Arms of Love Ministries, a local non-profit organization, has been serving the Riverbend community for over 15 years.
The main facility is located at 4854 N. Alby Road in Godfrey, with a satellite office located in Wood River. There are 3 main segments of operation at Arms of Love which include the Options Now Women's Resource Center, The Peace Ministry, and an upcoming men's ministry.
The Options Now Women's Resource Center is a safe, confidential, non-judging place for women and men in crisis pregnancy situations to come for help that offers many free and confidential services including:
• Pregnancy Testing
• STD Testing
• Prenatal vitamins
• Peer Counseling
• Maternity Clothes
• Baby supplies
• Parenting classes
• GED classes
• Abstinence Education in public & private junior high and high schools
• Pro-Marriage initiative
We also offer referrals for the following services:
• Medical services
• Legal Assistance
• Temporary shelters
• Referrals for Adoption
The Peace Ministry is an abortion recovery group that meets in confidentiality throughout the year. Led by women who have experienced abortion and want to help other women, this has been one of the fastest growing initiatives of Arms of Love Ministries. Statistically, 1 out of 3 women in the U.S. have had an abortion, and most need a place to share their feelings. If you are interested in this group, please contact us at PEACEforWomen@gmail.com.
We have 3 main fundraising events throughout the year including our Annual Banquet (spring), Baby Bottle Campaign (Mother's Day through Father's Day), and Walk for Life (fall). Be sure to participate in the fundraisers, as support comes only through private efforts of churches, individuals, and businesses in the community; no state or federal funding is utilized.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Angie Gibson at (618)466-1690 or Let_thereBlife@yahoo.com. If you are interested in becoming a Friend for Life monthly partner or supporting financially, please contact Andrea Yoder at (618)946-2535 or Yoder.Andrea@Gmail.com.
Thank you to the Riverbend community for making a difference for the future generations!