PCS aims to provide information so that informed choices about the pregnancy can be made and provide support to be able to cope successfully with the pregnancy.
PCS offers face to face counselling when this is practicable and desired by the client.
The counsellors operate according to the Privacy Act, protecting the confidentiality of clients. All counsellors are volunteers who have been carefully selected and trained before going on the phones. Some administrative work is carried out by paid staff.
PCS has 12 branches throughout New Zealand, from Whangarei to Dunedin and contact people in several other centres.
The aims of PCS are:
- To help women make fully informed choices about their pregnancies.
- To enable any woman distressed about a pregnancy, and those involved with her, to cope better with the pregnancy and the birth of her child.
- To provide recovery counselling for women or men suffering distress after an abortion.
PCS is registered with the Charities Commission as a non-profit, non-religious and non-political organization, CC29761.