Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center Inc
1762 Hawthorne Street, Suite 5
Sarasota FL 34239
Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center is a Christ-centered ministry providing life-affirming support to women and families facing unplanned pregnancies.
The Center's vision is to demonstrate the love of God with excellence and integrity in word and deed by providing free, confidential services including:
  • Pregnancy tests
  • Limited scan ultrasounds
  • Limited STI/STD tests
  • Pre-natal and parenting education
  • Peer counseling
  • Women's support group
  • Abortion recovery support
  • Men's support group
  • Material services (diapers, wipes, baby clothes, other baby supplies)
  • Community referrals 
Our commitment is to:
  • Prevention, through education on reproductive health and sexual integrity;
  • Intervention, through free, confidential pregnancy tests and limited-scan ultrasounds; and,
  • Reconciliation/Relationships, through building supportive and trusting relationships with our clients and families.
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Jennifer Carey
Board Chair Pastor Rod Myers
Board Chair Affiliation Community Volunteer
General Info
Former Names
Tax Exempt Status Public Supported Charity
Incorporation Year 2002
Awarded competitive grant from Community Foundation in the last 5 years? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit Yes Aug 2018
State Registration Yes Mar 2018
Financial Summary
Note: Revenue includes the value of in-kind contributions/donations
IRS Letter of Determination
SMPC IRS Letter - Tax Exempt StatusView
Other Documents
SMPC Org ChartView
Impact Statement
Past year's accomplishments include:
  • Increased collaboration with other service agencies, and now offer group classes on expanded pregnancy and parenting topics including Safe Sleep
  • Continued reach of First Step early intervention program 
  • Further optimized Center offices to add two client rooms
  • Expanded ultrasound hours and now offer ultrasounds five days a week
  • Increased client service days to add hours on Mondays
  • Added 8 volunteers
  • Provided abortion recovery support groups for women
Top five goals for 2017 include:
  • Build community awareness of free STI/STD program
  • Add volunteer Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants and/or Doctors for a Wellness Pilot
  • Increase the volunteer base by 7 female and 3 male volunteers
  • Expand to Saturday hours
  • Add 20 monthly donors
Needs Statement
Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center's top 5 needs include:
  • Additional volunteers - women and men (the Center provides the training)
  • Monthly sponsors
  • Corporate sponsors
  • Material items for the baby boutique (provided free to clients as a result of their participation in the Earn While You Learn Program), such as diapers, wipes, baby clothes and pack 'n plays ($500 to $1,000 a month)
  • Sponsors for individual rooms in the Center's facility, for five client meeting rooms ($1,000 annually per room)
Background Statement

Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center has been providing pregnancy related support services in Sarasota County for 15 years. We provide hope, pregnancy resources and referrals, and limited, licensed medical services.


Our services are all without charge, and include:


  • Pregnancy tests
  • Limited-scan ultrasounds by licensed ultrasound technicians, reviewed by the Center's Medical Director
  • Limited STI/STD tests
  • Information on all pregnancy options and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)
  • Peer counseling
  • Parenting classes on over 150 topics
  • Men’s support for expectant dads
  • Women's support group
  • Referrals to over 25 local agencies
  • Abortion recovery group


The Center provides clients with opportunities to receive practical material assistance through our Earn While You Learn program, where women can receive diapers, wipes, baby clothing, supplies and more for their immediate needs through each baby’s first year. 


The Center provides services to women from 12 to 50 years old, and while 60% of our clients are under 24, over 20% are over the age of 30. Therefore, we are seeing women in all walks of life, with very different needs. 


What else does the Center do? It provides many community referrals, helping clients plan for the changes happening in their lives, including for early learning support and childcare. Adoption referrals are made by the Center, too, to multiple agencies in the area. 


SMPC served over 350 new clients last year, and assisted over 400 clients in total. We have a terrific staff, an extremely professional oversight group through Care Net and our Board of Directors, licensed medical personnel, and a passion for what we do. Our goal is to grow exponentially, to serve over 500 women and families annually. We are adding resources in the form of more volunteers, and are seeking funding for expanded services and outreach.

