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PREGNANCY CARE CENTERS

 

I'm SCARED........I Just Found Out.
I'm Pregnant.

What do I do?

This is a time to slow down, and seek an "unbiased friend" who will calm you and help you to thoughtfully consider your alternatives.  View an insightful video by a mom who had an abortion at a younger age.  She shares some thoughts and perspectives that may help you -- during this difficult time -- to take a breath --  and may guide you.

We would like to suggest that the very best unbiased friend at this time is an advisor from a pregnancy care center. 

  • These advisors are trained volunteers who have nothing to gain but the personal satisfaction that they helped you.  They are educated to help you to know and consider your options, and to override any pressures -- from well-intentioned boy friends, peers, sisters, brothers, schools, parents -- that would try to make your decision for you or push you to make a fast decision that may not be right for you. 

  • While pregnancy care advisors generally encourage you to follow your own inner direction, they also encourage you to keep your loved ones close.  They know you need their support now and it would be helpful if they come to agree with the alternative you select.   Your pregnancy center advisor will immediately give you information about your options, assist you to determine which options you would like to investigate further, and support your talks with your parents. The only exception is if you are in an abusive situation and then they may recommend that you distance yourself from the abuser(s). 

  • In conversations between you and your parents, your advisor's initial goal will be to turn this into a growing and loving experience between you. For example, in similar circumstances, fathers have become prouder of daughters who made the hard decision to place their babies for adoption.  Boyfriends have become involved in selecting the adoption parents.  Moms have helped the adopting parents to create a nursery.  God likes to turn what seems to be a hardship situation into a winning situation.  How will he do this with you? 

  • Whatever you decide to do, your pregnancy is now a "family event".  It is not just your child, but it is your boyfriend's or husband's child too, your parent's grandchild, sister's niece or nephew, etc.  What you do will inwardly affect the health and immortal soul of all of you and possibly your relationships. You may wish to read about how other members of a family are damaged by abortion. See  "Men Hurt Too".


Some Screened
Pregnancy Care Centers

This page offers you a list of centers that we screened for you.  They are reputable, capable, and supportive. 

They are prepared to help you make a decision and then create a step by step plan of action -- taking it one task at a time (as suggested in the video). They can be the true friend you need now, you can lean on them, and you can trust their abilities -- they have helped thousands of girls and young women who have unexpected pregnancies --  from teens and high school students to college students and young career women. 

The below map shows locations.


Check the list below for the location nearest you.

Cheshire: Hope Pregnancy Center
Clinton: Birthright of Westbrook
Danbury: Young Lives
Danbury: Birthright
Danbury: Hopeline Women’s Clinic
Danielson: Caring Families Pregnancy Services
Ansonia: Birthright of the Valley
Enfield: First Way Life Center
Hamden: Birthright


Hartford
: Birthright

Hartford: St. Gerard’s Center for Life
Middletown: A Better Choice Women's Center
Norwalk: Malta House
Norwalk: Young Lives
Stamford: Birthright
Unionville: Crisis Pregnancy Center
Waterbury: Carolyn’s Place
West Hartford:  St. Agnes Family Center &
The Step-Down Apartment Program

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As a first step, most center advisors will want to give you a "private" pregnancy test to find out if you are really pregnant (some school tests have been wrong).  See our page on pregnancy testing for details. Next, they will help you to select a doctor -- most of them have several doctors who work with them and donate time. They will also talk to you to find out a bit about your circumstances and your plans before the pregnancy.  When you are ready, they will give you an overview of the alternatives available to you and help you to consider each alternative thoughtfully.  For example,

  • If you want to have your baby and your parents or boyfriend do not want you to, all of the pregnancy centers listed will help you to quickly investigate alternatives -- such as adoption, safe haven, foster home, or having your baby.They will also help you to find housing for the time during your pregnancy and for up to 2 or more years afterward.  In addition, they will help you get government assistance, find part time work, get baby sitters, and provide you with FREE baby supplies (even diapers, car seats, cribs, food, clothes, blankets, etc). 

  • If you decide to keep your baby, centers like Carolyn’s Place, who saved over 900 babies from being aborted, also gives you eight weeks of parenting training to get you off on the right foot.
    St. Agnes also gives some parenting skills and provides housing up to the time of your baby's birth and afterward as well as baby sitting and other services.

