Empowering women to choose life by providing them with the material and emotional support they need when facing an unplanned or difficult pregnancy
Founded in 1978, on the faith and teachings of the Catholic Church, Aid for Women reaches out to thousands of women every year throughout the Chicago metropolitan area, who find themselves in difficult and unplanned pregnancy situations. Each client is provided with compassionate and confidential counseling as well as the support and resources needed for her to choose life instead of abortion for her unborn baby.
Many of our clients are without adequate housing, a factor that weighs heavily on them as they decide whether or not they can choose life for their unborn child. Heather’s House gives clients and their babies a loving residence where they can stay for up to two years. The women participate in programs to learn life and parenting skills, further their education and gain the career training necessary to be independent, loving and self-sufficient mothers.
As Aid for Women celebrates thirty-six years of life-saving work, we recommit to ensure that this vital work continues for many years to come, and that we continue to provide the very best services to women facing unplanned pregnancies. Each year, Aid for Women helps thousands of women through our crisis hotline, our counseling centers and our residential program. Now, we feel called to do more to help those in need of our compassionate help.