Areas Served
Areas Served
FL- Sarasota
Areas Served Comments Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center serves Sarasota County.
Service Categories
Primary Org Type Human Services
Secondary Org Type Human Services
Tertiary Org Type Education
Statement from the Board Chair/Board President

Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center exists to serve and to improve the quality of life for everyone involved in this ministry.  The quality of life for the unborn is established through early and ongoing prenatal support.  The quality of life for the mother improves because she is able to experience her unborn baby through ultrasound, is able to get the information and encouragement she needs to make an informed decision, and receive emotional, spiritual, educational and material support through the baby's first year.  The quality of life for the father improves because he is able to be involved in nurturing his child.  The quality of life for our staff and board is improved because each day we strive to fulfill God’s purpose.  The quality of life for our supporters, volunteers, and donors is also enhanced because they know they are making a difference in the lives of so many people.

The board is dedicated to expanding programs, thinking strategically about the future of the Center, and supporting our outstanding CEO and expert staff, including our wonderful Medical Director.  We are committed to having the highest fiscal and governing standards.  We are always searching for best practices to make our work more efficient and God-honoring.  We commit to each of our supporters to be open and transparent in our operations, seek out qualified and representative board members, and present to the community the type of medical center which inspires confidence, vision, and hope.  We are all about quality of life.

