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Hope Clinic strives for each client, when visiting us, to experience their sense of value, to receive quality services with accurate truthful information, and to believe there is hope in their circumstances and in their lives. 

Our hope is that God WILL “empower individuals to choose life: life for the unborn baby, abundant life by making healthy lifestyle decisions, and eternal life by accepting a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.”

Our services:

  • Pregnancy Test

  • Decision Making Consultation

  • limited ob Ultrasound

  • material assistance

  • Ongoing support

Provided to our patients for free because of generous donors like you!



Karen Sims
Executive Director

Karen Sims holds a Master of Marriage and Family Counseling degree from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, TX.  Karen has been involved with helping those in unplanned pregnancies for over 20 years. She has had experience serving as an Executive Director for 11 years here in Hattiesburg as well as in Meridian, MS. She has been married to Allen Sims, Music Minister at FBC, Purvis, for over 25 years. They have two beautiful adult children, Katie and Cody experiencing their own life journeys. Karen’s passion to serve those in unplanned pregnancies grew from her own infant adoption and her personal testimony as she struggled with some of the same decisions as those she serves... Read More

Steffani Duckworth
Clinic Manager

Steffani has been the Clinic Manager/Sonographer since the doors opened in 2015.  She is a founding board member of Hope Clinic, formerly known as Pregnancy Choices. She received her degree as a radiology technologist from Copiah-Lincoln and her Sonography training at Jones County Junior College.

Steffani also earned her Bachelor of Science in Behavioral Science and Ethics. Her experience includes working previously at Forrest General Hospital and Hattiesburg Clinic. She has two beautiful and very full of life children, Josiah and Lillian. Steffani never imagined the journey that God would take her on to help establish Hope Clinic. Even before she was born... Read More

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Courtney Magee

Outreach Coordinator

Courtney is from Petal, MS where she still resides with her husband, Zachary, and their daughter, Emma Drew. She holds an Associate's Degree in Business Administration from Jones County Junior College. Her work experience includes time spent at Forrest General Healthcare Foundation, Hattiesburg Clinic, and Visit Hattiesburg, where she was able to use and grow her skills in fundraising, event planning, and creative design.  

Since becoming a mother, she has seen the joys and struggles of parenting... Read More 

Kortney Shands

Community Relations Director

Kortney Shands currently lives in Hattiesburg, MS, with her husband, Josh, and their three children, Jayden, Josie, and Adeline. In 2009, she earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Marketing from The University of Southern Mississippi. Her work experience includes healthcare marketing with various hospitals across the country and event planning, sales, and advertising... Read More


Ashley Burbank

Executive Assistant

Ashley lives in Seminary with her husband of 16 years, Eric, and their two children, Maggie (15) and Archie (14). Ashley graduated from Jones Junior College in 2004 and studied Psychology and Social Work for 2 years at the University of Southern Mississippi. She took a semester off to focus on other things and became pregnant unexpectedly. She had no plans to parent at this stage in her life, but God directed her steps even when she was not aware... Read More

Dr. Jennifer Bailey, OBGYN
Volunteer Medical Director

While originally from Texas, Hattiesburg is now home for Dr. Jennifer Bailey, husband Eric, and son Luke. They moved here to be in between the two sets of extended families, and it ended up being a perfect fit... Read More

Pictures by Jade Smith


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