About Us

Since we opened in 1989, Elizabeth’s New Life Center has been committed to saving babies and changing lives.

Photo of Vivian in a red and pink outfit

Vivian Koob

“As members of the Christian community, we have a moral obligation to protect innocent life.” - Vivian Koob
As the Founder, Vivian’s passion for life coupled with her leadership skills are what keep this ministry moving.
Vivian is also engaged in several activities outside of work, including cooking and spending time with her grandchildren.
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Over the years, we have experienced tremendous growth milestones and blessings, not to glorify ourselves but to rejoice over our nine women’s centers, prenatal care office, and Marriage Works! Ohio department and the many lives saved through programs and services that the Lord has allowed us to provide. For He is the life-giver.

Our Timeline

1989

ENLC opened its doors to at-risk pregnant women in the Five Oaks neighborhood of Dayton, where it continued as an all-volunteer organization until 1994.

1994

The organization moved its Women’s Center next door to the abortion clinic on North Main Street in Dayton. This center had medical service capabilities including ultrasound.

2000

ENLC opened Holy Family Prenatal Care (HFPC) serving low-income (Medicaid eligible) patients with quality medical prenatal care and social service support.

2001

The organization moved the Women’s Center, HFPC and ENLC Administrative Offices to 359 Forest Avenue, Dayton next door to Grandview Hospital.

2002

Two independent pregnancy resource centers in Kettering and Lebanon merged with Elizabeth’s New Life Center, expanding services to Warren County.

2002

ENLC was awarded a three-year federal abstinence education grant (SPRANS) which was renewed in 2005.

2005

ENLC opened Women’s Center-Wright State Area in response to the nearby chemical abortion clinic.

2006

Pregnancy Resource Center in Sidney, which opened in 1982, merged with ENLC to form Women’s Center-Sidney.

2006

ENLC was awarded a five-year grant for Marriage Works! Ohio as part of the Healthy Marriage Federal Initiative.

2008

Upon the closing of the chemical abortion clinic, Women’s Center-Wright State Area moved to East Dayton and was named Women’s Center-East.

2008

A five-year federal abstinence education grant (CBAE) was awarded to Elizabeth’s New Life Center.

2011

Women’s Center-Sharonville was opened across the street from a newly relocated abortion clinic.

2011

ENLC was awarded a federal grant to promote healthy marriage for a four years. (This included Go4theGold in schools.)

2016

A three-year federal grant to provide healthy relationship education was awarded to
ENLC and was renewed for another three years in 2019. Funding ended in September
2022.

2017

Women’s Center-Lebanon moved to a new location (736 Columbus Ave, Ste A) with greatly improved visibility.

2018

ENLC opened a seventh pregnancy center, Women’s Center-Forest Park, sharing space with Healthy Beginnings, a Christian prenatal care provider.

2019

After the abortion clinic closed in Sharonville, we closed WC-Sharonville and began operations 5-days/week at Women’s Center-Forest Park.

2020

ENLC opened Women’s Center-N. Dixie in North Dayton which is known for both its poor neighborhoods and large Section 8 housing.

2020

During Covid-19 lockdowns, we maintained serving women, as we were considered an essential service.

2021

ENLC opened its eighth pregnancy center, Women’s Center-Mt. Healthy, in a low-income neighborhood in Cincinnati with a high abortion rate.

2022

ENLC opened its ninth pregnancy center, Women’s Center-Western Hills in a Cincinnati Neighborhood in/near high abortion zip codes.

2022

The Marriage Works! Ohio department moved into its own space at 4945 Riverton Dr.

2022

The Dayton Boutique moved from Five Oaks Avenue to inside our building at 359 Forest Avenue.

1989:
ENLC opened its doors to at-risk pregnant women in the Five Oaks neighborhood of Dayton, where it continued as an all-volunteer organization until 1994.
1994:
The organization moved its Women’s Center next door to the abortion clinic on North Main Street in Dayton. This center had medical service capabilities including ultrasound.
2000:
ENLC opened Holy Family Prenatal Care (HFPC) serving low-income (Medicaid eligible) patients with quality medical prenatal care and social service support.
2001:
The organization moved the Women’s Center, HFPC and ENLC Administrative Offices to 359 Forest Avenue, Dayton next door to Grandview Hospital.
2002:
Two independent pregnancy resource centers in Kettering and Lebanon merged with Elizabeth’s New Life Center, expanding services to Warren County.
2002:
ENLC was awarded a three-year federal abstinence education grant (SPRANS) which was renewed in 2005.
2005:
ENLC opened Women’s Center-Wright State Area in response to the nearby chemical abortion clinic.
2006:
Pregnancy Resource Center in Sidney, which opened in 1982, merged with ENLC to form Women’s Center-Sidney.
2006:
The organization was awarded a five-year grant for Marriage Works! Ohio as part of the Healthy Marriage Federal Initiative.
2008:
Upon the closing of the chemical abortion clinic, Women’s Center-Wright State Area moved to East Dayton and was named Women’s Center-East.
2008:
A five-year federal abstinence education grant (CBAE) was awarded to Elizabeth’s New Life Center.
2011:
Women’s Center-Sharonville was opened across the street from a newly relocated abortion clinic.
2011:
Awarded a federal grant to promote healthy marriage for a four years. (This included Go4theGold in schools.)
2016:
Go for the Gold to students in 11 counties was awarded to ENLC and was renewed for another three years in 2019. Funding ended in September 2022.
2017:
Women’s Center-Lebanon moved to a new location (736 Columbus Ave, Ste A) with greatly improved visibility.
2018:
ENLC opened a seventh pregnancy center, Women’s Center-Forest Park, sharing space with Healthy Beginnings, a Christian prenatal care provider.
2019:
Closed our Women’s Center-Sharonville (at end of August) and began operations 5-days/week at Women’s Center-Forest Park.
2020:
ENLC opened Women’s Center-N. Dixie in North Dayton which is known for both its poor neighborhoods and large Section 8 housing.
2020:
During Covid-19 lockdowns, we maintained serving women, as we were considered an essential service.
2021:
ENLC opened its eighth pregnancy center, Women’s Center-Mt. Healthy, in a low-income neighborhood in Cincinnati with a high abortion rate.
2022:
POINTS system was instituted in eKyros, replacing physical and online “baby bucks” (June 13, 2022).
2022:
The Marriage Works! Ohio department moved into its own space at 4945 Riverton Dr. (Aug 2022).
2022:
The Dayton Boutique moved from Five Oaks Avenue to inside our building at 359 Forest Avenue.
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1989:

