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.

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The First Three Things You Need to Do When Looking for a New Job

Starting your job search can be overwhelming and exhausting, especially if you’re feeling the pressure of providing for a family or looming bills. These feelings are understandable; this can be a very stressful time.

Though the process looks different for everyone, there are some tried-and-true tips to help you with your search. Continue reading to learn more about these tips and how the providers affiliated with Missouri’s Alternatives to Abortion Program can help you find resources.

    1. Identify your strengths, needs, and motivations.

People seek new jobs for various reasons. Some want to translate their passions into meaningful work, while others need a better income to support their family.

Whatever your motivation, you should begin by identifying your strengths. What areas do you naturally excel in? Do you have any talents you’ve always wanted to use in a job?

Noting these strengths will help you focus on jobs that match your talents and create more fulfillment in your life. You should also consider your needs at this stage and what best fits your current situation.

For example, applying for a technology-related position may be a good fit if you’re knowledgeable about computers and can quickly troubleshoot issues. But commuting to an office may not be the right fit if a remote job would better suit your family’s needs.

2. Reassess what job skills and education you have and need.

While you don’t necessarily need a college degree to find a good job, it helps to identify the skills and experience you require for the field you wish to enter.

For example, if you’re interested in education, you may need a master’s degree in a related field or an MO teaching certification (depending on the school).

Providers affiliated with the Alternatives to Abortion Program can help you with job training and placement. And if you’re working toward your diploma or GED or need other training, other resources are available.

3. Research jobs and determine a good fit.

Securing a good job can take longer than expected, especially when your intended field is very competitive. Patience is crucial during this process.

Online job boards like Indeed or Glassdoor let you create an account and sort positions by field, salary, and more. You may also find jobs through personal connections and inquiring about open positions at businesses or organizations.

When starting this process, compare the skills and experience listed on your resume with what the job requires. You’ll also want to confirm the salary or hourly rate and determine whether that matches your work experience, needs, and more. 

The Alternatives to Abortion providers may also be able to help you build a resume and prepare for interviews.

It’s easy to feel discouraged when searching for a job, but remember that others have been in your shoes. And your worth isn’t determined by your employment status or job.

Learn More Today

Missouri’s Alternatives to Abortion Program has providers that offer short and long-term support to pregnant women. You are eligible for the program if you are a pregnant woman who:

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

Our providers may offer free services to help you find a stable job, care for your child, and more.

Contact us today to get started.

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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