  • If you want to do adoption, the pregnancy center will help you to learn all about the new methods of adoption --- where you can actually help select the parents and have visitation rights (only if you want visitation).  There are many success stories for adoption that you do not hear about in the high schools.  The guidance in most schools promotes using abortion to deal with unwanted pregnancies/babies.   Read adoption and some wonderful success stories under the adoption section of this site. 

  • After your pregnancy, the pregnancy center can continue to help you with typical female problems, such as irregularities, cramps, excessive bleeding, etc. without recommending you take the pill, which involves risks.  See the birth control page.  The center volunteers know pro-life doctors who will help you cure the causes of your troubles, rather than just masking your symptoms or causing other problems, such as infertility.

We repeatedly hear pregnancy center advisors share how they have seen girls personally blossom in this situation as they maturely explored alternatives, created plans for themselves, and dealt with outside influences and deterrents.  Read "I Received Grace".  It is about a young girl from Harlem, New York, who was violently raped.  She tells how giving birth to her daughter and watching her daughter be nurtured and loved by her adoptive family actually healed her of the rage and violence of the rape.

These young moms, who have persisted with determination against obstacles, set themselves up for repeated successes in life. They have won themselves, the life of their child, and have begun to carve out a track record of success.

Conversely, having an abortion is an option that pregnancy centers do not discuss though they may review the dangers of abortion. Because it is legal, that does not mean it is more safe -- in fact, abortion is now less safe for the reasons discussed in the abortion section.  It is because they know, through their experience, that this decision is not the decision of a powerful woman.  It is the decision of a weak teen or woman who has been pushed around by life or abused and is trying to stay afloat.  It is a decision of despair which involves achieving successes in life through submission.  This is not the type of track record you want to carve out for yourself -- a pattern of dealing through submission. Imagine, spending your life being blindly submissive. No. Not good.  

One of the things the above video suggests is that the child you carry may be a "gift".  God gives gifts only to those who have the abilities to nurture his gifts.  God does not make mistakes. He believes in you.  Now, it is your job to believe in yourself.  If you want to, you can have this child and make the best decision for it. You can do it.

                Hear Success Stories 

If you want to hear success stories, meet some of the young moms who are having their babies.  Call several of the pregnancy centers and schedule appointments to visit them and talk with the moms. Discuss with them the solutions they designed for themselves -- short term and long term. Malta House, St. Agnes, Young Lives, Carolyn's Place are great ones to visit -- they can arrange for you to go there on meeting nights when many of the moms are there with their babies.

At Young Lives!
If you go on "Club Night" the moms will tell you about all the fun they had when they went away to summer camp with their babies-- about swimming, fireside singing, and fun hikes and picnics.
You will also hear about how the girls are being helped to design a realistic re-entry into their lives, with their babies.

At Carolyn's Place!
You will see moms supporting each other over popcorn and movies, taking parenting lessons, getting financial aid, and managing their school-work schedules.

At Malta House!
You can see the colorful, cozy, and comfortable housing arrangements for moms and their babies, hear chatter about getting high school diplomas, college certificates in mainstream subjects such as accounting, and hear how they are going to earn more than a minimum wage to support their babies and themselves.  

St. Agnes Family Center &
Step-Down Apartment Program!

Like Malta House, St. Agnes offers a jewel of a life opportunity -- a chance for women to have their babies and yet go forward with their lives. They offer an onsite school and day care center, the availability of a nurse and doctor, and a Transistional Coordinator who gives social services to help you design and manage your life. 

There is much to discover, but it does not take much time. A few days spent now, investigating your options, can mean alot to you over your lifetime.  See the below video by a girl who became pregnant while a university student.  Her school had no helpful resources and unfortunately she did not know about pregnancy care centers.  Fortunately, things worked out for her.  But, you, here in CT, do have help.  You can do it!  Call the pregnancy centers!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZvbgdDtkww&eurl=http://www.feministsforlife.org/video/chaunies-journey.htm&feature=player_embedded  

 

Your Pregnancy Center Advisor
Can Open a Whole New World of Options

You can trust this new new friend, from the pregnancy center.  She may be the only person you know who has nothing to gain from your decision and is trained to be an objective source of information. She will help you arrive at the right decision for you.  After you make a decision, she will be there to help you create a plan and follow through.  Some have been known to even go to the hospital with you to be with you when you have your baby, take you to the adoption center and help you pick the parents, find  you a place to live before and after the birth, and help you find a job, finish school, have baby sitters, etc. 

