If you are pregnant and thinking about an abortion for
financial reasons then please let us help you. There are many resources available which
range from food stamps and WIC to help you feed your new baby to educational and job
assistance. Also Tennessee has TennCare and a Families First Program which together
provide services including healthcare coverage, cash grants, education, job training,
child care, employment assistance, and transitional benefits to poor or low income
Tennesseans working toward a lifestyle without welfare.
|Additionally you can call our Right to Life statewide toll-free line to speak with someone ready to help you at:
Crisis Pregnancy Centers - Tennessee Right to Life Crisis
Pregnancy Centers Page
Throughout the United States, there are nearly 3,000 Crisis Pregnancy Centers staffed by
volunteers ready to provide real help to women facing unplanned or untimely pregnancies.
In addition to providing pregnancy tests and counseling, these centers often offer a full
range of services, helping women obtain housing, maternity and baby clothes, baby
equipment, pre- and post-natal medical care, legal assistance and financial support,
information about adoption, and
even advice on how a woman in school can continue her education.
Tennessee Department of Human Services - www.state.tn.us/humanserv
Provides a quality system of human services to meet the changing needs of individuals and
families in Tennessee. We protect the vulnerable and enable our customers to achieve
self-sufficiency and to improve their quality of life.
Tennessee Department of Health - www.state.tn.us/health
Works to promote, protect and restore the health of Tennesseans by facilitating access to
high quality preventive and primary care services. Critical services are provided to the
people of Tennessee in the areas of public health that are not or cannot be provided by
the private sector.
Tennessee's Families First Program - www.state.tn.us/humanserv/fmfirst.htm
Provides cash grants, education, job training, child care, employment assistance, and
transitional benefits to poor or low income Tennesseans working toward a lifestyle without
TennCare - www.state.tn.us/health/tenncare/
On New Year's Day 1994, Tennessee made history by withdrawing from the Medicaid Program
and implementing an innovative new health care reform plan called TennCare. TennCare
required no new taxes and extended health coverage not only to the nearly 800,000
Tennesseans in the Medicaid population, but also to an approximately 400,000 uninsured or
uninsurable persons using a system of managed care.
Food Stamps - www.fns.usda.gov/fsp
The purpose of the Food Stamp Program is to end hunger and improve nutrition and health.
It helps low-income households buy the food they need for a nutritionally adequate diet.
The program is operated by State and local welfare offices, and the Federal Government
oversees the State operation of the Program. The program is in operation in the 50 States,
the District of Columbia, Guam and the U. S. Virgin Islands.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children) - www.fns.usda.gov/wic
Food, nutrition counseling, and access to health services are provided to low-income
women, infants, and children under this special supplemental nutrition program. WIC
provides Federal grants to States for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and
nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding
postpartum women, and to infants and children who are found to be at nutritional risk.
Working in Tennessee - www.state.tn.us/work.html
Are you unemployed and seeking a job? Maybe you already have a job and want or need to
find a better job if so this site is packed with information to assist you.
Tennessee Department of Employment Security - www.state.tn.us/empsec
With more than 75 offices across the state, the department finds jobs for applicants and
workers for employers; supplies comprehensive economic data to new, established, and
expanding businesses; and provides benefits to people who have lost their jobs through no
fault of their own.
Improve Your Education and Get a Better Job - www.acinet.org/acinet/resource
This site is PACKED with information and links on everything from improving your education
to getting a better job. If you are looking for information on these subjects than chances
are this site will have it!