What to Expect

Choices of the Heart provides Confidential and Non-Judgmental Services. When you walk through the door or call Choices of the Heart, you will be greeted by someone who is ready to listen to your concerns, provide you with accurate information about all your options, and serve you with compassion.

Services

A Safe Place For All
We do not use pressure, scare tactics or lectures. Choices of the Heart supports all women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant, no matter her age, race, circumstance, religion, marital status or financial situation.

Free Pregnancy Testing

We provide free urine pregnancy tests to help confirm pregnancy.

Resources

We offer assistance through our resources and other community resources. Message us through Facebook to submit requests for diapers, wipes, and formula, or if we do not have what you need we can connect you to another agency in the community who does.

Options Counseling

Women have three options when facing pregnancy decisions: parenting, adoption, and abortion. If you think you may be pregnant, it’s important to get the information you need to make an informed, empowered choice.

Free Ultrasounds

After a free pregnancy test you can also receive a free Limited Obstetric Ultrasound preformed by a certified ultrasonographer in order to see how far along your pregnancy is and to see the heartbeat.

Education

Getting informed is the first step in gaining control of your situation, especially when it comes to an unplanned or crisis pregnancy situation. We have a registered nurse on staff who is here to provide you with education before, during, and after your pregnancy.

Meet The Staff

Mandy Perkins

Executive Director
Married to Joe Perkins for over 30 years, Mandy and her husband have four children which they have raised in Bulloch County and which reside in our local community”. As a self-employed business owner, Mandy has owned two local businesses which shows her hard work and dedication to building economic growth for local businesses in Bulloch County. Mandy feels that Choices of the Heart has been a blessing in her life. Mandyʼs heart for service and desire to give back to her community, especially helping and being an example for young women, makes her an ideal asset to Choices of the Heart. She believes her steadfast faith and love for people have been a blessing for her family and others she has served. Mandy demonstrates true integrity and displays virtues which will contribute to the mission and purpose of Choices of the Heart.

Mandy Perkins

Gretchen Beaulieu

Nurse Manager

Gretchen Beaulieu has been a nurse for 32 years. She was hired as nurse manager in 2016 and took an active role in the process of making COH a medical clinic with the purchase of their first ultrasound machine. She was trained in limited obstetric ultrasound, active in education, and outreach to Statesboro’s medical community.

Most of all she enjoys sharing the hope of the Gospel with our clients and showing the truth of God’s creation through ultrasounds.

She has been married to Henry for 30 years, he is an associate pastor at Trinity Presbyterian Church, and has 4 children, and 4 grandchildren.

Gretchen Beaulieu

Rita Hopkins

RN, CNOR

I am blessed to be a small part of this ministry. Sadly, I am divorced after 31 years of marriage, but am extremely blessed to have 4 wonderful grown children and 3 sweet grandchildren.  I am tired and retired (Haha) after 16 years of hospital nursing and 31 years of Operating Room nursing. God wasn’t finished with me yet.  I had a thought to volunteer here – and then had the opportunity to be here at COTH. It is such a needed service for women and families for all sorts of help – physical, financial, spiritual, and emotional. I have volunteered here because:
*I believe that life is sacred, made in the very image of the creator.  (Gen 1: 26-27);  God “gives to all life, and breath, and all things”  (Acts 17:25)
* Our responsibility and the opportunity to follow Christ’s example of serving others as when He washed the disciple’s feet given in scripture for the purpose of bringing glory to God: “love not in word or talk but in deed and truth. (I John 3:18)   … let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.  ( Matthew 5:16 )   “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” (Romans 12:10)
I appreciate all the work that has been and continues to be done by the founders, board, workers, and volunteers to support this ministry for so many years.

Rita Hopkins