January 2022: Sanctity of Human Life Month
Join us as we celebrate the value of every life!
Check out the "Sanctity of Human Life" page (above) for more information!
Every Child Deserves a Birthday!
A look into the ministry of Real Options (2021)
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 parents each year through our parenting program, Earn While You Learn. They have an opportunity to gain much needed parenting education and they receive Mommy/Daddy 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 truths with their clients. We have many opportunities to share the practical love of God with men and women in difficult circumstances.
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
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
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Become a Volunteer
25 Lowell Street, Suite 100
Manchester, NH 03101
Nashua Center ~ Business Office
110 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060
Be a Prayer Partner
Participate in a Fundraising Event:
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.
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. This family event includes live music, games, & 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 Liaison
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 Lindsay Hyvonen for more information at 603.883.1122 or firstname.lastname@example.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. We accept up to size 6 diapers - wipes should be fragrance-free please.
Winter Newsletter 2022
Summer Newsletter 2021
Spring Newsletter 2021
Winter Newsletter 2021
Summer Newsletter 2020
Learn more about Real Options here:
Including Juliana's Story
Half a Century of Hope
The Truth About Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Sleepers - preferably with zippers - sizes 12M to 2T
Sizes 3, 4, 5, and 6 diapers
Because we have been so blessed by the generosity of our donors who
have donated blankets, we have no need of more blankets at this
time. Thank you!
Winter newborn, 3-6 months, 6-9 months, and 12 months clothing
Baby clothing 0-18 months (new or gently used)
Long sleeve onesies of all sizes
New or gently used maternity clothes - current styles
Baby shampoo, Baby body wash, and lotion
Unisex diaper bags or bags suitable for layettes
Child safety locks/outlet protectors
New - Car seats
New - Strollers and Pack and Plays
New Sharp light-weight vacuum cleaner for each center
New Clothing steamer for each center for freshening up maternity clothes
*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
Tuesday: 10am to 5pm
Wednesday: 10am to 3pm
Thursday: 10am to 5pm
Tuesday: 10am to 8pm
Wednesday: 10am to 7pm
Thursday: 10am to 2pm
Nashua Center (Business Office)
110 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060
25 Lowell Street, Suite 100
Manchester NH 03101
The Friends of Life