FOLLOW THE PATH- a Brief History of Pregnancy Resources of Delaware County
As she was busy spreading the word in the high schools of Delaware County, OH, about the importance of sexual purity and the dangers of early sexual activity, a dream was born in the heart of educator Catherine Wood to have a place within the county for young people to turn when they found themselves in the middle of worry about an unplanned pregnancy. She began to gather around her others with a passion for the same and the idea of The CORE Center was born in the early 2000▒s. This group of women began to form the vision for the center and the types of services that might be offered and started to recruit likeminded folks to support that vision and strategize how to make it become a reality. Through a community donation they secured a client consulting room and a phone line at 130 Burrer Dr. in Sunbury and The CORE Center officially opened in July 2007.
The next step was to recruit an official volunteer executive board to oversee The CORE Center and this group came together in the fall of 2006. For the next couple of years, the board spent a lot of time defining its role and organization as well as learning about fund raising and developing policies and procedures for training volunteers and operations of the center. In 2009, a part-time executive director was hired to really propel the ministry forward. In July 2010, the Center moved into a more spacious and accessible facility in the city of Delaware. More changes occurred in 2014 with the adoption of a new name and logo.