About Us



Our Mission

Your Loving Choices is a Christian ministry promoting life as given from God, offering loving support to those facing unplanned pregnancies, providing education about the life-giving options of adoption and parenting, conveying God's healing to those traumatized by abortion, and advocating abstinence as the only true prevention of sexual crises. To achieve this mission we:

  • Present the love, grace and truth of Jesus Christ
  • Provide comapssionate hope and help
  • Promote sexual abstinence as a positive lifestyle for singles
  • Present opportunities for healing and restoration to those hurt by their lifestyle choices

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Our History

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Our Free Confidential Service

Your Loving Choices accomplishes its mission through services that support its ministry as follows:

Unplanned Pregnancy

A woman facing an unplanned pregnancy will experience one of the greatest personal challenges of her life. We don't want her to face this situation alone, or to make decisions in a panic.

We believe that women, couples, or families facing an unplanned pregnancy should have access to complete information about all of their options. We will help the crisis family (birth mother, birth father, parents, grandparents, siblings, etc.) explore their options and resources. Only by being fully informed can they make decisions and plans that are well thought-out. Through all we do, we seek to help meet our clients’ emotional, physical, and spiritual needs, leading in grace and truth.

Sexual Integrity

One-on-one Abstinence Counseling in our centers ~ most of our clients are single, and it’s our desire to see them make different lifestyle choices in the future.

Tackle the Issues our interactive abstinence presentation for schools and youth groups. It’s not a lecture or an opportunity to tell students to “just say no.” Instead, it is a speaking team who leads students to develop their own conclusions about why it is best to save sex for marriage.

Our free & confidential services include:

  • Free Pregnancy tests
  • Options education and peer counseling
  • Education and support for:
    • Parenting
    • Adoption
    • Abstinence
    • Fatherhood
  • "Earn While You Learn"  maternity and baby resources
  • Education of abortion risks and procedures
  • Post Abortion education and healing
  • Referrals to doctors and community services
  • Information about STDs

Healing For Post Abortive Women

The loss created by an abortion often leaves an empty space in one’s life that never seems to be satisfied, even long after the experience is passed. It is normal to try to fill that void with activities, relationships, or even having children, but eventually the emptiness surfaces again along with feelings of guilt, remorse or bitterness.

We believe that the best way to overcome those disturbing feelings left by abortion is to face them squarely with the support of others who truly understand and do not judge or condemn. Jesus said in Luke 4 that his mission is to bind up the brokenhearted and proclaim freedom for the captives, so that is our mission as well. Help is available at Your Loving Choices through our PACE (Post-Abortion Counseling & Education) groups. PACE is a life changing Bible Study that leads a wounded heart through the necessary steps to being " Forgiven and Set Free" . As with all of our services, all inquiries and participation is kept confidential.

Our Team

Board of Directors

Your Loving Choices is governed by a Board of Directors, from various churches and communities in the Bloomsburg area including:

Deborah Halterman, President
Dennette Farr, Vice President

Jonathan Weidman, Secretary
William Kile, Treasurer
Sandra Beishline
Melinda Book
Charles Crusan
Brian Hornberger
Angela Klock
Bonni Spagnuolo
Dale Stiner

Dr. Richard Prisuta, Advisory
Patti Stoudt, Founder, Advisory

Staff

   Ruth Joy Capozzi
   Executive Director

Ruth Joy came to Your Loving Choices first as a board member in 2005, introducing the Annual Banquet Fundraising event in 2006 and went on to serve as President of the Board of Directors from August 2008 until September 2010. She was then hired as the Exective Director in October. Joy has served in various ministry roles most of her life. The daughter and grand-daughter of pastors, she also co-pastors with her husband Alfred at Bloomsburg Bible Church. Author of "With Tender Hand" a book written to help women who are hurting and dealing with abuse issues, Joy has a passion for helping wounded women find healing and forgiveness through Christ's love. Joy is a certified facilitator for the PACE (Post Abortion Counseling & Education) Program through Care Net, a member of AACC (American Association of Christian Counselors) and completed the Crisis Pregnancy Coaching Series through Light University.

Joy and her husband live in Berwick, they have a chow/retriever, Jake who is spoiled perfect. In her free time Joy likes to scrapbook, knit and crochet and do web site work for various ministries.

   Jenn Minnich
   Development Coordinator

Bio coming soon!




   Michele Diltz
   Client Services Coordinator

Michele is not new to YLC. She had served as a volunteer as well as a staff member (Development Coordinator) for 6 years, followed by service at the Navigating Center. She has always considered her service with YLC as an honor and privilege and we are thrilled to have her back on staff! Michele has resided in Bloomsburg with her husband, Stephen for over 30 years. She has two married daughters along with 4 grandchildren.

   Jackie Shuman
   Administrative Assistant

Jackie Shuman has returned to YLC and we are delighted to have her back! Jackie and her husband Robert live half way between Bloomsburg and Mainville. They have both been involved with YLC for over 10 years and served in many capacities. Jackie is thankful that God still sees her organizational talents as a blessing to YLC.

   Ashley Morris
   Campus Liaison

Ashley Morris is not unfamiliar with Your Loving Choices. She grew up knowing about YLC from a young age because of her parents and church involvement. Ashley started working for Your Loving Choices in January of 2017. After working in retail for 6 years, this is a welcomed change. She attended Bloomsburg Christian School for the first 7 years of her education and finished the last 5 years with A Beka Academy Homeschooling program. She went on and furthered her education with Source of Light Ministries Extreme Assignment Program in Madison, Georgia. Ashley received an Associates Degree in Christian Ministry.

 

Employment Opportunities

There are no job openings currently.

All our services are free and confidential
We do not perform or refer for abortion nor arrange adoptions.

Contact Us:

904 Market Street
Bloomsburg, PA  17815
570.784.6124

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Upcoming Events

WALK/RIDE/RUN FOR LIFE
Saturday, June 3, 2017
At: The Columbia Mall

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