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Crisis Pregnancy Center offers clothes

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

The Crisis Pregnancy Center of Brazil is now offering new and gently used clothes, as well as baby supplies to area families.

Ann Coker, Director of Client Services, said there are different ways for families to obtain what the Crisis Pregnancy Center is offering.

Coker said the center needs "shoppers," and wants the community to know they're here to help moms and dads become better parents.

"We have items for the asking, (which are) free," Coker said. "They're gently used items ... emergency supplies of diapers if people need them, which is about 8-10 diapers on a visit, and then we have baby items like bottles and wipes.

"We have clothes from newborn to 12-month sizes, and then for older children we refer them to other agencies in town."

Coker said new items can be purchased using "money" earned by taking classes and programs.

"The 'Baby Bucks' program is for the new items," Coker said. "They can earn 'Baby Bucks' by attending parenting support classes-that's basically for the moms, so they can have support-but we also have a monthly program for the dads, which is called 24-7 Dads, and they can earn 'Daddy Bucks' and shop."

People can also earn 'Baby Bucks' by watching parenting videos and working through workbooks in counseling sessions.

Coker said the classes take place the second Tuesday of every month, with the main goal being to educate people to be better parents.

Crisis Pregnancy Center also offers free pregnancy and HIV tests as well as, STD testing which require a $15 lab fee.

The center is open Monday-Thursday from noon-5 p.m.

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