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About Real Alternatives

 

 

Headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Real Alternatives works to empower women and provide an array of solutions and support services for pregnancy, abortion alternatives, and sexually transmitted diseases. The organization connects women with the necessary resources to make fully informed decisions regarding abortion and its alternatives, including the provision of counseling support and information about abortion procedures. Real Alternatives also works closely with social service and adoption agencies for women who cannot care for their children themselves and wish to place their babies for adoption.

Women who decide to keep their babies after childbirth also receive access to parenting support services that range from financial aid and assistance with infant supplies to courses for parenting skills and development. Real Alternatives can refer new mothers to resources for medical care and offers temporary housing for individuals without a place to live.

Real Alternatives also serves the communities of Michigan and Indiana through the Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services Programs. The program consists of a regional network of social service offices, maternity residencies, adoption agencies, and pregnancy support centers that work as a cooperative unit to help women with unexpected pregnancies explore alternatives to abortion. Established in March 1996, the programs serve more than 270,000 women across all three states.