The Alternatives to Abortion Program offers services to help women carry their unborn child to term instead of having an abortion. This program also helps support women after making this choice by finding resources to help with caring for a child or by helping women learn more about adoption, if they choose.

Goals of the A2A Program 

The purpose of the Alternatives to Abortion program is to help women carry their pregnancies to term.  

Once women have decided to continue their pregnancies, our programs assist with pregnancy, parenting, and access to necessities.  

The A2A Program works to improve the following for qualified women: 

  • Help pregnant women practice sound health-related behaviors, including the decreased use of tobacco, alcohol, and illegal drugs and increased healthy nutrition. 
  • Give mothers and parents the information and assistance they need to care for their children properly. 
  • Help women and families improve their economic self-sufficiency through education, job training, and acquisition. 

A2A Program Eligibility Requirements

You are eligible if you are a pregnant woman who:

  • Wants to carry your unborn child to term instead of having an abortion;
  • Is a United States resident who lives in Missouri;
  • Makes less than 185% of the federal poverty level based on your latest tax filing.

To get started, enter your zip code to find services and resources near your location on our Resources page.

Additional Public Assistance Programs

Missouri’s A2A Program is one of our many state-sponsored programs. The Missouri Department of Social Services coordinates various programs to provide the following:

  • Food stamps
  • Emergency housing
  • Health care
  • Childcare
  • Child support and welfare services
  • Youth services
  • Work assistance, including training and certification
  • And many other services

Visit the Missouri Department of Social Services website for information regarding other programs.

Meet Our Network of Providers

Alliance for Life
Faith Maternity Care
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
Laclede County Pregnancy Support Center
Nurses for Newborns
Mothers Refuge
Haven of Grace
Lutheran Family and Children Services of Missouri
Bethany Christian Services of Missouri

Do You Have Questions?

If you have questions about the Alternatives to Abortion program, please email


Alternatives to Abortion Program
3705 Missouri Boulevard, 2nd Floor
Jefferson City, MO 65109

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