Pregnancy Center and Clinic of Low Country Inc
HILTON HEAD SC 29926-0000
Contact Information
Organization DBA (Doing Business As)
Organization DBA
Pregnancy Center and Clinic of The Lowcountr, INC
HILTON HEAD, SC 299260000
Telephone (843) 6892222
Fax (843) 689-5267
Projected Annual Revenue $367,100.00 (2017)
Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide pregnancy related healthcare to women in a welcoming, safe and confidential environment.

CEO/Executive Director Ms. Pamela G. Rice
Board Chair Jim Berl
Board Chair Company Affiliation Berl Law
History and Background
Year of Incorporation 1991
Former Names
Crisis Pregnancy Center1990
Financial Summary
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Additional Documents
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Fair Competition Policy2013View

Our mission is to provide pregnancy related healthcare to women in a welcoming, safe and confidential environment.


In May 1989, the process to establish a caring place for women in crisis on Hilton Head Island, particularly pregnancy related, was begun by a group of men and women from all walks of life affiliated with the ‘Citizens for Life’/local churches.  In June 1990, the new organization titled Crisis Pregnancy Center was incorporated, opening for service in November 1990.

Initially offering only free pregnancy testing, peer counseling, and TLC – with a change of name in 2000 to that of Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country (PCCLC) – basic medical services were added. Included were testing for sexually-transmitted diseases and limited ultrasound technology.  A Nurse Practitioner and Registered Nurses were hired to perform medical functions under a Medical Director.

In 2007, PCCLC incorporated Early Adequate Prenatal Care (APC) through the first 16 weeks of gestation to uninsured/ underinsured/ underserved populations of reproductive age.

In 2008, PCCLC partnered with several local health providers whose mutual goal was to increase the percentage of pregnant women receiving Adequate Prenatal Care, resulting in a greater percentage of healthy births. A network of providers working in collaboration, pooling resources and services, formed a coalition: Together for Beaufort (T4B); Beaufort County Alliance for Human Services; local hospitals/OB clinics; DHEC; and AccessHealth SC.

In 2009, through a grant from the Duke Endowment Fund, a Mobile clinic was purchased to provide the same FREE prenatal care for women in Jasper County. Thousands have been assisted, and numerous babies provided a healthy start in life. This is the only free facility within 100 miles!

Although our services are free to the client, the financial cost to the center is great!  The client pays only $140 (to cover the cost of labs) for 16 weeks of prenatal care.  In 2012, PCCLC was assessed by Mission Resources Group to determine the cost of our services to the client. The baseline cost for each prenatal client for the 16-week program is $758.

Through the support of its medical/administrative staff, volunteers, and healthcare collaborators, great strides have been made over the years to help ensure healthy pregnancies and babies in Beaufort/Jasper Counties.

  • Accomplishments:
      • Celebrated 26 years of service to the beloved community.
      • Assisted clients with Early Adequate Prenatal care through the first 16 weeks of gestation – to help ensure the birth of healthy babies. Assistance provided through two sites – Hilton Head and a Mobile Unit which operates in Bluffton/Jasper County.
      • Celebrated 17 years of our successful Annual ‘Be a Saint’ Golf Tournament
      • Celebrated 26 years of our Annual Auction/Dinner Gala, our Major Fundraiser every year.
      • Initiated new Public Relations/Advertising opportunities to profile ministry.

  • Goals
      • Raise sufficient funds to create a video for Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country (PCCLC's) website.    
      • Seek to improve PCCLC's website so it becomes a living organism in our community whereby it will further assist those in need of our services, and encourage potential donors to become one of our partners in this life-giving ministry.    
      • Seek opportunities in the schools and youth groups to teach Growth and Development to Middle/High School students.
      • Promote knowledge and support of the Giving Marketplace sponsored by Community Foundation of the Lowcountry.
  1. Need Volunteer Nurses

  2. Need a part-time Staff Nurse

  3. Need Bilingual (Spanish/English) volunteers who are skilled in data entry

  4. Need motivated marketing fundraisers

  5. Need persons with degree in communications who are Website and Facebook savvy.

  6. Need a Spanish teacher to tutor Hispanic clients

CEO/Executive Director Statement

As Executive Director of the Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country (PCCLC), I am highly motivated and blessed to work with a united team of devoted volunteers, nurses, and doctors to ensure our clientele will receive the best possible medical and prenatal care.  In addition, I am blessed to serve with the Board of Directors who selflessly dedicate themselves to implementing PCCLC's Constitution and By-Laws.  In so doing, they uphold the Founders' vision and directives to offer the highest quality of nonjudgmental and nondiscriminatory pregnancy services to all women in our community who are uninsured/underinsured/ underserved, and who have need of any of the 18 medical/prenatal services provided by PCCLC. 