Rely on this new friend and any professionals she might recommend you to for pregnancy assistance and honest advice. These ladies dedicate their lives to helping females with whatever concerns you may have and they are good at it.  In fact, the pregnancy centers in CT are beginning to meet monthly among themselves to help each other stay up to date with information and better serve you! There should be a TV program on them -- it would be very touching.


PREGNANCY
CARE & TEST CENTERS



 


Hope Pregnancy Center
110 Main Street, Cheshire, CT 06410,
203-271-2703
Website: www.hopepregnancycenterct.org
Hours: Monday – Friday 10:00 – 4:00 PM, Sat 12-5PM
24/7 Phone = No
E-mail:  hopepcct@att.net
Invite walk-ins during business hours =
Call for after hour appointment

Services:     All services are free.
Spanish speaking staff =  NO
Free confidential pregnancy tests =  YES
Confidential STD tests =  NO
Medical:  Is Nurse readily available =  NO
Medical:  Do they refer to a free doctor = NO, but a list of pro-life doctors is available.
Medical:  Do they have an ultrasound machine =  NO.
Housing:  Do they provide housing =  NO.
Housing:  If No, can they help in an emergency =  YES.

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting training? =  Yes
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy =  NO

Supplies Assistant
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food, etc =  YES

Professional referrals – Do They Refer To:
Adoption agencies = YES
Lawyers for adoption =  YES
Lawyers for other reasons = NO
Social workers for financial aid = YES
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = YES
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = NO.
Abuse centers = YES



 



Young Lives
Daily In-Person Assistance and Monthly Club Meetings
for Pregnant Teens and Teen Mothers
(For Teens - Middle School, High School Students, Etc)
Danbury, CT, 203-512-7802
Website: www.YoungLives.org
www.younglife.org/YoungLives/
Hours: 24/7 Phone Assistance

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = NO
Free confidential pregnancy tests = NO
Confidential STD tests = NO

Medical
Medical help – Is Nurse readily available = NO
Medical help – Do they refer to a free doctor = NO
Medical – Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO
Do they provide  housing = NO.
If No, can they help in an emergency= NO

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting training = Yes (One on one mentoring)
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = YES
(Mentoring available).

Supplies Assistance:
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food,  = YES

Professional referrals:
Adoption agencies. NO
Lawyers for adoption =  NO
Lawyers for other reasons  = NO
Social workers for financial aid = NO
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = NO
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = NO
Abuse Centers= No

Extras:

Monthly Club Meetings - in Norwalk (call Anneke for location):
Meetings include dinner, games, optional mentoring, child care provided -- a great opportunity to relax, have fun -- a real "ladies night out"!

    Call for Upcoming Club Dates: 
    Volunteer sitters, helpers - welcome!!!

Summer Camp - for regular Monthly Club members:
Sign up early, first come, first serve. A great time for mom & baby! Baby sitters and help with your baby equipment available.

Mentoring:
Abused, from a broken family, need assists from time to time or just someone to talk to - call us.


 



Birthright of Danbury
238 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810
203 - 744-3737
Website: www.birthright.org
24/7 Hotline: 1-800-550-4900
Hours: Tues - Wed - Thurs 11-1:00 PM, Sat 10 - 12:00 noon
Other hours available by appointment

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = YES - part time
Free confidential pregnancy tests = YES
Confidential STD tests = NO

Medical
Medical help – Is Nurse readily available = NO
Medical help – Refer to a free doctor = do refer to doctors that accept Medicaid
Medical – Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO
Do they provide  housing = Referrals provided
If No, can they help in an emergency = yes - but limited

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting training = Referrals provided
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = NO

Supplies Assistance:
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food, etc = YES.  Also, referrals provided

Professional referrals:
Adoption agencies: YES
Lawyers for adoption =  NO
Lawyers for other reasons  = NO
Social workers for financial aid = YES through DSS
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = YES through DSS
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = YES
Abuse centers = YES

