Mother & Child Education Center
The Mother & Child Education Center has been serving expectant mothers and families in the greater Portland (OR) community since 1971. Our primarily clients are women facing the possibility of an unexpected pregnancy, and families who are low-income or experiencing a family crisis (such as divorce, teenage pregnancy or unemployment). Our center is open six days per week for quiet conversation, in addition to our 24/7 pregnancy & parenting crisis line available in three languages: English, Spanish & Russian.

In addition to offering free pregnancy testing, we offer classes and workshops in prenatal health, labor & delivery, newborn care, parenting, nutrition, budgeting and more. This past year, we added wellness coaching/counseling to our list of services.We also provide emergency clothing, diapers, food/formula, and other needed supplies to more than 100 families each month. Our gentle care of mothers is highly respected in the local community, including two colleges that work with Mother & Child as a maternal/child care training site for their student nurses. We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, which receives no government funding, and offers our services for free and without restriction.

Our vision is to create a world where children are welcomed and nurtured in the womb, in the home, in the community, and beyond We embrace this vision through our mission which is to educate the public about pregnancy and parenting, and to build a community of competent, confident mothers.

Our Core Values including supporting human life, motherhood, family, community, education and service.