What's new in 2020 for Next Step?

We have some very exciting news to share! The beginning of 2020 brought a tremendous opportunity to expand our territory indeed! We are now managing the Livermore Pregnancy Resource Center location, and in a few weeks it will reopen as Next Step Livermore.

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!

"Amazing services and incredible people. The love that they show to their clients is incredible. If you need help or just someone to talk to, this is the place."


—  Next Step Supporter


Wondering how you can help?

If you would like to volunteer, call us at 925.425.0414, or complete the below contact form.

  • Designate Next Step through your workplace giving campaign

  • Donate online through our website

  • Tribute Fund (memorial, birth, adoption, etc)

  • Corporate Matching Fund

  • Item Donations

  • Donate a used car

  • Donate Stock

As a 501(c)3 organization, all donations to

Next Step are tax deductible

Amazon Smile​:

You also can support us as you go about your own personal shopping with Amazon Smile.  Just add the word “smile” before “” Go to 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!  Click here to get started.


Short walk from the West Dublin / Pleasanton BART Station


5776 Stoneridge Mall Road, Suite 200

Pleasanton, CA 94588



Monday–Tuesday: 10am–5pm PST

Wednesday: By Appointment only
Thursday 10am-7pm (after 5pm by appt only)

​Friday–Sunday: Closed

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