Building Our Future Capital Campaign
Since 1976 Wakota has served women and families as a pregnancy resource center. Wakota is the busiest pregnancy resource center in Minnesota. Wakota affiliated with the Guiding Star Project in 2016. The Guiding Star model offers real, natural, pro-life resources to women and families. In 2017, Wakota implemented education programs from natural fertility options and childbirth to breastfeeding and family life. In addition, other classes in housing, employment, and parenting were added to support families. In the past two years, Wakota has taught nearly 700 classes. That is an 83 percent increase in annual client visits from 2016 to 2018, reaching a record of 4,480 visits last year. What is truly amazing is that we conducted these services in two rooms. We have completely outgrown our 2,000 square foot facility. Can you imagine what we could do if we had more space?
The past two years have served as a pilot for us to test what services our clients are interested in. We have a bold vision that goes beyond being the leading provider of crisis pregnancy resources. We are striving to implement all of the Guiding Star core services to offer holistic natural care to all women in the Twin Cities.
Imagine a Wakota where all women and families from across the Twin Cities are welcome: a one stop center that has child care while the mother is getting a well women checkup; or receiving mental health care for post-partum depression; or a child can be seen by a doctor for their well checks; or fathers can come for parenting classes, and more. All this without losing our foundation firmly in place of providing special assistance to women in crisis pregnancy.
In order to do that we need to triple our space. With your help we can build on our success and create a Wakota that can provide an expanded array of much needed services.