What is a crisis pregnancy?
A pregnancy can become a crisis when it is unplanned or is complicated by school or career pressures, family tensions, strained relationships, financial needs, or health concerns. In some cases, the crisis arrives partway through the pregnancy.
What types of services are provided?
Peer counselling for pregnancy options and after-abortion support, pregnancy tests, abstinence education, referrals to community resources, educational material, and ongoing emotional support. We offer practical support through free diapers, and maternity and baby clothing. Also, new in 2018, we have volunteers willing to do your laundry, clean your kitchen, your bathroom, and your floors (Help @ Home)!
Do I need to make an appointment?
Appointments are not necessary.
Is there a cost for an appointment?
All our services are free.
Who will I talk to at the centre?
The centre is staffed with trained peer counsellors who have experience dealing with unplanned pregnancies and with grief support. You do not need to face this alone!
Do you refer or perform abortions?
We are not a medical facility. We do not refer for birth control, termination, or medical procedures. We are able to provide you with accurate information with regards to all the options that are available to help you make an informed choice, and then to walk with you through the process.
Do I need to show my health card at the centre?
No, you do not need to show your health card.
What is post abortion stress?
Most women feel relief right after their abortion; however, emotions do "catch up" with many women months, or even years, later. Previous clients have expressed that they wish they could go back and "undo" the abortion. Some women experience feelings of guilt, anxiety, and depression. Others have thoughts of suicide, re-experiencing the abortion, fear of not being able to get pregnant again. For some the result is survival guilt, eating disorders, or alcohol/drug abuse. Each person's journey is unique and we are here to help you on yours. If your situation requires it, we will help you connect with licensed counsellors or medical professionals.