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Click the button below to set up your automatic monthly donation to support Next Step in one of the most meaningful ways possible! Automatic monthly donations help us to avoid peaks and valleys in our revenue and allow us to plan ahead for the future of our ministry and the women we are able to serve.


What's New?

We have opened for in-person appointments again! 

We are so pleased to be able to offer in-person appointments for our clients a few days each week. We are continuing our virtual appointments alongside the in-person appointments because some of our clients feel the most comfortable that way. That's who we're here for, the client. Our job is to meet her where she is at and make her feel comfortable. We are so pleased to be able to provide multiple appointment types to fit the needs of our diverse clients

As of January 2021, we have consolidated our office to just one location in Livermore. We are excited to be able to focus our attention in this location and continue to offer the life-affirming support to women facing unplanned pregnancies that we have for over 30 years. 

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.

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

Next Step are tax deductible.

Next Step is a DBA name under Valley Crisis Pregnancy Center. Our Tax ID is 94-3071754

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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.