Rod Myers

Statement from the CEO/Executive Director
Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center was founded to provide support for women and families facing unexpected pregnancies.  We serve each woman with care specific to her needs and decisions, respecting her choices.  Every client is given an advocate who will listen to her, walk alongside her and help her achieve her life goals.  We love our clients, who teach us every day about perseverance and determination.  They, in turn, leave each visit having been lifted up and affirmed.
Fathers of the babies are important, too, and we do outreach to give expectant dads support and preparation for life changes that are on the way. 
Serving as a translator for some Spanish speaking clients, I have had the opportunity to be present in the ultrasound room when women have seen their babies for the first time on the ultrasound screen.  That is a beautiful moment, where the mother falls in love with her child.  At the Center, 83% of the time when a woman views the ultrasound, she chooses to parent or the adoption option.
For women seeking post-abortion support, we offer outreach and healing through group support services.  
Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center is a light-filled place, with caring staff and volunteers, providing the unique service of trained peer counseling along with limited medical services.  Ongoing, positive client surveys and growth by word of mouth affirm our mission and make us eager to serve every day.
As Chief Executive Officer, I am thankful for this opportunity to be a part of the Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center.  For over eight years, it has been on my heart to serve, first as a volunteer, then as a member of the Board of Directors, and now on staff.  My life has been transformed as I have shifted out of the business world and moved from helping companies improve their results to now supporting women's quality of life.  The rewards for this work are intangible, yet tremendous.
Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center's Earn While You Learn Program provides clients and caregivers with an opportunity to learn how to be the best parents and support network they can be.  The program helps to understand what to expect in pregnancy and into the toddler years.
Through regular lessons that include discussions, videos and worksheets, they learn important and interesting information about the pregnancy and the baby.  We also now provide group classes covering topics such as safe sleep, labor and delivery, and breastfeeding. 
Clients earn points for each completed lesson which allow them to "purchase" baby supplies and other materials that are donated to the Center.   
Trained peer advocates and staff carry out the program with a listening ear, and provide referrals for up to 25 local agencies that offer additional assistance during this time of transition and change.   
Budget $200,000
Category Education, General/Other Early Childhood Education
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Females Families Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent
Short Term Success
Each client has access to a support network that lifts up the quality of life of her family.  Program participants can go without purchasing diapers and wipes during the babies' first year, giving parents an opportunity to save for the babies' future needs.
Long Term Success The program's long-term success will be shown by increasing participants through 1 year to 50% (currently about 45% of all clients enroll in this program).  Women and babies are then provided with community services from other agencies to meet the need for ongoing services.
Program Success Monitoring
Program success is monitored through client surveys and reviewed monthly by the Chief Executive Officer and staff.  Effectiveness of plan participation is also reviewed on an ongoing basis by the Client Services Manager.
Program Success Examples
Client surveys are resoundingly positive.  Client testimonies include:
  • "I have been able to learn about many different aspects of parenting with a wonderful group of women standing by my side and supporting me through a life changing time."
  • "This is for sure the best community service for pregnant women that I've participated in."
  • I always feel so welcomed here and I am learning so much.  I love coming to the Pregnancy Center!"
Segments of the Earn While You Learn Program we geared for fathers of the babies. 
Description Imagine Together pairs a dedicated group of volunteer moms with expectant and new mothers to talk informally about their pregnancies and babies' early years.  It is an opportunity for these women to build a support network and gain confidence during pregnancy.  
Budget $500
Category Human Services, General/Other Mentoring
Program Linked to Organizational Strategy Yes
Population Served Females Poor,Economically Disadvantaged,Indigent Adults
Short Term Success Program participants are getting information on resources for local health related and other social services.  Group leaders are able to follow up with clients to determine if the care needed has been received.
Long Term Success For women participating in the program, 90% are expected to participate in ongoing pre- and post-natal education at the Center.  100% will receive some level of material support in the form of diapers, wipes, clothes and other much needed items.  
Program Success Monitoring Client testimonies and interviews determine the success of the program, and the feedback has been resoundingly positive.
Program Success Examples Young mothers have been able to strengthen their relationships with the fathers of the babies' families, resulting in greater support for their children.  Participants have also commented on how the discussions have given them guidance in providing more intentional quality time for their children, yielding happier babies as a result!
Program Comments by Organization
Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center offers extensive learning programs for women.
We are equipping parents with a wealth of information, including on the following topics:
  • Prenatal care
  • Nutrition
  • Going it alone
  • Smoking
  • What's Safe, What Isn't
  • A look at adoption
  • Reducing the risk of SIDS
  • Newborn care
  • Child care
  • Safe and healthy environment
  • Parent child relationship
  • Budgeting
CEO/Executive Director
CEO/Executive Director Mrs. Jennifer Carey
CEO Term Start Nov 2012
CEO/Executive Director Email
