A Message from the Executive Director
Dear Friends,
Thank you to all our wonderful supporters who joined us for our Blue Jean BBQ last month. It was so great to see everyone in person and to say hello to new friends and reconnect with old ones. God blessed us with beautiful weather, and we enjoyed the event so much. Beachmont Christian Ministries was a wonderful place to gather, and we hope to return in the future. 

I have previously provided updates about our growth and the increase in client visits and sonograms. To that end, we have added some new part-time staff members to Options@328. We have a new part-time RN, and two new part-time sonographers. We also have a college student who is interning for the summer. We are grateful for this needed help. 

Numbers—not even how many women we have served—do not give an accurate depiction of what your support does for our ministry. Lives are saved and transformed! Hope is restored! Recently, our nurse manager and I were humbled to be invited to a 1st birthday party and Christening for a client's child. Many people prayed for this little one before she was even born. Her mother received support, education, and supplies from our programs. She also received friendship and love from many people in the pro-life community. Below is an image of your generosity and support. 

Every good wish,

Gina Ruppert
Executive Director
News you need to know
Another Baby Saved!
A distressed pregnant woman was outside our center for a long time. When she finally entered Options@328, "Marta" stated that she was scheduled for an abortion at Planned Parenthood but could not afford to pay for the procedure. She told our bilingual advocate that she already has three children and was in real distress. We confirmed her pregnancy and provided her with a sonogram. She was able to see her child, who was 14 weeks gestation. She cried and said "It's a baby. I cannot kill my baby." After this appointment, we were able to provide her with material assistance for her born children. Marta now has healthcare, WIC, and other resources needed to prepare for this baby, due later this year. Praise God!
Helping growing families!
Options@328 staff were very honored to provide medical services and advocacy to this growing family.
CPC Board Member Named New Rector at the Basilica
Archbishop William Lori has named Fr. Brendan Fitzgerald as the new Rector of the Basilica of the Assumption in downtown Baltimore effective July 1, 2022. This is wonderful news for Fr. Brendan, and we wish him well. He will be located just three short blocks from our headquarters on Howard Street. Congratulations!
Recent Baby Bottle Campaigns and Collections for CPC

Thank you, Fr Jesse, the Knights of Columbus, Fr. Burggraff Council 6021, and all parishioners at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fullerton for hosting another Lenten Baby Bottle Campaign. This is their 10-year anniversary. Since its inception, parishioners at St. Joe's have raised over $125,000 for CPC!
CPC attends luncheon with the Women's Ministry at Friendship Baptist Church, Sykesville, on Saturday, May 14th. It was a wonderful time for prayer, finding joy in everyday living, and wonderful fellowship. Our development director, Paula, was able to provide the group with an update on our ministry. All told, the Women's Ministry at Friendship Baptist Church raised almost $500 for our center. Thank you for this blessing and your continued prayers! It was a joy to be in the company of such Godly women.
Thank you to Fr. Kevin, Rick S., the Knights of Columbus Pope John Paul the Great Council, and the parishioners at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Middle River. Their Lenten Baby Bottle Campaigns raised almost $8,000 for CPC over the past two years. Best wishes to Fr. Kevin on his new assignment as pastor of Our Lady of Hope, Dundalk, and St. Luke, Edgemere, effective July 1, 2022.

Thank you to Meagan B. (left), Allison J., and all the members of Faith Reformed Episcopal Church for your prayers, financial donations, and baby clothes, diapers, and hygiene products for our expecting clients! We are so grateful to have your support!
Thank you, Pastor Gail and Orems United Methodist Church, for the recent Baby Bottle Campaign donation. Over the past three years Orems Church has blessed us with over $1,500 and untold prayers. Thank you for your prayers, love, and support!
Thank you, Pastor Scott and all the members of Loch Raven Baptist Church, for your generosity in taking up a special collection for CPC. We appreciate everyone praying for us and for sharing your financial blessings!
Thank you to Fr. Michael, Marty T., the Respect Life Group, and all parishioners at St. Thomas Aquinas Church in Baltimore for supporting CPC. In the past two years, STA has provided us with many prayers, weekly bulletin announcements, and material and financial donations totaling $4,700. We love you!
Thank you, Fr Hector, Ann Z., and all the parishioners at St. Clare, Essex. Your prayers and generosity with material and financial donations have totaled $2,000 over the past two year. Best wishes to Fr. Hector in his new assignment as pastor of St. Michael the Archangel, Overlea; Annunciation, Rosedale; and St. Clement Mary Hofbauer, Rosedale.

Thank you, Fr. Jerry (right), Peg D., Denise N. the Sacred Heart (Glyndon) Respect Life Group, School Principal John K., students, parents, and parishioners for holding a Baby Bottle Campaign at both the school and church! This was a huge undertaking. SHG raised over $8,000 in funds through their recent Baby Bottle Campaign.
Thank you to Fr. Canisius, Jeanette P., and the parishioners at St. Charles Borromeo Parish in Pikesville for your prayers, financial donations, and recent donation of baby clothes, diapers, and hygiene products for our expecting clients! Congratulations to Fr. Canisius on being appointed pastor of St. Charles Borromeo Church.
Volunteer Opportunities for Students, Supporters, and Churches
Available Opportunities:
·      Organize material donations in our Essex and Baltimore resource centers on Mondays 10:00am – 2:00pm
·      Host a car wash. Donate proceeds to CPC.
·      Host a yard sale in your backyard or neighborhood. Donate proceeds to CPC.
·      Hold a bake sale at your church. Donate proceeds to CPC.
·      Have a Bingo night at your church. Donate percentage of registration fees or winnings to CPC.
·      Write thank you/encouragement notes to our clients who choose life!!

We can post about your events on our Facebook Page and assist by creating flyers, as needed.

To learn more, click this link to complete the Volunteer Interest Form, or contact Paula, our Director of Development, directly at 443-884-9208 or via email.
Say hello to Grace W., our summer intern. Grace will be helping with administrative duties and assisting staff at our Options@328 facility. Glad to have you here for the summer!
These lovely women, Wendy (left), Liliana (center), and Emma (right) serve our Hispanic clients at Options@328. Their love of advocacy and service is evident in all they do. Looking good, ladies!
A Note of Thanks from the Director of Development
I was ill during the week of our Blue Jean BBQ and tested positive for COVID on the day of the event so I couldn’t be there to hostess. I am just getting back on my feet from this illness and subsequent complications. I want to let everyone know how thankful I am to CPC's Client Advocate, Emma Z. (left), all staff and board members who worked the event, and especially our executive director, Gina, for her understanding. Emma was able to step up and execute all the planning that went into the Blue Jean BBQ. Thank you so much Emma for navigating uncharted waters with grace and style! Thanks to Gina for remaining calm and flexible. Thanks to all board and staff members who were so helpful that night, willing to jump in at a moment's notice. “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” (1 Thessalonians 5:18)

With heartfelt thanks,
Our Mission

The Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns is a locally organized and funded volunteer ministry demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ by providing abortion alternatives to women who find themselves in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy. We service clients by addressing their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. We also strive to provide accurate and complete information on prenatal development and abortion. We believe access to this information is needed in order to provide our clients with the facts, allowing them to make informed decisions. Ultimately, we desire to protect the physical, emotional, and spiritual health of our clients and their unborn children. We also provide emotional support and resources to any woman who comes to us having had an abortion. We believe our ministry to these and all women is to share the love of Jesus Christ.
Center for Pregnancy Concerns | 443-884-9201
328 N. Howard Street
Baltimore, MD 21201