Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center

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At the Pregnancy Resource Center you will find free services offered in a caring and confidential setting by staff who specialize in pregnancy and sexual health issues.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Living Alternatives Pregnancy Resource Center
PO Box 1555
Champaign, IL 61824-1555




Organization details

EIN: 371182626

CEO/President: Sherry Sherwood

Chairman: Danny Stites

Board size: 9


Ruling year: 1986

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 12/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 2014


Living Alternatives advertises as the Pregnancy Resource Center with free testing and confidential counseling. Most women come into the center because they are in crisis. We want to counsel them and support all types of women in crisis - abortion-minded and not abortion-minded. Our other services, which include parenting classes, providing maternity and baby clothing, abstinence education and post abortion counseling, are secondary services.

We absolutely do not coerce or badger any woman into making any type of decision about her baby. We present the truth and it is up to the woman to make any decision concerning the outcome of the pregnancy.

Mission statement

We are committed to providing excellent care, compassionate support, and honest information to those facing pregnancy decisions through authentic relationships that display grace, honor life, and foster community.

Statement of faith

We believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, And in Jesus Christ his only Son our Lord, Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost, Born of the Virgin Mary, Suffered under Pontius Pilate, Was crucified, dead, and buried. He descended into hell; The third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, And sitteth on the right hand of God the Father Almighty; From thence he shall come to judge the quick and the dead. I believe in the Holy Ghost; The Holy Church, the Communion of Saints; The Forgiveness of sins; The Resurrection of the body, And the Life everlasting. Amen. (The Apostles Creed)

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Community Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating931 of 99969 of 73
Fund acquisition rating990 of 100172 of 73
Resource allocation rating985 of 100171 of 73
Asset utilization rating448 of 99936 of 73

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$0$0$0$0$0
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$540,271$507,121$426,140$161,287$326,080
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$1,942,258$1,839,061$1,583,153$1,770,579$1,612,318
Other long-term assets$0$0$2,333$2,741$2,993
Total long-term assets$1,942,258$1,839,061$1,585,486$1,773,320$1,615,311
Total assets$2,482,529$2,346,182$2,011,626$1,934,607$1,941,391
Payables and accrued expenses$0$0$0$0$0
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Total current liabilities$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$0$0$1,362$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$341,948$441,947$461,125$625,917$641,718
Total liabilities$341,948$441,947$461,125$625,917$641,718
Net assets20192018201720162015
Without donor restrictions$2,133,291$1,889,756$1,383,797$1,249,290$1,223,585
With donor restrictions$7,290$14,479$166,704$59,400$76,088
Net assets$2,140,581$1,904,235$1,550,501$1,308,690$1,299,673
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Total contributions$2,559,411$2,117,692$1,101,107$897,124$957,533
Program service revenue$7,033$11,231$5,713$1,280$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$0$0$0($21,014)$0
Other revenue$3,063$6,111$538,121$627,284$595,042
Total other revenue$10,096$17,342$543,834$607,550$595,042
Total revenue$2,569,507$2,135,034$1,644,941$1,504,674$1,552,575
Program services$1,105,784$819,046$778,327$852,027$746,310
Management and general$375,208$331,686$273,201$241,257$231,106
Total expenses$2,246,271$1,781,300$1,403,130$1,426,855$1,310,909
Change in net assets20192018201720162015
Surplus (deficit)$323,236$353,734$241,811$77,819$241,666
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$323,236$353,734$241,811$77,819$241,666


Sherry SherwoodChief Executive Officer$68,142
Nathan HimesChief Operating Officer$59,922
Carolyn RaschChief Financial Officer$56,079

Compensation data as of: 12/31/2019

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.

The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 11/23/2021. To update the information below, please email:


Program accomplishments

In 2020, we provided 1358 pregnancy tests and 1315 ultrasounds at no cost to our patients. We had 7,624 unique client visits. 5,682 of those appointments were for continued support programs, such as our H.O.P.E. pregnancy and parenting education, adoption support, post-abortion recovery, sexual health education and bereavement support.


We believe everyone has a gift, talent, ability or resource that can be used in a tangible way to impact the lives of the women we serve. All of our services are offered free of charge and we do not receive government funding, so we depend 100% on private financial donations to speak hope into every situation. We invite you to get to know us and consider the many ways in which you can get involved. Thank you for considering how you could partner with us in the days to come. We are better together.