Care Net Family Resource Center is launching a new ultrasound program, thanks to major funding from the Knights of Columbus. Eight councils from Kenosha, Racine, and Walworth counties raised a total of $12,000 for the machines and an additional $6,000 for ancillary costs. The Knights’ Supreme Council is matching local fundraising with another $27,000. Both the Racine and Kenosha Care Net centers will offer ultrasound services.
Judy Van Swol, Care Net’s Executive Director, says, “This is a huge step forward for the Care Net ministry, allowing us to provide free ultrasounds from the moment a mother has that positive pregnancy test. First, an ultrasound confirms a viable pregnancy, and then it shows a mother the miracle that is her little child. This provides an important bond, encouraging her to take good care of herself and her baby in order to have a full-term, healthy birth.”
Care Net is a faith-based, life-affirming organization which helps prospective parents through crisis pregnancies. Its staff and volunteers are trained to provide assistance that saves lives and grows healthy children and families in Racine and Kenosha.
If you know someone in need, please encourage them to contact Care Net at 632-2464 in Racine or 658-2222 in Kenosha. Care Net offices are located at 2405 Northwestern Avenue in Racine and 6105 22nd Avenue in Kenosha.