A Note from the Directors
Since 1985 our services have changed to keep us relevant to the needs of those we serve, but our commitment to serving them with the highest level of integrity has been unwavering. Our Centers, located in the heart of New Hampshire's two largest cities, provide a safe place where those facing unexpected pregnancy can receive accurate information and compassionate, non-judgmental care as they make one of the most difficult decisions of their lives. Our practical services coupled with our genuine offer to walk alongside them, empower moms and dads to choose life for their unborn children and experience abundant life for themselves and their families.
Real Options is complying with CDC recommendations to minimize exposure and transmission of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Our goal is to protect our clients, staff, and the vulnerable in our population from infection. If you need an appointment, please call our center to speak with a staff member for further information and guidance regarding when you may be seen. We appreciate your patience and cooperation during this process.
Manchester Center: (603) 623-1122
Nashua Center (603) 883-1122
Life is a Gift!
For those of you unfamiliar with the work of a pregnancy center, we are a Faith-based, non-profit ministry. Pregnancy center ministry is rooted in the compassion and love of Jesus Christ.
Pregnancy center ministry addresses the needs of individual women. It is about sharing the Gospel and empowering people to make positive, life-affirming choices. When hurting women encounter Jesus Christ in the midst of their crises, their lives are changed forever.
Programs & Services
Meeting Physical Needs
Real Options is able to meet the physical needs of birth moms each year through our parenting program, Earn While You Learn. They gain much needed parenting education and they receive Mommy Bucks to shop in our well stocked "stores" for diapers, baby clothing, car seats,and other baby needs.
Earn While You Learn Program Brochure
Meeting Spiritual Needs
Often Real Options volunteers have the privilege of sharing spiritual Truth with their clients. We have many opportunities to to share the practical love of God with women in difficult circumstance.
Post Abortion Healing
Mending Hearts is a ten week recovery study based on Biblical principles. In a compassionate and confidential setting, we help individuals explore spiritual and emotional issues that often accompany an abortion experience. Mending Hearts is offered one-on-one or in a group setting with trained facilitators.
Mending Hearts Brochure
Mending Hearts Poster
Parenting Education for Women & Men
Post-Abortion Bible Study
Baby Clothes, Diapers, Baby Equipment
Evangelism and Discipleship
All services are free and confidential
You Can Help!
There are several ways that you can partner with Real Options in bringing Life to our community.
Become a Financial Partner
Become a monthly or one-time donor
Text GIVE to 1-617-683-1122
Make a gift of stock or bonds
Donate through Amazon Smile
Become a Volunteer
25 Lowell Street, Suite 100
Manchester, NH 03101
Nashua Center ~ Business Office
110 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Participate in a Fundraising Event:
Baby Bottle Benefit ~ The Baby Bottle Benefit is a really simple way to raise funds to help us provide our vital services to clients facing unplanned pregnancies. Fill a bottle with your loose change and turn it in along with others from your church or organization to create a great harvest of change.
Walk for Life ~ Each spring we hold a Walk for Life event in both Manchester & Nashua. This family event includes live music, face paining, & refreshments.
Annual Fundraising Banquet ~ Our annual Fundraising Banquet happens each October and is a great time to get together and hear what God has accomplished at Real Options throughout the year. You can host a table and bring friends to fill it or become a banquet underwriter, helping to assure that all of the funds raised at the banquet go directly to serving our clients.
Become a Church Liason
You can be the "Life-line" between Real Options and your church helping us all become more effective workers for the Sanctity of Human Life.
Maybe you cannot commit to volunteering at one of our centers but have a heart for our mission to Life. Would you like to help carry information about events, training, programs, victories, and needs for your church? Contact Linda Barry for more information at 603.883.1122 or Linda@carenetnh.org.
Host a Baby Shower
A baby shower can be a single event or a gathering of items over a specific period of time. Individuals either contribute funds, or car seats, wipes, clothing, diapers, bottles, etc. Anything you would see at a normal baby shower. Often there is a specific focus - such as car seats or pack-n-plays that people contribute toward, but the sky is the limit.
*Per State of NH Safety laws, we are no longer able to accept used larger baby equipment or car seats, but we are always happy to receive new baby equipment and car seats.
We are always in need of diapers and wipes - especially sizes newborn to 3. We accept up to size 5 diapers, wipes should be fragrance free please.
Be a Prayer Partner
Our most urgent and ongoing need is for prayer support.
Please pray for protection for our centers, staff and volunteers.
Pray that those in our communities who are facing an unplanned pregnancy would find their way to us.
Pray for our Board of Directors as they seek to lead this ministry under God's direction.
Pray that our staff and volunteers would be bold as they share the love of Christ in word and deed.
For more specific needs, feel free to contact either center director.
Spring and summer infant clothing:
New - 0-3 months
New - size 12 month
Sleepers - preferably with zippers - sizes newborn
and 12 months-to 2T
12-18 month white onesies
Size 3 diapers
Size 4 diapers
Gallon size Zip lock bags
New - Car Seats
New - Pack and Plays
A clothing steamer to freshen up used maternity clothing
White plastic hangers -adult size
New or gently used maternity clothes - current styles
Wipes and baby shampoo, wash, and lotion
Formula - unopened cans only
Unisex diaper bags or bags suitable for layettes
Child safety locks/outlet protectors
New - Car seats
New - Strollers and Pack and Plays
*We are no longer able to accept used larger baby equipment or car seats, but we are always happy to receive new baby equipment and car seats.
Email ~ Contact
Monday & Wednesday: 10am to 3pm
Tuesday: 10am to 8pm
Thursday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday: 9am to 7pm
Wednesday: 10am to 8pm
Thursday: 10am to 4pm
Nashua Business Office
110 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060
25 Lowell Street, Suite 100
Manchester NH 03101
The Friends of Life