Those services include:  pregnancy testing; ultrasound to verify pregnancy, determine viability, location, gestational age; and FREE prenatal care through the 16th week of gestation.  Additonal services offered: testing for Sexually-transmitted Infections; comprehensive information and resources regarding pregnancy and related issues; maternity clothing; infant Layette; Adoption information/referrals to licensed agencies; post Abortion Bible study; and educational classes on subjects related to child development and goal setting.
Having been called by God, we together make every day a "TLC DAY" where we love God and love our neighbor as ourselves.  In so doing, we treat all clients (regardless of race, age, socioeconomic status, religious affiliation, disability, or geographic boundary) as our family,  and because we love and respect them, they experience us as the mothers, grandmothers, or other family members who may be absent presently from their lives.
How blessed are we to have been given servants' hearts.  We are companions to these clients, our "brothers and sisters in Christ."  


Board Chair Statement

PCCLC has had several successes in the ministry through the 26 years.  Longevity is definitely the first.  We have evolved from a small nonprofit in 1990 offering a few services, to one which is a basic medical clinic offering FREE Early Adequate Prenatal Care (APC) to all uninsured/underinsured/underserved populations regardless of geographic residence.  There is none like ours. 

The purchase of a Mobile Unit to serve Jasper County increased our territory for service.  As a result PCCLC has assisted 5,216 prenatal clients, of which there are 2,621 graduates, and over 1,600 babies (documented) were born. 

Challenges dwell in the fiscal realm, the need to ever determine ways to raise funds to enable further growth where necessary; keeping the ministry relevant; keeping it in the eye of the community in a positive manner. 
I have worked with many Boards as a member holding positions from chairman to member at large.  One thing is clear, I must have an affinity for the mission, vision and values of any organization for which I elect to serve; plus I must feel inspired by the accomplishment of same.  When called to the Board of PCCLC all of the above was in place, and, I felt called to help lead the organization into an even more dynamic future. There are many unknowns ahead, but I believe I am in the right place, and this is the right time and organization with which to work.
Areas of Service
Beaufort County
Jasper County
Hilton Head, Bluffton, Hardeeville, Ridgeland
Board Chair
Board Chair Jim Berl
Company Affiliation Berl Law
Term Jan 2015 to Jan 2018
Board of Directors
Mike Georgopulos Treasurer
Thom Hill Member
Dennis Lauzon Member
Ann Parker Secretary
Stewart Rodman Member
Jim Synk Member
Board Demographics - Ethnicity
African American/Black 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander 0
Caucasian 7
Hispanic/Latino 0
Native American/American Indian 0
Board Demographics - Gender
Male 6
Female 1
Board Term Lengths 3
Board Term Limits 2
Board Meeting Attendance % 83%
Written Board Selection Criteria? Yes
Written Conflict of Interest Policy? Yes
Percentage Making Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage Making In-Kind Contributions 100%
Number of Full Board Meetings Annually 6
Risk Management Provisions
Commercial General Liability and Medical Malpractice
Directors and Officers Policy
General Property Coverage and Professional Liability
Automobile Insurance
Business Income
Computer Equipment and Software
Crime Coverage
Employee Dishonesty
Fiduciary Liability
Improper Sexual Conduct/Sexual Abuse
Medical Health Insurance
Property in Transit and Off Premises
Risk Management Provisions
Special Event Liability
Workers Compensation and Employers' Liability
Workplace Violence
Standing Committees
Board Governance
Development / Fund Development / Fund Raising / Grant Writing / Major Gifts
Other Boards
The tables below contain information about other groups that advise this nonprofit on operations and projects.

Fortunately, the structure of the ministry is such that it allows for the Board to have oversight of the overall functioning of the ministry without any member trying to micromanage its daily activities. The various reports required for the monthly Board meetings enable the members to have a full picture, and, therefore, an input in same. It is an opportunity as well as a challenge to keep a healthy balance/relationship in the duties of the executive director and Board. As a small nonprofit, it is always a challenge to attract and recruit the right persons, ones with the appropriate talents and heart for the ministry. To find these types of people, generally is through personal invitation by current Board members, donors, church supporters.


Executive Director
Executive Director/CEO Ms. Pamela G. Rice

My experience with the Pregnancy Center and Clinic of the Low Country (PCCLC) began in the late 1990’s when the Pregnancy Center bought their first Ultrasound machine.  As the founder and CEO of the Rowan County Crisis Pregnancy Center in Salisbury, North Carolina, I came to see this wonderful piece of new technology and hear about how it was blessing the services provided for the clients because of the technician’s ability to view the unborn child in the womb and determine its delivery date.

