All of our Talkline advocates complete and pass a rigorous 40-hour training in order to be peer-counselors on the Talkline, but the learning doesn't stop there! Continued conversations and support are vital and important for our advocates, as they provide open-hearted space and judgment-free support … [Read more...] about Words Of Wisdom From Our Talkline Mentors
We’re so excited to be welcoming our Summer 2020 interns! This summer will be a unique one, to say the least, and we’re lucky to have these two incredible people on our team as they learn firsthand what on-the-ground reproductive justice looks like during a pandemic. Taylor and Emily will be … [Read more...] about Meet Our Summer 2020 Interns
I've always had mixed feelings about Mother's Day. As a mama myself, pregnant with kiddo #2, I can appreciate a day to celebrate and thank our mothers - I love brunch and homemade cards. But I wonder about dedicating a single day to toasting mothers, when we should be ensuring that their basic needs … [Read more...] about On Mother’s Day, Parents Need More Than Flowers. We Need Lasting Support to Care For Our Families.
Five years ago today, we opened the nation's very first All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center in Bloomington, Indiana. We wanted to demonstrate that it's not only possible, but ideal, to offer support for pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption - all under one roof. In a world dominated by … [Read more...] about All-Options PRC Celebrates 5 Years!
This week I’ve been thinking our fantastic community and wishing so much that we could be gathering together for Fund-A-Thon like we have in past years. Under normal circumstances, this would be one of our most exciting weeks of the year, with events planned throughout Indiana to build … [Read more...] about Here’s To All The Great Fund-A-Thons We’ve Shared
The past two weeks have been so long and overwhelming -- each day and each hour, there is additional news about the novel coronavirus outbreak and what it means for our communities and our daily lives. I hope that you are taking care of yourself as best you can in these difficult … [Read more...] about All-Options Responds to COVID-19
It's our National Engagement Coordinator, Jeana's, workiversary, and we're thrilled to be celebrating the 1-year mark of her creativity for graphic design and social media savvy (among her many other talents) at All-Options! Jeana has been a fantastic addition to our team and we're so grateful for … [Read more...] about It’s Jeana’s 1-Year Workiversary!
Today, we celebrate 15 years of the All-Options Talkline, answering the calls of people across the U.S. and Canada as they navigate some of the most complex decisions, feelings, and experiences of their lives. As you may already know, the All-Options Talkline offers unbiased, judgement-free … [Read more...] about Our Talkline is 15 Years Strong
"If I can't provide enough diapers, my child will get kicked out of daycare." “I often have to choose between paying my electric bill or buying diapers for my baby.” “I ran out of diapers and couldn’t afford more, so I used some old newspapers.” As the Center Manager at All-Options … [Read more...] about Diaper Need and Its Hidden Consequences
Published in the Herald-Times on Monday, September 23, 2019. Diaper need is a crisis affecting 1 in 3 Hoosier families, yet most people are unaware that our neighbors struggle with the hidden consequences of not being able to afford this basic necessity. Every day, I hear from parents about … [Read more...] about Herald-Times Letter to the Editor: Need for diapers is real