthouse that draws them all to Christ. Once again, women were offered hope. In 2016, HPHC took on a new venture to offer services women in a critical community by unveiling their Medical Mobile Van.