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 Perry might be frightening, but there are many resources out there that you can utilize at this time.
Resource List for Pregnant Women in Perry and Salem
Healthy Start Coalition of Jefferson, Madison and Taylor Counties – (850) 948-2741
Services and support to ensure that women 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
Swanee River Economic Council, Inc – (850) 584-8858
604 W. Julia Street, Perry, FL
The Economic Council can help with emergency food, shelter, and low-income home energy assistance.
Big Bend Homeless Coalition – (850) 576-5566
The Homeless Coalition provides referrals to programs that can help with rent and utilities. Case managers help low-income individuals and households in Madison and Taylor County.
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.
Brehon Family Services – (850) 656-7110
BFS improves the lives of families and children in North Florida by providing services and programs that promote healthy families, nurturing parent-child relationships, and healthy babies. The Brehon House supports women in the community who are pregnant and homeless by offering them safe housing, access to education, medical care and childcare.
Refuge House – (850) 584-8808
The Refuge House Offers 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
Taylor County Health Department (850)584-5087
First United Methodist Church of Perry – (850) 584-3028
302 N Jefferson St, Perry, FL
Food pantry with fresh items and canned goods. Other items may be distributed based on availability
St James Episcopal Food Pantry / Clothing Closet – (850) 584-7636
Helping those in needs. Pantry open limited hours. Call ahead.
Taylor County Leadership Council – (850) 584-2629
312 W Florida St, Perry, FL
The Leadership Council operates a Second Harvest food pantry at the Jerkins Community Center. In addition to food, families may also receive clothing.
America’s Second Harvest of the Big Bend
Pprovides surplus food to the needy through nonprofit agencies. They delivered enough food through their four partner agencies (Community Church of Perry, First Baptist Church of Perry, Sowers of the Seed, and the Taylor County Leadership Council) to provide meals to Taylor County residents.
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.