third box


is a licensed Pregnancy Counseling Women’s Health Clinic with locations in Oakland, San Francisco, and Redwood City.  They provide free counseling and medical care to women of all ages who are making decisions about unplanned pregnancies.  Their focus is on helping women make healthy, well-informed choices in line with their own beliefs and values.  They also provide counseling to family members, partners and other loved ones.

 •  Third Box’s services include pregnancy tests and information regarding all of a woman’s options.  They offer
    ultrasounds, early prenatal care, and referrals for labor and delivery. 

 •  They are supportive and respectful of all clients and the decisions they make.  They also offer post-abortion     and pregnancy loss counseling. 

 •  They are focused on serving and caring deeply for every woman who comes through their doors, and have     never allowed themselves to be caught up in the “culture wars.” 

 •  All of their services are free, and as a 501 (c)(3) they are funded through support from individuals and     churches. 

FPCSM is partnering with First Resort through financial support and volunteer participation.  


    1.  Healthcare Professionals – OB/Gyns are needed to serve as Medical Directors, and Registered          Nurses are needed in Oakland, San Francisco and Redwood City.  Especially needed are healthcare          professionals trained in obstetrical ultrasonography. 

    2.  Diaper Drive Coordinator – Coordinate a diaper drive with your church or small group to provide diapers          for 6-12 months for some clients. 

    3.  Support Group Hostess – form life-transforming friendships by hosting a monthly gathering of 4 new          moms for 6-12 months, either at church or in your home.

    4.  Flier Poster – post fliers for medical clinics at various locations, e.g. laundromats and coffee shops.

    5.  Photographer – a professional photographer may donate their services for a half-day or full-day photo          shoot of client moms and their babies.  First Resort will print and deliver a package of professional          portraits to clients for free. 

    6.  Photo Shoot Helper – during a photo shoot with a professional photographer, photo shoot helpers          assist the photographer, have snacks available, and help with other children if clients have other
         children at the photo shoot.

To help, contact First Resort liaison Doug Kniveton at To learn more, visit First Resort’s website at or call (510) 569-1200.


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