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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

Mission: Provide limited medical services and resources to pregnant women.

Programs: Provide services in the form of: pregnancy testing, early access to prenatal care, social service referral, ultrasound, nurse and doctor visits. Options are discussed and factual information is provided to assist clients with their pregnancy. We desire to help women (and sometimes men) make positive life choices that will help them to have healthy futures. Parenting support services and training is also provided to future parents. All services are provided at no charge to clients. During 2016 there were 744 client visits. During these visits the organization provided 673 pregnancy tests and 531 ultrasound examinations.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Amber S.11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had just graduated high school in 1997. Two months after graduating, I found myself pregnant. Found out the pregnancy had caused a very large cyst, the size of a grapefruit, on my ovary. I was told by my doctor, the chances of being pregnant, after this emergency operation, was slim. That felt kind of like a relief to me, I was 18 years old, had alot going for me, and this was very much a curveball to my life! I had seen the ultrasound of my baby, prior to surgery, and thought, well, it wasn't your time, little one. I went through surgery, and everything came out as expected. I was told I would bleed alot, as I was losing the baby. 2 weeks later, on Christmas Eve, I went in to have my stitches removed from the laperoscopy. They did an ultrasound to see how I was healing inside......that's when we saw, there was still a baby! Not one, but two! They were alive and kicking! I immediately asked the doctor how this could be, as I had been bleeding heavily! The docs only response was, I may have had triplets, and lost the 3rd. Naturally, being 18 years old, knowing I have twins inside me, I had alot to think about! My parents were very supportive! They told me, research all your options! After you researched everything, we will back you on any decision you make! That's when I found Alternative Avenues in Ontario! They were so informative on any and all decisions I had! I chose to keep my beautiful baby girls! I went to every meeting until the twins were about 6 months old. I loved the idea of earning points for helping other moms, giving clothes and food to others that needed it for their babies! This group helped me more, in my unimaginable time of need, than any other non profit organization I could ever think of! To date, my twins are 22 years old, one is now out of the Army, the other twin went to college and is in the restaurant business. Thank you Alternative Avenues for being a huge part of making the best decision of my life, and having 2 Beautiful babies turn into great pillars of society!

Review from Guidestar

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have been so impressed with the growth of this organization. In spite of the weak economy, every time I go to their banquet they have helped more and more women and babies. By far the most dedicated group of people Ii have even met.

Review from Guidestar