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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


Alaina Massey

Social Media Coordinator

Alaina lives in Hattiesburg with her husband James, and son, Samuel. Alaina is originally from Prattville, Alabama. She received her undergraduate degree in Psychology and English from Troy University. After graduating, Alaina lived overseas in Arua, Uganda, working with the International Mission Board. Her team worked in humanitarian aid efforts for Sudanese refugee women. It was through this experience that God not only opened Alaina’s eyes to the complex, challenging problems facing women... Read More 
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Julie Williamson, RN

Staff Nurse

Julie Williamson has been a registered nurse since 1988. She has a specialty certification in Neonatal Nursing and has worked in the NICU at Forrest General Hospital for 35 years. She has been married to Todd Williamson for 30 years. They have 2 adult daughters, Emily and Lauren, and 2 sons in law, Stephen and Mitchell. Todd and Julie are active members of First Baptist Church, Purvis.....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

Saterrica Walker 

Staff Care Coordinator

Saterrica moved to Mississippi from Dallas, TX, in 2015 to attend Belhaven University. After graduating in 2019 with her Bachelor of Social Work, Saterrica worked in the Jackson community, providing food, tutoring services, and the love of Jesus to those in need. In 2021, Saterrica moved to Hattiesburg, MS, to be with her husband Emmanuel and to pursue a Master’s degree in Social Work at the....Read More

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Lindsey Friel 

Office Assistant

Lindsey Friel is originally from McComb, MS, and graduated from SMCC in 2007. She then moved to Hattiesburg, and while attending school at Southern Miss, became pregnant with her daughter, Lilee Grace. Knowing she needed to provide for her little girl, she entered the workforce in women’s health, where she walked hand in hand with women fighting their toughest battles...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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