Extras:

see www.birthright.org

 



Hopeline Pregnancy Resource Center
237 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810 (Support Services) 203-207-4673

13 Rose Street (Medical Services) 203-778-0453
Websites: 
www.hopelineprc.com

www.HopelineAbortionRecovery.com
www.SupportHopeline.org
Hours – Tue, Wed, Fri  11:00AM – 2:00PM
24/7 Phone = NO
(Leave Message and we will call you back ASAP) 
Accept walk-ins = YES but prefer appointments

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = YES
Free confidential pregnancy tests = YES
Confidential STD tests = NO

Medical
Medical:  Is Nurse readily available = YES on staff
Medical:  Do they refer to a free doctor- NO
Medical:  Do they have an ultrasound machine = YES Danbury office
Housing:  Do they Provide  housing = NO.
Housing:  If No, can they help in an emergency = Referrals provided.

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parent training = YES
Post abortion counseling = YES
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = YES

Supplies Assistance:
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food = YES

Professional referrals – Do they refer to:
Adoption agencies = YES
Lawyers for adoption =  YES
Lawyers for other reasons  = YES
Social workers for financial aid = YES
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = YES
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = YES
Abuse Centers = YES

Extras:

Abstinence education - "Your Choice" presentations.
Post abortion counseling.



 



Care Net Pregnancy Center of NECT
(previously called Caring Families Pregnancy Services)
157 Main Street, Danielson, CT 06239
1-860-779-0218

Website: www.CareNetNEXCT.org
Hours: Vary. Call for hours.
24/7 Phone = NO, but leave message
and we will definitely call you back ASAP)
Invite walk-ins during business hours: Yes

Now open in Storrs 860-918-4457

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = NO
Free confidential pregnancy tests = YES 
Confidential STD tests = NO

Medical
Medical -- Is Nurse readily available = YES  part time
Medical -- Do they refer to a free doctor- NO. They use Healthy Start.
Medical -- Do they have an ultrasound machine – YES
Do they provide  housing = NO,  refer to
If No, can they help in an emergency = NO 

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting Training = YES
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = YES

Assistance with Supplies:
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food,  = YES

Professional referrals – Do They Refer to:
Adoption agencies= YES
Lawyers for adoption =  YES
Lawyers for other reasons  = YES
Social workers for financial aid = NO
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = INFO LINE
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = INFOLINE
Abuse Centers = YES


 



Birthright of the Valley
1 Kingston Dr, Suite 3, Ansonia, CT 06401
203 - 734-6545
Website: www.birthright.org
24/7 Hotline: 1-800-550-4900
Hours: Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 1 pm

Invite walkins during business hours - YES

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = YES - usually on Thursday
Free confidential pregnancy tests = YES
Confidential STD tests = NO

Medical
Medical help – Is Nurse readily available = NO
Medical help – Do they refer to a free doctor = Most qualify for Medicaid or HUSKY (Healthy Start) covering prenatal, labor, delivery and ongoing medical care for mother and baby
Medical – Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO
Do they provide  housing = Referrals
If No, can they help in an emergency = Referrals to a local agency

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting training = Referrals to local agency
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = NO

Supplies Assistance:
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food, etc = YES

Professional referrals:
Adoption agencies: YES
Lawyers for adoption =  NO
Lawyers for other reasons  = NO
Social workers for financial aid = YES
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = YES
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = YES
Adoption agencies = YES
Abuse centers = YES


Extras:

Free maternity and baby clothing available for women Birthright has helped through the course of their pregnancy.  Additional material assistance may be available.

Ongoing friendly counseling for pregnant women.



