Positive Alternatives Locations

Positive Alternatives Locations

Services vary by location. Click a location on the map or a listed city to get details for that location.

* Note: The services listed are not all grant funded.

Minnesota interactive map showing positive alternative locations. Alexandria Morris Sauk Centre Roseau Thief River Falls Detroit Lakes Duluth Fergus Falls Redwood Falls New Ulm Worthington Coon Rapids Forest Lake Fairmont Mankato Minneapolis Roseville St. Paul West St. Paul Apple Valley Faribault Owatonna Rochester Winona Austin

Cities:  Alexandria | Apple Valley | Austin | Coon Rapids | Detroit Lakes | Duluth | Fairmont | Faribault | Fergus Falls | Forest Lake | Mankato | Minneapolis | Morris | New Ulm | Owatonna | Redwood Falls | Rochester | Roseau | Roseville | Sauk Centre | St. Paul | Thief River Falls | West St. Paul | Winona | Worthington

 

Alexandria

Agency Name and Contact Information Life Connections
1309 Highway 29 N, Suite 102
Alexandria, MN 56308
320-762-1224
Map of: 1309 Highway 29 N, 56308
Services Provided *

Life Connections provides a confidential, compassionate, and non-judgmental setting for anyone facing an unexpected pregnancy or with parenting concerns.  We have free, on-site pregnancy testing, maternity clothing, and infant supplies (diapers, clothes, blankets, formula, etc.). You are not required to take classes to receive our services, although we DO have an amazing education program! We offer life coaching and CPR/First Aid training from certified staff, as well as parenting and pregnancy education on a multitude of topics. There are four certified car seat technicians who can answer car seat questions or help qualified clients receive a free car seat. We have a safe sleep program, helping clients obtain free pack and plays/cribs. Life Connections provides emergency financial assistance to qualifying families through our HeartBEATS program. We can also connect you with many community agencies and programs.

All our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL, and we are available to those of all income levels. We serve people from any county. Spanish interpreters are available. Please call 320-762-1224 for hours. Life Connections is here to help--because LIFE matters!

Apple Valley

Agency Name and Contact Information Pregnancy Choices LifeCare Center
15010 Glazier Ave, Suite 104
Apple Valley, MN 55124
952-997-2229
Map of: 15010 Glazier Avenue, 55124
Services Provided * FREE and confidential services by certified life coaches helping you create a path forward based on your values. Pregnancy testing, 1st trimester non-diagnostic ultrasounds, STI testing. Clients in our 8-week Baby and Me! Program also have access to our Hatch-Life group program (with a licensed clinical social worker) addressing common issues for prenatal and postpartum mood difficulties, adjustment to motherhood roles and responsibilities, chair massage, 3-6 visits with a medical doctor and/or chiropractor, and a fatherhood program for partners. Through our incentive learning clients can earn from the following list: cribs, pack-n-plays, car seats/stroller, new and gently used clothing, diapers and baby items. We have a Spanish-speaking life coach for all services M-W-Th-F (Se habla espanol). We are able to help with emergency financial assistance as a Cradle of Hope authorized site. Email: info@mypregnancychoices.com

Austin

Agency Name and Contact Information Catholic Charities
Austin 430 10th St NE
Austin, MN 55912
507-433-3062
Map of: 430 10th St. NE, 55912
Services Provided *

Catholic Charities is available to take your call 24/7 at 800-222-5859. We offer free, confidential support to those who are pregnant. We help women and men thoughtfully decide between either parenting or adoption so they can confidently pursue the best plan for themselves and their babies. We provide financial assistance for rent or utilities, free baby items, parenting groups and education, financial literacy education, pregnancy counseling and adoption planning and placement. Our services to new and expectant parents are free, and we serve people of all faiths!


Agency Name and Contact Information Southern Minnesota Women's Center/Rachel's Hope
Austin 808 W. Oakland Av
Austin, MN 55912
Office: 507-437-7595, 24 Hour Helpline: 507-481-6726
Map of: 808 W. Oakland Avenue
Services Provided *

Rachel's Hope/Southern Minnesota Women's Center is a pregnancy and family resource center that provides non-judgmental, free, private, and confidential services to residents in Mower County and the surrounding areas. We offer free pregnancy tests, pregnancy options counseling, pregnancy and parenting education, mentoring, case management, emotional support, referrals, life skills education, safe sleep options and emergency financial support as a Cradle of Hope partner site, limited food shelf, supplemental formula program, incentive program (Earn While You Learn) including clothing, diapers, toiletries, and more, feminine and oral hygiene products, Positive Alternatives program, post-abortion support, and more. We also offer Spanish, Karen, Karenni, and Burmese interpreters.

