Options Care Center (OCC) has been serving the community since 1985, originally as Choose Life of Jamestown, INC and Women’s Services of Chautauqua County. We aim to provide truthful information to the public in order to empower them to make educated and life-affirming choices regarding sexual health and pregnancy. OCC is a faith based, life-affirming non-profit providing support to pregnant women and their families.
At OCC, we offer comprehensive education on each pregnancy option: abortion, adoption, and parenting in addition to meeting the practical needs of the client. All information is given in an objective manner that allows the woman to make an educated decision regarding her pregnancy. By providing the client with truthful, research-based information, she is able to make an informed choice.
OCC provides the following free and confidential services:
- Pregnancy Tests
- Sonogram Services
- The HOPE Program: A parenting education program using Brightcourse media. Moms and dads can earn items for their child by watching videos and discussing parenting topics with an advocate at the center. This course equips the mother and her support partner with the tools for parenthood.
- REAL Essentials: A healthy relationship course that goes into area schools and community centers to teach the essentials of relationships. It covers friendships, family relationships, romantic relationships, sexual health, conflict resolution, and more.
- Post abortion Care: 1 in 4 women have experienced an abortion in her lifetime. Many don’t realize the effect that the abortion decision has on a woman. OCC uses Surrendering the Secret by Pat Layton in a post abortion support and recovery class. This class is set up much like a Bible study and walks the post abortive woman through the healing and forgiving process. For more information, contact the center at (716) 664-5459.
- Options Counseling: When a woman finds out she is pregnant, she has three options: parenting, adoption, and abortion. All of these choices are hard and life changing, but two of them bring life. This is what we want for the women who cross our doors. For the abortion minded woman, we don’t shy away from the topic, nor do we present it in a positive light. Instead, we aim to inform a woman on the procedures; discuss the mental, emotional, and physical consequences that may be specific to her situation; and help to remove the obstacles that stand in the way of the decision to parent or choose adoption. By giving her the tools and knowledge about her options, she can make the choice to bring life both to herself and to her baby.
OCC is supported by individuals, churches, businesses, and fundraising opportunities.