 

 


First Way Life Center
237  Hazard Avenue, Enfield, CT 06082
Phone:860-763-2044

Website:  address is www.1stwaylife.org
24/7 Phone = Call with emergencies; we will call you back.
Invite walk-ins during business hours = YES
Hours: Monday 10:00AM – 1:00 PM, 6:30-8:00PM
Thursday 10:00AM – 1:00 PM, 6:30-8:00PM
Tues, Wed, Friday 1-4:00 PM

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = Yes but limited
Free confidential pregnancy tests = YES
Confidential STD tests = NO

Medical
Medical -- Is a nurse readily available = NO
Medical -- Do they refer to a free doctor- YES
Medical -- Do they have an ultrasound machine – NO
Do they Provide  housing = NO
If No can they help in an emergency =NO 

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parent training = YES
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy =YES

Supplies Assistance
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food,  = YES

Professional referrals:
Adoption agencies=YES
Lawyers for adoption =YES 
Lawyers for other reasons  = YES
Social workers for financial aid = YES
Social workers for other reasons (housing) =YES
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse =YES
Abuse Centers= YES

Extras: 

Free birthing classes by RN certified to teach childbirth classes. 
Medical transportation

 



Birthright of Hamden
1220 Whitney Avenue, Hamden, CT 06517
203 - 248-6550
Website: www.birthright.org
24/7 Hotline: 1-800-550-4900
Hours: M-F 9:30-12:00, Wed: 1:00-3:00
Invite walkins during business hours - YES

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = YES - in West Haven
Free confidential pregnancy tests = YES
Confidential STD tests = NO

Medical
Medical help – Is Nurse readily available = NO
Medical help – Refer to a free doctor = NO - Use Healthy Start
Medical – Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO
Do they provide  housing = NO
If No, can they help in an emergency = NO

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting training = NO
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = NO

Supplies Assistance:
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food, etc = YES

Professional referrals:
Adoption agencies: YES
Lawyers for adoption =  NO
Lawyers for other reasons  = NO
Social workers for financial aid = YES, Healthy Start
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = YES
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = NO
Abuse centers = NO

Extras:

Post Abortion Counseling


 



Birthright of Greater Hartford
914 Main St, Office 216, East Hartford, CT 06108
860-290-8800
Website: www.birthright.org
24/7 Hotline: 1-800-550-4900
Invite walk-ins during business hours - yes, but appointments are preferred.
Hours: Mon 9-12 noon and 6:45-7:45,
Tues 10-3 pm, wed 9-8 pm,
Thurs 9-5 pm and 6 pm to 8 pm, Fri 12 noon to 4 pm


Services:
Spanish speaking staff = YES
Free confidential pregnancy tests = YES
Confidential STD tests = NO

Medical
Medical help – Is Nurse readily available = NO

Medical help – Refer to a free doctor = NO - Most qualify for Medicaid or Husky Pregnancy Related (sometimes call Healthy Start) - covering care, labor, delivery, and baby's medical care

Medical – Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO
Do they provide  housing = Referrals
If No, can they help in an emergency = Referrals

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting training = Referrals
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = NO

Supplies Assistance:
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food, etc = Referrals

Professional referrals:
Adoption agencies: YES
Lawyers for adoption =  NO
Lawyers for other reasons  = NO
Social workers for financial aid = YES
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = YES
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = YES
Abuse centers = YES

Extras:

Free maternity and baby clothing available for women Birthright has helped through the course of their prgnancy.  Additional material assistance may be available.



 



St. Gerard’s  Center for Life
22 Maple Street
Hartford, CT 06114
860-548-9500   or  860-508-9038

Website:  Under construction
Answer Phone 24/7 = no
Do they accept walk-ins during business hours= YES
Hours:  Tues, Wednesday, Saturday 10:00 – 3:00

Services:
Free confidential pregnancy tests =  YES
Confidential STD tests = No
Spanish speaking staff = Yes

Medical
Is Nurse readily available = No
Do they refer to a free doctor = Yes – Malta Mobile Clinic
Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO

Housing:
Do they Provide  housing = Yes by referral
If No can they help in an emergency =  by referral

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parent training =  by referral
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = YES

Assistance with Supplies
Aid – Do they provide help with diapers, baby food,  =  YES

Professional referrals:
Abuse centers=  YES
Lawyers for adoption =  NO
Lawyers for other reasons  = YES
Social workers for financial aid = YES
Social workers for other reasons (housing) =  YES
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = YES
Adoption agencies= YES

Extras: 

Help you to have your baby baptized and withevery step of your marriage preparation.

Website:  coming soon!


