About JMJ Pregnancy Center
The foundation for action is the biblical teaching that “Faith without works is as dead as a body without breath.” (James 2:26). On March 16, 1990, Ann Drolet and Frances Murray took action and answered a call by establishing a non-profit organization devoted to helping women and families facing unexpected pregnancies in central Florida.
For more than a quarter of a century, JMJ Pregnancy Center has assisted thousands of women and families in their journey through faith-based, unconditional love and FREE services.
Relocations & Expansions
JMJ Pregnancy Center first opened its doors on Virginia Drive, and then relocated to 1600 N. Orange Avenue in January 1992. In April of 2003, JMJ relocated their headquarters to 1400 W. Colonial Avenue with their final relocation nine years later across the street to 1401 W. Colonial Drive.
In the spring of 1998, JMJ Pregnancy center began expanding its outreach with the opening of new branches around central Florida that now include locations in Kissimmee, Saint Cloud and east Orlando. These branches have also had its share of relocations. Saint Cloud’s office moved to St. Thomas Aquinas Church in 2004 following the destruction of the office from the hurricanes of that year. From 2015 until 2017, the East Orlando office called the Catholic Campus Ministry office within UCF’s Northview Center (located at the intersection of McCulloch Road and Lockwood Boulevard) its home. We are grateful for the support of St. Thomas Aquinas and Catholic Campus Ministry at UCF for helping us reach women and families in need in those areas.
Fear can be a driving force for decisions made, or advice given, when it comes to an unexpected pregnancy. JMJ Pregnancy Center set out to break barriers and empower women and families to make educated, positive and life-affirming choices.
JMJ Pregnancy Center aims to support all individuals who are in need of services before, during and after a pregnancy. A majority of our clients are women who are experiencing an unexpected pregnancy, are scared and are looking for information and resources to help them with their challenges.
We do also provide assistance to family members and friends looking for information and resources to assist a loved one. For more information on what services we offer, please visit our Services page.
What Our Visitors Should Expect
- Welcomed with open arms at our centers
- Treated with compassion and understanding
- Provided with all options, consequences and alternatives in order to create a plan
- Offered FREE services and life-supporting assistance
In order to support to our many visitors, JMJ Pregnancy Center has a mix of employed and volunteer staff that aim to provide the utmost care. Our trained advisors are available for individuals who are in need of answers, especially those who are experiencing an unexpected or crisis pregnancy. We also have trained ultrasound technicians available for those women who wish to confirm their pregnancy, determine approximately how far into their pregnancy they are or to see their baby.
Our centers have been blessed with all of our volunteers who help with administrative tasks, sorting donations and much more. If you would like to learn more about how you can help, please visit our Support page.
Meet the Board of Directors
Mary Anne O'Shea
Board of Directors Chair
O’Shea, a 27-year supporter and volunteer for JMJ Pregnancy center, is a Software Quality and Release Manager for a large software company headquartered out of San Francisco, CA. A Kissimmee, FL resident, Mary Anne is a respected community activist for the pro-life movement and will continue to partner with local 40 Days for Life campaigns across central Florida. O’Shea is currently the Central Deanery President for the Orlando Diocesan Council of Catholic Women and a member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church. O’Shea holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Behavioral Science and a Master of Science in Computer Science/IT Project Management from Webster University.
“I am both honored and humbled to have the opportunity to chair the board of JMJ. Along with my fellow board members, the JMJ staff and volunteers, I look forward to this journey of growth. Together, with Christ as our guide, we will take JMJ to the next level in the caring, support and unconditional love of our women, babies and their families.”