Community Pregnancy Clinics has been serving the Naples community for Over 40 years. A group of dedicated local volunteers founded the organization in 1974 in response to the Roe v. Wade decision and a desire to provide a positive alternative to women facing a crisis pregnancy. They were one of the original 13 crisis pregnancy centers to open in the country. Opening under the name Emergency Pregnancy Services (EPS), the center operated as a traditional crisis pregnancy center offering free self-pregnancy testing, counsel, referrals and material assistance.
In 2002, the Board of Directors made the decision to convert to a medical clinic model under the name Collier Pregnancy Centers, Inc. (CPCI). They were one of the first in the state of Florida to become a life affirming medical center. This conversion has had a great impact in the effectiveness of their services and the accomplishment of their mission. Their professional staff of registered nurses and ultrasound technologists, operating under the license of a medical director, provides 4,000 client services each year completely free of charge. Through the support of their donors and friends, they save nearly 1,000 babies from abortion each year between their three medical clinics.
90% of the abortion-vulnerable women who walk into Community Pregnancy Clinics make the courageous decision to choose life for their babies.
The plan to open their first satellite clinic was realized in September 2007. Opening only two doors away from the most active abortion mill in Lee County at the time, they soon were operating at full capacity. Within three short years, there was a dramatic reduction in the abortionist's business which resulted in a move in 2011 to a larger facility and an even more strategic location across the street from Planned Parenthood of Fort Myers. The new CPCI Clinic has been hugely successful and provides their life affirming medical services to a much needed area while continuing to expand their vision to offer Care, Compassion, and Choices in Southwest Florida.
As a result of their successful growth along with the future possibility of further expansion, the Board of Directors decided to change their name effective January 2012 to Community Pregnancy Clinics. The new name will accomodate for their existing growth as well as future expansion into any specific geographic region while encouraging women from any community to turn to them for compassionate, loving, non-judgmental care during their crisis pregnancy.