Alternatives to Abortion

The statewide Alternatives to Abortion program promotes childbirth and provides support services to pregnant women and adoptive parents.

Services include:

  • Counseling and mentoring
  • Care coordination for prenatal services, including connecting clients to health programs
  • Educational materials and information about pregnancy and parenting (brochures, pamphlets, books and electronic tools)
  • Referrals to county and social service programs such as child care, transportation, housing and state and federal benefit programs
  • Classes on life skills, budgeting, parenting, stress management, job training, job placement and getting a GED certificate
  • Material items such as car seats, cribs, maternity clothes, infant diapers and formula
  • Support groups in maternity homes

Who Is Eligible?

The program is available to any Texas resident who is a U.S. citizen or legal immigrant and is:

  • A pregnant woman
  • The biological father of an unborn child
  • The biological parent of a child 36 months or younger
  • The adoptive parent(s)
  • A program participant who has experienced the loss of a child
  • A parent or legal guardian of a pregnant child who is a program client

How Do I Apply?

Contact a HHS contracted service provider.

Human Coalition
Hotline: 888-818-0862

Texas Pregnancy Care Network
Hotline: 877-345-7734