Support Options

Classes

Preparing for Baby


Our Preparing for Baby class recommended for first-time moms and dads. This class will meet on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30pm for 6 consecutive weeks. The lessons will help prepare mothers-to-be for the changes that are taking place in their bodies, to help them learn about taking care of their newborns and to help them grow spiritually.


The six sessions include:


  • Understanding Pregnancy
  • The First Trimester
  • The Second Trimester
  • The Third Trimester
  • Baby Basics
  • Milestones and Bonding


"Like newborn babies, pure spiritual milk, so that by it you may grow up in your salvation." - 1 Peter 2:2

Parenting


Our Parenting class is designed for both first-time parents and parents who have children and are expecting again. This class will meet on Monday afternoon at 3:30pm for 6 consecutive weeks.


Key Topics:


  • Training involves a system of instruction, but a close bond must be established first.
  • Social skills, language skills, and stimulating play are aspects of good training.
  • Discipline involves finding the proper balance between love and control.
  • An essential aspect of parenting is to teach our children about God.


"Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. - Proverbs 22:6"

Discipleship

 

Our Discipleship class is a one on one bible study that is offered at your convenience to encourage and help you grow spiritually.

 

We have a variety of resources available

 

  • We have several 30 minute videos produced by the Bill Graham Evangelical Association.
  • We offer a companion book titled Living in Christ which includes 4 short lessons.
  • Another resource provided is Fundamentals of the Faith by John MacArthur which includes 13 lessons.

 

"Whoever believes in me, as Scripture has said, rivers of living water will flow from within them." - John 7:38

What if she's pregnant?


The possibility of pregnancy can be shocking, scary, and stressful. It is common to react with the idea that “this cannot be happening to me” and shut down or lash out. If this happened to you, the first step may be to apologize. Only then can you begin to work through the options together. Remember you are not alone! This is a situation many men have found themselves in. Here are a few things that may be helpful while trying to process the information.


  • Anger and fear are normal – It is ok to feel these things, she probably is too. Express yourself honestly and in a calm way to your partner. This will allow you to both be on the same page when deciding on a next step.


  • Talk about it – over the next few days and weeks continue to discuss how a pregnancy will effect both of you and what options that each of you feel comfortable with.


  • Think about it – this is not a time to make quick decisions. After each time you talk, take a minute to yourself to sit down and process what was said. Doing this may bring more clarity to the options that you are choosing.


  • Listen – it is easy to focus on your feelings and desires, but this is not a time to think only of what you want. Listen to her. Her body is going through a multitude of changes physically, chemically and emotionally. She needs your support now more than ever.


Though you each have time to gather accurate information about options, a decision will ultimately have to be made. It is important for you to be involved in that process. You will have to be comfortable with the final outcome of abortion, parenting, or adoption. Sometimes it is beneficial to discuss things with someone who is outside of the situation. At The Pregnancy Center Oxford you both can come sit down and talk with a team specialist about your options, gather information, and receive support in the decision making process. No matter what the outcome, we strive to provide relevant information and support every step of the way.


Note: Every person should be able to express their opinion, but no one should ever feel forced into making a decision.

We Support Students


How will I finish school? How am I going to tell my parents? What if my partner and I aren't together anymore? How can I afford a baby? How am I supposed to take care of a baby?


We understand that students have a unique set of challenges and concerns when faced with an unexpected pregnancy. You are likely dealing with a wide range of emotions and have probably asked yourself a few of the questions mentioned above.


At the Pregnancy Center of Oxford, we are fully equipped to help students by discussing ALL of your options and by giving you the information you need to make the best decision possible for you. WE INFORM. YOU DECIDE.


Free and Confidential

All of our services at the Pregnancy Center of Oxford are completely FREE of charge. We offer pregnancy testing, limited OB ultrasounds, and many other support services.

All of our services are offered in strict confidentiality. It will be up to you to disclose your pregnancy whenever you are ready - no matter how old you are.

Post-Abortion Support

 

If you or someone you know regrets a past abortion decision, we offer a Support Group called Rachel's Tears. It is a non-judgmental, confidential place to share our stories and emotions, led by women who can relate because they have been there too.

 

We also offer a Bible Study called 
Forgiven and Set Free: A Post-Abortion Bible Study

 

If you are interested in attending Rachel's Tears or the Forgiven and Set Free Bible Study, please complete the form and someone will contact you.

