Mission and Client Care
Providing excellence in compassionate care for individuals with unintended pregnancy decisions and related sexual health and wellness needs.
Inviting individuals to health and hope.
Health: We invite individuals to experience physical, emotional, relational and spiritual wellness when facing an unintended pregnancy and/or related sexual health needs.
Hope: We invite individuals to pursue the hope that only Christ can give and to embrace how precious each person is, beginning with conception.
The Dawn Centre is a community-based, Christian charitable organization. Our goal is to provide accurate information, relevant services and caring support to the clients we serve. We are a limited health care facility and do not provide ongoing health care services.
Our Commitment of Care and Competence
Clients are served without regard to age, race, gender, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability or other arbitary circumstances.
Clients are treated with kindness, compassion, and a caring manner.
Clients always receive honest and open answers.
Client pregnancy tests are distributed and administered in accordance with all applicable laws.
Client information is held in strict and absolute confidence. Releases and permissions are obtained appropriately. Client information is only disclosed as required by law and when necessary to protect the client or others against imminent harm.
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 are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures as requested.
All of our advertising and communication is truthful and honest and accurately describes the services we offer.
We provide a safe environment by screening all volunteers and staff interacting with clients.
We are governed by a board of directors and operate in accordance with our articles of incorporation, by-laws, and stated purposes and mission.
We comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements regarding employment, fundraising, financial management, taxation, and public disclosure, including the filing of all applicable government report in a timely manner.
All of our staff, board members, and volunteers receive appropriate training to uphold these standards. The support you receive is not a substitute for professional counselling.
We provide limited sexual health-related services and support for unintended pregnancy. As such we do not provide:
Ongoing primary health care
Birth coaches or doulas
Contraception or abortion-related services
Ongoing medical prenatal care
We are an affiliated agency with Pregnancy Care Canada.
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