A non profit pregnancy resource center has opened a new office a few doors down from a Planned Parenthood office in Riverhead, New York. AAA Pregnancy Options, run by Life Center, was previously located on the second floor but now has increased visibility on its ground-floor location in the same office complex of the Planned Parenthood.

The new resource center is one of four on Long Island, all of which are located near a Planned Parenthood. The pregnancy resource centers work “to promote, encourage, and foster public sentiment and respect for the dignity of human life, from conception to natural death.”

AAA Pregnancy Options is equipped with resources to serve the Riverhead community. The center has counseling rooms, educational resources about pregnancy, and a storage room with baby supplies such as formula, baby food, and clothing. Every three months, clients can pick up these free supplies for up to two years after childbirth. In addition, the center pays for free ‘limited’ sonograms and offers post-abortive healing services to women who have had abortions and their partners.

50 percent of Life Center’s clients are between the ages of 15-24 and the second largest group of clients are over 40 years old.

The new location is already allowing AAA Pregnancy Options to make a difference and serve more people in the community. In the first two weeks, the center helped 16 new clients and saved three babies from abortion.

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