THANK YOU FOR BEING OUR CHAMPION
Join Us For #GivingTuesday on December 3rd!
This year, join the millions of people across the world on #GivingTuesday to make a global impact locally by donating to Next Step’s life-changing ministry. This year our goal is to raise $10,000 to support our mission of empowering women to make healthy and confident lifestyle choices and we need your help! Donate to Next Step's #GivingTuesday Fundraiser here.
In 1988, Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center, now known as Next Step, opened its doors. In the years since our inception many things have changed, including our name; however, community support has always been the core of who we are.
All of Next Step’s services are confidential and without charge. We serve the client and those around her who need support, with no judgment.
Our ministry is funded entirely by individuals, churches, local businesses, and fundraising events. We do not receive any state, federal, or grant based fundraising. As such, we never profit from any client’s decision.
We are here to be the hands and feet of Jesus to those in a time of confusion. We offer hope and compassion before we give information. We see our clients as a whole person and understand the complexities of making life long choices while in a crisis mode. We help her slow down. Feel completely heard and understood. And give her tools and information as she requests. During that time, we help her identify what is most vital to her and making her decision.
Why did we change our name?
We have spent the last three years doing research, focus groups, brainstorming, and more to find out why our client numbers were dropping. We found some very startling information. Some misguided pregnancy centers across the US have used unethical practices and false information to persuade their clients to not have an abortion. As a result of media coverage on these cases, the term “pregnancy center” has gained a negative connotation. It became very clear to us that it was necessary to change our name in order to stay relevant to our clients.
We want to help every women who comes through our doors with her next steps, whether she needs someone to talk to, information, a space to think through her decision, a pregnancy test or ultrasound, or whatever resource she may need, we strive to provide that for her so that she can make an informed and healthy decision without political or social pressures.
If you’d like to read more about our move to Next Step, please click the button below!
OTHER WAYS TO GET INVOLVED
Designate Next Step through your workplace giving campaign
Donate online through our website
Tribute Fund (memorial, birth, adoption, etc)
Corporate Matching Fund
Donate a used car
As a 501(c)3 organization, all donations to
Next Step are tax deductible
You also can support us as you go about your own personal shopping with Amazon Smile. Just add the word “smile” before “amazon.com.” Go to smile.amazon.com and search for “Valley Pregnancy Center Pleasanton” and start shopping. When you use Amazon Smile, 0.5% of the purchase price from your eligible Amazon Smile purchases is donated to Next Step by Amazon.com! Click here to get started.