Alternatives to Abortion

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The statewide Alternatives to Abortion program promotes childbirth and provides support services to pregnant women and their families, adoptive parents, and parents who have experienced miscarriage or the loss of a child.

Services include:

  • Counseling, mentoring, educational information and classes on pregnancy, parenting, adoption, life skills and employment readiness.
  • Material assistance, such as car seats, clothing, diapers and formula.
  • Care coordination through referrals to government assistance programs and other social services programs.
  • Call center for information and appointment scheduling.
  • Housing and support services through maternity homes.

Who Is Eligible?

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

  • The biological mother or father of an unborn child.
  • The biological mother or father of a child, for up to three years postpartum.
  • The parent, legal guardian or adult caregiver of a minor who is a program client.
  • A parent who has experienced miscarriage or loss of a child. These clients are eligible to receive counseling, referrals and other relevant services for up to 90 days after the miscarriage or loss.
  • An adoptive parent of a child of any age, for up to two years after adoption finalization.

How Do I Apply?

Contact one of the following HHS contracted service providers serving people statewide:

Austin LifeCare
Call 512-851-1854

Longview Wellness Center
Call 903-758-2610 or 888-811-6648 (toll-free)

The Pregnancy Network
Operated by the Human Coalition
Visit the Pregnancy Network’s website
Call 800-499-4203

Texas Pregnancy Care Network
Visit the Texas Pregnancy Care Network’s website
Call 877-345-7734