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history of Positive Options


First buliding ground for LPC
Current building of LPC on River ave
ground breaking ceremony for current Holland Center

Lakeshore Pregnancy Center began its ministry as BIRTHRIGHT in 1973. A subsequent affiliation with CareNet culminated in 1991 with Lakeshore Pregnancy Center receiving its incorporation as a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization.

In 2000, our Grand Haven center began operations and continues to experience consistent growth. The year of 2004 began with the completion and dedication of a new facility at 14th and River Ave, in Holland, Michigan. Later that same year, we opened our Allegan center. In 2006, we opened our Allendale location near the Grand Valley State University Campus. 

As of 2008, our client activity revealed that over 2,000 clients come to us each year, which confirms to us the critical nature of the problems around us and our continued desire to be used of the Lord with a ministry that is worthy of His blessing. We added a medical clinic in 2007, hired registered and licensed practical nurses, and currently have an ultrasound machine in each of our four Centers. In 2013, we purchased a motor home and had it retrofitted as a mobile medical center, bringing our medical services to our clients.

A number of years ago we responded to the national challenge to address the explosion of teen pregnancy and STD infections. We have developed a sexual health and relationship program formerly known as A-Team, and now known as {project} BestLife. We have produced a comprehensive curriculum for youth groups, parent groups, and the private and public schools in the communities we serve. It is our goal to reach more grade levels and partner with surrounding churches to proactively impact the youth in our communities.

In 2013, we realized the importance of separating our services, and the outcome led us to create separate names and spaces to meet specific needs: 


Positive Options identifies our medical services, and BestLife identifies our educational and support services. We are committed to celebrating with those who choose life and encouraging them to pursue the "Best Life" possible through Christ and our caring support.

We are excited as we look back at what God has done and we are convinced that He has even greater things to come!

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