Now, living in Hilton Head, SC, I desired to go back to my roots and my love for the unborn and his/her mother. This spring my dream and prayers were answered when I was hired to become the Interim Executive Director in March of 2017 -- Dr. Vera Bailey, Executive Director, retired after 22 years of service.  Dr. Bailey has built a highly respected ministry with the help of many Board members through the years, and eight highly skilled professionals composed of 4 Registered Nurses, a Certified Nurse Midwife, an Associate Director of Client Services, an Administrative Assistant, and one bilingual interpreter. This fine-tuned team is enhanced by the 47 dedicated and generous volunteers who assist as Receptionists, Fundraisers, and wherever their expertise is needed.

Coming into this well established ministry as its Interim Executive Director meant I would need to bond with its Board of Directors and the staff.  Following in the footsteps of a great leader is an opportunity to give her the gift and the legacy of knowing this fine-tuned loving ministry, which serves and cares for any needy woman in Southern Beaufort and Jasper Counties, will surge forward with the spirited intentions of becoming the Number One Choice in the community for women seeking Early Adequate Prenatal Care, and/or basic medical care for others in need of laboratory testing and health education.

Having established ourselves as the one medical organization without borders; and, because we are the only pregnancy center offering Free Prenatal Care within 100 miles; we as highly skilled professionals, will joyfully strive to accomplish all its documented strategic goals.  We will be the beacon of love and mercy for those who seek our welcoming, safe, and confidential environment of care.

Former Executive Director/CEOs
Dr. Vera L. Bailey Dr. of Public HealthMay 1995 - May 2017
Dolly Spigner Sept 1990 - Apr 1995
Senior Staff
Karen Gilmour Associate Director of Client Services
Judy Shifflett Administrative Assistant
Full Time Staff 3
Part Time Staff 7
Volunteers 47
Contractors 2
Retention Rate 90%
Organization has a Strategic Plan? Yes
Date Strategic Plan Adopted Dec 2013
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Organization has a Fundraising Plan? Yes
Management Succession Plan? Under Development
Organization Policy and Procedures Yes
Diversity Policy No
Nondiscrimination Policy Yes
Whistleblower Policy Yes
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy Yes
 PCCLC collaborates and is affiliated with local healthcare entities:  Access Health Low Country; Together for Beaufort; Beaufort County Alliance for Human Services; PASO's; Stork's Nest; Chelsea Clinic; local OB-GYN's and hospitals.
National Institute of Family and Life Advocates1993
President's Volunteer Service AwardAn Initiative of the President's Council on Service and Civic Participation2008
Description Medical care provided by OB/GYN; Nurse/Midwife; Nursing Staff.  There were 191 prenatal clients in 2016.  The value of services provided per client was $758 - included in that amount was pregnancy/STI testing,  ultrasound, vitamins, 16 weeks of prenatal care, and counseling.  
Budget $144,778.00
Short Term Success The pregnant women who begin the process of prenatal care at PCCLC start with a prenatal vitamin regimen, are processed for lab work, and see an OB/GYN or Certified Nurse Midwife.  This critical early start helps somewhat to ensure a healthy pregnancy for the mother/birth of the baby.
Long Term Success

Infant mortality, a proxy measure for population health, is a cause of great concern.  Its impact on families and society is profound.  In South Carolina, the infant mortality rate (MRI) in 2011 was 7.4% infant deaths per 1000 live births, and the rate in Jasper County was 8.8% and 4.9% in Beaufort County.  (SCAN-infant mortality)

Babies born to mothers who receive no prenatal care are 3 times more likely to be born at low birth weight and 5 times more likely to die than those whose mothers received prenatal care. (U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Preventing Infant Mortality fact sheet Jan 2006) 
PCCLC recognizes the great need for pregnant women to receive Early Adequate Prenatal Care.  Many women forego this care due to costs.  PCCLC's goal is to help ensure healthy pregnancies/babies, at the same time reducing hospital/insurance costs and saving money for taxpayers. 


Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY PCCLC is in partnership with several medical/healthcare entities that have the same goal: provision of Early Adequate Prenatal Care with the outcome of healthy mothers/babies.  The end result of all the data collected in this collaborative effort reflects positive changes in the number of healthy births.
Description Client support meetings are held twice monthly on the first and third Thursdays, one of which incorporates speakers from local organizations/businesses who cover topics pertaining to issues faced by clients in their lives.  Among same are:  Lowcountry Legal Aid; Beaufort County Drug and Alcohol Abuse; Family Promise; and CODA.  Medical and other professionals cover additional topics such as Parenting; Child Development; Nutrition; Safety in the Home; Breastfeeding; and Sexually-Transmitted Infections.
Budget $0.00
Short Term Success Clients are educated regarding subjects that make a difference in their knowledge of prenatal healthcare, childcare, legal ramifications regarding substance/domestic abuse, and related issues.  These presentations give the clients exposure to same and equip them with problem-solving abilities.
Long Term Success  Prenatal and other related issues presented by speakers from community agencies have proven to be highly successful with our clients, hence the continuation of same.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY  PCCLC maintains personal contact with its clients throughout the pregnancies until their babies are six months old.  They share  testimonies of their experiences and program effectiveness.

