Resources for Expectant Women & Families

This guide is intended to help find free or low-cost resources for expectant women and families and other vulnerable individuals in the New York City metro area and Northern New Jersey.



Hotlines

Suicide/Crisis:

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
800-273-8255

Burlington County Crisis Hotline
856-234-8888

TeenLine (3:30 PM - 9:00 PM EST)
888-375-TEEN (8336)

Crisis Call Center
800-273-8255/ OR Text ANSWER to 839863

The Trevor Project
866-488-7386

Unplanned Pregnancy Help

Options Counseling and Adoption Services
Call: 800-321-5683
Text: 646-306-2586

Domestic Violence: Suicide/Crisis:

RAINN
800-656-4673

National Domestic Violence Hotline
800-799-7233

Suffolk Coalition Against Domestic Violence
631-666-8833

Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk County
631-360-3606

Safe Horizon
800-621-HOPE (4673)

Child Abuse:

Childhelp National Child Abuse Hotline
800-422-4453


New York City Resources

Parenting Support

Healthy Baby and Me

  • The Suffolk County Department of Health Service:

  • Maternal and Infant Community Health Collaborative is a NYSDOH grant funded project designed to improve the health of women ages 12-44 and their families.

  • Services: Baby items, child care, employment services, food pantries, education, health insurance, housing assistance legal services, parenting, pregnancy testing

  • Available in Suffolk County

Newborn Home Visiting Program

  • Through the Newborn Home Visiting Program, health workers will visit your home and can help you with breastfeeding, health information, and safety tips.

  • Services: Parenting support, baby supplies

  • Available in the South Bronx, Brooklyn, Harlem

DWDC: Healthy Families Program

  • This program provides home visiting services about parenting, child development, health care and local community resources by trained family support workers.

  • Services: Parenting support, childcare

  • Available in Manhattan

 

Housing Assistance

Coalition for the Homeless

  • The Coalition for the Homeless is the nation’s oldest advocacy and direct service organization helping homeless men, women and children.

  • Services: Temporary housing assistance

  • Available in Bronx, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Long Island

PATH

  • State-of-the-art and eco-friendly facility that has been specifically sized, staffed, and laid out to meet the demand for homeless services.

  • Services: Temporary housing assistance

  • Available in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Manhattan

Good Counsel Homes

  • Good Counsel is a nationally recognized nonprofit leader and innovator in creating supportive residential care and community-based services for homeless, expectant, and new mothers and their children in the context of the Catholic social tradition.

  • Services: Temporary housing assistance

  • Available in Bronx, Staten Island, Hudson Valley, Westchester

Benefits/WIC

WIC Program: The Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children

  • Services: Nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals, Nutritious food

  • Available in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Long Island, Manhattan

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

  • Helps people with limited income buy food.

  • Services: Food assistance

  • Available in Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Long Island, Westchester, Manhattan, Staten Island

 

Prenatal / Abortion / Pregnancy Confirmation

CHOICES Women’s Medical Center

  • Choices Women’s Medical Center is a woman-owned and operated medical facility serving women in New York City and surrounding areas for over 47 years.

  • Services: Prenatal care, abortion services, GYN

  • Available in Queens (Services all NYC metro area)

Planned Parenthood

  • Services: birth control, abortion services,

  • Available in Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Long Island, Hudson Valley, Westchester, Northern New Jersey

Avail

  • Avail provides free, self-administered pregnancy tests (hCG urine test), which can detect pregnancy hormones ten days after conception and provide results within three to five minutes.

  • Services: free pregnancy tests, free ultrasound exams, male advocates, parenting support, emotional support

  • Available in Manhattan (serves NYC Metro area)

Food Pantries / Food Banks

Food Bank for New York City

  • The city’s largest hunger-relief organization.

  • For NYC employs a multifaceted approach centered on helping low-income New Yorkers overcome their circumstances and achieve greater independence.

  • Services: Soup kitchen, food pantries, SNAP assistance

  • Available in Manhattan, Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, Brooklyn

Food Bank of the Hudson Valley

  • The Food Bank of the Hudson Valley is dedicated to alleviating hunger, while preventing the waste of wholesome food.

  • Services: Food bank

  • Available in Hudson Valley, NY


New Jersey Resources

Parenting Support

Healthy Families

  • A voluntary home-based program designed to support and educate new parents to promote healthy families.

  • Services: TANF, Child development, parenting resources

  • Available in Camden County

Bergen County Office for Children

  • The Office coordinates child care services with a focus on availability, affordability and quality of child care.

  • Parents are assisted with counseling on choosing childcare, referrals to child care providers, and child care subsidies.

  • Services: Child care

  • Available in Bergen County

4Cs of Passaic County

  • Assists families to obtain excellent quality child care that is available, accessible, and affordable.” We are a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit, child care resource and referral organization that administers one of the largest child care financial assistance program in the State of New Jersey.”

  • Services: Child care

  • Available in Northern New Jersey

Baby Supplies

North Porch Women and Infants Centers

  • North Porch will provide diapers, formula, baby food,wipes and toiletry items.

  • Services: Formula, diapers, wipes

  • Available in Newark, Paterson, Dover, Hackettstown, Morristown, and Jersey City

Madonna House Inc.

  • Madonna House is dedicated to serve infants, children and women by providing clothing, juvenile furnishings, toys, infant formula, diapers, small household items and other life necessities to impoverished and needy families

  • Services: Clothing, toys, formula, and diapers

  • Available in Neptune, NJ

 

Housing Assistance

Alternatives, Inc.

  • Alternatives, Inc. provides comprehensive services to individuals/families with special needs to enable them to reach their highest level of independence and integration into the community.

  • Services: Temporary housing, employment assistance

  • Available in Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Union, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean New Jersey

Little Flower Home

  • Little Flower Home provides comfortable private room(s) in shared apartments or shared homes for pregnant women and their children at no cost for women that are in need, or under undue pressure.

  • Services: Temporary housing, baby supplies

  • Available in East Orange, Edison, Elizabeth, Hoboken, Morristown, Paterson, Somerset

Covenant House New Jersey

  • Supportive Housing programs are designed to help ease their transition from homelessness to independence, setting them up for success — and breaking the cycle of homelessness — when they move out on their own.

  • Services: Temporary housing, career development, counseling, medical services

  • Available in Newark, Atlantic City

Benefits/WIC

New Jersey WIC Program

  • The WIC Program is a federally funded Nutrition Program for pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants and children up to 5 years who meet Federal Income Standards (185% income guidelines) and are at nutritional risk.

  • Services: Nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals, Nutritious food

  • Available in Jersey City, Union City, Passaic

 

Additional resources in the Northern New Jersey area can be found here.