About CareNet Fitchburg

Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center in Fitchburg has been serving North Central Massachusetts since 1976. The Pregnancy Center is licensed as a medical clinic by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

We are a non-profit Christian ministry offering life-affirming alternatives to abortion and compassionate counsel to those who face pregnancy and abortion related issues.

Our Mission is to educate, support and empower women and couples facing unplanned pregnancies. A first step is to provide pregnancy testing and a free limited obstetrical ultrasound to confirm a pregnancy. We offer pregnancy and childbirth classes and parenting classes, all at no cost.

Because every person is valuable, each individual who comes to our clinic receives the highest quality care in a comfortable, hope-filled environment.

We are an affiliate of Care Net National, Heartbeat International and the National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA).

We are supported by individuals, churches, and the local community, so we are able to provide our services at no cost.

Our Story

How We Got Started

Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center of North Central Massachusetts, Inc. first opened in 1976 as the Family Life Center. The Family Life Center began as a pro-life outreach to women with unplanned pregnancies.

In September of 2002, the Family Life Center became an affiliate of Care Net and changed its name to reflect that affiliation.

In February of 2006, we became licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as a medical clinic offering free ultrasounds to our clients. That same year we celebrated thirty years of service in our North Central communities and beyond. Rose Giammalvo, an original signer of the articles of organization, received our first annual Pro-Life Award at our banquet in 2006.

Our staff and board represent an assortment of Christian brothers and sisters worshiping in different churches in our area. Most of the funds to operate the center come from individual donations and churches.

Where We Are Now

For the past 46 years we have helped women, men, and families who have found themselves in the midst of an unplanned pregnancy. Our goal is to educate them so they may be empowered to make informed decisions.

Care Net PRC Board of Directors and Staff

Board of Directors

Melissa Goehl, President
Ladene Jahner, Treasurer
Pastor Ruben Cabrera, Clerk
Joanne Brennan, Vice President

Directors

Mellisa Schrock
Siomara Nadrea
Tristan Taylor

Medical Director

Dr. John Worden, IV

Executive Director

Gail Gardner

Nurse Manager

Paula Butler R.N. BCBC, CCE

Director of Development

Wendy Mattis

Volunteers

Staff Nurses

Mary Fappiano R.N.
Aimee Martinez L.P.N

Client Advocates

Christine Burby
Cindy Bradley
Tricia Matson

Custodians

Dara Esposito
Megan Therriault

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Saving Lives & Building Families Since 1976

Babies Born

Families Reconciled

$ Raised in 2022

In 2021 we’ve Raised over $150,000 to Help Women in Unplanned Pregnancy’s in our Community.

Our 2022 fiscal year is coming to a close. Will you help us meet our financial goals by making a donation and helping women and families in our community?

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"We ourselves feel that what we are doing is just a drop in the ocean. But the ocean would be less because of that missing drop."
—Mother Teresa

515 Main Street, #1000 Fitchburg, MA 01420

Call Us: (978) 342-4244