Our First Care center in the Phillips community of Minneapolis was targeted by pro-abortion activists and badly vandalized last night. They broke windows and sprayed graffiti on the walls threatening, “If abortions arn’t safe neither r u.” This is the most recent of several coordinated attacks on pregnancy centers throughout the country within the past year.
Our First Care centers provide 100,000 diapers, baby clothes, car seats, strollers, and other supplies every year to families in need. Our licensed social workers support more than 2,000 women each year through the challenges of motherhood, including many who are experiencing homelessness, domestic violence, or mental health crises.
All of this is provided at no cost to the families we serve and is funded entirely by private donations.
This First Care center was built with private donations and houses a separate non-profit medical clinic providing low-cost medical services to families and individuals living in South Minneapolis. The founders of the non-profit clinic are medical doctors who emigrated from Africa and are committed to making affordable health care accessible in the community.
We are deeply saddened by the vandalism that occurred and trust those responsible will be held accountable. We are fully committed to continue serving the Phillips community, as well as at all our centers, with the holistic compassion and care families deserve.
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This video was taken by the president of our parent organization, Carl Nelson, who was onsite early Saturday morning.
Tammy Kocher, Executive Director