Mission Statement

At First Coast Women’s Services, our mission is:

Empowering women to make informed choices about their pregnancy.

First Coast Women’s Services is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that empowers women to make informed choices about their pregnancy. Our purpose is to prevent the tragedy of abortion by offering truthful education, emotional support, and practical assistance to individuals who are facing unplanned pregnancies. We present sexual abstinence as a positive lifestyle for singles and provide opportunity for healing and restoration to those who have been hurt by abortion. We share the love of Jesus in a caring non-judgmental environment. Services are free of charge and confidential, and we receive no government funding.

Vision Statement

First Coast Women’s Services will be a network of highly committed employees, volunteers, and donors providing Christ-centered, life changing pregnancy support services to the First Coast region, encompassing Duval, Nassau, Baker, St. Johns, and Clay counties. We focus on the emotional, physical, and spiritual health of women, men, and families in North Florida.

Commitment of Care

  • We are dedicated to education on all options: parenting, adoption, and abortion.
  • Clients are served without regard to age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability, or other circumstances.
  • Clients are treated with kindness, compassion, and in a loving manner.
  • Clients always receive honest and open answers.
  • Clients receive accurate information about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues, and related concerns.
  • We do not offer, recommend, or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but we are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks.
  • All of our advertising and communications are truthful, honest, and accurately describe the services we offer.
  • Client pregnancy tests are distributed and administered in accordance with all applicable laws.
  • Client information is held in strict and absolute confidence. Client information is only disclosed as required by law and when necessary to protect the client or others against imminent harm.
  • All of our staff and volunteers receive proper training to uphold these standards.

Join With Us

First Coast Women’s Services invites you to learn more about our mission, vision, and work and to support us in prayer, financially, and as a volunteer as we seek to restore hope and meaning to those facing unexpected pregnancies and to ensure a future for their unborn babies.

We want to help churches, businesses, or individuals find a place to serve or be served by us through local missions, leadership education, abortion recovery counseling, and more! Just give us a call if you would like to know more.  You may also complete the volunteer application and schedule an appointment to meet the center director at the location closest to you.  The center director will give you a tour of our facility and answer any questions you may have about our organization.

You can find our Core Values and Statement of Faith below or download them HERE.

First Coast Women’s Services Core Values

We Care

1. First Coast Women’s Services is committed to assisting women to carry to term by providing emotional support and practical assistance. Through the provision of God’s people and the community at large, women may face the future with hope, and plan
constructively for themselves and their babies.

2. First Coast Women’s Services treats others with kindness, compassion and in a caring manner through sharing the love of Christ.

3. First Coast Women’s Services is committed to creating awareness within the local community of the needs of pregnant women, and of the fact that abortion only compounds human need rather than resolving it.

4. First Coast Women’s Services offers assistance free of charge at all times.

We believe

5. First Coast Women’s Services is an outreach ministry of Jesus Christ through His church. It is committed to presenting the Gospel of our Lord to women and their families both in word and in deed. Commensurate with this purpose, those who labor as Board Members, Staff and Volunteers are expected to know Christ as their Savior and Lord, and agree with the First Coast Women’s Services Statement of Faith.

6. FCWS opposes abortion and, therefore, does not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but is committed to offering accurate, documented information about abortion procedures and risks.

7. FCWS believes in the sanctity of life from the moment of conception to natural death.

8. FCWS believes in chastity outside of marriage and fidelity within. It believes in the sanctity of marriage between one man and one woman as taught in the Bible. Therefore, all staff and volunteers commit to a lifestyle of sexual purity, and will refrain from engaging in any sexual relationships outside the bonds of Christian marriage.

9. First Coast Women’s Services believes that God wonderfully and immutably created each person male and female and that these two distinct, complementary genders together, reflect the image and nature of God. We believe that gender is assigned at conception, and the Holy Scripture does not permit an individual to alter their sexual identity physically or otherwise. (See Genesis 1:27)

10. First Coast Women’s Services does not recommend, provide, or refer single women for contraceptives. (Married women seeking contraceptive information should be urged to seek counsel, along with their husbands, from their pastor or physician.)

11. First Coast Women’s Services is committed to integrity in dealing with clients, earning their trust and providing promised information and services. The ministry denounces any form of deception in its corporate advertising or individual conversations with clients.

We comply

12. First Coast Women’s Services provides services without regard to age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability or other arbitrary circumstances.

13. FCWS will only disclose client information as required by law and when necessary to protect people against imminent harm.

14. FCWS gives accurate, documented information about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues, and related concerns.

15. FCWS is truthful, honest, and accurately describes the services offered in all of its advertising and communications.

16. FCWS is governed by a Board of Directors, and operates in accordance with its Articles of Incorporation, bylaws, and mission.

17. FCWS complies with applicable legal and regulatory requirements regarding employment, fundraising, financial management, taxation and public disclosure, including the filing of all applicable government reports in a timely manner.

