History of the Organization
Care Net was influenced by the evangelical leadership of former U.S. Surgeon General Dr. C. Everett Koop and Christian apologist, Dr. Francis Schaeffer. The organization was founded in 1975 as the Christian Action Council by renowned scholar Dr. Harold O. J. Brown, with its primary focus to engage evangelicals in responding to the abortion crisis.
In the 1990s, the organization’s mission crystallized into reaching out to women facing unplanned pregnancies through the work of pregnancy centers. In 1999, the organization changed its name to Care Net. Today, Care Net is an expansive network of more than 1,100 pregnancy centers across North America.
There is still much work to do. With over 1.2 million abortions still happening each year, we must redouble our efforts to reach more people with a message of life and hope.
In the political sphere, many are speculating that an end to abortion is near. We pray that is true. However, whatever the legal status of abortion, Care Net and its network of pregnancy centers must continue. If abortion is banned in certain states, there will be an even greater need for support to those facing unplanned pregnancies and related sexual issues. We invite you to join us in changing the history of abortion in America.
History of the Local Northern California Centers
September 1983: a group of believers began praying about developing a crisis pregnancy center in Redding, CA
January 1984: steering committee was formed
August 1984: hired the first Executive Director of the Redding Center
October 1984: opens doors at Cypress/Victor location, Redding, CA
January 1985: first baby born from the ministry
May 1992: relocates to Lake Blvd location
2005: Red Bluff center is opened
2007: Redding location moves to Athens Avenue location, formerly Family Planning building;
Red Bluff location moves to Main Street location
October 2014: 30th Anniversary of our doors being open in Shasta County