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 Gainesville might be frightening, but there are many resources out there that you can utilize at this time.
Resource List for Pregnant Women in Gainesville
Healthy Start of North Central Florida Coalition (352) 337-1200
Provides services and support needed by pregnant women to have a healthy pregnancy and a healthy baby. Healthy Start 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
Central Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. – (352) 373-7667
411 N. Main Street, Suite 210, Gainesville, 32601
Providing short-term help and longer-term self-sufficiency. Food, shelter, meals, and grant programs offered.
Alachua County Community Support Services – (352) 264-6750
218 SE 24th Street, Gainesville, FL 32641
Rent and mortgage assistance. RTS day bus pass and utility assistance.
Peaceful Paths – (352)377-8255
2100 NW 53rd Ave, Suite A, Gainesville, FL 32653653
Shelter for women who have experienced domestic violence.
High Springs Social Services – (386)454-1000
15 SE 1st Ave, High Springs, FL 32643
Clothes closet, Food Pantry, a monthly distribution of USDA Commodities, and registration for Head Start
St. Francis House/Arbor House – (352)505-3521
2618 NW 6th Street, Gainesville, FL, 32609
Housing for pregnant and/or homeless women.
No cost, no-obligation pregnancy counseling (850) 577-3077 or text (850) 308-1836
Gainesville Community Ministry – (352) 372-8162
328 SW 4th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Monthly low-cost groceries, food pantry, USDA food distribution, clothing, GRU Utility Assistance, Dental Care, Vision Clinic and assistance with ID.
Parenting and Pregnancy Information
General Pregnancy Information
Birth Control access and Abortion information
Mother to Baby 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
Alachua County Health Department – Gainesville (352) 334-7900; Alachua -(386) 462-2542
224 SE 24th St, Gainesville, FL 32641
Food Pantries + Shelter + Clothing
Bread of the Mighty Food Bank – (352) 336-0839
325 NW 10th Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
Compassion Outreach Ministries Food Pantry – (352) 373-1888
320 SE 43rd St, Gainesville, FL 32641
Salvation Army Food Pantry – (352) 376-1743
639 E University Ave, Gainesville, FL 32601
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.