Twelve years ago, I remember feeling off. I didn't know why but I just felt it. So, I took a pregnancy test and to my utter shock and disbelief, I saw a little blue line which meant... pregnant.

Learning that you are pregnant with your first baby really puts you in a state of shock, running the whole gamut of emotions in about three minutes. Life speeds up and slows down at the same time. And, even though I was married and had a full support system at work and through my family, I was terrified. But having that support system made all the difference. I can't imagine going through pregnancy alone.

According to, research that was done in 2010 concluded that 49% of all pregnancies (55,000) in Indiana were unintended. And, in 2013, 437,410 Indiana women aged 13–44 were in need of publicly funded family planning services.

What is Trotter House?

In Evansville, both women and men can find pregnancy support services at The Trotter House. The Trotter House is a faith-based organization that offers specialized programs and services to assist women and families who find themselves in an unplanned pregnancy or difficult situation.

Some of the services they offer are:

  • Pregnancy tests
  • Sonograms
  • Pregnancy consulting and counseling
  • Healthy lifestyle coaching
  • Infant supplies
  • Life skills program
  • Healthcare referrals
  • Adoption referrals
Trotter House
Trotter House

According to Lori Devillez, assistant to the Trotter House CEO, "Trotter House is such an important service in our community because so many families are in great crisis.  We are able to serve our clients, free of charge, and offer a foundation for developing a Life Plan and working that plan with them through Life Skills Classes.  With our Life Skills classes, we are able to offer the much-needed resources they need.  We are more than "a hand out," we are a hand up with equipping them to sustain themselves and their families."

I asked Lori why she got involved with Trotter House. She told me that she got involved because she saw Trotter House making a huge difference in the lives of those in need in our community.

If we want things to change for the better then we must get involved and make that difference in the lives of others.

Trotter House
Trotter House

So, if you think or know you are pregnant and need some assistance, what's the first step?

If you think you are pregnant and need assistance, the first step is to get in touch.

Call: 812-402-0101

Address2207 E Morgan Ave, Evansville, IN 47711

  • Tuesday:  10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Wednesday:  10:00 AM - 4:30 PM
  • Thursday:  10:00 AM - 6:30 PM
  • 2nd Saturday:  10:00 AM -2:00 PM

Lori told me that the process is simple when you come in. "When someone comes to Trotter House for help they are first greeted with a smile and we let them know we are so very glad they have come.  We take them to one of our Life Skills rooms and spend time getting to know them and their needs.  We offer them a bottle of water and food, as many come to us hungry.  As we visit and learn their needs we are able to develop a Life Plan with them and begin to learn how we can assist them to obtain the help they need.  We follow up with them to ensure they know they have loving support."

Trotter House
Trotter House


How Can You Help?

If you want to help out at The Trotter House, they are always accepting volunteers, as well as taking monetary donations. You can also make plans to attend their upcoming fundraiser event.

Help, Healing, & Hope Fundraising Event

Time & Location

Oct 12, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM

Discovery Lodge, Discovery Lodge, 5301 Nurrenbern Rd, Evansville, IN 47712, USA

About the Event

The Trotter House Evansville Center invites you to our biggest event of the year, the Help, Healing & Hope Fall Fundraising Banquet.

This fundraising opportunity provides funds for program services for babies, children, and families seeking support when choosing life. Our keynote speaker will be Rebekah Hagan. Rebekah is a writer, speaker, advocate & mom on a mission to use her story of unplanned pregnancies and abortion pill reversal to encourage Christians to lead with truth + compassion on the issue of abortion. Be a part of this life-saving event and register HERE.

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