18. FCWS provides proof of pregnancy and limited ultra-sonography in accordance with applicable laws, and in accordance with pertinent medical standards, under the supervision and direction of a licensed physician.

19. FCWS provides appropriate training to uphold ministry standards to all of the staff and volunteers.

20. First Coast Women’s Services recognizes the validity of adoption as one alternative to abortion, but is not biased toward adoption when compared to other life-saving alternatives.

First Coast Women’s Services Statement of faith


we are living in an age of spiritual confusion and hostility toward truth and we see this statement of faith as an opportunity to express our beliefs as revealed and defined by Scripture. Therefore we embrace the following precepts and consider them essential toward fulfilling the work of this ministry.

1. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.
Explanation: The word “inspired” means that the Bible is God’s personal revelation to mankind. Though written by men who were moved by the Holy Spirit, God remains its only author. The word “infallible” means that the Bible’s content is true without any errors. The Bible is considered “authoritative” in that it is the standard by which human conduct, creeds or theological opinions should be tried and measured. Regardless of ones position or association with any church, his or her words are not inspired and infallible and should never be considered the Word of God.

“All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, for training in righteousness; so that the man of God may be adequate, equipped for every good work.” 2 Timothy 3:16-17 (See also 2 Peter 1:20-21)

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Explanation: We are monotheistic which means we believe in one God. There is one God who reveals Himself to mankind in three persons. Each person of the Godhead shares the same nature, essence and being, yet differs in function and personal attributes.

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20 (See also 1 John 5:7-8)

3. We believe in the dei ty of our Lord Jesus Christ , in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrect ion, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father and in His personal return in power and glory.
Explanation: Jesus is God and is never considered to be anything less. He is not a god among many and His divine status is one that can never be achieved by mankind. While on earth He veiled His powers and made Himself lower than the angels that He should fulfill the redemption of mankind through the shedding of His blood. Though He took on the flesh of man and veiled His powers, Jesus never ceased being God. Jesus’ position at the right hand proclaims His equality with God the Father. Jesus alone is mankind’s redeemer and intercessor before the Triune God and He alone maintained a sinless existence on earth and any similar claims by those currently living or having existed in the past is false. No man may forgive another person’s sins nor should anyone pray to God except through the person of Christ.

“‘Behold, the virgin shall be with child and shall bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,’ which translated means, ‘God with us.'” Matthew 1:23 (See also John 1:1, John 1:14, Galatians 4:4-5, 1 Timothy 2:5)

4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential and this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works.
Explanation: It is impossible for mankind to work for, earn or merit salvation. Regeneration (the new birth or the event of being born again) is a work of God whereby individuals become new spiritual beings under the lordship of Christ. It is a change of heart brought about by the Holy Spirit to which a sinful individual responds in repentance toward God and faith in Christ. Repentance and faith are inseparable experiences of God’s grace. Repentance is a turning toward God and faith is a trust in the atoning work of Christ on the cross. Good works do not prepare one for salvation but rather are evidences of one having been born again. Salvation is not brought about by any earthly work or deed including baptism, confirmation, christening, church membership, communion or personal lifestyle.

“For by grace you have been saved through faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, so that no one may boast.” Ephesians 2:8-9 (See also Titus 3:5, Romans 3:28, John 14:6, 1 John 1:9.)

5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whom indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works.
Explanation: The Holy Spirit is the third person of the Godhead, fully divine. In the past He inspired the writers of the Bible and today through illumination He reveals its truths to mankind. He convicts people of sin, calls them to salvation and regenerates the new believer. Furthermore, the Holy Spirit cultivates Christian character and godly living. Upon salvation He indwells every believer sealing them till the final day of redemption.

“But I tell you the truth, it is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I go, I will send Him to you. And He, when He comes, will convict the world concerning sin and righteousness and judgment.” John 16:7-8 (See also 1 Corinthians 2:12, Ephesians 4:30)

6. We believe in the resurrect ion of both the saved and the lost ; they that are saved unto the resurrect ion of life and they that are lost unto the resurrect ion of damnation
Explanation: Once an individual passes this physical life, their eternal destiny is set. There exists no limbo or purgatory by which an individual can be prayed into heaven. Upon death the believer’s spirit will ascend into Heaven and the lost individual’s spirit will descend into Hades awaiting the final judgment which will send him or her to Hell for all eternity.

“Having a hope in God, which these men cherish themselves, that there shall certainly be a resurrection of both the righteous and the wicked.” Acts 24:15 (See also 1 Thessalonians 4:16, Revelation 20:15)

7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
Explanation: There exists no one church, ecclesiastical body or denomination by which a person must be a member to be considered part of God’s kingdom. There is one unifier of the Christian faith and that is the Holy Spirit which indwells each believer and who continually exalts our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. We seek like-minded individuals from different evangelical traditions who fully embrace this Statement of Faith to serve and minister through this ministry.

“There is one body and one Spirit, just as also you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God and Father of all who is over all and through all and in all.” Ephesians 4:4-6