What is Formula 4 Hope? Formula 4 Hope is a baby bottle campaign that runs between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. Our goal is to raise awareness of the ministry of Atwell Centre and to raise funds for our operational budget. Typically, we ask individuals to take home a physical baby bottle and fill it with coins and cash. This year we are adding another element to our Formula 4 Hope Campaign, through this "Virtual" bottle campaign. We encourage you to register as an individual and then share your "Virtual Baby Bottle" on all your socials and have your friends and family contribute to your self-determined fundraising goal.
What is the Atwell Centre? Atwell Centre serves women and their partners facing an unexpected pregnancy by providing education, caring support, and practical assistance. We have been in operation for seven years in downtown Hamilton. While providing options counselling is our main focus, we also offer several other programs to our clients, including post-abortion and post apprehension grief support, Pregnancy and Beyond mentoring which includes regular access to our “Baby Boutique,” a supply of maternity and infant clothing. We also provide male mentoring and for fathers facing the challenge of parenthood. Additionally, our staff provides “SHARE” (Sexual Health and Relationship Education) to youth in our community which helps to build critical thinking skills around healthy relationships and sexuality.
What is NEW at the Atwell Centre? After recognizing that there is no Pregnancy Care Centre (PCC) between Hamilton and Mississauga, the Atwell Centre Board began plans in 2017 to plant a satellite PCC in the Burlington/Oakville area. In addition to this new location, Atwell Centre will be adding limited medical services to both our Hamilton location and the future Halton satellite. These services will include pregnancy diagnosis and Point-of-Care ultrasound as well as Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) diagnosis and treatment. We will be launching these in Spring 2020!
Every donation makes a difference! For each donation over $20, a tax receipt will be issued.