SLS offers free pregnancy testing. Through this service we are able to help women medically verify their pregnancy and provide them medical proof of pregnancy for their medical insurance. We are also able to provide accurate hospital grade test results to women questioning results from a home test. We staff medical professionals in our clinic so clients receive medical information from a certified RN. We can provide free ultrasounds to verify gestation and viability and these are performed by a certified Medical Sonographer at a local OB/GYN clinic. Our goal is to educate women and men by answering any and all of their questions regarding the pregnancy, baby development, delivery, and prenatal care. No question is off limits. No concern is overlooked. We want to affirm the life of the mother and her baby and care for them both equally.
Our Earn While You Learn program for women and our 24/7 Dad program for men are samples of how we provide lasting support to families facing a unplanned pregnancy.
We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. We provide mentor programs that aid women and men during pregnancy and through the baby's first birthday. Our volunteer mentors provide a safe relationship where concerns are met and hard tasks are completed. We work with school counselors as needed, connect with other community resources, teach basic like skills as well as parenting skills. Those in our mentor program also earn all the necessary items needed to welcome the new baby. Items include; cribs, mattresses, car seats, strollers, clothing, diapers, wipes, formula, and maternity clothing. All of these items are new and the clients have many options as they can "shop' for items they like. Sometimes the stress of all the things a new baby needs can be overwhelming and this program removes that stress immediately!
In January 1989, Stillwater Life Services was founded as a non-profit, tax exempt, 501 (c)3 organization to address the critical need unplanned pregnancies produce. Stillwater Life Services (SLS) was seen by its founders as a means to provide a safe and confidential environment for women facing a crisis pregnancy, as well as a place to help equip families to care for their children. In February of 1989 SLS moved into its first rented office space and begin to offer client services. In 1996, the SLS center moved from the McElroy office building to a rental house at 1403 S. Main St. In 2003, the SLS board undertook a "Campus Campaign" designed to increase the reach of SLS into Oklahoma State University, where the vast majority of SLS clients came from. In February 2004 the center was moved to the 1002 N. Duck Street office building, very near OSU. In November 2006 SLS begin to offer a one-on-one parenting mentoring program for its clients called Earn While You Learn. In 2007 SLS begin to offer a companion one-on-one parenting mentoring program for Dads called 24/7 Dad. On August 4, 2008 the Board voted to expand the staffing and management of the organization with a vision to see continued growth. A full time Executive Director was hired on September 1, 2008. Shortly after that a Center Director and Administrative Assistant were hired to complete a strategic three-person management team. In May of 2011 SLS relocated to a new facility at 1509 W 8th Ave due to a Board decision to become a medical clinic. In August of 2011 SLS begin providing its clients STD/STI testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, and sexual health programs, through its sexual health and pregnancy resource clinic. In the days ahead we believe God will continue to unfold his plans for SLS as we endeavor to follow His plans for the ministry.
SLS Mission Statement
Stillwater Life Services exists to promote a Christ-centered view of life and sexuality by offering hope and healing to women, men and their families so they are enabled to make positive, life-affirming choices.
SLS Vision Statement
Through this Christ-centered ministry, Stillwater Life Services provides physical, emotional, and spiritual support for women and men dealing with unplanned pregnancies; offers support and healing to those who have experienced past abortions; and promotes sexual health and integrity, and the sanctity of life.