About Peer Counseling

We know that facing an unplanned pregnancy causes a lot of fears, concerns, and questions and that there are many people in your life who will offer advice and opinions.  When you visit the Center, you will meet with either a staff member or a trained volunteer to talk about your thoughts and concerns.  Our Client Advocates are here to listen, without judgment, and help you assess all of your options.  Sometimes, simply having someone to listen can help more than anything. especially when it is someone who has been where you are.  Many of our advocates have their own personal stories that make them uniquely qualified to understand what you are feeling.  Everything you tell us will remain confidential unless we are required by law to report a concern for your safety or the safety of another minor.*


Facing an unplanned pregnancy often raises a lot of questions: How do I find a doctor?  How do I pay for medical care?  What if I cannot continue to live where I do?  Sometimes, a positive pregnancy test can seem like the last straw in an already complicated life situation.  We realize that a possible pregnancy is just one piece of the puzzle.  We want to help you work through all of your concerns.  If there are resources that you need that we do not provide, we can point you in the right direction.  If you need referrals for housing, medical care, help with groceries or other expenses, assistance with WIC or Medicaid, childcare, job placement, or something else, we can help you find the answers.


After-Abortion Care

The decision to have an abortion is one of the toughest choices a woman can make. Unfortunately, it is also one that can linger long after the fact, as many women struggle to overcome repeated thoughts and unfamiliar emotions.  Oftentimes, a new pregnancy will bring up old thoughts, feelings, and struggles.   If this is something you are experiencing, you do not have to do it alone.  We have volunteers who want to help.  If you are experiencing any of the following, schedule an appointment to come in and talk with someone.

  • Has it been a struggle to stop thinking about your abortion procedure?
  • Is it difficult for you to forgive yourself?
  • Does being around children make you uncomfortable?
  • Do certain times of the year (the anniversary of the procedure, for example) make you upset?
  • Have you experienced an increased desire to talk to someone about your experience?