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First Step has been serving men and women in the greater Bangor area for 30 years.  We started as a place for young women to come and find out if they were pregnant.  Over the years, our services have grown to include parenting education, limited ultrasounds, and after abortion support.  
 
We exist to empower women to make informed decisions regarding an unexpected pregnancy. Our staff and volunteers are able to meet the needs of each client by providing information, encouragement, bible studies, classes, and practical help in a safe environment.‚Äč

Made with Love
For thou hast possessed my veins: thou hast covered me in my mother's womb. ~ Psalms 139:13


Spring 2017 update from First Step Pregnancy Resource Center:

Thanks to all who donated because we have our ultrasound machine, and during 2016, we were able to provide ultrasounds to 19 clients.  Of those, 17 chose life!  We continue to praise God for his provision of this program.

Once a month, during the school year, we have the privilege to set up a table in the Memorial Union at the University of Maine in Orono.  What a joy it is to chat with the different students, staff, and visitors we have stop by our table.  Some very quickly take what we are offering and move on; others stop to find out who we are.  On our table, we have candy bars labelled with our information to give to students as they pass by.  As they take the candy bar, it gives us an opportunity to share more about what we do at First Step.  We have an array of brochures and magazines that include information on STDs, abstinence, what happens during each of the abortion methods, fetal development timelines, and personal stories of women who chose to parent or place their baby for adoption.

Please pray for our UMaine outreach.  Although most of the time the experience has been positive, we encounter many people who are misinformed about what we do and what pro-life people are like.  No one is judged or criticized; we share with them lovingly the truth and just offer our support.  Thank you to all who pray for us each month.  It is a great encouragement!