***Notice*** Effective Monday, March 23, 2020, all services provided will be by appointment only during the hours between 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Monday through Friday until further notice. This is due to the mandated quarantine by the governor of Illinois because of the corona virus.
2020 has been challenging for us all, and for the Board of Directors of A Beacon of Light Pregnancy Help Center (ABL), one of our biggest challenges has been how to say goodbye to our friend and the Center's Executive Director, Jamie Kennedy. Jamie's love and devotion to the gospel of life has been a blessing to us. In two years at the helm of ABL, she helped build the foundation for our future. Jamie's calling, and that of her family, has led them to another state. We wish God's blessings on Jamie and her family as they start their next chapter.
As we transition, we are grateful to announce that Mary Linafelter, our nurse, has agreed to accept the position of Interim Director. Thank you, Mary, for helping us bridge the gap. She has continued to serve our clients with a smile on her face and love in her heart.
Hours of Operation:
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Wednesday and Friday by appointment only
A Beacon of Light is a life-affirming pregnancy resource center providing services to pregnant women and their families, especially those struggling with unplanned pregnancies, as well as post-abortive women. These services include pregnancy testing, miscarriage comfort, peer counselling and referrals to life-affirming doctors for prenatal and postpartum care. We provide food, formula and baby items to those in need, and promote the Christian values of chastity, integrity and self-discipline.
Under the direction of Mary Linafelter as Interim Executive Director and a board of directors, our goal is to be a safe place where women can experience unconditional love and confidential support. Using the LOVE approach from Heartbeat lnternational Inc., we meet with clients to actively listen to their concerns and build a relationship with them. We introduce educational programs to help them explore their options, identify Christ-centered vision and values for their lives and families, extend help for specific needs, empower them to make responsible life choices for themselves and their families, and help them build healthy, Christ-centered relationships and families with a father, mother and children modeled after the Holy Family.
To provide a safe place of unconditional love and support based on Catholic spirituality by offering counseling, resources and referrals to women and families with unplanned pregnancies and to those women and families who have lost a child through abortion.
For every woman to experience God's healing love and mercy in a family life styled after the Holy Family, embracing father, mother and children in a loving relationship with Christ and His Kingdom; where abortion is unthinkable.