Where to Find Help When You’re Pregnant and Struggling

You’re pregnant. Only you didn’t anticipate it. How will you afford this baby? How will you adjust your life for this complete 180?

Take heart–you’re not alone. Others have walked this path before you, and still others are ready to step in and help walk this road with you. West Michigan has many resources set up to help you through this stressful time.

Pregnancy Resource Center

SERVICES: Free pregnancy testing, STD counseling and pregnancy options counseling, ultrasounds (with exceptions), referrals for medical care and essential needs.

See complete list of Pregnancy Resource Centers in Michigan HERE to locate one near you.

415 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616.456.6873

Pregnancy Resource Center Material Support

SERVICES: Families in need can get car seats, cribs, diapers, clothing and most baby items, depending on availability.

Call with questions or to ask about a specific item.

2438 28th SW, Wyoming, MI 49519 | 616.261.0014

Alpha Women”s Center

SERVICES: Free pregnancy tests, pregnancy options counseling, one-on-one mentoring, and educational classes including Parenting and Pregnancy Education are offered. Maternity and infant material resources available. Please call to schedule an appointment.

1725 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI 49507 | 616.459.9955

HELP Pregnancy Crisis Aid

SERVICES: Free pregnancy tests, limited ultrasound services, maternity clothing program, baby and personal care items, education regarding health, child care and child development.

705 Bridge St NW, Grand Rapids, MI 49503 | 616.459.9139

Housing for Unwed Pregnant Mothers

SERVICES: Unwed mothers, first pregnancy, must be at least 18-years old and up. Provide housing during pregnancy and up to 6 months afterwards for Kent and Ottawa County residents.

Located in Allendale, MI | 616.895.8336

Maternal Infant Health Program


SERVICES: Free for pregnant women and families with infants. Home visits before and after baby is born, health and parenting education, counseling, service coordination, and referral. Payment and arrangements for transportation included.

616.632.7058

Medicaid Enrollment for Pregnant Women

SERVICES: Free service to help pregnant women without insurance to enroll in Medicaid. Available by appointment only at the Fuller Clinic.

700 Fuller NE | 616.632.7058

WIC

SERVICES:Free nutrition program for pregnant and breastfeeding women and children up to age five. Provides coupons for nutritious foods, education, and immunization. Income and health guidelines determine eligibility.

Available at all Kent County Public Health Clinics

616.632.7200

Baby Pantries

SERVICES: Offer a selection of new and gently used items for infant and toddler care at no cost. The Baby Pantries are open to anyone who is financially responsible for a young child up to 5 years of age.

Grand Rapids Baby Pantry
303 Division Ave S, Grand Rapids, MI | 616.454.4110

Muskegon Baby Pantry
1095 Third St, Muskegon, MI | 231.726.5341

The House of H.O.A.P.

SERVICES: Long-term transitional housing to young mothers and mothers-to-be, ages 16-24 and their child(ren) up to age 4. Nurturing environment, case management, transportation, advocacy, support groups, hands-on parenting & life skills.

(304) 804-HOAP | [email protected]

Teen MOPS

SERVICES: Twice a month meetings in a faith-based, supportive, nonjudgmental environment where teen moms can come together for mentoring and encouragement.

Visit the MOPS website to find a group near you

Breakfast with Baby

SERVICES:Support for expectant moms 7+ months pregnant and new moms with babies to 12 months old. The program offers a breakfast and assistance with basic needs.

Central Wesleyan Church
446 West 40th St, Holland, MI | 616.395.3085

New Community and 4th Reformed Church
Corner of 15th St and Washington Blvd, Holland, MI | 616.392.2590

Faith Reformed Church
220 W. Central Ave, Zeeland, MI | 616.772.2427

Lighthouse Community Church
5947 Lake Michigan Dr, Allendale, MI | 616.895.4349

Love INC


SERVICES: A ministry to provide parents in need with quality baby items from diapers to cribs. Love INC has several campuses, so visit their website to find a location near you.

3300 Van Buren, Hudsonville, MI, 49426 | 616.662.3300 | [email protected]

 

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