Through a life-affirming network of social services in states including Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Indiana, Real Alternatives provides dedicated support to women considering an abortion. Real Alternatives’ confidential services extend to assisting clients in bringing their pregnancy to term.
The organization’s commitment carries through to supporting the parenting decision after the child is born, for the first 12 months of the infant’s life. With access to local care providers who can be accessed by calling 1-888-LIFE AID, new mothers are encouraged to pursue free parenting classes.
New mothers are also connected with coordinated resource providers that encompass food assistance, health coverage and care, and temporary shelter. Other areas in which staff members work with new mothers include securing baby clothing and maternity wear, as well as furniture. The key point is that welcoming a new child into the world is a wonderful experience that does not need to be stressful or induce fear.
Launched in 1996 through a state-sponsored initiative to lower abortion rates, Real Alternatives originally served women through 72 centers across Pennsylvania.