Established in February of 1995, the Lakes Area Pregnancy Support (LAPS) Center was founded in scripture from Isaiah: 61, where the lord says: “bind up the brokenhearted… comfort all who mourn… bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of gladness instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair. “
Their Vision is to provide life-affirming alternatives to abortion and to provide the life-changing message of the gospel of Jesus Christ to the women and men they serve.
Their Mission is to equip their clients to make life-affirming choices about relationship, health and pregnancy through a network of care based on Biblical principles.
Overview of services:
Relationship Education: Abstinence speakers reaching out to public schools, youth groups and youth organizations with a message about healthy relationships and waiting to have a sexual relationship until marriage.
Free Pregnancy Tests, and information about alternatives to abortion. (LAPS does not perform or refer for abortion)
Dad Program: Equipping young men to understand their roles and responsibilities as fathers.
Practical Fatherhood: Small group classes.
Maternity/ Baby clothes and items: Providing new & used clothing to clients.
Next Step/ Infant CPR & Safety Classes.
Abortion Recovery: 10-week bible study, Forgiven and Set Free, offering healing and restoration through Jesus Christ.
With offices in Brainerd and Staples, all LAPS services are offered free of charge.