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How much do STI tests cost?

How much do STI tests cost?

Clarity Testing Clinic is part of a nonprofit organization, funded by generous donors who care about you. This allows Clarity Testing Clinic to offer clinic visits, on-site testing and exams, and support at little to no cost to patients. There are no fees for a visit,...

What if I’m Pregnant and Have No Support?

What if I’m Pregnant and Have No Support?

Pregnancy and planning for a baby can be stressful, and not having a strong support system can add even more stress to your situation.  Clarity Pregnancy Services is here to help with emotional, physical and moral support as you go through your pregnancy and that...

How can I be a “Go-To” adult?

How can I be a “Go-To” adult?

As parents, guardians or mentors, we often desire to guide children to healthy and bright futures.  In this high tech, social media-focused age, we are competing with so many voices and influences speaking in children’s ears.  So, what can we, as...

What should I do if I think I am pregnant?

What should I do if I think I am pregnant?

First things first: Let's establish that you are indeed pregnant. Please visit your closest Clarity Pregnancy Services center as soon as possible! You do not need a parent with you to visit. The test is done at no cost to you, and is completely confidential which...

Our 2018 Summer Interns!

Our 2018 Summer Interns!

Clarity is honored to have two interns joining us this summer: Olivia Mohr (pictured on the left) and Audriana Everhart (right). Both will be rotating through each department at Clarity to get a thorough understanding of non-profit work and our organization as a...

Choice? Not for me.

Choice? Not for me.

I had no other option.  My parents were going to kick me out of the house. I had nowhere to live. I didn’t have a job, as I was in school.  My boyfriend was pressuring me to get an abortion.  He didn’t want to be a father. He didn’t love me. I was...

Emergency Contraception

Emergency Contraception

What is emergency contraception (EC)? Often called the “morning-after pill,” it is intended to prevent pregnancy after known or suspected contraceptive failure, unprotected intercourse or forced sex.  The Plan B may also prevent the new life from implanting in...

STIs and Infertility

STIs and Infertility

Audrey1, a 22 year old young woman came to the clinic for Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing because she recently heard rumors that a previous sexual partner of hers had an infection of “some type”.  She had not been experiencing any symptoms of an...

Meet Lara Hodson

Meet Lara Hodson

We want to give a warm welcome to Clarity's new Development Director, Lara Hodson! 1. Tell us a little about your family. I have three children.  Jessica (34) who is a pilot in the Air Force Reserves and also flies for UPS.  Joel (30) is a musician,...

How Healthy Are You?

How Healthy Are You?

Did you know that your happiness and overall well-being is directly linked to your health? When prompted to think about health most people immediately think of physical health. However, there is much more to consider.  You could say, “There’s more to me than what...

What if I want to place my baby for adoption?

What if I want to place my baby for adoption?

If you are pregnant and considering adoption, know that adoption is a beautiful option. You are a brave and selfless woman for even exploring the possibilities! There are many options/decisions you are allowed to make through the adoption process. You can pick the...

20th Annual Clarity Golf Challenge

20th Annual Clarity Golf Challenge

Monday, July 30th, 2018 – we invite you to golf with a great purpose at this year’s Clarity Golf Challenge at Indiana’s #1 rated golf course – Otter Creek in Columbus, Indiana. At the Golf Challenge, each swing brings a sense of great satisfaction that...

Me, too. But Is There Hope?

Me, too. But Is There Hope?

Me, too.  We hear it often in the media today.  At its core, those courageous words are filled with fear and shame.  If it is the first time you have vaguely referenced some form of personal sexual violation, molestation, or rape, then you may be...

How Do I Know if I Have an STI or STD?

How Do I Know if I Have an STI or STD?

Everyone loves a free gift, right?  Who wouldn’t want a free drink from Starbucks?  What is even nicer is a free gift when you least expect it.  Like when you’ve had a hard morning and you hit the drive through at the nearby Starbucks and find out that...

Meet Jennifer McGuire-Kozakiewicz

Meet Jennifer McGuire-Kozakiewicz

Name:  Jennifer McGuire-Kozakiewicz (Koe-za-ke-vich) Title:  Testing Clinic Assistant 1. Tell us a little about your family. Oh, our family. I give all the glory to God for weaving us together. My husband, Tom, and I live in Columbus with our 3 wild...

Shout Out to Our Wonderful Volunteers!

Shout Out to Our Wonderful Volunteers!

Did you know that Clarity exists because of the time and efforts of our volunteers? Over 300 volunteers give more than 12,000 hours of service to the organization each year. They answer phones, counsel clients, schedule appointments, clean the centers, repair...

Reaching Parents and Students with Truth: Senate Bill 65

Reaching Parents and Students with Truth: Senate Bill 65

An integral part of all Clarity’s educational curriculum is to encourage students to have open and honest conversations with their trusted, go-to adults about important topics such as human sexuality. Recently, Senate Bill 65 (SB65) was authored with the intention to...

How Much Does Teen Pregnancy Cost?

How Much Does Teen Pregnancy Cost?

WOW! This is a loaded question! Our first response would be to cover the financial cost of pregnancy, BUT financial cost is only a part of the "cost" of pregnancy; there are other costs that cannot be ignored when answering this question. Let’s break it down into...

How do I tell my parents I am pregnant?

How do I tell my parents I am pregnant?

When a pregnancy test comes back positive, one of the first questions we're often asked is, "How will I tell my parents?" It doesn’t matter how you tell them, just tell them!  The sooner you do, the better. While many parents of teens will be disappointed and...

My Abortion is a Private Matter; No One Needs to Know

My Abortion is a Private Matter; No One Needs to Know

No one needs to know about my abortion; it’s my private matter! Why should I expose myself to condemnation or rejection? What good will it do? These are thoughts many women and men use to justify their keeping an abortion secret. Secret-keeping has a profound impact...

2018 Clarity Banquets: Join the Journey

Our 2018 Clarity fundraising banquets are just around the corner! We invite you to join us this year as we dig deeper into the educational ministry taking place through Clarity. There are seven banquets this year, so you can choose the evening and location to suit...

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