Because all people are made in the image of God and are equally valuable, CompassCare is dedicated to erasing the need for abortion by transforming a woman’s fear into confidence.
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|On July 1st, 1970 New York became the first state to legalize abortion. On July 2nd, the very next day, the Rochester/Syracuse region became home to the first free standing abortion clinic in the nation.|
|CompassCare, first named ‘Citizens for Public Morality,’ was founded in 1980 out of the hearts of several people in a Bible Study. The first office was opened by volunteers in Rochester’s 19th ward. When the organization determined to focus on abortion as the most pressing injustice facing society, the name was changed to "Crisis Pregnancy Services."|
|2002: Medical Services|
|As the culture changed to more of a postmodern one, where women no longer made decisions based on facts but rather experiences and relationship; CompassCare recognized it had to adapt in order to remain relevant and effective. In 2002, CompassCare became the first pregnancy center in NY to implement a medical model of service. At that point the name was changed again to ‘CompassCare Pregnancy Services’ in order to reflect this new model of operation. Since the launch of medical services, CompassCare has become the national leader on effectively reaching and serving women seriously considering abortion.|
|2005: Created the Linear Services Model|
|The Linear Service Model is a step-by-step process used to serve patients in a consistent and effective manner, allowing for meaningful measurability for the purpose of improving quality of care. Armed with this process CompassCare became one of the most effective pregnancy centers in the nation at reaching women seriously considering abortion and serving them in a way that helped them carry their babies to term.|
|2007: National Training of Pregnancy Centers|
|News quickly spread across the country of CompassCare’s effectiveness and an opportunity to train other centers across the country. In the end, CompassCare created the first transferable PRC model in the history of the movement with demonstrated repeatability in a dozen sites from Lakeland, FL to Santa Barbara, CA; from rural to urban, from college town to boom town. The model actually worked with the same (if not better) effectiveness in very different parts of the country serving very different types of women.|
|April of 2019: Adopted Three Pregnancy Centers in Buffalo|
|CompassCare adopted Buffalo Pregnancy Care Center, Northtown Pregnancy Center, and Southtowns Pregnancy Center with a united goal of reducing Buffalo abortions by 50% in 5 years.|
|Fall of 2019: Purchased and Moved into New Office|
|Purchased a professional, state-of-art medical office building large enough to serve 25% of all the women seriously considering abortion in the Buffalo region.|
|November of 2019: Filed Lawsuit Against Gov. Cuomo|
New York Senate bill S660 (aka Boss Bill) was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on Nov 8, 2019. The Boss Bill targets the pro-life beliefs of Christian organizations, including churches, by making it illegal to hire or manage staff based on pro-life beliefs. Partnering with Alliance Defending Freedom, CompassCare filed a lawsuit on Nov 16 in order to protect the freedoms of Christian organizations in NY.
|2026: Fully Operational|
|The goal is to have a fully operational presence in all the abortion hub cities in New York State, with the infrastructure in place to serve 25% of all women considering abortion.|
2020 Mission Results