Coon Rapids

Agency Name and Contact Information Epiphany Caring for Life
1900 111th Ave NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
612-803-2225
Map of: 1900 111th Avenue NW, 55433
Services Provided * Pregnancy support services available through 24 hour hotline. Pregnancy information and referrals to local social service resources. Client Services Advocate available to assist you. Maternity and baby clothing closet. Infant car seats, pack n' plays, high chairs and other baby equipment. Diapers, blankets, and infant supplies. Baby food, formula and miscarriage support. Mentor/Companion program for mothers in need. All services are free and confidential.

Detroit Lakes

Agency Name and Contact Information Health Resources LifeCare Center, Detroit Lakes
904 Lake Ave
Detroit Lakes, MN 56501
218-844-8822
Map of: 904 Lake Avenue, 56501
Services Provided * Pregnancy testing, STI Testing & Treatment, Ultrasound (first trimester), Post-abortion support, Treasure for Life incentive program, Confidential lay counseling, Community Referrals & Resources. All our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

Duluth

Agency Name and Contact Information Guiding Star Women’s Center (dba Star of the North Maternity Home)
Duluth, MN 55811
218-490-6565
218-461-0564
Services Provided * Star of the North Maternity Home is a residential program that provides supportive services to mothers ages 21+ who are pregnant or with an infant needing housing and a program for up to 18 months, with the primary goal of moving them towards economic self-sufficiency through pursuing school or work. Other services include basic needs; transportation to medical and dental appointments; access to pregnancy care classes, parenting classes, nutritional support; mentoring activities are provided free of charge. Residents stay through pregnancy and may (place for adoption or) parent their babies at Star of the North Maternity Home during the early months after birth. They agree in writing to work in the program and to uphold standards conducive to learning and personal growth. Supportive services are also provided to the mothers after they go through the graduation phase and leave the program.

Fairmont

Agency Name and Contact Information Options Pregnancy Center
322 E. Blue Earth Ave
Fairmont, MN 56031
507-238-2330
Map of: 322 E. Blue Earth Ave., 56031
Services Provided * Free pregnancy tests; Sexual Wellness/Lifestyle Peer Counseling; Information/Education - pregnancy, prenatal, abortion and alternatives; Parenting Program Education and Support for pregnant clients; Client Advocate services; Sleep Safety Crib Program - opportunity for first time moms to earn a new crib; Incentive Program - earn new items for baby as you learn about parenting; Job Readiness Program; Material Gifts - maternity clothes, baby/toddler clothes, infant furnishings and supplies; Community referrals.

Faribault

Agency Name and Contact Information Pregnancy Options Life-Care Center
18 2nd St NW
Faribault, MN 55021
507-332-7644
Map of: 18 2nd Street NW, 55021
Services Provided * Pregnancy testing/ counseling by trained volunteers; education on adoption, fetal development, abortion risks and procedures. Free initial ultrasound and STI testing. Referrals and assistance provided by Client Services Manager to pregnant clients in housing, jobs, medical assistance, financial assistance, childcare, and education. Incentive program to earn baby items.

Fergus Falls

Agency Name and Contact Information Health Resources LifeCare Center, Fergus Falls
126 E. Lincoln Ave
Fergus Falls, MN 56537
218-736-6050
Map of: 126 E. Lincoln Ave, 56537
Services Provided *

Pregnancy Testing, STI Testing & Treatment, Limited Obstetrical Ultrasounds, Prenatal Vitamins, Lactation Counseling, Baby Bistro (Breastfeeding support group), Post-abortion support, Parenting & Pregnancy Classes where you can earn points to purchase items in our Baby Boutique (diapers, wipes, formula, clothing, etc.), Life Coaching, Community Referrals & Resources. All our services are FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

Forest Lake

Agency Name and Contact Information Lakes LifeCare Center
840 West Broadway Ave, Suite 100
Forest Lake, MN 55025
651-464-4340
Map of: 840 West Broadway Avenue, 55025
Services Provided * We offer pregnancy tests, STI testing and treatment, limited obstetrical ultrasounds, prenatal and parenting education classes, fathers mentoring program, lay counseling, material support and assistance with needed referrals. Our education program gives women and families a chance to earn points by participating in this program. These points can then be used to obtain needed baby and maternity items. All our services are confidential and free of charge.

