Our History

The mission of the Center was, and is, to promote the sanctity of life, empower individuals to make Christ centered choices regarding pregnancy and sexuality, and to extend the healing presence and love of Jesus Christ.  From serving 10 people in that first month, HCPCC has grown to providing approximately 5,000 services each year. Regardless of an individual’s race, color, creed or their intentions regarding their pregnancy or sexuality – all are treated with care and concern.

1987 -- The Hill Country Pregnancy Care Center was founded by a small group of citizens from a variety of denominational backgrounds who formed a Board of Directors and enlisted volunteers.

2009 -- HCPCC grew to have its own building at 439 Fabra St. This new facility opened that Fall, and was designed with peace and serenity in mind. The layout, color, and atmosphere all communicate a sense of calm. The sonogram room has the latest technology and our nurses are well-trained.

 

2009 -- HCPCC became a Care Net Medical Facility under the advisement of a local physician, endorsed by the Kendall County Medical Society, and staffed by medical personnel and volunteers who attend yearly training conferences. All services are free and include pregnancy tests, a year’s worth of vitamins, first trimester sonograms, STD testing and treatment, individualized and group prenatal, childbirth and parenting classes along with post abortion Bible studies, material assistance, lay counseling and referrals.

 

2010 -- HCPCC increased its focus on community outreach and preventive education. Programs were developed on “Dating Violence,” “Risky Behaviors and STDs,” “Healthy Relationships” and “Fetal Development” (utilizing portable sonogram demonstration). Thousands of students in hundreds of school, church, college and community settings have benefited from these presentations.

 

2012 -- In January, the HCPCC expanded its parenting education program, where clients attend classes to “earn” items such as new cribs, car seats, etc.

 

2013 -- the HCPCC began providing free Child Birth classes at the YMCA in Boerne.

 

2014 -- the HCPCC extended its hours to 2 evenings and 4 days while expanding staff hours.

 

2015 -- a culturally Hispanic bilingual staff member was hired, STD treatment began being provided and a men’s mentoring program began.

 

2016 -- the HCPCC opened up two satellite offices in Comfort and Bulverde (1 day per week).

2017 -- the Bulverde/Spring Branch office expanded operations to 3 days a week.

2018 -- the Nanny's closet is expanding and a building constructed to house the new Client Boutique offering additional material resources for clients participating in our educational classes.