BSL can help! Below are some local pregnancy resources.

The Student Parent Project

100 César E. Chávez Student Center
Berkeley, CA 94720-4260
(510) 643-5729
The Student Parent Project is a campus support service which responds to the unique needs of students who are combining school and parenting. The project works to build resources for families on campus and to provide support services which enhance the retention and academic success of student parents.

The University of California Early Childhood Education Program

2610 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94720
(510) 642-1827

The mission of the University of California at Berkeley Child Care Services is to provide a developmental child care program for the children of university families. Each center below shares a common commitment to provide a warm and challenging environment in which the child is seen as an individual and as an integral member of the group.

Infant Toddler Center
2340 Durant Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94704
(510) 642-7640
For children 3 months to 20 months

Clark Kerr Infant Center
Near Northwest Parking lot of the Clark Kerr Campus
For children ages 3 months to 31 months

Girton Hall
East side of campus
(510) 642-5677
For children 24 months to 39 months

After School Program
2601 Warring Street, Bldg. 15
(510) 642-8442
For children 58 months to 84 months

Anna Head I, II
2537 Haste Street
(510) 642-1960
For children 20 months to 56 months

Anna Head Annex
2537 Haste Street
(510) 643-0925
For children 18 months to 24 months

Child Study Center
2425 Atherton Street
(510) 642-7031
For children 33 months to 60 months

Clark Kerr Campus Preschool
2900 Dwight Way Bldg. 5
(510) 642-5313
For children 36 months to 54 months

The University Village Apartments

2401 Bowditch Street
Berkeley, CA 94720-2272
(510) 642-4109

University Village is a community of its own with recreational, social, and educational events for residents all year around. The community center is the central location for team sports, classes, movies, and even potlucks. Child care services are available including after school programs for all ages.

East Bay Pregnancy Counseling & Help Centers

First Resort offers pregnancy testing, ultrasound services, pregnancy verification, counseling on all options including : parenting, adoption and abortion, post-abortion counseling and limited medical services. All services are confidential and free.

First Resort Pregnancy Consulting
400 30th Street Suite 401
Oakland, CA 94609
(510) 891-9998

San Francisco Site
450 Sutter St. #1740
San Francisco, CA 94108
(415) 627-9175

Gabriel Project
1(800) 910-0191
Church-based support system and pregnancy help hotline to assist anyone in need due to pregnancy-related crisis.

Birthright of San Lorenzo
1048 Grant Avenue, San Lorenzo, CA 94580
(510) 481-9677
Free pregnancy testing; support services; community resource information on housing; medical care referrals, infant & maternity clothes; adoption information.

Birthright of Concord
3043 Clayton Rd., Suite A, Concord, CA 94519
(925) 798-7227
See Birthright services listed above.

Birthright of Brentwood
857 Second Street, Suite D, Brentwood, CA 94513
(925) 634-1275
See Birthright services listed above.

Birthright of Livermore
1520 Catalina Court, Bldg. C, Livermore, CA 94550
(925) 449-5887 Fax: 449-5164
See Birthright services listed above.

Pregnancy Choices: Clinic, Counseling and Care
33523 Western Ave., Union City, CA 94587
(510) 487-4357
Free pregnancy testing; pregnancy & post-abortion counseling; maternity and baby clothes; baby furniture; community referrals; pregnancy verification; childbirth and parenting classes; pregnancy related medical care through the 2nd trimester.

Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center
5776 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 200, Pleasanton, CA 94588
(925) 425-0414
Free pregnancy testing; information on pregnancy, abortion & other alternatives; crisis counseling for clients, parents, boyfriends & husbands; medical, legal & community resource referrals; childbirth & pre-natal classes; maternal & infant clothing and furniture; post-abortion counseling; adoption referrals; ongoing counseling and support.

The Pregnancy Center of Concord
4991 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521
(925) 827-0100 Fax: 827-0697
Free pregnancy testing and counseling; information on abortion & other alternatives; medical, legal & community resource referrals; childbirth & parenting classes; maternal and infant clothing; baby furniture; adoption referrals.

The Pregnancy Center of Antioch
1205 ‘A’ Street, Suite 2A, Antioch, CA 94509
(925) 706-0100 Fax: 706-2599
Free pregnancy testing and counseling; information on abortion & other alternatives; medical, legal & community resource referrals; childbirth & parenting classes; maternal and infant clothing; baby furniture; adoption referrals.
ESPANOL (Spanish-speaking counselors available on request.)

Residence for homeless pregnant women 18-25 years old; child-birth, parenting, self-esteem and health classes; career planning.

Casa Vincentia
3210 62nd Avenue
Oakland, CA 94605
(510) 729-0316

Referrals for: pregnancy counseling; housing for pregnant women and teens; post-abortion counseling and sacramental reconciliation following involvement in an abortion; other referrals for families, women and children. Spanish-speaking assistance available.

Options for Women
4991 Clayton Road, Concord, CA 94521 (925) 827-0100

Free pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, and counseling; information on abortion & other alternatives; medical & community resource referrals; adoption referrals.

The Nurturing Network
1(800) TNN-4-MOM (Leave a message)
509-493-4026 (Phone) – You may apply online here, click the link that describes your employment and/or school situation

TNN provides a wide array of individually-tailored solutions that are designed to meet the unique needs of each woman. Nurturing homes, medical services, legal assistance, counseling support and educational and employment opportunities are among the many resources offered to those who contact the Nurturing Network for help.

Respect Life Office
Roman Catholic Diocese of Oakland, Family Life Office
2350 Pacheco Street, Suite 201
Concord, CA 94520
(925) 680-8510

Financial Aid

Besides all of the financial aid grants, loans, and work-study that are offered to ALL eligible students, there are the SINGLE PARENT GRANT (which is currently at $4000), and additional loans (which are sometimes unsubsidized) to cover childcare expenses up to $2750 for children under fourteen.

Olga Tapia
Assistant Director Financial Aid Office
University of California, Berkeley
(510) 642-6494
fax: (510) 643-5526


Maternity Benefits – Delivery must occur while enrolled in SHIP. Hospitalization: Covers 100% of the negotiated fee for Blue Cross Prudent Buyer facilities or 80% of the limited fee schedule for non-Blue Cross Prudent Buyer facilities for inpatient hospital admission, including delivery, complications of pregnancy and well-baby nursery charges. Professional Services: Covers 80% of the negotiated fee for Blue Cross Prudent Buyer providers or 80% of the limited fee schedule for non-Prudent Buyer providers for prenatal care and delivery, and other related services as authorized.