Who We Are

"Life Saving Help in a Life Changing Way"

Learn about our story, and find out how you can become a part of our mission!

Who We Are

We are a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that is passionate about providing help to women and couples with an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy through the gospel of life and the message of hope.

Our Mission

To join with our community in establishing life-saving, life-changing pregnancy help medical clinics in the neediest neighborhoods of South Florida.

What We Do

We provide competent and caring services that empower women with education so that they can make an informed decision. Our services include pregnancy tests, sonograms, peer counseling, parenting education, adoption referrals, and opportunities to learn about healthy sexual values and personal growth. All of our services are free and confidential.

Our Core Values


The Importance of the Gospel

We believe only God, through faith in Jesus Christ, can forgive, cleanse, and transform people so that their happiness and God’s glory are united. In all we do, we seek to commend the truth, beauty and power of the Gospel.


The Dignity of Women

We believe that the role of women as child bearers is ordained of God and worthy of the special support needed in overcoming the fears caused by an unplanned pregnancy, all the more important since abortion is inherently destructive and demeaning to women.


The Sanctity of Human Life

We believe that all human life is of inestimable worth and significance in all its stages. Abortion destroys innocent human life. Since preborn children have been legally stripped of their natural human rights, they require moral courage and acts of compassion for their protection.


The Irreplaceable Value of Fathers

We believe that fathers are endowed by God with a sense of responsibility to be the primary providers and protectors of their children and that children derive distinct benefits from having a loving mother and father. A father’s devotion to his children is a satisfying expression of manhood and the basis of the servant leadership that every mother and child delights to receive.


The Soundness of Sexual Purity, Marriage & Family

We believe and promote that marriage is a permanent, lifelong relationship between a man and a woman, and the foundation of a healthy society; that abstinence before and faithfulness within marriage offer the best hope for experiencing long-term, intimate and familial happiness.


The Transforming Power of Neighborly Love

We believe the natural demands of neighborly love compel us to assist mothers and couples in a crisis pregnancy with healthy, practical, life-affirming assistance; and that confessing Christians, following the paradigm of the Good Samaritan, are especially called to sacrifice their time, talent, and treasure, to make their love for God a life-saving and life-changing joy to their neighbors.

Meet Our Executive Team

Martha Avila


Jeanne Pernia

Director of “Restoring
the Heart”

Yvette Gallinar

Director of Administration

Amy Mitjans

Executive Director

Leticia Sherman

Director of Events

Heartbeat of Miami Board

Board of Advisors

Board Chair – Raiza Rodriguez
Vice-Chair – Rev. Ricardo Gallinar
Secretary – Mary Salter
Treasurer – Pina Yadonisi
Jenette Mathai, Esq.
Evelyn Prado
Joanie Stringer
Donna Tucker, Esq.
Cristina Valencia

John Ensor
Christina Peña, MD
Raisa Schubert
Alex Suarez

Medical Director – Dr. Mary J. O’Sullivan

Join Us

Lend a hand to the cause of life! There are many ways to be involved in this life saving, life changing ministry, whether by volunteering, giving, or praying!