The purpose of the Sidewalk Intern Program is to maintain a pro-life presence on the sidewalk in front of Planned Parenthood every hour that they are open.
Interns are trained as Sidewalk Advocates for Life through the national Sidewalk Advocates program (SidewalkAdvocates.org). They then participate in ongoing training for their duties. These dedicated young adults offer gift bags to the clients they encounter in the parking lot. The bags contain personal care items for the client as well as a coupon for a free ultrasound/pregnancy-test and brochures regarding low- or no-cost health care service locations throughout San Antonio.
The goal of the interns is to engage clients in conversation with the hope of turning them away from Planned Parenthood, leading them to other life-affirming locations for help. Since its inception, the program has continued to grow in effectiveness. To date, the interns have distributed over 1000 gift bags, referred 120 girls to A Woman’s Haven and other pregnancy care centers, and referred 125 girls and guys to The Source clinic and the Natural Womanhood website. Gift bags are now being distributed by Sidewalk Advocates at the San Pedro location of Planned Parenthood, as well as the Alamo Women’s abortion location on John Smith Road.
Interested in becoming a Sidewalk Intern?
Please contact [email protected] for more details.