On Friday, October 23, Cairn announced a new partnership with ChoiceOne Pregnancy and Sexual Health Resource Centers, located in Bucks County (PA) and Mercer County (NJ). ChoiceOne is a Christ-centered, life-affirming ministry designed to share Christ’s love unconditionally with young women and their partners who find themselves facing an unplanned pregnancy. Cairn and ChoiceOne share a central commitment to the person and work of Jesus Christ, the authoritative and sufficient Word of God, and the calling to serve Christ in the church, society, and the world.
In many cases of unplanned pregnancies, the women often sacrifice their education to take care of their babies. Cairn’s partnership with ChoiceOne will allow both organizations to serve ChoiceOne clientele by caring for those in need of counseling, support, encouragement, and evangelism.
In an effort to strengthen both the work of ChoiceOne and educational opportunities for Cairn students, the partnership includes:
- Scholarships and tuition discounts for young mothers and ChoiceOne staff and volunteers
- Childcare services from local day cares
- Counseling and academic support
- Internship opportunities for Cairn students
- ChoiceOne services (education, testing, and counseling) offered for all students through Cairn’s University Health Center
ChoiceOne Executive Director Carolyn Gilmore states, “There’s not another school out there that says, ‘We’re Christians. We love the lost. We’re pro life’ that does actually something about it…Cairn, the first institution, who reached to me over all these years and said, ‘Let’s do more than just talk it. Let’s walk it.’”
Cairn University is excited for this opportunity to partner up with a mission-driven organization such as ChoiceOne that is committed to Christ, His gospel, and His Word, and make a difference in the lives of mothers by providing them with opportunities for a biblical education and a Christ-centered community.
Stay tuned for updates regarding the ChoiceOne 5K, Fun Run, and Virtual Challenge event in the Spring!