At First Coast Women’s Services, we offer practical, compassionate ways to remove the barriers that cause women to choose abortion and provide the opportunity for every woman to make positive choices for herself and for her unborn children.
Free of charge pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, evidence-based abortion education, peer counseling, community referrals and consults, and material assistance are just some of the many services that empower women to choose life. First Coast Women’s Services is a pregnancy care center that operates under the guidelines of Care Net International which provides compassionate hope and help to women and men who are facing fear and indecision in a time of real crisis.
Statistically, one in every three women has experienced an abortion. Our center works to prevent abortions in our community, to encourage abstinence in our youths and singles, and to bring healing to men and women impacted by past abortions.
For women who choose to parent, First Coast Women’s Services provides pregnancy support through medical referrals and parenting education. We also provide information and support about adoption for clients who want to carry their child but aren’t ready to parent.
11215 San Jose Blvd, Jacksonville, FL 32223 I (904) 262-6300
Clay County Center
105 Old Jennings Rd, Orange Park, FL 32065 I (904) 213-9374
224 N. 3rd St, Jacksonville Beach, FL 32250 I (904) 246-7378
404 Owens Rd, Jacksonville, FL 32218 I (904) 549-6122
Baker County Center
368 South Fifth St, MacClenny, FL 32063 I (904) 259-2585
At each of our centers, we offer the following services:
Proof of Pregnancy
First Coast Women’s Services provides free-of-charge lab-grade pregnancy tests. Women will receive the results of the pregnancy test during their appointment. The sooner a woman knows of her pregnancy, the sooner her heart opens to the power she has in making her choices.
We offer FREE limited ultrasound examinations to confirm pregnancy, detect fetal cardiac activity and estimate gestational age. Affirmation that a woman is a mother through an ultrasound can help her better consider all of her choices.
An unplanned pregnancy can create a lot of questions. We help women understand their options in a safe and confidential environment. The knowledge of these resources provides a new perspective from which to make decisions. They are not alone, we are here to help support them in their choices.
Since abortion is a medical procedure, women absolutely need to receive accurate and complete information. We discuss the different abortion procedures and the risks associated with each. We assure mothers of our support, even if they make the choice not to continue the pregnancy.
Adoption is a beautiful choice and the biggest gift for a family waiting for a child to call their own. Children whose birth parents choose adoption know that they are wanted — first by their birth mother and then by their adoptive family.
No matter if women are single, married or in a relationship with their child’s father, becoming a parent is a major step. We help address important questions like “Can I afford to parent?” or “Will I be able to stay in school?” The encouraging answer to these women is: “YOU are NOT alone.”
Guidance for Fathers
Pregnancy happens to two people: the mother AND the father. With resources that specifically provide support and education for men facing unintended pregnancy, our male advocates are there to support a father through his journey.
Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support
We offer hope and healing for women, men and families who have experienced the loss of a baby through miscarriage, stillbirth, or early infant death. Individuals are paired with a mentor who will walk with them through the journey of grief and recovery.