Sol’s Story

January 2018, Garmaine Pitchon went home to be with the Lord. Her story lives on to give testimony of God’s saving power.

Garmaine Pitchon, 83, was a teenager when her mother and five younger sisters were rounded up in their hometown of Thessalonica, Greece, by the Nazis and sent to a Polish ghetto.

Her father had already been killed by a German soldier in Greece, and the youngest of Pitchon’s sisters, a baby, died on the train in transit to Poland, where the family had been told a new home was awaiting them.

That, of course, was a lie. Pitchon was sent to work in the concentration camps of Auschwitz, Birkenau and Ravensbrück. Her mother and two sets of younger twin sisters died in a gas chamber, she learned later. Pitchon managed to stay alive by stealing bits of bread and bargaining with the gold she took from the teeth of dead fellow prisoners.

Thsole victim of electric shock treatments and other medical experiments, Pitchon at 16 was ordered to undergo sterilization. Only because a Nazi doctor overseeing the sterilization program was called away on an emergency was she later able to have children.

“An old Jewish doctor, who performed the sterilization surgery under the threat of death, had removed one of her ovaries and made the incision but did not remove the other ovary,” Pitchon’s son Sol, 63, said recently. “He said to her, ‘When you have children, think of me.'”

In the late 1940’s Sol’s parents immigrated to America with 2 young sons and eventually settled in Clearwater, FL. Garmaine has all 4 of her sons living near her still today.

After a midlife religious and professional transformation, Sol Pitchon operates several Christian pro-life pregnancy centers in Florida that offer assistance to women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. He will be coming to Frederick next week to address the local Care Net Celebration of Life Banquet, scheduled for March 12.

Pitchon will again visit the U.S. Holocaust Historical Museum in Washington with his mother before coming to Frederick, and Germaine Pitchon will also attend the Care Net banquet.

Following his conversion to Christianity in his 30s, the former University of Florida psychology major went back to school. Earning a master’s degree in counseling from Liberty University, he left his position as an underwriting manager with Allstate Insurance.

As a Christian psychotherapist, Pitchon worked at a Christian psychiatric hospital for three years and then in private practice for five years before being asked to take over New Life Solutions, where he serves as CEO.

“What I am trying to do is connect the dots,” Sol Pitchon said, calling abortion in the U.S. “our Holocaust.”

Pitchon said that initially after strongly opposing his conversion to Christianity, his family has come to accept his decision. He considers himself ethnically Jewish and a Christian in terms of his faith.

The mission of Care Net Pregnancy Center of Frederick, spokeswoman Angela Phillips said, “is to assist women and men who are experiencing an unplanned and unprepared for pregnancy.”

Phillips added that Care Net is a nondenominational Christian organization supported by the Catholic Church and other Christian institutions.

She said Care Net offers walk-in pregnancy tests Monday through Friday, as well as sonograms on Tuesdays and Thursdays to confirm the pregnancy, confirm the viability of the pregnancy and set the gestational age.

Phillips said Care Net “educates women about abortion as a medical procedure” and its potential consequences.

She said the sonograms are also a part of the pregnancy center’s effort to dissuade women from terminating pregnancies. Care Net does not refer for abortion. Last year, Phillips said, Care Net provided 279 pregnancy tests and 143 sonograms.

Care Net does refer clients to social service agencies and helps pregnant women with material assistance, such as diapers, formula, car seats, strollers and baby cribs as well as counseling.

Last year, Care Net efforts supported 749 families, donating more than 39,000 diapers and 1,000 baby blankets, Phillips said.

Care Net also offers peer and group abortion grief counseling, and parenting, pregnancy and decision-making classes.

“There is a spiritual side to what we do as well,” Phillips said. “We will pray for people as well, if that’s something they want.”


– This article originally appeared as an article promoting a banquet to benefit Care net Pregnancy Center of Frederick, March 6, 2010.

Click here to learn more about Sol Pitchon and his call to serve as the Pres/CEO of the New Life Solutions’ family of ministries.

2018 Benefit Dinner

Dear Friends for Life,

You’re invited to Dinner!!!

We are extremely excited to welcome Lee Strobel, author of The Case For Christ. He will make the Case For Life at our events this November. You will want to join us with your friends for this amazing event to Celebrate Life and partner together to help save our next generation!

Thursday, November 1, 2018

Bryan Glazer Family JCC in Tampa, FL
522 N Howard Ave., Tampa, FL 33606

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Historic St. Petersburg Coliseum in St. Petersburg, FL
535 4th Ave N, St. Petersburg, FL 33701


Celebrating Life Together,

Sol & Terri Pitchon
Pres/CEO & First Lady of New Life Solutions

New Life Solutions – Our Story

New Life Solutions is the Ministry Head of the Pregnancy Center of Pinellas County, A Woman’s Place in Tampa, More2Life Youth Development Program, Passages Post-abortion Recovery Program, Shepherd’s Village single mother and family residential ministry, and the Breath of Life Women’s Health Services and Birth Center. We are a Christ-centered ministry offering hope, help and healing for women, teens, and families by promoting healthy lifestyle choices and relationships.

Since opening our first Center in 1985 and A Woman’s Place in 1989, we have been one of the most successful Christian Pregnancy Centers in the Nation. We have ministered to over 100,000 women, teens and families sharing the love of Christ, promoting alternatives to abortion, and serving as a positive resource of help throughout the Tampa Bay Area.

 In 1999 we established the More2Life Youth Development Program and have spoken to 120,000 teens on the benefits of Sexual Purity and Marriage to help prevent teen pregnancies and STDs.

Our focus from the beginning has been on transforming our community one life at a time. Our mission has been to save souls, save babies, transform lives and reach teens by equipping them to make positive choices in order to have healthier futures.

 It is our prayer that you partner with us in making a positive and eternal difference in our community and fulfill the Great Commission. Through your prayers, involvement and financial alliance you are investing in the Kingdom.

“Store your treasures in heaven, where they will never become moth-eaten or rusty and where they will be safe from thieves.” Matthew 6:20 NLT

 Please explore our website to find out more about New Life Solutions and the many outreaches we provide.