Salisbury non-profit creating mobile unit for pregnancy services
SALISBURY, Md. – Eastern Shore Pregnancy Center in Salisbury will soon have a mobile unit to take its free services on the road.
The non-profit recently received a van and the funds to fix it up from an organization called the Delaware Stork Bus. Jacquelyn Seldon, the center’s Executive Director, says they help women who are facing unplanned pregnancies by providing free pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, prenatal care as well as parenting classes and material items like diapers. Seldon says clients in Crisfield and Pocomoke City sometimes have a difficult time getting to their location in Salisbury so they hope this van will help underserved populations.
“Often times they feel alone and we just want to be that person that is compassionate and really holding their hand through the whole process. So we are excited to be able to take this love and hope out into the community,” says Seldon.
Seldon says they hope to have the van up and running by the end of the year. She adds that the pandemic has increased the number of people contacting them for services.