The idea of parenting may have never crossed your mind. Or at least, not at this time. You may be thinking, “I can’t do this, I don’t have the money or resources to take care of a child!” We can offer ways this option is a real possibility for you.
There are more resources available to you now than ever before. It really is possible for you to parent independently. Everyone’s parenting journey is unique. Love, support, and education will lead the way. No parent is perfect, but with the resources we can provide in the process, you can be the best parent for your child.
First, you need to ask yourself these questions:
- Do I have support from my partner or parents?
- How will parenting impact my job or education?
- Can I financially support a child?
- What resources are available to help me raise my child?
Sometimes, having those hard, heart-to-heart conversations with those who matter most is all you need to know you have support. Our caring team wants to come alongside you too.
What we provide for the single mother
At Elevier, we promise to help answer your parenting questions and offer needed support. We have a large referral resource network and can provide referrals to other organizations as well. You will receive the emotional, material, and educational support from the beginning of your pregnancy up to the child’s 2nd birthday.
In addition to our pregnancy services, we offer a no-cost Learning Program. It is designed to help you through the challenges you may experience. Our Learning Program includes classes and individual consultations with a trained Client Advocate on a wide range of valuable topics. By attending, clients are able to earn baby clothing and supplies. Also, we offer material supplies such as: maternity clothing, diaper bags, baby food, and formula.
Here are some of the things you can learn about:
- Child Development Through The Trimesters
- Getting Ready for Baby
- Prenatal Care
- Postpartum Care
- Newborn Care
Financial Assistance for Pregnancy, Childbirth, and Newborn Care
You may qualify for financial help for prenatal (pregnancy), childbirth, and neonatal (newborn) care, depending on your income. For people who qualify, programs such as Medical Assistance (MA) or MinnesotaCare may pay or help pay the cost of doctor, clinic, hospital, and other related medical expenses to help with prenatal care, childbirth delivery services, and care for newborns.
You can apply for health coverage by going to MNSure (http://www.mnsure.org). Click on ‘Medical Assistance or MinnesotaCare’ or ‘special enrollment period’. Being pregnant qualifies you for special enrollment as a life event. You can also call MNSure at 855-366-7873.
Your next step
Contact us to schedule time to talk with one of our trained Client Advocates. Together, we can examine your specific circumstances and needs. You can be confident there will be no judgment. We value you, your unique situation, and your strength to consider all options for your unplanned pregnancy. All appointments and services are offered at no cost. Make an appointment today.