October 1986 Began as a satellite of the Dallas Pregnancy Center
April 1987 Funds dried up and the center was in danger of closing
October 1987 Reincorporated independently as “North Dallas Crisis Pregnancy Center”
May 1989 Danielle Hanson, past Executive Director, joined as first full time employee
March 1991 Changed name to Crisis Pregnancy Center of Collin County
March 1991 Moved to office space on East Park Blvd in Plano
October 1994 Leased new space to house first crisis pregnancy center in Texas to offer medical services including ultrasound!
February 1995 Changed name to Crisis Pregnancy Clinic of Collin County
April 1996 Julie Thomas, present Clinic Director, joined the ROFW team
May 1996 Refocused counseling, marketing, advertising and office décor to reach abortion minded women
June 1996 Changed name to “Women-to-Women”
May 1999 Kristen Tache joined the ROFW team as the first Education Director
July 1999 Began to offer STD screening
March 2000 Changed to our current name , "Real Options for Women"
September 2002 Sara Hamilton, present Abortion Recovery Director joined the ROFW team
June 2003 Jennifer Shelton joined the ROFW team as the next Education Director and developed the 180 Degrees curriculum
January 2004 Purchased our first 3D ultrasound machine
May 2005 Jane Exstrum joined the ROFW team as the Nurse Manager
July 2006 Katherine Teague, present ROFW accountant, joined the ROFW team
April 2008 Rich Shelton, present Education Director, joined the ROFW team
July 2010 Purchased upgraded 3D ultrasound
September 2011 ROC was formed, headed by Jennifer Shelton
September 2011 Rich Shelton promoted to Education Director
November 2011 Karen Root joined the ROFW team as the Abstinence Educator
January 2012 Linear Service Model implemented for increased credibility, defensibility and effectiveness.
April 2014 Jennifer Shelton promoted to Executive Director after Danielle Hanson's retirement
June 2014 Shirlee Rivera became the Nurse Manager after Jane Exstrum's retirement
August 2014 Kayla McLeod became the Abstinence Educator
October 2014 Leslie Overstreet became the ROC Coordinator
December 2014 Our new 3D/4D sonogram arrived
August 2015 Zandra Rutledge became our first Client Services Manager
Crisis Pregnancy Clinic of Collin County, Inc, (dba) Real Options for Women is a 501(c)3 corporation. Founded in 1986.