DALLAS – Buckner International, the 131-year-old Christian social services organization, and Baylor University Medical Center signed a collaborative agreement Dec. 8 to provide crisis pregnancy counseling services to women at the Dallas-based hospital.
The program will provide a new option for women who request information about parenting and adoption, while leaning on Buckner’s rich history of working with birth families and adoptive families to find the best solution for the child.
“We are proud to work with another mission-driven, faith-based, not-for-profit organization to provide our patients additional resources,” said Joel Allison, president and CEO of Baylor Health Care System.
Buckner and Baylor estimate the new program will support 360 clients each year and will work to educate and equip parents to make an informed decision regarding the options of parenting or adoption. It will also provide information on health care resources and community services available to patients and families.
“This collaboration has the potential to transform hundreds of lives in the Dallas area, which is what our ministry at Buckner is all about,” said Albert Reyes, president of Buckner International. “We are thrilled to work with such a well-respected organization in Dallas and expect great things to come from our work together.”
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