SERVICES WE OFFER
Options for Women’s ministry is about loving women facing unplanned
pregnancy at a time of crisis and indecision. Options for Women is a
safe haven where women and their partners can receive free medical
care and non-judgmental counseling.
TESTING & SCREENING
Early prenatal care and financial service referrals provide concrete and immediate aid. Access to a Registered Nurse and Social Worker throughout the pregnancy prepares clients for successful parenthood and healthy birth outcomes. Healthy newborns and well-equipped parents result in saving millions in taxpayer dollars. Free STD Screening and Treatment for women and men age 25 and younger for Gonorrhea and Chlamydia.
COUNSELING & SUPPORT
Clients are treated with kindness, compassion and in a caring manner.
When faced with a choice between the views of society and the Word of God, Options will not compromise the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Options is committed to providing medically accurate information.
Options is committed to absolute integrity in its dealings with those facing crisis pregnancies, its supporters, its vendors, its staff, and the community at large. In this way, we build trust by providing promised information and timely services.
Options does not recommend, provide, or refer for abortion.
CLASSES & EDUCATION
Classes and individualized client education are offered to mother and partners to give them the best start possible when it’s time to raise their child. Some of our offerings are listed below:
- Young Moms Support Group (New)
- Fatherhood Mentoring Program (New)
- Labor & Delivery Class
- Lamaze & Breathing Techniques
- Baby Basics (Infant Care)
- Postpartum Mood Screening
- Breastfeeding Class
- Parenting Education
- Adoption Education & Agency Referrals
- Budget & Money Management
- Doula Support Services (Coming Soon!)
- Post Abortion Support
- STD Education re: Risk Reduction Strategies
We collect and distribute maternity donations to those mothers who need them most. We urge those who are interested in helping us with our mission to donate new or gently used maternity clothes to aide in support of single and at-risk mothers.
Options accepts donations of new infant clothes from newborn sizes up to 24 months and new baby items that may include: towels, crib sheets, blankets, grooming items, bottles, infant formula, diapers, small toys, books, rattles, pacifiers, socks, hats, mittens, gloves, etc to present to our clients in their layette baskets after they deliver their babies.
Ways You Can Help:
Your church or community group can host a Baby Shower for Options to donate infant items or perhaps a Baby Bump Shower to collect and donate new maternity clothes on behalf of our clients who cannot afford to buy these items for themselves or their babies. Our maternity clothes and layette ministry is a great way to share God’s love. Offering our clients new maternity clothes, baby clothes and maternity items are one small way that we communicate how special and valued they really are.
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OPTIONS CAN HELP
They are really kind. My mental, emotional and physical health mattered to the people at Options.
I brought my friend to Options because it’s such a place of comfort.
The people there really cared about me.
Options was so comfortable and supportive.
The staff was very friendly and helpful throughout my pregnancy.
They listened to me.
It was a very warm, welcoming and a peaceful environment.
I felt so comfortable and so loved.
The staff made me feel like family.
The staff was concerned about my problems and how they could help. I loved the environment!
I loved the free classes and how everyone was attentive to my needs. I appreciated the follow-up phone calls they made to make sure I was doing okay.
The staff was very encouraging and helped me out a lot.
I was comforted here.
Options is the best!
I liked the fact that I had somewhere to go with questions and for support. Thank you so much!
They gave great referrals.
The communication offered by the staff was helpful.
I loved the free ultrasound and maternity clothes.
The support and understanding of my beliefs meant a lot to me. They helped me with everything I needed.
I liked the hospitality, kindness, love and care!
I appreciated the compassion I was shown.
I felt free to talk about anything.
Everybody was super friendly and helpful!
Earl D. Henry
The staff is the greatest. They are positive and really into yours and your children’s lives. They support you in unimaginable ways and every visit is better than the rest.
Such wonderful, kindhearted people who genuinely care about you.
I was treated with the utmost respect.
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