WHO WE ARE
Real Alternatives is nonprofit, tax-exempt, charitable
corporation founded in 1996. From its very beginning, Real
Alternatives has been at the forefront of promoting a
safe, healthy, and responsible lifestyle for teens and young
adults. In light of the medically known epidemic of sexually
transmitted infections and diseases in our teen and young
adult population, combined with the known failure of
contraceptives to prevent teen pregnancies and sexually
transmitted diseases, Real Alternatives has consistently
promoted and encouraged living a chaste lifestyle as the
healthiest lifestyle for single teens and young adults.
Though contraceptives have some success in lowering the risk
of an unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted
infections, none of them prevent or eliminate the risk
entirely. The repercussions of this failure can be
devastating physically, mentally, and emotionally. Real
Alternatives encourages behavior modification (chaste
lifestyle) as safer than behavior accommodation
(contraceptives) for teens and young adults.
Real Alternatives, as a part of its corporate activities,
administers the Pregnancy and Parenting Support Services Program for the
states of Pennsylvania, Michigan and Indiana.
and Parenting Support Services Program in Pennsylvania,
Michigan and Indiana are made up of a statewide or regional
social service agencies, pregnancy support centers, maternity
residences and adoption agencies that offer comprehensive,
life-affirming alternatives to abortion to women dealing
with unplanned pregnancies.
Providers with 95 centers located throughout Pennsylvania,
19 centers in Michigan, and 18 center in Indiana are staffed
with fully trained, caring and compassionate counselors.
These Service Providers are non-discriminatory, non-profit
organizations that are monitored annually to ensure
compliance with government agency standards.