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Avail exists to be a safe haven for women and men facing an unexpected pregnancy in NYC. Our client advocates will provide you with the information and support you need to make a decision about how to move forward.
 

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Pregnancy Verification & Decision-Making Services

Facing an unexpected pregnancy can be overwhelming. You might feel confused, angry, afraid, or alone. If you are pregnant or think you might be pregnant, Avail is here to empower you to make a thoughtful decision.

For clients needing to confirm a pregnancy or making a decision about an unexpected pregnancy, Avail offers the following:

Laboratory-quality hCG urine pregnancy tests, which can provide results in 3-5 minutes.

Free Pregnancy Tests

A decision-making tool, which helps you sort through your thoughts and emotions about an unexpected pregnancy.

Decision-Making Tool

Ultrasound exams, which measure the viability and length of a pregnancy, by referral to a women’s medical clinic.

Free Ultrasound Exams

One-on-one appointments with a client advocate, in which you can talk through the benefits and risks of each pregnancy option.

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Learn more about services for men.

Learn more about your pregnancy options.

Pregnancy-Support Services

If you decide to carry your pregnancy to term, Avail will be with you every step of the way, offering you practical support and resources for pregnancy and beyond.

For decision-making clients who have decided to parent or participate in the adoption process, Avail offers the following:

Pregnancy and infant-care classes, which will prepare you for activities like labor and delivery and breastfeeding.

Classes

A comprehensive parenting-education program, which will teach you practical parenting skills and give you the opportunity to earn infant items.

Parenting-Education Program

Ongoing social, emotional, and spiritual support. Continue to meet one-on-one with a client advocate for individualized support through your pregnancy.

Support

Resources, including information on insurance, nursery-care subsidy programs, housing, and work programs.

Resources

After-Abortion Support

Some women and men experience unresolved feelings after terminating a pregnancy. For some, unresolved feelings such as sadness or anger surface right after terminating a pregnancy. For others, these feelings can surface years later. If you have unresolved feelings after an abortion, Avail can help.

For clients who have experienced an abortion in the past, Avail offers the following:

Process a past abortion experience with one of our compassionate client advocates.

One-on-One Advocacy

After-abortion support groups are confidential environments for women to speak about their past abortions with others who share similar experiences.

Nine-week After-Abortion Support Group

Whether you need to find out if you are pregnant, are facing an unexpected pregnancy and don’t know what to do, or are looking for support after a past abortion, Avail is here for you. All of our services are free, and our client advocates are knowledgeable and kind.

What to expect at Avail


  • What should I expect if I am coming to Avail to confirm or make a decision about an unexpected pregnancy?

    If you are visiting Avail for the first time, you can expect to be warmly welcomed at the door. You will then be given basic paperwork to fill out. If you are unsure if you are pregnant or need to confirm a pregnancy, you will be given a free pregnancy test (laboratory-quality hCG urine test). If you are far enough along in your pregnancy, you will be offered a free ultrasound exam, through a referral to a licensed women’s medical center, which operates a satellite medical office on-site at Avail. An ultrasound exam can tell you if your pregnancy is viable and how far along you are. During your appointment, you will also meet with a client advocate, who will offer you a decision-making tool that can help you process your options if you are pregnant and don’t know what to do. Avail’s client advocates practice reflective listening, and everything discussed in your appointment is completely confidential. Many of Avail’s clients return for ongoing support after their initial appointment.
  • What should I expect if I am coming to Avail for after-abortion support?

    If you are visiting Avail for the first time for after-abortion support, you can expect to be warmly welcomed at the door. You will then be given basic paperwork to fill out. You will then have the opportunity to speak with a client advocate about your past abortion experience. Avail’s client advocates are supportive and practice reflective listening, and everything discussed in your appointment is completely confidential. You will also have the opportunity to join a nine-week after-abortion support group if you are interested. Avail’s support group is a safe place for women to share their stories with others who have had similar experiences, and the support-group curriculum incorporates journal prompts and self-care activities that facilitate healing.