Annual Banquet

Thank you for joining us for our first ever virtual unBanquet event! It truly was an amazing night that included updates from our Executive Director Olivia Bossert, to an inspiring client testimony, and of course hearing directly from our Keynote Speaker, Melissa Ohden. We even had a Q&A session with several Care Net SoMD staff and Melissa Ohden where they answered some of your questions. We pray that you felt blessed and encouraged by the work of Care Net SoMD and driven to continue the pursuit of impacting LIFE for God’s glory in Southern Maryland!

If you were unable to join us LIVE, don’t worry – you can watch the video in its entirety, by clicking below. Please consider partnering with us financially and spiritually so we can continue offering women and families true hope, help, and healing before, during and after their pregnancy.

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We’re are pleased to announce that our 2020  Annual Benefit Dinner Keynote Speaker will be Melissa Ohden. Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion in 1977. Despite the initial concerns regarding Melissa’s future after surviving the attempt to end her life at approximately seven months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived. With a Master’s Degree in Social Work, she has worked in the fields of substance abuse, mental health, domestic violence and sexual assault counseling, and child welfare.

Melissa was formerly a College Outreach Speaker with Feminists for Life and is the former Patron of Real Choices Australia. She has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate, and the Australian Parliament. Melissa is on the Board of Directors for the Vitae Foundation, a national organization which uses media to advance a culture of life.

In 2012, Melissa founded The Abortion Survivors Network (ASN). ASN seeks to educate the public about failed abortions and survivors while providing emotional, mental and spiritual support to abortion survivors. Since ASN’s inception, Melissa has been in contact with over 209 survivors.


The 2019 Annual Benefit Dinner was held on Thursday, March 28, 2019 at the Hollywood Volunteer Fire Department Social Hall in Hollywood, MD. Our Keynote Speaker was Dr. Alveda King and there were over 700 in attendance.

If you are looking for more information about Dr. King, please visit her website: alvedaking.com.

Thank you to everyone who attended, prayed for and gave of their time and/or finances during this year’s banquet.  It is because of you that we are able to share the gospel and see lives changed in our community.  If you would like to make a contribution toward the work of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Southern Maryland, please click here to donate.

A few pictures from the 2019 Precious in His Sight Banquet:

Special thanks to Doreen McKean Photography.