Jennifer Carey joined the staff of Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center as Executive Director after having first been a volunteer and then a Board member.  Her background in management consulting has given her experience in business strategy, planning, marketing, incentives and employee management, and has taken her to Central and South America where she learned about other cultures and built up her Spanish speaking skills.
Jennifer's activities include outreach, speaking with organizations and individuals in the community to expand awareness of Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center.  She reports to the Board of Directors and engages in donor communications and fundraising activities.  She also oversees the team and supports its expanding scope of services. 
Former CEOs/Executive Directors
Mrs. Mandy Smith Feb 2009 - Sept 2012
Mrs. Liz Turner June 2008 - Nov 2008
Senior Staff
Kay Adams Office Manager
Bluett Caceres (Madera) Client Services Manager
Linda Collins Wenck RNNurse Manager
Staff & Volunteer Statistics
Full Time Staff 4
Part Time Staff 5
Staff Retention Rate % 100
Professional Development Yes
Contractors 0
Volunteers 30
Management Reports to Board Yes
CEO/Executive Director Formal Evaluation Yes
Senior Management Formal Evaluation Yes
Non-Management Formal Evaluation Yes
The Center provides referrals to over 25 local agencies based on clients' needs and peer counselors' and staff members' assessments.  These organizations provide the following services:
  • Medical care
  • Emergency and transitional housing
  • Food assistance
  • Adoption  
  • Child care
  • Parenting support
  • Smoking cessation
  • Drug and alcohol rehabilitation
  • Sexual assault and domestic violence assistance
  • Mental health counseling
Care Net Affiliate0
CLIA-Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments2017
Florida Pregnancy Care Network0
External Assessments and Accreditations
Awards & Recognition
318 Inspiring CausesSarasota Magazine2013
Risk Management Provisions
Government Licenses
Organization Licensed by the Government No
Fundraising Plan No
Communication Plan No
Strategic Plan No
Strategic Plan Years
Strategic Plan Adopted 0
Management Succession Plan No
Continuity of Operations Plan No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistle Blower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No
Policies and Procedures Yes
Management Comments by Organization The Center recruits potential volunteers on a monthly basis, and holds Care Net and Florida Pregnancy Care Network peer counselor related training every 3 to 5 months.  Volunteers are critical to carrying out our mission, since we operate with a lean staff.  As we grow the client base, there will be a need to retain additional staff and/or increase the hours of current team members.
Other Documents
Board Chair
Board Chair Pastor Rod Myers
Company Affiliation Community Volunteer
Board Term Jan 2017 to Dec 2017
Board Chair Email
Board Members
Board Members
Mrs. Jennifer Carey Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center Executive Director
Mr. Joseph Cuffaro Community Volunteer
Mr. Will Dobbin Community Volunteer
Mrs. Cynthia Elliott Community Volunteer
Mr. Richard Green Community Volunteer
Mrs. Lesley Huntley Community Volunteer
Mr. Skip Martin Community Volunteer
Pastor Rod Myers Director of BAANK (Believers Against the Abuse and Neglect of Kids), Minister, Chaplain
Mr. Art Reilly Community Volunteer
Ms. Jennifer Sierra Community Volunteer
Constituency Includes Client Representation No
Board Ethnicity
African American/Black 1
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 8
Hispanic/Latino 1
Native American/American Indian 0
Other 0 0
Board Gender
Male 6
Female 4
Unspecified 0
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Orientation Yes
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 12
Board Meeting Attendance % 83
Board Self-Evaluation Yes
Written Board Selection Criteria Yes
Board Conflict of Interest Policy Yes
% of Board Making Monetary Contributions 100
% of Board Making In-Kind Contributions 100
Governance Comments by Organization
The Board of Directors is looking to add up to two members, including doctors and lawyers.
The goal is also to fill an Auxiliary Committee that would support Center services and Board activities, including:
  • Fundraising 
  • Event planning
  • Community outreach
  • Strategic planning 
Current Year Projections
Tax Year Start Month Jan
Tax Year Start Day 01
Tax Year Begins 2018
Tax Year End Month Dec
Tax Year End Day 31
Tax Year Ends 2018
Projected Revenue $423,000.00
Projected Expenses $409,000.00
Total Projected Revenue includes "in-kind" contributions/ donations No
Organization has Endowment No
Capital Campaign
Currently In a Capital Campaign No
Anticipate Campaign within 5 years? Yes
Campaign Purpose
Campaign Goal
Amount Raised To Date 0 as of 0
Audit/Financial Documents
Financial Review
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$304,812$237,555$110,395
Administration Expense$30,822$22,573$67,890
Fundraising Expense$6,850$8,366$38,179
Payments to Affiliates$0$0$0
Total Revenue/Total Expenses1.441.751.41
Program Expense/Total Expenses89%88%51%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue1%2%13%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$577,363$417,883$218,911
Current Assets$539,069$384,292$188,793
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0$0
Current Liabilities$6$9$2,423
Total Net Assets$577,357$417,874$216,488
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountContributions, gifts, grants $302,434Contributions, gifts, grants $292,870Contributions, gifts, grants $246,715
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $191,046Fundraising $177,453Fundraising $57,749
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountInvestment Income $2010 $00 $0
CEO/Executive Director Compensation $0 - $50,000
Tax Credits No
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities89844.8342699.1177.92
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Financials Comments
Financial Comments by Organization
Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center has an opportunity to increase its donor base by expanding awareness of its life honoring pregnancy and family support related services.
Our biggest challenge in the short-term is to campaign for ongoing, monthly donors.  Our mid-term goal is to extend fundraising beyond seeking annual donations to run capital campaigns and facilitate estate giving.  The longer-term goal is to build an endowment for the Center.
Financial Comments by Foundation Financial information taken from IRS Form 990.  Individual contributions include foundation and corporate support.
Nonprofit Sarasota Medical Pregnancy Center Inc
Address 1762 Hawthorne Street, Suite 5
Sarasota , FL 34239
Phone 941 330-2273