You might be thinking, “I’m pregnant and I don’t know what to do.” Maybe you’re considering abortion or googling around for “give baby up for adoption.” Regardless of your circumstances, know that you’re not alone. Experiencing an unplanned or unwanted pregnancy in Okaloosa County might be frightening, but there are many resources out there that you can utilize at this time.
Resource List for Pregnant Women in Crestview, Niceville, Ft. Walton Beach and Holt
Healthy Start Coalition of Okaloosa and Walton Counties – (850) 833-9284
Healthy Start provides services and support needed by pregnant women to have a healthy pregnancy. Their services are no charge to you and include:
- Pregnancy health education
- Nutrition education
- Childbirth preparation
- New baby care
- Parenting education and support
- Help to quit smoking
- General support and community referrals
The Adoption Law Offices of Madonna Finney – (850) 308-1836 (talk or text)
Pregnancy Options Counseling. Offices in Tallahassee, Pensacola and Franklin County. No travel required, we come to you. No cost, no-obligation, pregnancy counseling, and adoption information.
Tri-County Community Council, Inc. – (850) 547-3689
Offering services and programs to eliminate poverty including Head Start and Early Head Start. Help with public transportation, low-income home energy assistance (LIHEAP), and emergency food and shelter. Project Share assistance with emergency water.
Shelter House Ft. Walton Beach – (850) 243-1201
Offering services to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.
Parenting and Pregnancy Information
General Pregnancy Information
Birth Control access and Abortion information
Provides evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy.
Access Florida – SNAP/Food Stamps/Medicaid
Okaloosa County Health Department – (850) 833-9240
810 E. James Lee Blvd, Crestview, FL
Food Pantries + Shelter + Clothing
Salvation Army of Okaloosa – (850) 243-4531
425 Mary Esther Cutoff, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
- Emergency financial assistance
- Food pantry
- Social services
Harvest House – (850) 837-2277
300 Mountain Dr, Destin, FL
Food Pantry Hours: M-F; 10am – 12pm
Sharing and Caring, Inc. – (850) 244-0778
126 Beal Street, Ft. Walton Beach, FL
Food Pantry Hours: M-F; 9am – 2pm
Crestview Area Shelter for the Homeless – (850) 634-6036
120 Dugan Avenue, Crestview, FL
Hours: W,F 9am – 4pm; Thurs 9am – 4pm @ Crestview Library
Offers Assistance with:
- Obtaining ID and applying for food stamps
- Clothing and food
- Disability paperwork and housing applications
- Laundry facilities and showers
Concerned Citizens of Crestview – (850) 689-1582
247 S. Booker Street, Crestview
Free clothing; Call for hours
If you are considering private adoption, our team is ready to assist you in understanding all of your options. We won’t tell you what to do or give you a magic answer, but we can guide you through the adoption process and help you understand what a private adoption would look like. There is no cost or obligation. We’re not here to judge you. We are here to help.
If you need to reach us you can call or text us at (850) 308-1836. You can reach out to us 24/7.
If you would like to explore adoption more, here is a link to an electronic version of our adoption information booklet for expectant moms.