CHOICES was founded in 1986 to address the rising teen pregnancy rates of Teller County. Over time, it became clear that a two-fold goal was critical: 1) to reduce teen pregnancy, 2) but to also stabilize young families.
While much has happened in our 30+ years as a presence in Teller County, below are some of the highlights.
1986 – Woodland Park Pregnancy Center began as a satellite of Colorado Springs Pregnancy Center (Life Network). This was a response to the legalizing of abortion in 1973, and centers began to spring up all over the United States.
1993 – A Board of Directors was established and a non-profit 501c3 status was obtained.
The Woodland Park Pregnancy Center became it’s own separate entity.
2002 – A satellite office was opened in the Aspen Mine Center in Cripple Creek.
The name was change to Teller Pregnancy Resource Center (TPRC) to accommodate both locations in the county.
2005 – An Ultrasound machine was acquired, a Nurse Manager was hired, and TPRC became a medical clinic.
2006 – Our Earn While You Learn parent mentoring program was launched to teach our clients’ parenting skills and techniques.
2009 – The organization name was officially changed to CHOICES.
The current Woodland Park building at 228 S. Baldwin was purchased.
2011 – The current Cripple Creek building at 411 N. C Street was purchased.
2014 – The STI Testing program was implemented under the supervision our Medical Director, and Medical Testing Director.
2015 – A new Ultrasound machine with up-to-date technology was acquired.