About

Mission

Because all people are made in the image of God and are equally valuable, CompassCare is dedicated to erasing the need for abortion by transforming a woman’s fear into confidence.

History

1970: Abortion Legalized
 
On July 1st, 1970 New York became the first state to legalize abortion. On July 2nd, the very next day, Planned Parenthood of WNY became the first free standing abortion clinic in the nation.
1980: Organization Launched
 
CompassCare, first named ‘Citizens for Public Morality,’ was founded in 1980 out of the hearts of several people in a Bible Study. The first office was opened by volunteers in Rochester’s 19th ward. The organization decided to focus on abortion as the most pressing injustice facing society, the name was changed to “Crisis Pregnancy Services.”
2002: First Pregnancy Center to Medicalize
 
CompassCare became the first pregnancy center in NY to implement a medical model of service. At that point the name was changed to ‘CompassCare Pregnancy Services’ in order to reflect this new model of operation.
2005: Pioneered the Linear Services Model
 
The Linear Service Model is a step-by-step process used to serve patients in a consistent and effective manner, allowing for meaningful measurability for the purpose of improving quality of care. Armed with this process CompassCare became one of the most effective pregnancy centers in the nation at reaching women seriously considering abortion and serving them in a way that helped them carry their babies to term.
2007: Training Pregnancy Centers Nationally
 
CompassCare created the first transferable pregnancy center model in the history of the movement with demonstrated repeatability in a dozen sites from Lakeland, FL to Santa Barbara, CA; from rural to urban, from college town to boom town.
April of 2019: Adopted Three Buffalo Pregnancy Centers
 
CompassCare adopted Buffalo Pregnancy Care Center, Northtown Pregnancy Center, and Southtowns Pregnancy Center with a united goal of cutting Buffalo abortions by 50% in 5 years. In just two years, Buffalo went from reaching 1 in 100 considering abortion to 1 in 3.
November of 2019: Filed Lawsuit Against Gov. Cuomo
 
New York Senate bill S660 (aka Boss Bill) targets the pro-life beliefs of Christian organizations, including churches, by making it illegal to hire or manage staff based on pro-life beliefs. Partnering with Alliance Defending Freedom, CompassCare filed a lawsuit, CompassCare v Cuomo, defending Christian organizations’ right to hire pro-life people.
2021: 3rd Service Location Added
 
CompassCare adopts Alight Care Center with the goal of cutting abortion by 50% in 5 years in the Capital Region, the third largest abortion hub in NY. Meanwhile, Buffalo and Rochester experience a combined increase in babies saved of 18% (456) and of women submitting their lives to Christ of 36% (258).
2022: Preparation for a Post-Roe America
 
Building the infrastructure by adding two more service areas, the Capital Region and online through telemedicine, to serve 50% more women and their preborn babies.
2026: Pro-Life Service Capacity
  Increase the pro-life service capacity in New York to cut abortions in half by adding CompassCare offices in all five abortion-hub cities across the state.