New director at Care Net committed to cause

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 September 2015 at 12:00 am

Photo by Tom Rivers

ALBION – Kimberly Scott, left, started on Aug. 11 as the new director at the Care Net Pregnancy and Family Center of Greater Orleans.

She is pictured with staff members, from left in back: Jocelyn Wilson, the client services manager; Sharon Sugar, office manager; and Sara Moore, the nurse manager.

The center in Albion provides free ultra-sounds, pregnancy tests, sexually transmitted infection testing and resources to families in crisis, incuding parenting classes and some material aid.

The center has a 26-year history in Orleans County. It is located across from McDonalds on Route 31 in the former Lipton’s building.

“I want the ministry to grow and to raise awareness of what we do,” Scott said.

She has volunteered the past 4 ½ years as a peer counselor at the center. She also is the church secretary and co-leader of the youth program with her husband Raul at Our Light of Victory Church on Brown Street in Albion.

Scott and her husband moved from Lockport to Albion five years ago to help with the ministry at Light of Victory. Mrs. Scott soon started volunteering at Care Net.

“It’s a cause that has always been firmly in my heart,” she said. “It’s an opportunity to share the love of Christ.”

Care Net is funded with donations from the community. That long-term commitment from churches and residents inspires Scott.

“We have so many people who donate year after year,” she said. “That says something that they find what we do is important. We’re very thankful for that.”

The center has its annual “Walk for Life” at 10 a.m. on Sept. 19 at Mount Albion Cemetery, which includes a fund-raising walk, as well as a café and scavenger hunt for children.

For more information on the center in Albion, click here.