Call the Pregnancy Center at 662-234-4414.

 


Meeting Times:


1st Tuesday of each month 
6:00 - 7:00pm 
St. John's Catholic Church 
403 University Avenue 
Oxford, MS 38655 
in the Community Room


Referrals

 

Student Health Services

Address:V.B. Harrison Building
First Floor
400 Rebel Drive
University, MS 38677

Phone:662-915-7274

Website:www.healthcenter.ole.edu

Hours of Operation:Monday - Thursday 8am-5pm
Friday 9am-5pm

 

 

Lafayette County Health Department

Address:101 Veterans Drive
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone:662-234-5231

Hours of Operation:Monday 8am - 5pm
Tuesday - Closed
Wednesday 8am - 5pm
Thursday - Closed
Friday 8am - 5pm
Saturday - Closed
Sunday - Closed

 

Oxford Medical Ministries Clinic

Address:1007 - 1 North Lamar Blvd
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone:662-234-1374

Hours of Operation:Friday 8am - 5pm

 

 

Oxford WIC Center

Address:161 Country Road 401
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone:662-234-2060

Hours of Operation:Monday 8am-5pm
Tuesday 8am-5pm
Wednesday 10am-5pm
Thursday 8am-5pm
Saturday - Closed Sunday - Closed

 

Oxford Food Pantry

All- volunteer organization that provides a family in need with a one-week supply of food and staples; screaning and food distribution every Wednesday and Thursday.

Address:713 Molly Barr Road
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone:662-832-8001

E-mail:oxfordfoodpantry@yahoo.com

Hours of Operation:Wednesday 9am - 11am (under 65 years old)
Thursday 9am - 11am (65 years and older)

 

 

Love Packs

Serving Oxford and Lafayette School districts. The packs are filled with non-perishable food items and are discreetly slipped into the children's backpack on Friday before they leave for home. Contact child's teacher or school counselor if interested.

General Inquiries:lovepacks@gmail.com

Website:oxfordlovepacks.com

 

Doors of Hope Transition Ministries

Doors of Hope Transition Ministries helps homeless families become self-sufficient in society by helping them overcome problems that are interfering with self-sufficiency. They provide shelter for 4 to 6 months along with financial planning, educational, guidence and assistance in employment, life skills, medical and dental care, and permanent housing.

Address:924 Van Buren Avenue (First Presbyterian Church) 
Oxford, Mississippi 38655

Phone:662-234-1100

Website:www.doorsofhopeoxford.org

 

LIFT

LIFT Community Service in Oxford, MS is a private company categorized under Human Services Organizations.

Address:505 Heritage Drive
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone:662-234-4568

 

Domestic Violence

Oxford Shelter: Domestic Violence Project, Inc.

Address:P.O. Box 286
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone:662-234-5085

See also: Mississippi Coalition Against Domestic Violence

 

 

The United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County

The mission of The United Way of Oxford and Lafayette County is to improve lives and meet community needs by uniting people and resources.

Address:440 N Lamar Blvd., Ste 5
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone:662-236-4265

Website:www.unitedwayoxfordms.org

 

The Exchange Club

The Exchange Club Family Center improves the quality of life for at-risk families by breaking the cycle of child abuse and neglect through prevention, intervention, and educational services as well as replace abusive behavior with effective skills for responsible parenting in the areas of child abuse, teen pregnancy, and anger management.

Fred Johnson, Executive Director

Address:106 Skyline Drive / P.O. Box 1841
Oxford, MS 38655

Email:fajohnson2@bellsouth.net

Phone:662-234-4255

 

Interfaith Compassion Ministry

Interfaith Compassion Ministry assists individuals and families through crisis situations by providing for their basic needs: food, shelter, utilities, medications, and transportation.

Lena Wiley, Executive Director

Address:1918 University Avenue
Oxford, MS 38655

Email:lena_wiley@bellsouth.net

Phone:662-281-1002


Family Crisis Services of Northwest Mississippi, Inc.

It is a comprehensive victim service organization providing advocacy services to survivors of sexual assault, child abuse, homicide, domestic violence, and family violence.

Address:P.O. Box 1698
Oxford, MS 38655

Phone:662-234-9929



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