By Angela Wittman
Life Network of Southern Illinois located at 224 N. Main St. in Waterloo, Illinoishas been helping those in need of unplanned pregnancy care, and providing education and referrals to helpful resources since 1995. Services offered for both males and females are free and confidential. These services include:
- Pregnancy Tests
- Baby Resources
- STD Test/Treatment (for Chlamydia and Gonorrhea)
- Options Counseling
- Earn While You Learn Client Education Program
- Community Referrals
- Abortion Recovery Support
- Abstinence Education
- Male Mentoring Program
- Child Birth, Breastfeeding, and Newborn Care Classes
Upcoming events include a Trivia Night to be held on January 28th at Gibault High School in Waterloo and their annual Spring Banquet with guest speaker Shawn Carney (co-founder of 40 Days for Life) scheduled for April 19th and April 20th at Turner Hall in Columbia, IL. The Life Network of Southern Illinois annual Life Walk and 5K Run is scheduled for September 15th, 2012.
Future goals include reaching out to more men through their Male Mentoring Program and expanding the current STI (Sexually Transmitted Infections) program.
Volunteers are always welcome and those seeking additional information can contact Life Network of Southern Illinois at 618-939-4224.