EDUCATING OUR COMMUNITY ONE LIFE AT A TIME
Your support allows Teens@Possibilities to be a source of healthy education at our local juvenile detention center and in church youth groups, featuring the following programs:
This healthy options curriculum provides teens with tools to make healthy choices in the areas of sexual activity, peer pressure, and media. It is taught each month at our local juvenile detention center.
This faith-based program educates teens and is available for church groups and those desiring a biblical perspective on sexual purity and marriage. Inspired by the story of Joseph in the Bible, it encourages teens not to give into sexual pressure, teaches them about abstinence, and encourages them to consider the impact of today’s decisions on their futures.
PREGNANCY TESTS & VERIFICATION
Possibilities provides lab-quality, high-sensitivity tests with a 99% accuracy rate after a young woman’s missed period. Free verification is also provided for positive pregnancy tests. Pregnancy tests are available for walk-ins, and each appointment is an opportunity to educate young women, talk with them about their options (parenting, adoption, abortion), encourage abstinence, and empower them with both Possibilities and other community resources.
STD TESTING & TREATMENT
While most sexually active teens are concerned about getting pregnant, they rarely realize they are more at risk of contracting an STD. Possibilities provides free testing for gonorrhea and chlamydia for young women, as well as access to treatment. These STD’s are asymptomatic, meaning a woman could have them, but show no symptoms. They can drastically affect a woman’s reproductive and overall health. This service is one way we can meet the needs of abortion vulnerable women and teens, as well as have the opportunity to talk with them about abstinence and healthy lifestyle choices.