Strong. Beautiful. Inside and Out.
That’s how we see our clients who are facing a decision regarding an unexpected pregnancy. We see the whole person, one who is deserving of respect and dignity – and comprehensive information to make the right decision. We see our clients’ inner strength, and we have their back.
We offer a safe, non-judgmental and supportive environment for Twin Cities women, teens and couples experiencing an unexpected pregnancy. Our clients experience friendship, hope and encouragement through positive and life-affirming medical and personal support services, education and resources.
We empower women in their time of need. Our resources and support services are grounded in respect and awe for the miracle of every unique, unrepeatable human person, starting with each woman we serve. We help women form a plan that fits best with their current needs and life situation. Our role is to walk with them in friendship, providing the support and resources they need to make a life-affirming decision.
We believe in:
- the inherent dignity of each person, from conception to natural death
- the right of our clients to receive comprehensive, truthful information in a respectful and compassionate way
- the importance of addressing the needs of the whole person when providing services
- 2200 University Avenue West, St. Paul, 55114 in the University Crossing at Vandalia building
- 2232 West Broadway Avenue, Minneapolis, 55411 in the Broadway Flats building
Abria was formed out of the merger of University LifeCare Center and the Highland LifeCare Center in 2012. Abria opened a new, more accessible location on University Avenue in St. Paul in 2015. In 2017, North Side Pregnancy Options in North Minneapolis joined the Abria family.
University LifeCare Center was established in 1975 near the University of Minnesota Campus in Minneapolis. Highland LifeCare Center was established in 2001 in the Highland Park area of St. Paul. Highland and University LifeCare Centers helped over 40,000 women, teens and couples experiencing unexpected pregnancy.
North Side Pregnancy Options opened in 1978 in North Minneapolis and has helped tens of thousands of clients make life-affirming decisions, through its innovative prenatal care program in collaboration with Fairview Riverside Midwives and other medical and personal support services.
All of our services continue to be offered free of charge.
We do not provide or refer for abortions or birth control.