About Us

Options for Women of Chisago County, located in North Branch, Minnesota,  provides free, confidential services to women facing unplanned pregnancies.  OFW does not provide or refer for abortion services. Our staff and lay counselors are here to provide information and support as you make the choice that’s right for you.

Confidentiality

Your trust is important to us. When you visit our center, we want you to know your information is safe with us. We have a strict confidentiality policy. No matter what service is provided, your results and information are confidential. In fact, we never divulge information, even to parents and partners.

Our Services

Facing an unplanned pregnancy can be overwhelming and even sometimes scary.  But youre not alone.  At Options for Women we understand your concerns.  We help women just like you every day.  All of our services are completely free and confidential.  Our only goal is to give you the information you need about pregnancy, abortion and other options you have, so you can make the choice thats right for you.

Abortion Information

Before you visit an abortion clinic visit Options for Women of Chisago County. Our staff will provide information about abortion procedures and risks so you can make an informed decision about your next steps. Make an appointment today to discuss the abortion methods available to you and get answers to your abortion questions.

Free Pregnancy Tests

Learn for sure if youre pregnant by taking a free pregnancy test at Options for Women of Chisago County. Our pregnancy tests are 99% accurate, medical quality and more sensitive than the over-the-counter varieties. From there, we can talk to you about options for your next steps.

Pregnancy Verification

If you have a positive pregnancy test result at Options for Women, our staff will provide you with a verification of the pregnancy test form for free. This documentation can be used to apply for state health insurance if needed.

Ultrasounds

When you have a positive pregnancy test at Options for Women, our staff can refer you for a free ultrasound appointment to determine the age and viability of your pregnancy. If youre considering abortion, youll need to know this information to learn about what abortion procedures are available to you at this point in your pregnancy.

Education Earn While You Learn

Pregnant and wondering how you are going to meet the physical and emotional needs of a child?  No teenager or adult, no matter how mature, can understand the demands of a child.  We offer a nationally acclaimed program called Earn While You Learn. The program consists of topics such as:

  • Prenatal
  • Infant Care /First Year
  • Life Skills
  • Parenting
  • Toddler Parenting

You will be paired with a client advocate who meets with you every week or as scheduled. Every lesson completed earns you Mommy Bucks.  Mommy Bucks can be spent in our on-site Baby Boutique each week or saved up for larger items such as a new crib and mattress. Expectant and young mothers like yourself can earn baby clothes, furniture, maternity clothes, and many other necessities through learning. We know this program will make a positive impact on your life and a lifelong impact on your childs.

Additional Referrals

When you choose to continue your pregnancy, Options for Women of Chisago County can provide you with a list of resources to help you with your situation.  Our center partners with many outside community organizations that provide a wide range of services for women experiencing unplanned pregnancies. Options for Women also offers educational opportunities in-house to discuss various life-skill topics.  Additional referrals on:

  • STD Testing and Treatment Referral
  • Workable Solutions
  • Financial, Medical & Housing Referrals (subject to availability)

Information Available On

  • Adoption
  • Dating & Boundaries
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections
  • Birth Control
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Post Abortion Syndrome
  • Other Life Issues