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Since 1988, Choices has learned a lot about what is helpful – and what is unhelpful for pregnant and parenting folks in crisis. The perspective guiding our care, and reflected in our name, is that we are all created with the ability to make choices - we do not get to make decisions for others. We listen. We ask clarifying questions, inform about resources, provide what we're able, and seek to build a genuine relationship that has been proven as a key element in strengthening individuals and families. 

 

"Twelve guests.

Each with their own stories, fears, anxieties, needs.

Mamas, daddies, grandma, little ones.

Emotional support.

Emergency groceries.

Emergency baby needs.

Learning about pregnancy.

Learning to live with houselessness.

Recognizing that partner abuse is your reality.

Just the first two hours at Choices today."

 

So many are grateful for the village that has come together to make Choices a place of refuge and hope. 

Choices serves pregnant and parenting folks in crisis, but the outcome serves us all: the healthier our families, the healthier our communities. 

Services include: 24/7 HELPline, emotional and personal support, adoption support, grandparenting support, parenting guidance and support through our Earn While You Learn parenting program, meeting with an advocate to discuss life challenges in a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental setting.

Baby Bucks are used in our on-site store (exclusive to our clients/guests) so parents and other family members can shop for baby essentials, such as diapers, wipes, car seats, clothing, blankets, and more.

In 2015, we had over 807 visits, often including one or more high-risk stressors contributing to pregnancy and parenting challenges: addiction, mental health, domestic and partner violence, sexual trauma, and loss of economic resources.

Siskiyou county is the 14th most economically stressed county in the nation. Hopelessness abounds. We need one another, and Choices is committed to being present to relieve needs that restore life.  

Non-Profit Forms: 501c3, 990


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