Thriving Texas Families

The Thriving Texas Families program (formerly known as the Alternatives to Abortion Program*) is a statewide support network that:

  • Promotes healthy pregnancy and childbirth.
  • Promotes childbirth as an alternative to abortion.
  • Increases access to resources that promote family and child development.
  • Encourages family formation.
  • Help parents establish and implement successful parenting techniques.
  • Increases the number of families who achieve economic self-sufficiency.
  • Provides a local approach and personalized support to pregnant women to promote childbirth in all instances of pregnancy.

What Services Are Available?

The Thriving Texas Families program provides:

  • Counseling and mentoring on pregnancy, education, parenting skills, adoption services, life skills and employment readiness topics.
  • Care coordination for prenatal, perinatal, and postnatal services, including connecting participants to health services.
  • Educational materials and information about pregnancy, parenting and adoption services.
  • Referrals to governmental and social service programs, including child care, transportation, housing, and state and federal benefit programs.
  • Classes on life skills, personal finance, parenthood, stress management, job training, job readiness, job placement and educational attainment.
  • Provision of supplies for infant care and pregnancy, including car seats, cribs, maternity clothes, infant diapers and formula.
  • Housing services.

Who Is Eligible?

The program is available to any Texas resident who is:

  • A pregnant woman.
  • The biological father of an unborn child.
  • The biological parent of a child who is 36 months of age (3 years old) or younger.
  • An adoptive parent of a child who is 36 months of age (3 years old) or younger.
  • An approved adoptive parent of an unborn child.
  • A former participant who has experienced the loss of a child.
  • A parent or legal guardian of a pregnant minor who is a program client.
  • The parent, legal guardian or adult caregiver of a child who is 36 months of age (3 years old) or younger.
  • The parent who experienced a miscarriage or loss of a child not more than 90 days before the parent begins participation in the services offered through the program.

Find Services

Contact one of the following HHSC contracted service providers:

The Source
Operated by Austin LifeCare

Operated by Longview Wellness Center
903-758-2610 or 888-811-6648 (toll-free)

The Pregnancy Network
Operated by the Human Coalition

Texas Pregnancy Care Network

*Senate Bill 24, 88th Legislature, Regular Session, 2023, renamed the Alternatives to Abortion program as the Thriving Texas Families program, effective Sept. 1, 2023.