We believe that all people should have the resources they need to make the decisions that are best for them and their families.
Want to talk about your options when it comes to pregnancy? Do you need a counselor to speak with? What about other community support?
We want to make sure that you have accesses to the resources you need. We’ve compiled a list of resources to help answer your questions about abortion and to point you to other funding sources, after-care support, and much more.
For Options Counseling, Post-Abortion Talklines, and other Pregnancy Questions:
The National Abortion Federation Hotline answers any questions you may have about abortion, unintended pregnancy, or related issues. The hotline is free, completely anonymous, and offers services to everyone, regardless of their individual situation. Call 1-800-772-9100 to speak with a counselor. Keep calling until you get through.
Backline's free talkline provides nonjudgmental peer counseling about pregnancy options, abortion, adoption, pregnancy loss, and parenting. Call 1-888-493-0092 to speak with a Backline counselor.
Exhale: 1-866-439-4253. Free, confidential, nonjudgemental talk line for people who have had an abortion.
Friends in Adoption: 1-800-982-3678. Toll free number for a pro-choice, licensed, adoption agency that knows that you need to make the best decision for you, whether that be adoption, or parenting, or abortion.
For Financial Assistance Outside the Atlanta, GA Area:
Access Reproductive Care-Southeast works with people in their second trimester who are traveling to Atlanta to receive an abortion.
The National Network of Abortion Funds can help you find a fund if one exists in your area.
Statistics and Medical Facts about Abortion, Birth Control, STDs and Pregnancy
Planned Parenthood has an easily-accessible health library where you can learn about all of these topics and more.
The Alan Guttmacher Institute is a nonprofit organization focused on sexual and reproductive health research, policy analysis and public education.
For Abortion Laws in Your State
The Center for Reproductive Rights uses the law to advance reproductive freedom as a fundamental right that all governments are legally obligated to protect, respect and fulfill.
Support for Abuse
Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN): National Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-800-656-4673. Visit their online hotline at http://online.rainn.org.
The National Domestic Violence Hotline has 24/7, confidential support in over 170 languages. Call at 1-800-799-SAFE(7233) or chat online here. They also include resources for friends and family, legal help, support for your pets, and more.
Housing, Utilities, and Food
The Atlanta Prosperity Campaign provides benefit Screening and Application Assistance Services to determine eligibility for economic support programs such as Medicaid, food stamps (SNAP) and more. They also connect individuals and families to local providers offering services such as affordable housing options, shelters, rent/utility assistance, free to low cost health services, job skills and food/clothing pantries. You can call them at 678-553-6917 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) provides supplemental nutrition assistance to pregnant women, breastfeeding and postpartum mothers and children up to age 5. Take their eligibility assessment here.
United Way 211 provides referrals to a wide variety of community services. Simply pick up your phone and dial 2-1-1 or text your zip code and your need to 898-211. You can also visit their online database of resources.
The Atlanta Housing Authority has information on how to apply for an affordable apartment of your choice in the Atlanta metro area. Visit their website or call 404-892-4700 and choose option 2.
Utility Payment Assistance - click here for information on several different programs in Georgia that can help you pay your utility bills.
The Atlanta-Fulton County Public Library Learning & Career Center has a number of classes including computer courses, GED, ACT, SAT and TOEFL study materials, English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, and adult literacy services.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first place to start if you are looking to get help paying for college.
Federal Pell Grants are awarded to students on the basis of financial need and do not have to be repaid. These grants are considered the foundation of federal financial aid, to which aid from other federal and non-federal sources might be added. To get a Pell Grant, you must fill out a FAFSA.