 


A Better Choice Women's Center
A Care Net Pregnancy Resource Center
180 East Main Street, Middletown, CT 06457
1-860-344-9292
Invite walkins during business hours = YES
Website: www.abcwomenscenter.org
Hours 24/7 = NO
Hours: Mon 10 am - 1 pm,  Tues: 10 am - 5 pm,
Wed: 10 am - 3 pm,   Thurs: 10 am - 1 pm
+ Call us to make after-hour appointments and CONFIRM HOURS.

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = NO
Free confidential pregnancy tests = YES
Confidential STD tests = NO
.
Medical
Medical help – Is Nurse readily available = NO
Medical help – Do they refer to a free doctor = YES
Medical – Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO (but, invite you to the one in their Danbury Office)
Do they provide  housing = NO.
If No, can they help in an emergency = YES (can help with referrals).

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting training = YES
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = YES -- peer counseling.

Supplies Assistance:
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food,  = YES

Professional referrals:
Adoption agencies. YES
Lawyers for adoption =  NO
Lawyers for other reasons  = NO
Social workers for financial aid = YES
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = YES
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse – YES
Adoption agencies = YES

Extras:

Experienced in 'crisis situations' and not just pregnancy. 
Ultrasound machine coming soon to this location...Can use the one at the Danbury Office.



 



Malta House, Inc.
5 Prowitt Street

Norwalk, CT 06855
1-203-857-0088

Website: www.maltahouse.org
Business Hours: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM M-F
Phone is answered locally 24/7
Do they accept walk-ins during business hours = NO

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = NO
Free confidential pregnancy tests = NO
Confidential STD tests = YES

Medical
Medical help – Is Nurse readily available = NO
Medical help – Do they refer to a free doctor = NO
Medical – Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO
Do they provide  housing = YES
If No, can they help in an emergency= when available

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting training = Yes
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = YES.

Supplies Assistance:
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food,  = YES

Professional referrals:
Adoption agencies = YES
Lawyers for adoption =  YES
Lawyers for other reasons  = YES
Social workers for financial aid = YES
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = YES
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse –NO

Extras:
Malta House offers an opportunity for life improvement.  Clients are required to achieve educational goals (GED, ESL, or a certificate program).  Financial aid and support for these programs are provided.


 



Young Lives
P.O. Box 893
Daily In-Person Assistance and Monthly Club Meetings
for Pregnant Teens and Teen Mothers
(For Teens - Middle School, High School Students, Etc)
Norwalk, CT 06850
203-803-3030
Email:  anneke.younglives@yahoo.com
Website: www.YoungLives.org
www.younglife.org/YoungLives/
Hours: 24/7 Phone Assistance

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = NO
Free confidential pregnancy tests = NO
Confidential STD tests = NO

Medical
Medical help – Is Nurse readily available = NO
Medical help – Do they refer to a free doctor = NO
Medical – Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO
Do they provide  housing = NO.
If No, can they help in an emergency= NO

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting training = Yes (One on one mentoring)
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = YES.

Supplies Assistance:
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food,  = YES

Professional referrals:
Adoption agencies. NO
Lawyers for adoption =  NO
Lawyers for other reasons  = NO
Social workers for financial aid = NO
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = NO
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = NO
Abuse Centers= NO

Extras:

Monthly Club Meetings - in Norwalk (call Anneke for location):
Iinclude dinner, games, optional mentoring, child care provided -- a great opportunity to come relax, have fun -- ladies night out!

    Upcoming Club Dates: 
    Feb 28, Mar 27, Apr 24, May 22, June 12
    Volunteer sitters, helpers - welcome!!!

Summary Camp - for regular Monthly Club members:
Sign up early, first come first serve. A great time for mom & baby! Baby sitters and help with your baby equipment available.

Mentoring:
Abused, from a broken family, need assists from time to time or just someone to talk to - call us.

 

 



Birthright of Stamford

20 Second Avenue, Stamford, CT 06905
203 - 348-4355
Website: www.birthright.org
24/7 Hotline: 1-800-550-4900
Hours: M,T,W 10:00-2:00, Th: 1:30-5:30
Fri: 11:00-1:00, Sat: 1:00-3:00
Invite walkins during business hours - YES

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = YES
Free confidential pregnancy tests = YES
Confidential STD tests = NO

Medical
Medical help – Is Nurse readily available = YES (part time)
Medical help – Do they refer to a free doctor = NO
Medical – Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO
Do they provide  housing = refer to an agency.
If No, can they help in an emergency = NO (can help with referrals).

