Who We Are

About Us

We have been serving Clarion and surrounding area since 1988.  All services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL and available to anyone regardless of age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation or disability.

 

MISSION STATEMENT

 

Next Step advocates for individuals and families in Clarion County and surrounding areas with 

free Christ-Centered consultation services and educational programs related to; unplanned pregnancy,

healthy choices, and personal wholeness reflecting values that uphold sexual integrity and the sanctity of life.

 

VISION STATEMENT

 

Provide services that educate, empower, and support life affirming choices.

 

STATEMENT OF FAITH

 

  1. We believe the Holy Bible, to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

  2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

  3. We believe in the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

  4. We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful man, regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential, and that this salvation is received through faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and not as a result of good works.

  5. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life and to perform good works.

  6. We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

  7. We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Our History

In 1987, a handful of concerned citizens formed a group called Clarion County Life to provide the community options and alternatives to abortion. Roots were put down on 611 Main Street, registered as a non-profit 501(c)3 operating as AAA Pregnancy Center (and for those of you wondering, the 3A’s stood for Agency for Alternatives to Abortion). At this time providing self-administered pregnancy test was a valuable tool. Along with information about fetal development, abortion, parenting, and adoption, material assistance was added to these services.

 

Since 1988 AAA Life Services has been replanted three times, first to the old Clarion Hospital on 7th Avenue, then a move to 721 Wood Street, before finally landing on the chance to purchase property on 140 Greenville Avenue getting us that much closer to Clarion University. With each move, there was more growth, and growth requires change. In 2004 the organization changed its name to AAA Life Services because there was a need to more clearly convey to our community that our organization values the individual person; pre-born, children, moms, dads, and family.

 

Growth also requires pruning back. God would at times prune back staff to a minimum or weed out resources no longer needed. He would trim the finances or the flow of clients. It has been during the times of rest at AAA that the nutrients are being replenished, this then allows new life to spring forth. Such as the Relationship Education & Sexual Risk Avoidance Program, Next Step CHOICES that began in 2001.

 

Then there are times when you sow the seed and you wait...and you wait....and you wait. Our Campus Outreach Coordinator was just that. Seeking, searching and....(yep) waiting. New contacts were developed at the university through the hire of this position in 2014. However, this position being in our great Gardener's hands, in 2017 was suspended with the departure of
that individual.


We now currently are in pursuit of adding medical services with STD screening & ultrasound. With the expectation of the Lord growing the ministry in His time, one change that has been made at the onset was a re-branding with the Doing Business As name of Next Step Pregnancy Solutions and Services. 
The building addition for the clinic is complete. However, in order for Next Step to provide the above medical services we must obtain a medical director.  This physician must be licensed in PA with and MD or DO.  If you have a heart for missions and uphold the sanctity of all human life, please click  the button : 

Commitment of Care

 

  1. Clients are treated with kindness, compassion and in a caring manner. They are served without regard to age, race, income, nationality, religious affiliation, disability or other arbitrary circumstances.

  2. Clients always receive honest, open answers and accurate information about pregnancy, fetal development, lifestyle issues, and related concerns.

  3. Client pregnancy tests are distributed and administered in accordance with all applicable laws.

  4. Client information is held in strict and absolute confidence. Releases and permissions are obtained appropriately. Client information is only disclosed as required by law and when necessary to protect the client or others against imminent harm. 

  5. We do not offer, recommend or refer for abortions or abortifacients, but are committed to offering accurate information about abortion procedures and risks.

  6. All our advertising and communications are truthful and honest and accurately describe the services we offer.

  7. We are governed by a board of directors and operate in accordance with our articles of incorporation, by-laws, and stated purpose and mission.

  8. We comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements regarding employment, fundraising, financial management, taxation, and public disclosure, including the filing of all applicable government, reports in a timely manner.

  9. We provide a safe environment by screening all volunteers and staff interacting with clients and all of our staff, board members, and volunteers receive appropriate training to uphold these standards.

  10. We are governed by a board of directors and operate in accordance with our articles of incorporation, by-laws, and stated purpose and mission.

  11. We comply with applicable legal and regulatory requirements regarding employment, fundraising, financial management, taxation, and public disclosure, including the filing of all applicable government reports in a timely manner.

  12. Medical services are provided in accordance with all applicable laws, and in accordance with pertinent medical standards, under the supervision and direction of a licensed physician.*

  13. All of our staff, board members, and volunteers receive appropriate training to uphold these standards.

 

* Not all centers offer medical services. if you have questions about the services offered at this pregnancy center, please ask to speak to a center representative.