A Pennsylvania-based pregnancy support organization, Real Alternatives has served thousands of women through its pregnancy resource centers. Real Alternatives recently named Catholic Social Services as its Pennsylvania Service Provider of the Year for the fifth consecutive year. The annual honor recognizes the group that has assisted the highest number of pregnant women in the state.
As part of its service to women with unplanned or crisis pregnancies, Catholic Social Services operates Beautiful Beginnings, a program that has brought mobile pregnancy support services to women in Philadelphia and nearby counties. The program also focuses on supporting those becoming parents for the first time.
Beautiful Beginnings provides these new parents with resources ranging from seminars and workshops on parenting to free diapers. Parents can also take advantage of the program’s counseling services and make connections with other parents through events such as Parent Cafes.
For more information about Beautiful Beginnings and other programs offered by Catholic Social Services to support new mothers and fathers, visit cssphiladelphia.org/prenatal-and-parenting-programs/.