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting training = YES
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = NO

Supplies Assistance:
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food, etc = YES - diapers but no food.  Also provide layettes for clients (clothing, bathing supplies, blankets, etc.)

Professional referrals:
Adoption agencies: YES - Catholic Charities
Lawyers for adoption =  NO
Lawyers for other reasons  = YES
Social workers for financial aid = YES
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = YES
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = NO
Abuse centers = YES

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Crisis Pregnancy Center
30 Mill Street
Unionville, CT 06085
1-860-673-7397
Website: www.thecrisispregnancycenterct.org
Hours: Tues - Fri, 10 am - 2 pm
24/7 Phone   = YES for emergencies
Invite walk-ins during business hours = YES, but call us for
a private appointment.

Services:
Spanish speaking staff =  NO
Free confidential pregnancy tests =  YES
Confidential STD tests =  NOMedical
Medical -- Is a nurse readily available = NO
Medical --  Do they refer to a free doctor = NO  (use Healthy Start)
Medical --  Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO
Do they provide housing = NO
If No, can they help in an emergency = NO 

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parent training = YES
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = YES

Supplies Assistance
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food,  etc = YES

Professional Referrals – Do They Refer To:
Adoption agencies= YES
Lawyers for adoption = YES
Lawyers for other reasons  = YES
Social workers for financial aid = YES
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = YES
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = YES
Abuse Centers = YES

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Carolyn’s Place
137 Grandview Avenue
Waterbury, CT 06708
203-597-9050

Website:  www.carolynsplace.net
24/7 Phone:  YES (around-the-clock)
Invite walk-ins during business hours = YES
Hours: vary - call.

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = NO
Free confidential pregnancy tests =  YES
Confidential STD tests = NO

Medical
Medical -- Is a nurse readily available = YES
Medical -- Do they refer to a free doctor = NO
Medical -- Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO
Housing:  Do they Provide  housing = YES
Housing:  If No, can they help in an emergency = YES 

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting training = YES
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy =YES ( “advising” not “counseling”)

Supplies Assistance
Do they provide help with diapers, baby food = YES

Professional referrals:
Adoption agencies = YES
Lawyers for adoption = NO 
Lawyers for other reasons  = YES
Social workers for financial aid = NO
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = NO
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = YES
Abuse centers = YES

Extras: 

Daily Open House:
Invite pregnant singles and mom with newborns to daily drop in, talk, receive mentoring, or just chat, have popcorn or soda, watch a movie, talk with others, and relax.

Parenting Training -
Required to get pregnancy assistance.

After-birth:
C
ontinued help and support for young moms.

Can find housing
I
f necessary.

Post abortion support and HOPE
Including HIV positive Moms (pregnant & HIV pos


 

 




St. Agnes Family Center &

The Step-Down Apartment Program

A 24 hour residential program for pregnant and parenting teens.
104 Mayflower Street
West Hartford, CT 06110
(860) 521-7516
www.StAgnesHome.org

 

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = Some
Free confidential pregnancy tests = YES, Off site
Confidential STD tests = YES, Off site

Medical
Medical help – Is Nurse readily available = YES
Medical help – refer to a free doctor = YES
Medical – Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO
Do they provide  housing = YES!
If No, can they help in an emergency = Through referral from CT State Department of Children and Families

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting training = No..but can refer to classes
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = YES

Supplies Assistance:
Help with diapers, layettes, maternity clothing, infant clothing -- 2T and up = YES

Professional referrals:
Adoption agencies = Referred as necessary
Lawyers for adoption = Referred as necessary
Lawyers for other reasons  = Referred as necessary
Social workers for financial aid = Help from a Transitional Coordinator
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = Help from a Transitional Coordinator
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = Help from a Transitional Coordinator

Extras:

On site school and day care center! We are a 24 hour residential program for pregnant and parenting teens.



 

 


Birthright Greater Westbrook
150 East Main Street, Clinton, CT 06413
860 - 664-9466
Website: www.birthright.org
24/7 Hotline: 1-800-550-4900
Hours: Mon-Sat 10AM - 12:30 PM, Thurs 12:30-3:00 PM
Other hours available by appointment.

