Contact / Appointments

Hours:  M-Th  10-12 &   1-4

Address: 129 N. Powell St., Ste 201

Forest City, NC 28043

Phone: 828-247-4673


Facebook: Hands of Hope for Life, Inc.


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Hands of  HOPE for Life

Hands of HOPE has served Rutherford county since 1993, originally founded as the Crisis Pregnancy Center, by helping women and men make decisions regarding their unplanned pregnancy. Our desire is to provide accurate information on the choices they have for this pregnancy allowing the parent(s) make the choice they feel is necessary for their situation. Our mission is to provie practical, emotional, and spiritual assistance to families or individuals facing pregnancy related issues.

"For I know the plans that I have for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future."

Jeremiah 29:11

Hands of Hope is a pregnancy resource center for women and men who are experiencing pregnancy and are searching for guidance, help and support. We are available to help women and men make decisions about the pregnancy providing them with information that will lead them to become fully informed about the choices they have. There are three choices to a pregnancy:  carry the child to full term become parents, carry the child to full term that a family might adopt, or choose to end the pregnancy through abortion (we do not refer to an abortion agency; we go over the process of abortion and its affects on child and parent). We provide the resources to help women and men know how each choice they make effects the child the mother is carrying as well as the affect on the mother and father.

We are a non-profit organization offering all of our services free of charge. We serve all clients despite age, race, income, religious affiliation, disability, or circumstances. Every client in our care is treated with kindness, compassion, and respect receiving open an honest answers. We meet personally with individuals who come into our facility in a private setting. All information is kept confidential and conversations are conducted in a non-judgmental manner. Please call to set up an appointment to learn about what we provide.

What we cover.

For the woman choosing to become a parent we provide...

    parenting education and counseling during pregnancy.

    counseling, Bible study, and/or continued parenting education on child development after the child's birth.

    provide supplemental material items preparing for the baby to come home.

    monthly supplemental baby needs for the first two years of the child's life.

For the woman considering adoption we...

    provide information on a viable adoption agency.

    explain how the adoption process may affect the mother.

    provide counseling through the pregnancy supporting the mother through this choice.

    provide post-adoption counseling.

For the women considering abortion we...

     provide information about the abortion process depending on the gestation period. (We do not refer to an abortion center.)

    explain how abortion affects the unborn child as well as how it may affect the mother and father.

    pre and post abortion counseling.

    alternative options.



Support and Counseling

Counseling is provided as one of our free services to all clients that participate in our HOPE program. This time can be for the individual or for the family.  Information shared during this time- or in any appointment- is kept completely confidential.


We provide a variety of educational materials to our clients.  Through our video series, clients will learn about everything from prenatal care to potty training and practical fatherhood to general life skills workshops.

Basic Shopping

Diapers, Wipes, Formula, Clothing, Bedding, Bottles, Sippy Cups, Baby Food, Bath Products, Nursing Supplies, Shoes, Toys, and Books.

*One visit per month earns these items.


Prenatal Care

Prenatal Care Includes:

  • Free Pregnancy tests and Education
  • Adoption Counseling and Resources
  • TRUTH  about Abortion
  • Pre- and Post-Abortion Counseling
  • Ultrasound for Abortion Minded Women/ Families           (must meet specific criteria)


We are a Christian non-profit organization, therefore, we hope to  attend to our clients spiritual needs as well. We offer individual or group Bible studies and are always available to pray one on one with our clients.

Car Seats and Furniture

We are blessed to provide these items to our clients. Because they are more costly and less available than basic shopping items, we require two visits in one month in order to earn these items. Other restrictions and limitations may apply.

* Client must be in good standing with our center.



Walk for Life

Saturday, April 28, 2018

Taking place at Hands of Hope for Life, Inc.

129 N. Powell Street, Forest City, NC

Registration @ 9:00 am

Walk @ 10:00 am


The walk is less than 2 miles starting at N. Powell Street, Forest City, up McNair Drive, through Main Street, ending back on N. Powell. The center will also be open for visiting if you have not had an opportunity see it. All ages are welcome to join us.


Baby Bottle Fundraiser:

Bottles are available year round for  churches or groups to take part in when it is best for their schedule. Contact the center if you would like baby bottles to organize your fund-drive. They can be filled with coins, bills, or checks (made out to Hands of Hope for Life, Inc.) and turned in at any time when you have filled them.


H.O.P.E. Staff

Paula Rogalski – Executive Director

Michelle Flynn -  Counselor (Administrative Assistant)


Board of Directors

Shawn Blanton - Chair

Lisa Baynard - Treasurer

  Jenny Arrowood- Secretary

Pastor Chris Fox

Kate Johnson       

Prospective Board Member

 This group of volunteers help make decision for the direction of the ministry.  They, like our staff, are the face of the ministry.  The board meets monthly to discuss any items of business necessary for the month.

Board member requirements:

  • Christian
  •  Pro-life
  •  Be committed to the board and all that it entails
  •  Be in attendance at all Center Events (within reason)
  •  Supportive of staff, volunteers and clients.


If you are interested, contact our Executive Director, Paula Rogalski at




How can you support H.O.P.E.?

We rely on the support of the local Church and community in order to serve our clients. Therefore, donations are necessary for the continuation of this ministry. Support comes in many forms:

  • Center Volunteer
  • Prayer
  • Financial Gifts
  • Material Gifts
  • Participation in fundraising events

Center Volunteering

Volunteer duties include:

  • Organize / Sort Clothing
  •  Pack Diapers
  •  Clean
  •  Run Errands
  •  Copy Curriculum / Letters
  •  Answer Phones
  •  Greet Clients
  • Prayer
  • Contact the Center if you are interested in becoming a volunteer.


We feel that prayer is the  most powerful tool we have to create a pathway for our Center and our clients to flourish. We have seen God do amazing things through actively being in continual prayer. Anyone is welcome to join us at the Center as we carry burdens and praise before the Throne of Grace each week.

  • Weekly Prayer (Monday at 10:00 a.m.)
  • Prayer Partners (those who are committed to a weekly prayer time on their own to lift up this ministry)

Financial & Material Gifts

As a non-profit, we depend upon the generosity of individuals, churches, and businesses to provide necessary funding to continue serving our community. We also accept material gifts so long as they are in new or gently used condition. Due to new federal regulations, we can no longer accept used car seats and certain other furniture items. Please call ahead before bringing these type donations.

Support may also be given through the AmazonSmile program at the following link:

Fundraising Event Volunteer

We will need additional volunteers to help with each of our annual fundraising events. These opportunities include:

  • Annual Banquet
  •  Walk for Life Volunteer
  • Change for Life (bottle drive)
  • If you are interested in helping at one of these events, please contact your Pastor, Church Liaison, or our office.

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