Our free, on-demand services at clinics in Minneapolis and St. Paul provide help when women, teens and couples need it most. With pregnancy testing and ultrasounds, we meet women, teens and couples at the time of an unexpected pregnancy with the services, education and support they need to make a positive choice. Then we walk with them, through pregnancy and the first two year’s of their child’s life. Prenatal care gives our clients and their children a healthy start, and our suite of personal support services helps them achieve the life they want for themselves and their children. Through education outreach, we help young people at risk make choices that not only avoid an unexpected pregnancy but also help them to build healthy relationships.
- Pregnancy testing
- STD testing
- Medical counseling
Personal Support Services
Prenatal and Parenting Education – In the Pathways program clients receive one-on-one mentoring that combines pregnancy and parenting education with personal goal setting. In this program, clients not only learn how to be the best parents possible but also take concrete steps to achieve the lives they want for themselves and their children. We also offer group workshops for clients to dive deeply in a particular topic with a staff member or community expert. Workshop topics have included financial planning, healthy eating and scream-free parenting.
Dads or partners are encouraged to participate, too. Couples who do the program together earn double Boutique points
Life Coaching – Working with a certified life coach, clients gain clarity to set value-based goals that create a better life for themselves and their children.
Resource Navigation – We help our clients navigate the many additional resources available to them in the community to help them care for their children and achieve their goals.
Material Assistance – Every time a client comes in for personal support services she (or they, if coming as a couple) earns points to shop in the Abria Boutique for baby equipment, diapers, hygiene items, and clothing. All clients also receive a layette to ensure they have the basics to care for their newborn.
LifeEdge Solutions provides classroom-based, workshop, and small group education on sexual health and healthy relationships to students in middle school through college. Reaching students in schools, student groups, and community organizations, we teach them who to build healthy relationships and value the choice of a life-long commitment to another person.