Our Impact

He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. 
And what does the Lord require of you? 
To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God. 
-Micah 6:8

The Wellspring Life Ministry (formerly the Pregnancy Clinic Ministry) has been serving Annapolis, Bowie Crofton, and Severna Park, and the surrounding communities since 1982. We have cared for more than 38,000 women and their families, offering free medical care, counseling, education, and a broad range of other services and care. While not a primary focus, our life-affirming work also addresses some of our community’s at-risk indicators:

Not only are STDs/HIV a significant health concern for women, but they can also have serious effects on a pre-born baby’s health. Our Sexual Health Clinic, in a working relationship with our local county Health Departments and the State of Maryland, offers STD/HIV testing and STD treatment to women at no cost. Our medical staff truly cares for each client and listens to her concerns about her sexual health, helping her to evaluate how her choices are impacting her personal and health goals and what changes, if any, she might want to consider.

Our community and our nation are impacted when children grow up without a father present. At Wellspring Life Ministry, we understand that men may also struggle when faced when an unexpected pregnancy and are confused about how to react to the prospect of being a dad. With many young men today not having grown up with a father in their lives, they may not understand the importance of their presence in their child’s life. Our specially trained male volunteers, called Male Volunteer Presence Counselors (MVPs), serve in our Men’s Support program and minister to the men who come into our clinic impacted by an unplanned pregnancy. In addition, we offer a LifeSense class, ManUp, as an informal opportunity to engage these men in meaningful conversation about fatherhood, relationships, and other issues surrounding their unique situations. Our goal in these encounters is to empower each man to take up his role as a father and partner and to envision God’s plan for their family.

Our LifeSense Education program offers over 20 classes, covering a wide variety of topics. Classes such as Infant Health and Safety, Healthy Relationships, and How to Afford a Baby, along with the others, address at-risk issues including child abuse and neglect, domestic violence, fatherlessness, poverty, shaken baby syndrome, and smoking during pregnancy.

The Healthcare Landscape in Prince George’s County,” published by Regional Primary Care Coalition, 2018.

“Poverty Amidst Plenty,” published by the Community Foundation of Anne Arundel County, downloaded on their website.

Stories of Impact