Mankato

Agency Name and Contact Information Catholic Charities Mankato
101 North 2nd St, Suite 106
Mankato, MN 56001
507-387-5586
Map of: 101 North 2nd Street, 56001
Services Provided *

Catholic Charities is available to take your call 24/7 at 800-222-5859. We offer free, confidential support to those who are pregnant. We help women and men thoughtfully decide between either parenting or adoption so they can confidently pursue the best plan for themselves and their babies. We provide financial assistance for rent or utilities, free baby items, parenting groups and education, financial literacy education, pregnancy counseling and adoption planning and placement. Our services to new and expectant parents are free, and we serve people of all faiths!

Minneapolis

Agency Name and Contact Information Division of Indian Works
1001 East Lake Street
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-722-8722
Map of: 1001 East Lake Street
Services Provided *

The Division of Indian Work (DIW) has been a key contributor to the Native community for more than 66 years. Our mission is to support and strengthen urban American Indian people through culturally based education, traditional healing approaches, and leadership development. We achieve this by focusing on community and delivering programs and services directly or in partnership with other organizations. Our vision is American Indian communities that build upon inherent strengths and create safe, healthy, and nurturing environments in which everyone thrives. General Division of Indian Work contact information is: info@diw-mn.org


Agency Name and Contact Information Ostara Initiative – Minnesota Prison Doula Project
PO Box 18603
Minneapolis, MN 55418
612-440-9682
Services Provided *

Doula services, prenatal education, parenting education and mentoring for justice involved pregnant and parenting people. Services offered inside correctional facilities and in the community. Care packages that include personal hygiene supplies, prenatal vitamins, healthy foods and/or lactation support items provided to pregnant and postpartum participants upon release from a correctional facility. To make a referral go to the Minnesota Prison Doula Project referral form.


Agency Name and Contact Information Tandem
4105 Chicago Ave
Minneapolis, MN 55407
612-823-0301
Map of: 4105 Chicago Ave., 55407
Services Provided * Pregnancy Tests, STI Testing, Prenatal Care and Limited OB Ultrasound, Counseling/Therapy, Support Groups, Mentoring, Parenting and Life Skills Education Classes, Car seats and Sleep Safety, Breastfeeding and Birthing Classes, Material Assistance (Clothes/Diapers/ Baby Equipment). Resources/Referrals for: Housing, Childcare, Employment, Rental Assistance grants.

Morris

Agency Name and Contact Information Options for Women Morris
615 Atlantic Ave
Morris, MN 56267
320-589-0300
Map of: 615 Atlantic Ave, 56267
Services Provided * Pregnancy tests; Parenting, Pregnancy, Life Skills & Toddler education with incentive program. Fatherhood program. Education on adoption, fetal development, abortion risks & procedures. Car seats with education program & installation education by certified technicians. Maternity clothing, baby clothing & other material support. Cradle of Hope crib site providing Pack and Play with Safe sleep education. Referrals & assistance provided to clients in housing, jobs, medical assistance, financial assistance, childcare and education. Incentive programs to earn baby items. Spanish available. All services provided are FREE & CONFIDENTIAL.

New Ulm

Agency Name and Contact Information First Choice Pregnancy Services
1223 South Broadway St
PO Box 742
New Ulm, MN 56073
507-359-9800
Map of: 1223 South Broadway Street, 56073
Services Provided * Pregnancy testing/counseling; Pregnancy verification to qualify for Medical Assistance; Limited ultrasounds; Education on adoption, fetal development, abortion risks and procedures, prenatal care, and parenting; Earn While You Learn incentive program for earning cribs, car seats, and other baby items; Maternity clothes; Post-abortion support and counseling; Referrals to community resources; Healthy Relationship and Abstinence education. ALL OF OUR SERVICES ARE FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL.

Owatonna

Agency Name and Contact Information Catholic Charities Owatonna
577 State Ave
Owatonna, MN 55060
507-455-2008
Map of: 577 State Ave., 55060
Services Provided *

Catholic Charities is available to take your call 24/7 at 800-222-5859. We offer free, confidential support to those who are pregnant. We help women and men thoughtfully decide between either parenting or adoption so they can confidently pursue the best plan for themselves and their babies. We provide financial assistance for rent or utilities, free baby items, parenting groups and education, financial literacy education, pregnancy counseling and adoption planning and placement. Our services to new and expectant parents are free, and we serve people of all faiths!

Redwood Falls

Agency Name and Contact Information Choices Pregnancy Center
231 E Second St
Redwood Falls, MN 56283
507-637-2534
Map of: 231 E. Second St, 56283
Services Provided * Choices Pregnancy Center provides free pregnancy tests; education and consultation on pregnancy decisions; Earn While You Learn incentive parenting program; Sexual Risk Avoidance and relationship education; STD information; adoption information and referrals; speakers on related topics; referrals to other community resources.

