We exist to go beyond the politics of pregnancy to serve women and men facing pregnancy decisions by offering education and resources that empower an informed choice.
We are a non-profit organization with a relational goal – to see those facing a pregnancy decision receive love, care and support. A crisis pregnancy doesn’t always mean a pregnant teen, as some would suspect. Our current client base includes parents who have been laid off, separated or divorced after giving birth, as well as including a grandmother who became an instant parent when the hospital informed her that her daughter would not be able to take the child home (the other choice was foster care).
APHC provides pregnancy tests and verification, education about the pregnancy choices of parenting, adoption and abortion. Referrals are provided to local community agencies. The biggest area of service is in support of families who are struggling with economic and life skill issues.
For the past 40 years, the national conversation surrounding pregnancy has been primarily approached through the lens of politics.
Pregnancy is no longer viewed as a personal affair to be addressed by individuals, families, and communities. Today, it is a divisive social issue. The focus of care and concern has greatly shifted away from the needs of pregnant women and onto the protection of an agenda and the pursuit of an ideological victory.
We believe that pregnancy must be reclaimed from the political stage and the responsibility of women’s care returned to communities, families, and professional, nonpolitical agencies. The American Medical Association states that:
“The patient’s right of self-decision can be effectively exercised only if the patient possesses enough information to enable an informed choice.”
And because we believe that women are capable of self-decision, we provide information on all three legal options (parenting, abortion, and adoption), in an environment that won’t manipulate them towards a specific outcome, with staff that will love them, in a safe and confidential setting.
We believe that women’s stories don’t end with a pregnancy decision and that only relationship can truly transcend the confusion, complexity, and controversy often surrounding pregnancy. We recognize that the power of simple compassion and love in the midst of a culture that is bursting with tensions and unrest is an oasis to a generation being politically courted and relationally ignored.
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The Amador Pregnancy Help Center was organized as a 501(c)(3) non-profit in June of 1988. For the first 23 years, the center was run completely by a dedicated core of volunteers and Board members.
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