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“All human life, from the moment of conception and through all subsequent stages, is sacred because human life is created in the image and likeness of God. Nothing surpasses the greatness or dignity of a human person.”  — Saint John Paul II

our mission

Aid for Women helps thousands of women each year in the Chicago metropolitan area who find themselves facing unexpected and difficult pregnancies. Each woman is provided with the emotional, practical and spiritual support she needs to choose life for her unborn baby and to provide a better future for her and her children. Our life-affirming services are offered to clients free-of-charge. See About Us and Our Services.  

“Since 1978, Aid for Women has been a tireless champion for pregnant women in crisis, with no place else to turn. From providing guidance and comfort to giving them a place to stay, thousands of women count on Aid for Women every year. We are proud to partner and support the work of Aid for Women, an organization that values and respects life and supports women during their time of need.” — Msgr. Michael M. Boland, President and CEO, Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago


Over 57-million unborn babies have been victims of abortion in the United States since its legalization in 1973 — that’s 1.3-million babies each year or 3,600 babies each day killed by abortion in the United States.

In Cook County, Illinois, 1 out of 4 pregnancies ends in abortion. In 2015, a reported 22,892 babies were victims of abortion — that’s 63 abortions each day or one baby aborted every 23 minutes in Cook County. (Sources: “Abortion Statistics: United States Data and Trends”, National Right to Life Committee; Illinois Department of Public Health)

Photo Top – Ramona, Heather’s House Resident | Photo Credit – JMotive Photography

1978 - 2018 This year marks Aid for Women's fortieth year of empowering women, men and families to choose life! 

YOU HAVE OPTIONS A wonderful, life-affirming educational tool for pregnancy help centers, schools, youth and young adult groups, healthcare providers and more!

JANESSA’S STORY Janessa shares the story of her unexpected pregnancy, the help she received at Aid for Women, and her journey of motherhood. We won an Emmy!


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