Care Net at the Fitchburg High Health Fair

Care Net PRC attends the Fitchburg High Health FairOn Thursday, October 19th, Care Net PRC attended the Fitchburg High Health Fair. One of their displays said; EXPECT—ENGAGE—EDUCATE.  And that goes with our goal of engaging healthy discussions and educating about sex.  Our message is to wait until marriage.  Our handouts explain solid reasons to wait.  From the booklet, “The Facts about STDS” we learn that 110 million Americans are now infected with an incurable STD.  Another booklet, “For Guys Only” tells a story about a high schooler that felt he was left out because he was still a virgin.  So, in college he decided to catch up.  He said, “The first year of having sex I got two viral STIs.  The hardest part is now it affects my marriage.  No sex I had before has been worth the risk of hurting my wife now.”  “For Girls Only.”  Some girls think if they really love the guy then sex must be okay.  But sex outside of marriage is just a quick moment of pleasure….if you’re lucky.  Many times the guy gets the thrill and the girl gets the test.  Our “True Love Test” bookmark gives some expectations that will engage and educate.  Like, is your love patient, does he/she listen to you, are they kind and not possessive, do they treat you with respect, and want the best for you, do they always trust you and deserve your trust.

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May is National Teen Pregnancy Prevention Month

PREP teens for the future

On the page relating to this, The Family and Youth Service Bureau of the US Department of Health http://teenpregnancy.acf.hhs.gov/ reads: “Teaching teens about healthy life skills, development, and communication helps to prepare them for adulthood and equips them with the information needed to make responsible decisions and avoid teen pregnancy.” Included in the information is the importance of abstinence.

Abstinence is not having sex. Sexual abstinence is practiced in every country in the world. Abstinence is 100% effective in preventing pregnancy. Abstinence protects people against STDs. Don’t let pressure from friends or even the media push you into something that’s not right for you.

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Grand Opening of Clinic

As of May 21, 2012 CareNet Pregnancy Resource Center is open and serving the greater community in North Central Massachusetts. We are grateful to the many volunteers who helped with our renovations. We continue to offer our services free of charge. Please browse through our web page for a description of what we offer. Thank you for your understanding.

Respectfully,
Gail Gardner
Executive Director

 

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Our 2012 Journey

What an exciting time for Care Net PRC and the community of downtown Fitchburg. This year, we completed our move from the Burbank Campus to 515 Main Street. We are most grateful for all the help and support received during the move and renovation.

Our 2012 Journey

  • On January 7, 2012 we had a contractor status meeting and full work day.  It was a  great help to the project. A tentative date was set for inspection by DPH.
  • On January 14, the HVAC system is installed.
  • On January 21, ceiling grid and some of the flooring was installed.
  • On January 28, ceiling tiles and more flooring installed.
  • On February 4, we continued flooring installation and general clean-up.
  • On February 11, we continued flooring installation and general clean-up.
  • On February 22, the flooring was completed.
  • On February 25, the electricians and voice/data technicians continued their work.
  • On February 28, we received final inspection on the plumbing.
  • On March 3, the electricians, carpenters, and voice/data techs continue their work.
  • On March 10, the carpenters continue to work on trim and finish work. Techs continue to work on data/voice connections. Clean and sweep facility. Electrical ready for final inspection.
  • On March 13, we received final inspection on electrical.
  • On March 24, we the carpenters finished the Bouquet and continued on finish trim. Techs finished the data and voice connection to all offices.  Ceiling completed. Painting completed. Clean and sweep the facility. Floors are ready for buffing and waxing.
  • On March 31, the floors were all cleaned, buffed, waxed and completed.  Signage is scheduled for installation.
  • On April 5, Certificate of Inspection on a renovation was received.  The center is now complete.
  • On April 6, We have submitted all required documents to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  • On April 10, signage installed at the clinic.
  • On April 28, we unloaded our storage container and move our equipment into the clinic. We are in the process of unpacking and setting up.
  • On May 7, The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has informed us that they are issuing our medical clinic license, effective 05-07-2012.
  • On May 15, we received the official medical clinic license for display from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  • Our Grand Opening celebration was on Sunday, May 20, from 4pm  – 7pm.
  • The clinic opened to the community on Monday May 21, 2012 from 10am – 4pm.

 

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Moving

We Are Moving Our Office

Our new location on Main Street in downtown Fitchburg is being renovated.  It is our desire to serve North Central Massachusetts with care and compassion in a warm, inviting atmosphere.  This will take some time.  If you need someone to talk to during our time of transition you may call our 24/7 option line: 1-800-712-HELP.  Our “Grand Opening” will happen sometime in the fall of 2011.  As we approach completion, we will post the date on this webpage.  The year 2011 marks our 35th year of service in the community.

Respectfully,
Gail Gardner
Executive Director

 

What’s Happening Now?

  • On July 22, 2011 plan approval was received from Massachusetts DPH for our new location.
  • On August 10, 2011 the building permit was approved by the City of Fitchburg.
  • On August 20, 2011 we begin the demolition of the current space.
  • On August 27, 2011 we continued the demolition of the current space.
  • On September 3, 2011 we hope to complete some fine details of demolition and begin the renovation work for the clinic.
  • On October 3, 2011 framing completed, rough wiring in progress, rough plumbing in progress.
  • On October 12, rough wiring passed inspection.
  • On October 14, rough plumbing passed inspection.
  • On October 29, the drywall has been hung in the clinic.
  • On November 5, the finished electrical will begin very soon.
  • On November 19, the finish plumbing will begin very soon.
  • On November 26, volunteers pitched in to clean up the construction site in preparation for plaster and paint.
  • On January 7, 2012 we had a contractor status meeting and full work day.  It was a  great help to the project. A tentative date was set for inspection by DPH.
  • On January 14, the HVAC system is installed.
  • On January 21, ceiling grid and some of the flooring was installed.
  • On January 28, ceiling tiles and more flooring installed.
  • On February 4, we continued flooring installation and general clean-up.
  • On February 11, we continued flooring installation and general clean-up.
  • On February 22, the flooring was completed.
  • On February 25, the electricians and voice/data technicians continued their work.
  • On February 28, we received final inspection on the plumbing.
  • On March 3, the electricians, carpenters, and voice/data techs continue their work.
  • On March 10, the carpenters continue to work on trim and finish work. Techs continue to work on data/voice connections. Clean and sweep facility. Electrical ready for final inspection.
  • On March 13, we received final inspection on electrical.
  • On March 24, we the carpenters finished the Bouquet and continued on finish trim. Techs finished the data and voice connection to all offices.  Ceiling completed. Painting completed. Clean and sweep the facility. Floors are ready for buffing and waxing.
  • On March 31, the floors were all cleaned, buffed, waxed and completed.  Signage is scheduled for installation.
  • On April 5, Certificate of Inspection on a renovation was received.  The center is now complete.
  • On April 6, We have submitted all required documents to the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  • On April 10, signage installed at the clinic.
  • On April 28, we unloaded our storage container and move our equipment into the clinic. We are in the process of unpacking and setting up.
  • On May 7, The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has informed us that they are issuing our medical clinic license, effective 05-07-2012.
  • On May 15, we received the official medical clinic license for display from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health.
  • Our Grand Opening celebration was on Sunday, May 20, from 4pm  – 7pm.
  • The clinic opened to the community on Monday May 21, 2012 from 10am – 4pm.

We are most grateful for all the help and support received during the construction.

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