Birthright of Jefferson City

Birthright has been providing love, support and hope to women facing unplanned pregnancies for over 45 years. We operate nearly 300 locations, and have a 24/7 toll-free Helpline so help is only a phone call away.


Birthright of Jefferson City

Chapter Information

Helpline (Toll Free)



1006 E. High St. , Apt. 2

Jeferson City, Missouri 65101

United States

Phone: 573-635-8822

Monday: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m
Tuesday - Friday: Noon - 3 p.m.

Information on:

  • All services at no Cost
  • Completely confidential help
  • Friendship and emotional support
  • Free pregnancy tests
  • Medical referrals
  • Legal referrals
  • Educational assistance and referrals
  • Maternity Clothes
  • Baby clothes and supplies
  • Housing referrals
  • Referrals to social agencies
  • Referrals for professional counseling
    • Prenatal development
    • Job search/career development
    • Adoption Information
    • Pregnancy & childbirth
    • Child care options
    • Child safety issues
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Welcome to Birthright of Jefferson City

fAt Birthright, we understand the challenges related to unplanned pregnancies. We know that it can be an overwhelming and often scary situation. However, we also know that there is hope for the mother and her child. Birthright believes that “It is the right of every pregnant woman to give birth, and the right of every child to be born.” Birthright is here to be the friend that a pregnant woman needs as she navigates an unplanned pregnancy. Birthright is available to women for as long as they need us. We offer love, friendship, and support to women who are pregnant or think they may be pregnant. Birthright services are always free, non-judgmental and confidential. We can also provide information, referrals, and resources to help the woman help herself. Birthright is unique, and available 24/7 through our toll-free helpline. Birthright is not involved in any religious movements, political activities, or lobbying. Birthright’s focus is on loving the mother, reminding her that there is hope and ensuring she is not alone.


             Jean Wankum, Director                    Karen Dunkle, Co-Director
             Eileen Plassmeyer, Secretary           Harold Buehler, Treasurer

Other Board Members:

             Dorothy Veit                                   Nancy Dubbert
             Michelle Caywood                           Stephana Landwehr
             Peggy Hronick




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FALL 2016 - Dear Friends of Birthright,

Dear Friends of Birthright, 2016 marks 43 years of service to pregnant women and their families. Our mission is to encourage a woman to choose life for her baby by providing facts on fetal development, offering non-judgmental friendship, guidance, emotional and material support during an often difficult time in her life. In 2015 we received over 2300 requests/calls for some type of assistance. Some 200 calls or visits came from women who just needed to talk about their problems. A number of women who contacted us were facing unwanted pregnancies. They were trying to decide whether or not to have an abortion. They wanted to know how Birthright could help them if they chose to have their babies. As you know our office is staffed solely by trained volunteers. You will not find anywhere more dedicated, generous, people who give their time and talents to help women and babies in need. Volunteers perform pregnancy tests, listen to troubles, provide guidance, offer a variety of baby needs including car seats, Pack and Plays (which can be used in place of cribs), clothing, and help in finding community resources. We also help with limited amounts of rent and utility assistance. All services are provided free of charge. Over 100 expectant mothers were provided with layettes in 2015. Layettes are large bags of baby clothing, blankets, diapers – everything a new mom will need for her infant. We are always looking for “Angels” who will give a few hours a month in the office. They will help experienced volunteers in extending a warm welcome to our clients. Perhaps you have thought “I would love to help there, but I don’t think I could talk to the moms, I wouldn’t be comfortable doing that.” We want to assure you that there are other tasks that need to be done in and out of the office. Just think and pray about this invitation. Of course, none of this outreach to women and babies would be possible without the generosity of our benefactors who provide support to these families through Birthright. Please pray that this work can continue and that the resources and volunteers will be available. Sincerely yours for Life,

Sincerely yours for Life - Jean Wankum, Director


Birthright is a non-profit charitable organization that has been providing love and support for over 45 years to women facing unplanned pregnancies. We have chapters across Canada, the United States, and Africa, as well as a 24/7 North American toll-free Helpline. Birthright is supported by devoted volunteers and private donations.

Helpline: 1.800.550.4900