Rochester

Agency Name and Contact Information Catholic Charities Rochester
903 West Center St, Suite 220
Rochester, MN 55902
507-287-2047
Map of: 903 West Center Street, 55902
Services Provided *

Catholic Charities is available to take your call 24/7 at 800-222-5859. We offer free, confidential support to those who are pregnant. We help women and men thoughtfully decide between either parenting or adoption so they can confidently pursue the best plan for themselves and their babies. We provide financial assistance for rent or utilities, free baby items, parenting groups and education, financial literacy education, pregnancy counseling and adoption planning and placement. Our services to new and expectant parents are free, and we serve people of all faiths!


Agency Name and Contact Information Emergency Pregnancy Services of Rochester (dba Birthright of Rochester)
830 South Broadway
Rochester, MN 55904
507-288-9374
24hr hotline: 800-550-4900
Map of: 830 South Broadway, 55904
Services Provided * Birthright, also known by the legal name Emergency Pregnancy Service of Rochester, offers kindness, compassion, and support to women wondering if they are pregnant, to pregnant women, and to parenting moms/families in need. All services are free and confidential; no judgement, no pressure. Birthright offers free pregnancy testing, however we are not a clinic or medical provider. Birthright also accepts donations of gently used and new infant and maternity clothes; offered free to clients in need. In addition, Birthright has an emergency supply of diapers, wipes, and baby wash for moms/parents struggling to meet their baby's hygiene needs. Through community donations, Birthright offers layette gift bags for mothers of newborns. A Birthright advisor meets with every client to assess their needs and offer guidance. Referrals are provided to community agencies that may help in meeting client's needs and/or addressing concerns. Educational material is available. Walk-In office hours are offered; no appointment needed. For a list of Walk-In hours, call the office at 507-288-9374 and listen to the recorded message. Our office is located just off South Broadway in Soldiers Field Plaza (across from Soldiers Field Park) in downtown Rochester; easily accessible by bus, and parking is free. Birthright has been helping women in southeastern Minnesota since 1970.

Roseau

Agency Name and Contact Information North Region Pregnancy Care Center
1307 Third St NE, Suite 101
Roseau, MN 56751
218-463-0580
Map of: 1307 Third St. NE, 56751
Services Provided * Free Pregnancy Tests while you wait; pregnancy information; pre-natal and parenting education; incentive program; transportation; life skills training; material items; emotional support; information on abortion risks; post-abortion grief support. We offer support & referrals for medical, housing, adoption, job assistance. Appointments helpful but not necessary.

Roseville

Agency Name and Contact Information Cradle of Hope
1970 Oakcrest Av, Suite 104
Roseville, MN 55113
651-636-0637
Map of: 1970 Oakcrest Avenue, 55113
Services Provided * Cradle of Hope provides financial and material assistance to pregnant women and to infants up to four months old. Grant program funds cribs and rent assistance. We will consider all applications where the financial crisis is caused by pregnancy or by expenses related to childbirth. To find the nearest application site, call the Cradle of Hope office.

Sauk Centre

Agency Name and Contact Information Options for Women
1225 Timberlane Drive, Suite 5
Sauk Centre, MN 56378
320-351-4025
Map of: 1225 Timberlane Drive, 56378
Services Provided * Options for Women has been offering assistance to pregnant women and women with babies and young children since 2004. We offer free pregnancy testing, free ultrasounds and lay counseling. We also offer the very popular Earn While You Learn incentive program (in English and Spanish) where mothers of babies and young children can earn points for diapers, wipes, new baby clothes and cribs. We also have used baby clothes, maternity clothing, baby food and formula. We are a Cradle of Hope site. We offer referrals for local social services and medical resources.

St. Paul

Agency Name and Contact Information Face to Face Health and Counseling Services, Inc.
1165 Arcade St
St. Paul, MN 55106
651-772-5555
Map of: 1165 Arcade St, 55106
Services Provided * Certified site providing Centering Pregnancy® Prenatal Care, which combines prenatal care, education, and support in a visit with your medical provider, case manager, and other young women who will deliver at about the same time as you (Centering Healthcare Institute). Face to Face is an adolescent clinic (ages 11-24) offering prenatal medical care, case management services, postpartum support, child & teen checkups, school & sports physicals, sexually transmitted infection testing and treatment, family planning, pregnancy testing, and treatment for minor illness/injury. Face to Face also offers mental health counseling and support groups, insurance assistance through a registered MNSure Navigator, and referrals to other community agencies as needed. They also run SafeZone, a drop-in center for homeless youth.

