Who We Are

How We Started

1st Way Life Center was established as Birthright in 1978 when a small group of community members recognized the need of a ministry for girls and women facing unplanned pregnancies.

Thank you to all of you who have stood strong with us for the choice of life these past 40 years.

Mission Statement

We are a life affirming, faith based, pregnancy center that provides compassionate care, emotional support and educational services for women who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy.

Our Goals

We will continue to promote choices for life by providing a high level of compassionate service to our clients.

We will continue to collaborate with other community agencies such as Homes of the Sparrow, McHenry County College, 4-C’s Childcare, Mchenry County Workforce, PADS, Turning Point, and others to help provide our moms with assistance in all areas of need.

Community Impact

In the past 40 years we have met with clients over 13,000 times. Thousands of babies have been born to our moms.

We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks.