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.

All Resources

Whole Kids Outreach

LOCATION

62143 Highway 21, Ellington, MO 63638

LANGUAGES

  • English
  • Spanish

Counties Served

Ripley Shannon Stoddard Wayne Butler Carter Dunklin Howell Iron Oregon Reynolds

THE LIST OF SERVICES

Prenatal Care and Ultrasound Services

Need an ultrasound or other prenatal care? Do you have concerns about your pregnancy? A whole network is available to help you throughout your pregnancy.

Access the services available to you as you navigate how to care for your growing pregnancy.

Case Management

When it comes to your future, sometimes you need an advocate. Our network of providers offers case management to help you navigate the next steps on your journey, whether that’s adoption or meeting your other needs.

Find out how the A2A providers can help you as you process your future and seek support for your needs.

Our network of providers has walked with women (and men) in your shoes before and has the resources and support to help you feel confident taking your next steps. Whether you need help with your adoption plan or need help getting back on your feet, these providers are here for you.

Food, Clothing, and Supplies Related to Pregnancy, Newborn Care, and Parenting

Parenting can get expensive, but it doesn’t have to be stressful. Prepare for the arrival of your little one with the material goods you need.

Get the support you need to access food and cover other related costs through our network of providers.

Establishing and Promoting Responsible Paternity

The strongest families that provide the best foundation for a child include both mom and dad. For help encouraging and establishing strong paternal responsibility, reach out to our network of providers.

You can be the dad you always dreamed of with the right support and encouragement. Reach out today.

Adoption Assistance

Whether you are exploring what it would look like to place your child for adoption or need help making your adoption plan, our network of providers can help.

Find the adoption resources available to you so you can proceed with confidence along this path.

Child Care And Infant Care

Becoming a parent can be intimidating, whether you were planning your pregnancy or not. The Alternatives to Abortion Program can help eligible families pay for some childcare co-payments and registration fees.

You have the strength to be a fantastic mother, and we want to help you find the skills and the resources to succeed!

Parenting and childcare resources exist. Support is available through the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE). Find the support you need that’s available through this program, and if your needs aren’t covered by DESE, reach out to our A2A providers.

Domestic Abuse Protection

Are you pregnant? Is your partner making you feel unsafe? Or have you experienced physical, mental, or emotional abuse by your partner? If so, it’s critical to seek support to ensure the safety of you and your baby.

If you’re in immediate danger, remove yourself from the situation and contact the National Domestic Violence Hotline by phone (800-799-SAFE) or text “start” to 88788.

Drug And Alcohol Testing And Treatment

If you struggle with sobriety, now is the time to get clean. Don’t put your or your baby’s life at risk. Help is available.

MoHealthNet and private insurance may be available to assist you in your journey to sobriety. If not, our service providers can help.

Educational Services

Working towards your high school diploma or GED? Need help to receive your diploma or work toward other business or vocational training? Our network of providers can help.

An unplanned pregnancy shouldn’t mean the end of your goals and dreams. Find the support you need today!

Housing and Utilities

Pregnancy and motherhood are stressful enough without worrying about having a place to stay. Emergency housing, no matter why you may need it, is available.

Learn more about how our network of providers can help with your housing needs today.

Job Training and Placement

Forge a secure future for you and your family by developing the skills to pursue employment opportunities. Our network of providers can help with training fees as well as vocational or technical training.

Find the help you need for your future today!

Medical and Mental Health Care

MoHealthNet and private insurance may be available to help with medical and mental health costs associated with your pregnancy. If not, our network of providers can help. Learn how to access the medical care you deserve.

Find medical providers for you and your newborn.

Parenting Skills

Caring for your newborn can seem overwhelming if you have never been responsible for caring for a baby before. Help is available!

Gain the knowledge you need to feel confident in newborn care and parenting.

Transportation

Car troubles, costly repairs, or overall lack of reliable transportation can add stress to anyone, but when your health and the health of your developing baby are at stake, the stress can feel crippling.

Our network of providers are on hand to help cover transportation expenses, whether your vehicle needs repairs or you need to access long-term transportation.

Meet Our Network of Providers

Alliance for Life
Faith Maternity Care
Catholic Charities of Southern Missouri
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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 DFAS.A2APROGRAMS@dss.mo.gov

OUR MAILING ADDRESS IS:

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

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