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If you are pregnant at Columbia, you are not alone!
There are resources availible to you, both on Columbia's campus and in the nearby community.
If you have questions or want to talk, contact us. Have courage, if you need support, ask!

The resoources availible to you include:

  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Ultrasounds
  • Pregnancy options counseling
  • Prenatal medical care
  • Housing assistance
  • Job skills counseling
  • Refferals to adoption agencies
  • Maternity clothing
  • Infant clothing and supplies
  • Quality nursery school or day care
  • Parenting classes and breastfeeding support
Page updated on March 29, 2013

On Campus Support

Columbia student insurance plan does cover and does not require referrals for prenatal and maternity care.
Columbia student insurance includes physician's visits, lab services, prescriptions (except prenatal vitamins),
and emergency care among others.

Newborns are also covered for sickness, accidents, and congenital defects for the first 31 days after birth,
and can be enrolled as dependents on your insurance plan any time during this period.

Columbia Medical Services does not provide prenatal care on campus, but Medical Services will refer you to
resources in the community, including clinics and private obstetricians.

http://worklife.columbia.edu/ details the resources for students of any level with children of any age.
Lactation rooms, housing, and child care/schooling are just a few of the resources available.



Nearby Off Campus Support

Midtown Pregnancy Support Center
www.mpsc.org
110 East 40th St #706, NYC
(212) 689-1705

Pregnancy Help, Inc.
www.pregnancyhelpnyc.org
233 West 14th St, NYC
(800) 973-3321

Sisters of Life
www.sistersoflife.org
320 East 66th St, NYC
1 (877) 777-1277

St. Luke's-Roosevelt Parent-Family Education
Offers workshops including Lamaze and infant care.
(212) 523-6222

Other Maternity Resources

The following centers assist women facing an unplanned pregnancy and offer free pregnancy tests,
counseling, material and emotional support, medical care, educational programs, housing, support groups,
substance abuse treatment and referrals.
For more resources and to locate a pregnancy center near you visit: optionline.org


Catholic Home Bureau
1011 First Ave., NY 10022 (212) 371-1000 contact Kathleen Polcha. Hotline 1-800-592-HELP. The CHB is an affiliated agency of Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York.

Pregnancy Help, Inc.
233 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10011, (212) 243-7119

Expectant Mother Care: Manhattan
(212) 685-3320, Also have several other locations throughout the Bronx & Queens Help to overcome financial, medical and housing obstacles.

New York Foundling Hospital
Jodi Karsch, Director, 590 Ave. of the Americas, New York, NY 10011 (212) 886-4073 Teenage pre-natal care residence.

Crisis Pregnancy Center
344 East 149 Street, Bronx, NY 10451, (718) 402-4900 Help to overcome financial problems, educate women regarding pre-natal counseling, free sonograms and help with housing obstacles

Rosalie Hall
4150 Bronx Blvd., Bronx, NY 10466 (718) 920-9800. Residential program for the care for pregnant teenage girls (usually ages 13-19 but can make exceptions for women in their early 20’s); also educational programs. Contact: Sr. Ellen Hunt

Good Counsel, Inc.
These Catholic Maternity Homes are able to accept pregnant woman and pregnant w/ children born. They allow pregnant mothers to return to school or begin jobs. Hotline # 1-800-723-8331 for placement in one of their 5 locations: South Bronx, Staten Island, Spring Valley, Poukeepsie, and Harrison. Special note: GC’s “Daystar” program in Harrison serves pregnant women struggling with Addiction and/or Mental Sufferings.

Missionaries of Charity
Our Lady of Victory Maternity Home, Brooklyn NY. The sisters are able to receive pregnant women (ages 18 & over) & pregnant women w/ small children. Contact : Sr. Mariela 718-453-7428

St. Francis Residence
200 4th Ave, Brooklyn NY. They are able to receive pregnant women (ages 18&over)

Angela House
Catholic ‘transitional’ maternity home for young mothers, age 18 & over, with baby already born (birth to age 5). For placement contact Sr. Winifred or Miss Johnson @ 718-231-7592. Location: 3217 Cruger Ave., Bronx NY

Sullivan Co. Pregnancy Support Center
155 North Main Street in Liberty, NY 12754, (845)292-2224.

Pregnancy Care Center
466 Main Street, New Rochelle, NY 10801, (914) 235-9535, Pre-pregnancy testing, counseling, aid for mothers and babies. The Wayside Inn Emergency Shelter, 454 ½ So. Broadway, Yonkers, NY 10705, (914) 968-7373. The Elinor Martin Residence for Mother and Child, St. Agnes Hospital, 315 North Street, White Plains, NY 10605, (914) 682-8902

Mother and Unborn Baby Assistance
290 Broadway, Store 6, Newburgh, NY 12550 (845) 565-HELP, Pre-Abortion alternatives.

The Nurturing Network
1-800-TNN-4MOM. Nationwide resources available to vulnerable pregnant women ; particularly specialized to meet the needs of students and career women (ages 18 & over): Nurturing homes, medical care, employment, university contacts, professional counselors and emotional support.

Mitty Residence
2322 Valentine Avenue, Bronx, NY 10458, (718) 365-3299, Temporary shelter for mother with child, referral from Emergency Assistant Unit (EAU) needed, which is located at 1511 East 151 Street, Bronx, NY

Seton Residence
1161 Taylor Ave., Brooklyn, NY 10472, (718) 518-8302, Temporary shelter for women, a referral from Emergency Assistant Unit (EAU) needed, which is located at 1511 East Street, Bronx, NY

Midtown Pregnancy Support Center
Linda Mackin, 271 Madison Ave. – Suite 908, NY, NY 10016 (212) 689-1705, Fax: (212) 689-1705, E-mail: mpscmackin@aol.com

Project REACH
John Margand Esq., 124 East 38 Street, NY, NY 10016, (212) 684-9257, Fax: (305) 489-2283, E-mail: support@projectreach.org

Pregnancy Resource Services
2627 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10306 (718) 667-6035. Provides resources to pregnant women in need.

Many thanks to Respect Life Office of the Archdiocese for their help.