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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What Educational Services Are Available to Me?

Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.” Education changes the lives of everyone for generations to come. 

We understand that attending classes while raising children or preparing an adoption plan can be difficult. But we also know the value of continued learning. At Missouri Alternatives to Abortion (A2A), we want to help you succeed, and that starts with a solid education.

If you are pregnant and interested in receiving a high school diploma or equivalent, business, vocational, or technical training, or apprenticeship or certificate, the providers in the Missouri Alternatives to Abortion program and other DSS programs may be able to assist you. You may also qualify for having your college application and entry test fees covered and receive the help you need to negotiate with your college to resolve any unpaid fees, excluding student loans.

Who Qualifies for These Services?

You may be eligible for the Missouri Alternatives to Abortion Program if you are a pregnant woman who:

  • Wants to carry her child to term instead of having an abortion
  • Are a United States citizen who lives in Missouri
  • Make less than 185% of the federal poverty level based on your latest tax filing

If you qualify, there are many opportunities for education, job training, and preparation.

How Can You Help Me Complete School?

We understand getting your high school diploma, continuing education, or learning a trade takes time. You may have other concerns, like childcare or transportation, that keep you from pursuing your education. 

If you meet the A2A assistance requirements, we can put you in touch with those DSS programs who provide the following help:

  • Transportation
  • Childcare
  • Education & short-term training
  • Resume development & interview skills
  • Finding a job

Learn More About Our Program

For more information about the Missouri Alternatives to Abortion Program, please email We’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.

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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