In 1980, seven people gathered with a single purpose: to offer life-affirming choices, education and compassionate counsel to those facing pregnancy-related decisions. Their concern led to a 24-hour telephone hotline in the home of one passionate volunteer. That hotline quickly grew into a small volunteer staff with a tiny office, and eventually a ministry with over 100 volunteers and a small part-time staff. In 2008, emboldened by a vision of Huntsville as “a city for life,” the organization purchased and renovated a facility in the heart of Huntsville’s medical district. Today, the ministry serves over 4,500 client appointments each year offering services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, mentoring, adoption advocacy, abstinence education, and post-abortion counseling. A mobile ministry takes these services to women that may not otherwise come to the center. Choose Life receives no government funding; instead, all services are provided free of charge in thanks to donations received from area churches, individuals and businesses.