About Real Alternatives
A Certified Seal of Excellence recipient from the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations, Real Alternatives operates with a mission of providing life-affirming pregnancy support services and parenting support.
Real Alternatives is also a 2004 finalist for the Central Pennsylvania Business Journal's 5th Annual Nonprofit Innovation Award for the development of its statewide, automated program outcome measurement system. Based on the nationally renowned United Way Performance-based Outcome Model, this tool allows the organization to measure counseling outcomes of over 37,000 women a year by 132 pregnancy support centers, maternity homes, adoption agencies, and social services agencies in Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Michigan.
Women who request help from Real Alternatives receive access to a wide variety of pregnancy support and infant care services that include free counseling, pregnancy test kits, and free parenting-skills classes. Counselors offer pregnancy support and help women make a decision regarding abortion alternatives. Furthermore, pregnant women experiencing pressure to undergo an abortion can receive information about their rights.
Additionally, the award-winning Real Alternatives administers the Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services program for Pennsylvania, Indiana, and Michigan. Funded through individual government departments, the programs operate through a statewide network of service providers and offers non-discriminatory services to pregnant and parenting women. Women can receive support by calling 1-888-LIFE-AID.