PCCLC is involved with Educational Outreach in the community in the following settings:  Schools, Youth Groups, Health Fairs, and Community Forums.  All presentations are given by PCCLC's staff.

One of the key goals for PCCLC is to reach our youth with age-appropriate education on Human Growth and Development, sexual abstinence, and STI's (sexually-transmitted infections).  "One in two sexually active persons will contract an STI by age 25!"  Source: American Sexual Health Association

Budget $500.00
Short Term Success Immediate application of acquired knowledge to current lifestyle.
Long Term Success Knowledge and education about their growth and development which will impact their ability to make healthy choices in the future.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Teachers' evaluation of presenter/presentation. 
Description  PCCLC offers English as a Second Language to clients who hail from several countries - the Caribbean Islands, Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America among others.  It provides an essential tool for participants enabling them to speak and understand the language of the country of adoption.
Budget $0.00
Short Term Success  Weekly instruction helps the clients become proficient with daily communication skills. 
Long Term Success  The classes enable the clients to learn the language of their adopted country which gives them the ability to work with their children and the school system, and to apply for jobs. 
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY Success observed by their command of the language and ability to communicate in their everyday lives.
Description The first of the monthly Client Meetings is voluntary - offering spiritual support which promotes health for the WHOLE person - body/soul/spirit.  This is made possible by a group of volunteer teachers from various professional backgrounds with a heart for ministry. The clients may bring their children along to save the costs of babysitters.  Food is provided. 
Budget $300.00
Short Term Success Clients will begin a meaningful search for a faith-based lifestyle.
Long Term Success A program wherein clients are led to choose a faith-based life for themselves and family.
Strategy Yes
Program Success Monitored BY  The anecdotal stories of clients as told to the leaders of the Bible Study.
Fiscal Year
Fiscal Year 2017
Projected Revenue $367,100.00
Projected Expenses $367,112.00
IRS Letter of Exemption
Detailed Financials
Revenue SourcesHelpThe financial analysis involves a comparison of the IRS Form 990 and the audit report (when available) and revenue sources may not sum to total based on reconciliation differences. Revenue from foundations and corporations may include individual contributions when not itemized separately.
Fiscal Year201620152014
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
Government Contributions$34,209$17,543$15,686
Individual Contributions$138,225$123,028$153,430
Investment Income, Net of Losses$2,270$7,216$6,898
Membership Dues--$0$0
Special Events$114,119$91,628$62,802
Revenue In-Kind$45,228$59,783$15,382
Expense Allocation
Fiscal Year201620152014
Program Expense$309,307$310,229$244,437
Administration Expense$49,927$52,968$63,354
Fundraising Expense$43,911$31,383$9,614
Payments to Affiliates------
Total Revenue/Total Expenses0.881.011.06
Program Expense/Total Expenses65%79%77%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue12%9%3%
Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year201620152014
Total Assets$493,874$477,162$474,002
Current Assets$192,088$171,649$321,724
Long-Term Liabilities$0$0--
Current Liabilities$6,205$3,754$4,954
Total Net Assets$487,669$473,408$469,048
Short Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities30.9645.7264.94
Long Term Solvency
Fiscal Year201620152014
Long-Term Liabilities/Total Assets0%0%0%
Top Funding Sources
Fiscal Year201620152014
Top Funding Source & Dollar AmountIndividuals $138,225Individuals $123,028Individuals $153,430
Second Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFundraising $114,119Foundations/Corporations $99,742Foundations/Corporations $91,623
Third Highest Funding Source & Dollar AmountFoundations/Corporations $83,355Fundraising $91,628Fundraising Events $62,802
Capital Campaign
Currently in a Capital Campaign? No
State Charitable Solicitations Permit
Registration Yes May 2018
Organization Comments

Although the financials are enacted from the office, there is monthly oversight by the Board Treasurer/Board of Directors to keep the organization free of any potential financial problems. An accountant is in place to do the taxes, thereby providing an annual 990 form, Compilation and Review. PCCLC’s financials which are open to the public can be accessed on-line.



Nonprofit Pregnancy Center and Clinic of Low Country Inc
HILTON HEAD, SC 299260000
Primary Phone (843) 6892222
Contact Email
CEO/Executive Director Ms. Pamela G. Rice
Board Chair Jim Berl
Board Chair Company Affiliation Berl Law
Year of Incorporation 1991
Former Names
Crisis Pregnancy Center