Services:
Spanish speaking staff = YES - part time
Free confidential pregnancy tests = YES
Confidential STD tests = NO

Medical
Medical help – Is Nurse readily available = NO
Medical help – refer to a free doctor = NO... but community health services is nearby
Medical – Do they have an ultrasound machine = NO
Do they provide  housing = NO.
If No, can they help in an emergency = NO

Training/Education/Counseling:
Parenting training = No..but can refer to classes
Post pregnancy counseling to avoid another pregnancy = NO

Supplies Assistance:
Do they provide help with diapers, layettes, maternity clothing, infant clothing -- 2T = YES

Professional referrals:
Adoption agencies: YES
Lawyers for adoption =  NO
Lawyers for other reasons  = NO
Social workers for financial aid = YES
Social workers for other reasons (housing) = YES
Social workers – specifically for substance abuse = NO

Extras:

All volunteers, very positive, close to other services, all volunteers are trained in "Friendship Counseling" and on bus line 3 in Clinton!

 

 

Some Teens Support Abortion
Because They or Their Parents
Do Not Know About Pregnancy Care Centers!

Some teens support abortion very reluctantly, only because they concluded that there isn't enough support for them or friends who are pregnant. 

They believe that our culture wants teens to carry their babies, but does not give enough help for them to do this—and many of them are angry -- especially those who have seen their friends suffer through abortions, the lose of their baby, and remorse.

Please tell your friends and all you know about the wonderful pregnancy care centers we have here in CT -- that offer many services including help during the pregnancy and babysitting their baby so they can keep working or going to school, some even help you get housing through and after the pregnancy (if you are willing to take parenting courses or get a high school diploma).  All give baby supplies, free counseling, financial help getting on Medicaid or Husky programs, and guidance to help you build a life that functions and will lead to path of success (with a high school diploma, college certification courses, etc) where you can earn more than a minimum wage for you and your baby, and later send your child to college. This is all real and available now.  Please see the section:  Pregnancy Care Centers.  Some give more services than others, but they are all caring and extremely helpful.



After Your Pregnancy --
Your Advisor Can Also Refer to Reliable Help for Female Problems

Very few realize that pregnancy care center personnel can also help you after the pregnancy (or before) with typical female problems such as irregularities, cramps, PMS, repeated miscarriages, and infertility. If you establish a relationship with a pregnancy care center, it could become a relationship that will serve you well on an ongoing basis -- always with nothing to gain but your good.

They know which doctors to recommend -- doctors that will not just say, "Take the Pill" -- though it has many risks.  They can refer you to a Pro-life doctor using the Creighton Model FetilityCare methodologies. These doctors know how to help you the natural, safer way. There are hundreds of these doctors distributed throughout the world.  In our vicinity, there are several terrific doctors: 

Here is their contact info. 

 

 

Dr. Judith Mascolo, MD
8 Ellsworth Rd, 3rd Floor
West Hartford, CT 06107
(860) 233-4600

Dr. Leonie Watson, MD
1156 Springfield Ave.
Mountainside, NJ 07092
(908) 232-0995
Website: fertilitycareconsulting.com

Dr. Robert Scanlon, M.D.
North Shore Medical Group
325 Park Ave
Huntington, New York 11743
(631) 351-3700

Dr. James Samuel, M.D.
40 Cross St, 4th Floor
Norwalk, CT 06851
(203) 845-4825
www.norwalkmedicalgroup.com

 

 

Note:  It is important for you to realize that these doctors are sacrificing greater financial rewards because they truly care about you.

When a doctor becomes a Pro-life doctor, he or she must accept the fact that they will have a minimized number of patients because most of the world is Pro-choice and Pro-pill. It is apparent that for a doctor to deliberately decide to have a smaller practice, they have got to be very dedicated and these doctors are. Though you may have to drive some to get to one, it is well worth the trip -- as far as your future health is concerned.

Our Gospel of Life Society has just started a medical committee to introduce doctors in CT to this Creighton method, so that you will soon have more doctors to go to. 

In the near future, we will link to a separate Web site
just on Natural
Family Planning with a listing of doctors.
 

 
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