Merged LifeCare centers plan to reopen at new site with new name

| August 26, 2015 | 0 Comments

Longstanding LifeCare centers in Minneapolis’ Dinkytown and St. Paul’s Highland Park are relocating to a single site on University Avenue in St. Paul and taking a new name, Abria Pregnancy Resources. The pro-life center, which will serve pregnant women and new mothers in need, is expected to open in October.

Its leaders described the transition as a smart business move and an opportunity to put a fresh face on their organization.

Highland LifeCare Center and University LifeCare Center merged boards in 2012 to become Highland & University LifeCare Centers.

The board decided to consolidate the two centers at a new location with a new name after extensive study of trends in medicine, abortion and pregnancy resource center best practices. The LifeCare centers are part of TLC Options for Women, a St. Paul-based organization with 30 affiliated pregnancy resource centers at 33 sites in Minnesota and western Wisconsin.

The University LifeCare Center was TLC’s flagship center, opening in 1975 in response to Roe v. Wade, the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion in all 50 states.

The centers’ merger and service enhancements are part of the organization’s aim to be the area’s “most trusted and referred provider of life-affirming medical, personal support and material assistance services,” according to a description on its website.

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