A Pennsylvania-based organization that also supports women in Michigan and Indiana, Real Alternatives operates with a Certified Seal of Excellence from the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations. The nonprofit strives to empower women and protect their reproductive health through pregnancy and childcare services that focus on alternative solutions to abortion. Real Alternatives educates women about the risks of abortion and provides them with resources and information on alternatives, such as adoptive services and raising the child themselves. Mothers who plan to keep their children can also receive aid in informing family members and signing up for free parenting classes.
Real Alternatives also administers the Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services Programs in other states to serve women in Michigan and Indiana. Comprised of a regional network of maternity residences, pregnancy support centers, and adoption and social service agencies, the programs helps women with unplanned pregnancies through confidential counseling, free pregnancy tests, temporary shelter, and more. In addition, women can receive guidance with career decisions and education advancement.