History of PWC

In 1984 Palmetto Women's Center – then known as the York County Crisis Pregnancy Center – was founded by several area pastors and concerned citizens, who were troubled by the lack of alternative options to abortion in Rock Hill, SC and the surrounding areas. 


In 1985, a small office location was secured and the York County Crisis Pregnancy Center was established. To provide materials and training for our staff and volunteers, we became affiliated with a national organization, Care-Net.  In 1997, we moved into our current Rock Hill location at 828 Lucas Street.  In 2000, the center began to offer Biblically based parenting classes for our clients who were expecting and/or had young children.  Bible Studies for Post Abortion Recovery and The Path to Sexual Healing were soon added to bring healing to women’s lives. 

In 2003 we opened our first satellite center at Lake Wylie.  In 2008 we added limited ultrasound to the Rock Hill Facility.  In 2012 our second satellite center was opened in Fort Mill.  In 2016, to gain access to more resources for our volunteers and staff, we became an affiliate of a second organization, Heartbeat International. In 2018 the Lord provided the funds for a Mobile Clinic to take our services on the road. As a result we closed the Lake Wylie and Fort Mill Centers. We now take our Mobile Clinic to Fort Mill, Clover, Chester, and York twice per week.


Since 1984, PWC has served over 34,900 clients in York County.


In our 34 years of serving York County, many things at PWC have changed.  We’ve established new programs, had new faces come on board, and created new partnerships within our community.  But one thing that has remained constant is our determination to serve the women and men of our community in a compassionate, responsive, and non-judgmental manner. 


Our mission is to empower women and men to choose life and have hope for the future through Christ Jesus, and we will continue to do this with support from individuals like you.