(Photo Above – Alyssa with Son Andres and Staff at Monica's House | Photo Credit – Dexter Malicay)
The services offered at Aid for Women require substantial financial and material resources. Please consider providing your support, at any level, so we may continue to empower women to choose life for their unborn babies and provide them with safe and nurturing homes.
Donate monthly, quarterly or annually, see if your employer has a matching gift program, or give gifts of appreciated stock. Please also consider our Promise for Life initiative.
Your group may also consider taking up an annual collection by participating in our baby bottle fundraiser. Empty baby bottles are distributed and then returned filled with monetary donations to Aid for Women.
Donate grocery, gas and department store gift cards. Help stock our pantries, fill the house van gas tank or help residents purchase personal items, such as clothes and toiletries. See Gift Cards page
Provide a week’s worth of groceries for the mothers and babies at Heather’s House. pdf See Heather’s House grocery list (450 KB)
A baby item drive will provide mothers with new baby clothing and other items so they and their babies can be off to a good start.
Many items are needed on both an ongoing and one-time basis at our pregnancy centers and residential programs. See Wish List page
Help us spread the word about Aid for Women by adding an insert in your group’s newsletter, church bulletin, event program or by posting a link on your group website.
Volunteers are the heart and core of Aid for Women! Many volunteer opportunities are available for groups and individuals at our centers and residential programs. See Volunteer page
Please pray for our clients and their families, that they may witness the peace, strength and guidance of God’s love and choose life for their unborn babies instead of abortion. We invite you to join us for Mass and to submit your online prayer requests. See Mass-Prayer page
Aid for Women is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization funded by tax-deductible gifts from private contributors. Aid for Women accepts no government funding to operate our pregnancy centers and residential programs. Doing so would limit our services and ability to provide spiritual guidance in our mission to promote life. Your voluntary contributions, not your tax dollars, support these women and their babies.
(Photo Above – Tatianna with Daughter Michelle at Monica's House | Photo Credit – Dexter Malicay)
The following new items are needed for our moms and babies at our pregnancy care centers and residential programs:
The following household items are needed for our moms and children who live at our homes:
Please consider donating e-cards and gift cards or holding a gift card drive with your church group, workplace or other organization. Your efforts will help stock our pantries, fill the house van gas tank and help residents purchase personal items, such as clothes and toiletries, for themselves and their children. All dollar increments are welcome. Below is a list of suggested stores:
Gift cards may be sent to our downtown office: Aid for Women, 8 S. Michigan Ave., Suite 1418, Chicago, IL, 60603, Attention: Gift Card Program
Aid for Women was founded in 1978 to provide individuals with the resources they need, both emotional and material, to choose life for their unborn babies. Following the example set by Saint John Paul II, we have made his words our own:
“You are called to stand up for life! To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, including the lives of unborn babies, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations. You are called to work and pray against abortion.”
As Aid for Women celebrates forty years of life-saving work, we recommit to ensure that this vital work continues for many years to come, and that we continue to provide the very best services to women in unexpected and difficult pregnancy situations and their children. Each year, Aid for Women helps thousands of women through our crisis helpline, our pregnancy care centers and our residential programs. Now, we feel called to do more to help those in need of our compassionate help.
Our goal is to raise one million dollars for an expansion of our crisis counseling and our residential services and to grow our endowment fund.
We have long recognized that the most urgent need for a pregnant woman who is considering her options is safe housing. At Heather’s House, we provide more than just a place to stay. We provide help with parenting skills, education, life skills, healing and spirituality. The outcomes of this program have been so successful, and the demand is so great, that we plan to expand the number of women whom we can accommodate at Heather’s House.
As some of the residents achieve their goals at Heather’s House, they are ready for more independence, yet not quite able to be on their own. They have grown to become very responsible and loving mothers, but they still need the emotional and material support we provide. Monica's House serves as a transitional program for Heather’s House residents. The outcomes of this program have been very successful, and the demand is so great, that we plan to expand the number of women and children whom we can accommodate at Monica’s House.
We have been working with other charities throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, which offer program services but do not have dedicated staff to offer pregnancy tests, ultrasound exams and options counseling. By partnering with these organizations, Aid for Women is able to establish multiple satellite centers, offering the same services as our Downtown Chicago Loop, Cicero and Des Plaines centers. This allows us to serve more and more abortion-minded and abortion-vulnerable women.
Chicago is home to more than 670,000 college students. We desire to expand our current advertising campaign and outreach to more high school and college students. Every young woman living in the Chicago area should know that if she is experiencing an unexpected or difficult pregnancy, Aid for Women is here to help.
As we embrace the legacy of our founders, our goal is to add to our endowment fund to grow and sustain our programs, both now and in the generations to come.