Pregnant? Need help?

If you're pregnant and need help with options, Action Life can recommend some crisis pregnancy centres. These organizations can help you by providing free pregnancy tests, someone to talk to, and other support. 



St. Mary's Home

780 l'Eglise Street
Ottawa, ON  K1K 3K7
Offers a full range of programs and services for young pregnant women and their children.
They offer: 
  • A place to stay for young pregnant women 
  • Help to have a healthy pregnancy and birth 
  • Shelter for you and your infant 
  • Support during your pregnancy 
  • Parenting programs, life skills 
  • Support for young parents and their children through the Young Parent Outreach program 
  • Childcare, Schooling, Counseling and Foodbank support

Miriam Centre

2742 St. Joseph Blvd., Suite 030
Orleans, Ontario  K1C 1G5
Offers free and confidential services, someone to talk to, a sister, a friend.
They offer: 
  • Help to women facing a difficult pregnancy 
  • Assistance to new mothers having difficulty adjusting to life as a mother 
  • Help to any person suffering the emotional impact of abortion 
  • A free pregnancy test, practical help and ongoing support, information on adoption services 
  • Help to heal after the loss of a child through abortion, miscarriage or infant death


508 Gladstone st., suite 201A
Ottawa, ON K1R 5P1
Birthright is an emergency pregnancy service with branches worldwide. It is interdemoninational, staffed entirely by volunteers. Birthright exists solely to give loving support to women and girls distressed by their pregnancy, by providing:
  • Free pregnancy testing 
  • Referrals to medical practitioners 
  • Referrals to other community professionals where appropriate 
  • Advocacy before community agencies, such as, schools, welfare office and adoption agencies 
  • Transportation for medical and other care 
  • Maternity clothing and baby layettes 
  • Ongoing supportive friendship, as long as needed or wanted


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Last modified on Wednesday, 24 January 2018 20:33
Published in Alternatives