What is Birthright?
Initially started in 1968 in Toronto, Canada, Birthright is a pregnancy help center where anyone concerned about an unplanned or untimely pregnancy can find assistance as near as the telephone. Birthright offers services to help the woman through her pregnancy and beyond. These services include support, guidance, education, material assistance, and community referrals.
Birthright starts by listening with love and understanding. We don’t make decisions for you and we don’t pressure you. We work with you to meet your needs.
Birthright of Bel Air is staffed by trained volunteers prepared to offer personal, confidential help to those involved, whether they are single or married, regardless of age, race, income, or religion. Together we will assess the situation and explore your options. Birthright’s services are available for both women and men.
The Bel Air Birthright Office
Birthright of Bel Air first opened its doors in 1973. We are open five days a week and two evenings to offer pregnancy help in Bel Air Maryland and surrounding areas. We have reached out to serve thousands of people in Harford County, Cecil County, Baltimore City and County, and southern Pennsylvania.
Birthright of Bel Air sees between 80 and 100 clients each month. These clients are at varying stages of their pregnancy. They may be first time clients or returning often. They may come for a pregnancy test, options counseling, ongoing support, The Pregnancy and Preparing to Parent Program, Men’s Program, Post Abortion, or material assistance.
Birthright receives no state or federal funding. We operate solely by donations from a few area churches and many individuals.
Everyone who works with the clients at Birthright does so on a volunteer basis. We have 3 part time paid staff – an executive director, assistant director as well as a center coordinator. The desire of each person at Birthright is to simply be present and to help without judgment or agenda. Some of the volunteers at Birthright have been serving for 20, 25, and even 30 years. We believe in the importance of the work we do and we have seen thousands of miracles happen because of it.