The Free Women's Center (FWC) of Pulaski County provides faith-based guidance for women whom experience an unplanned pregnancy.

The Free Women’s Center (FWC) of Pulaski County provides faith-based guidance for women whom experience an unplanned pregnancy. Their eighth annual spring banquet took place Thursday, March 22.

Executive Director George Heib presented upcoming plans for FWC. The center coordinated with the Pregnancy Help Center of Central Missouri to offer mobile services throughout Pulaski County. The mobile FWC will provide free ultrasounds and pregnancy testing. According to Heib, the mobile services will begin May 7-11. The mobile FWC will be in Pulaski County May 7-10. The mobile center will go to Phelps County May 11. The mobile FWC will be open one week each month through October. They will shut down in the winter and start back up in April 2019, according to Heib. The mobile center will offer services in Phelps County one day out of the week they will be open.

FWC plans to open a maternity home in Pulaski County called The Nativity House. The center plans to open the house in the next spring season. The Nativity House will serve as a stable home environment for pregnant women who lack one. Clients can stay throughout their pregnancy and up to their child’s first birthday or 60 days after putting their child up for adoption.

The keynote speaker was Missy Robertson from A&E’s Duck Dynasty. Robertson’s daughter born with a cleft lip and palate Mia inspires her to be fearless when opportunities come ringing. The coordinator at an adoption event called Mia after the event to ask if she knew anyone who would speak about adoption. Unhesitant Mia volunteered. “You have to be ready. My challenge for you tonight is to look for opportunities,” Robertson said.