ENLC opened its doors to at-risk pregnant women in the Five Oaks neighborhood of Dayton, where it continued as an all-volunteer organization until 1994.

1994:

The organization moved its Women’s Center next door to the abortion clinic on North Main Street in Dayton. This center had medical service capabilities including ultrasound.

2000:

ENLC opened Holy Family Prenatal Care (HFPC) serving low-income (Medicaid eligible) patients with quality medical prenatal care and social service support.

2001:

The organization moved the Women’s Center, HFPC and ENLC Administrative Offices to 359 Forest Avenue, Dayton next door to Grandview Hospital.

2002:

Two independent pregnancy resource centers in Kettering and Lebanon merged with Elizabeth’s New Life Center, expanding services to Warren County.

2002:

ENLC was awarded a three-year federal abstinence education grant (SPRANS) which was renewed in 2005.

2005:

ENLC opened Women’s Center-Wright State Area in response to the nearby chemical abortion clinic.

2006:

Pregnancy Resource Center in Sidney, which opened in 1982, merged with ENLC to form Women’s Center-Sidney.

2006:

The organization was awarded a five-year grant for Marriage Works! Ohio as part of the Healthy Marriage Federal Initiative.

2008:

Upon the closing of the chemical abortion clinic, Women’s Center-Wright State Area moved to East Dayton and was named Women’s Center-East.

2008:

A five-year federal abstinence education grant (CBAE) was awarded to Elizabeth’s New Life Center.

2011:

Women’s Center-Sharonville was opened across the street from a newly relocated abortion clinic.

2011:

Awarded a federal grant to promote healthy marriage for a four years. (This included Go4theGold in schools.)

2016:

Go for the Gold to students in 11 counties was awarded to ENLC and was renewed for another three years in 2019. Funding ended in September 2022.

2017:

Women’s Center-Lebanon moved to a new location (736 Columbus Ave, Ste A) with greatly improved visibility.

2018:

ENLC opened a seventh pregnancy center, Women’s Center-Forest Park, sharing space with Healthy Beginnings, a Christian prenatal care provider.

2019:

Closed our Women’s Center-Sharonville (at end of August) and began operations 5-days/week at Women’s Center-Forest Park.

2020:

ENLC opened Women’s Center-N. Dixie in North Dayton which is known for both its poor neighborhoods and large Section 8 housing.

2020:

During Covid-19 lockdowns, we maintained serving women, as we were considered an essential service.

2021:

ENLC opened its eighth pregnancy center, Women’s Center-Mt. Healthy, in a low-income neighborhood in Cincinnati with a high abortion rate.

2022:

POINTS system was instituted in eKyros, replacing physical and online “baby bucks” (June 13, 2022).

2022:

The Marriage Works! Ohio department moved into its own space at 4945 Riverton Dr. (Aug 2022).

2022:

The Dayton Boutique moved from Five Oaks Avenue to inside our building at 359 Forest Avenue.

2022

ENLC opened its ninth pregnancy center, Women’s Center-Western Hills in a Cincinnati area with high abortions.

Quick Facts 2022

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Board Members

ROBERT BEDINGHAUS

Investment Committee - Financial Advisor, Bedinghaus

ROBERT BRINKMAN

Board Secretary - Retired, Woolpert, Inc.

CHERI CHAMPAGNE

Executive Committee - University of Dayton

LOUANN GEEL

Vice Chairman - Retired, Children Services

DAVID HUGHES

Board Treasurer - Financial Officer, SI International

PETER MARCELLO

Strategic Planning - Retired, Wright Patterson AFB

EDWARD PONDER

Board Chairman - Retired, United States Air Force

STEPHANIE SEMMELMAYER

Medical Committee - Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer

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