About Us – Robbinsdale Women's Center

About Us

RWC is a non-profit 501C3 organization that helps women non-discriminately throughout the Twin Cities by offering free clinical services, referrals, material aid, counseling and mentoring programs. Since its foundation in 1992, RWC has had the privilege of helping thousands of women who find themselves in need of pregnancy resource medical services.

Our History

1992 – Reverend Nancy Peterson opens the RWC after recognizing an urgent community need to establish a permanent facility from which she could offer abortion alternatives education and provide support to women in unplanned pregnancies.

Officially opened 9/8/92. Grand opening 9/11/92 and first baby spared from abortion on same day.

1993 – First baby born through our life-saving efforts is Brandon on Valentine’s Day! First adoption placement in April.

nurse pointing to ultrasound

1994 – Through a generous donation, RWC obtains its first ultrasound imaging machine.

1998 – RWC purchases building outright.

large RV used as a mobile ultrasound unit

2012 – RWC purchases a brand new, 31-foot retro-fitted RV, complete with ultrasound, exam table and flat-screen TV for viewing ultrasounds! Mobile ministry will significantly impact what God clearly laid on the heart of our founder in 1992 “to reach out to women who are at risk of aborting their babies.”

street view of small pale yellow building

2014 – RWC purchases second building outright on June 27, 2014 to expand client care services at first building next door.

2016 – Renovations are completed and administrative offices are relocated to new building opening two more exam and counseling rooms which double our client capacity.

medical team in lab coats smiling at camera

2016 – RWC expands medical team by incorporating the ICU Mobile Clinic staff.

2016 – RWC purchases a second mobile ultrasound imaging machine that allows sonographers to obtain clearer images earlier in the pregnancy. It’s the same unit that the Mayo Clinic uses.

2019-RWC was blessed with generous funds from an anonymous donor for our second new state of the art Ultrasound, the same one the Mayo Clinic uses. With the addition of this machine, we can run two ultrasound appointments at the same time when we are doubled staffed. What a blessing to see women right away when they need the truth of life the most!

Mission Statement

To be the first step for women at risk of aborting their babies, empowering them to choose life through education, practical help, and hope in Jesus Christ.


To be the trusted resource for every woman facing an unplanned pregnancy.


  • Heartbeat International
  • National Institute of Family and Life Advocates (NIFLA)
  • Focus on the Family
  • Cradle of Hope
  • American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG)
  • PMC Network
  • MN Pregnancy Center’s Director’s Fellowship
  • Robbinsdale Chamber of Commerce
  • Passion Life Ministries