Agency Name and Contact Information Options for Women East
891 White Bear Ave
St. Paul, MN 55106
651-776-2328
Map of: 891 White Bear Avenue, 55106
Services Provided * Offers free and confidential services including the following; Medical Services: Pregnancy tests (results while you wait), Sexually Transmitted Infection Testing and Treatment, Ultrasounds, Pregnancy Confirmation (proof of pregnancy) available to qualify for Medical Assistance; Prenatal vitamins, options education, and nurse consultation and prenatal care. Education: Our Prenatal/ Parenting Education Program offer opportunities for pregnant women and their families to learn about pregnancy and parenting in either a classroom or individual setting. Participants earn points which can be turned in for baby items such as; baby clothes, diapers, formula, strollers, highchairs and bouncers. Support Services: Information on parenting, adoption, alternatives to abortion; medical assistance applications; Pac n Play (crib) applications, referrals for housing, education, employment, child care, WIC.

Agency Name and Contact Information Philomena House
St. Paul, MN
651-334-5913
612-845-1241
Services Provided * Philomena House is a residence for homeless expectant mothers, staffed by volunteers and providing an informal educational program aimed at independent living. Homeless expectant mothers without other children or pets are invited to call for an interview. Guests stay through pregnancy and may (place for adoption or) parent their babies at Philomena House during the early months after birth. They agree in writing to standards conducive to learning and personal growth. An experienced volunteer mentor accompanies each guest during her stay in making a parenting plan for her baby. Mothers who plan for parenting are provided with parenting education. Mothers considering adoption are assisted by the staff through the process. All guests are provided pregnancy education. A follow-up procedure is maintained once the guest leaves. There is no charge for rent or any services provided.

Thief River Falls

Agency Name and Contact Information LifeCare Center of Thief River Falls
204 LaBree Ave N
P.O. Box 972
Thief River Falls, MN 56701
218-681-1279
24 Hour Hotline: 218-689-5454
Map of: 204 LaBree Ave. N., 56701
Services Provided * The LifeCare Center of Thief River Falls offers positive alternatives to abortion through prenatal education and parenting education, a materials incentive program including cribs and diapers, assistance with gas vouchers, nutrition and CPR on-site classes, on-site limited ultrasounds, guidance to and through adoption referral and other referral services, abstinence education, and post-abortion care.

West St. Paul

Agency Name and Contact Information Wakota LifeCare Center
1140 Robert St S
West St. Paul, MN 55118
651-457-1195
Map of: 1140 Robert St. S, 55118
Services Provided * Open Monday - Friday from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. We offer free pregnancy counseling/testing and ultrasounds. Pregnancy verification (proof of pregnancy) available to qualify for Medical Assistance at no charge. Social services for pregnant women and families with children (infant to age 2), including referrals for Prenatal Care, Housing, Food, and other community resources. Free diapers, free clothing from newborn to size 2T, free maternity clothing, free baby equipment and supplies. We offer Pack-N-Plays and financial assistance (through Cradle of Hope).

Winona

Agency Name and Contact Information Catholic Charities, Diocese of Winona
111 Market St, Suite 102
Winona, MN 55987
507-454-2270
Map of: 111 Market St., 55987
Services Provided *

Catholic Charities is available to take your call 24/7 at 800-222-5859. We offer free, confidential support to those who are pregnant. We help women and men thoughtfully decide between either parenting or adoption so they can confidently pursue the best plan for themselves and their babies. We provide financial assistance for rent or utilities, free baby items, parenting groups and education, financial literacy education, pregnancy counseling and adoption planning and placement. Our services to new and expectant parents are free, and we serve people of all faiths!

Worthington

Agency Name and Contact Information Helping Hand Pregnancy Center, Inc.
910 3rd Ave
Worthington, MN 56187
507-372-2111
Map of: 910 3rd Avenue, 56187
Services Provided * Free, accurate, caring, and confidential services since 1990; personal advocacy for your health, happiness, and well-being. All services available in English and Spanish; pregnancy testing; pregnancy and parenting options discussions; weekly Pregnancy and Parenting Education, and "Build a Stable Family" classes until the baby's first birthday. Incentive program to earn maternity clothes, baby clothes, diapers, infant supplies, cribs, pack n plays, car seats, strollers, etc.; referrals to local physical, mental, social and spiritual health services; off-site group and private educational programs.
Updated Monday, 21-Jun-2021 16:40:53 CDT