Need to talk? Feeling overwhelmed?
Finding out you are pregnant can cause a lot of overwhelming feelings and stress. Talking to someone can help you work through your feelings so you can make good decisions. Below are resources from private chat 24/7 to counselors who are trained to help.
Text REMEDY to 494949 to chat with a SoulMedic 24/7.
- At RemedyLIVE they believe that a meaningful conversation allows a person to unpack the secrets of their inner struggle and find hope through knowing someone cares. There is no charge for this service.
Call 800-273-8255 to talk to a trained counselor 24/7 at the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.
- The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress or who are considering suicide.
Healthier Moms and Babies provides monthly home visiting services and group sessions to support women so they can have a healthy baby and to connect them to the resources they need. You can sign up online by clicking here for a confidential online application for services or you can call 260.425.3348
Mama Moods Group – Meets Every Tuesday at 5:00pm
Meet other pregnant moms, new moms and babies in a relaxing environment where you are welcome to share both the joys and challenges of parenthood. This is an open group and there is no cost. Light refreshments will be served and transportation will be provided. Call 260.469.4076 on Monday by noon if you need a ride. Babies and children welcome. Childcare will be available for babies and toddlers up to age 2 if you want some time for yourself.
Mood Changes and Moms Support Group – Meets Every Wednesday from 10 – 11:30am
Connect with other pregnant women and moms at free weekly sessions filled with encouragement and support. Specially trained nurses help women with extreme stress, childcare concerns, body image, unmet expectations, unwanted or scary thoughts and more.
- Meeting Location: Mad Anthony’s Children’s Hope Hospitality House
7922 W. Jefferson Blvd. (in Lutheran Medical Park)
Find a Counselor
- Headwaters Counseling
2712 S Calhoun St, Fort Wayne, IN 46807
260.744.4326 (ask for Laura in intake)
- Park Center
909 E State Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46805
- Bowen Center
2100 Goshen Rd, Fort Wayne, IN 46808
Still in School?
ECHO is a program to increase graduation rates among pregnant and parenting teens (you can also be in ECHO if you’ve left school but would like to go back). They will help you with emotional support and guidance, ensure health-care needs are addressed, develop short and long-term school and life goals, and connect you to the necessary community resources. Call 260-422-5625 or talk to your guidance counselor or school nurse about a referral to ECHO.
If you’ve finished high school, are under the age of 24, and enrolled in a continuing education or job-training program, you’re eligible to participate in ECHO through the Educational Support for Young Parents. Call 260-422-5625.