Morning Star Pregnancy Services provides no-cost STD testing and treatment to over 900 men and women each year. Through our STD program, Morning Star reaches out to young adults in our community with truth and compassion… before they experience an unplanned pregnancy.
Morning Star provides our STD clients with the medical help that they need, along with information on sexual risk avoidance and healthy relationship skills. Our patient advocates meet one-on-one with clients for confidential counseling, where they discuss family background and relationships, encourage clients to think about sexual risk and long-term outcomes, and ultimately offering hope for a path forward.
Bill, a Morning Star counselor, explains that when a client comes to Morning Star for STD testing and treatment, it’s about more than just physical healing:
It’s about making a connection with a client and listening to their story—and it is a story. It’s a unique story from each individual. They’re all looking for peace in their life and to move forward. Our job is to help them make a change.
Through our STD testing and treatment program, Morning Star provides men, women and teens in Central PA with the education and resources they need to make healthy, life-affirming change, to make positive choices for their future, and to experience emotional and spiritual wholeness.