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In 1995, a small group of people inspired by a local pastor came together who wanted to save the lives of the unborn and make a difference in the lives of parents and their children. FirstLook was founded as the Crisis Pregnancy Center of Ellis County, and since that time, over 27,000 people have been reached with God’s love in action. There are no other agencies in Ellis County except FirstLook that provide these same services at no cost.

FirstLook has been an integral part of our community because of the generous financial support of individual donors, churches, businesses, local foundations, and the hundreds of thousands of hours given by faithful volunteers.

In 2005, our thrift store, FirstLook Boutique, was started in a small corner of the offices as a means to provide a more steady income stream for the ministry. In 2007, the store moved to its own leased space at the same address and is still there today. In 2009, another Boutique was opened in Ennis.

As we celebrated our 20th anniversary in 2015, we are more committed than ever to our mission to save lives and offer the hope of Jesus Christ to those we serve. Pregnancy help organizations such as FirstLook are the home of choice, true choice. The desire is that FirstLook will become the first choice for those facing an unplanned pregnancy. If that happens, there could be an end to abortions in Ellis County. Is that possible? It can be as people partner together to reach one life at a time.

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