RealOptions

Caring. Compassionate. Honest.

aka RealOptions   |   San Jose, CA   |  www.friendsofrealoptions.net

Mission

Our purpose is to ensure that women, men, students, and families have a safe place to turn when facing pregnancy decisions, making sexual health choices, and seeking emotional healing from pregnancy loss.

Ruling year info

1983

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Valerie Hill

Vice President of Community Outreach & Business Development

Donna Hecke

Main address

1671 The Alameda Ste 101

San Jose, CA 95126 USA

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Formerly known as

RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics

RealOptions Pregnancy Medical Clinics

Community Pregnancy Center

Crisis Pregnancy Center

EIN

94-2820673

NTEE code info

Family Planning Centers (E42)

Family Services (Adolescent Parents) (P45)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

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Communication

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Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

1. An alarming rate of STDs: CDC estimates that nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections occur every year in this country, half among young people ages 15–24. In 2018, the number of reported cases in California was: 25,344 for syphilis (all stages) - 265% more than 10 years ago 79,397 for gonorrhea - 211% more than 10 years ago. 2. A high rate of unintended pregnancies in young women: In 2011, the most recent year for which national-level data is available, 45% of all pregnancies in the United States were unintended, including three of four pregnancies to women younger than 20. 3. Millions of women and men who have been impacted by pregnancy loss including abortion and miscarriage: In 2014, 157,350 abortions were provided in California. Abortions in California represent 17.0% of all abortions in the United States. Despite recent declines in abortion, nearly one in four U.S. women will have an abortion in her lifetime. 10% to 20% of known pregnancies end in miscarriage.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Women's Health Medical Clinics

RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics provides compassionate, comprehensive, high-quality reproductive health care. We are fully-licensed community care clinics providing the following services: STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, pre-abortion screenings, prenatal care, abortion pill reversal treatment, and well-woman care including pap smears, cervical cancer screenings, and breast exams; we also provide health education, support services, adoption referrals and support, and community referrals. We are devoted to taking care of our patients in a holistic manner and are dedicated to the highest standard of medical care in a comforting, supportive atmosphere. Thousands of women and men rely on us each year.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Families

RealOptions uses an Optimal Health Education Model. It provides innovative evidence based adolescent curriculum that focuses on Risk Avoidance to address behaviors. Through interactive presentations, dynamic discussions, and by modeling healthy lifestyle choices, our program encourages students about how to avoid risk behaviors to achieve optimal reproductive health. This curriculum focuses on a holistic approach by expanding into related subjects such as knowing oneself, goal casting, and what it takes to build healthy relationships.

Population(s) Served
Students
Parents

We offer a variety of programs including online healing pathways, support groups, and weekend retreats for anyone impacted by pregnancy loss, including abortion and/or miscarriage.

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Men and boys

The objective of this outreach program is to assist pregnant and parenting students on campuses to achieve academic success.

Population(s) Served
Students

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

CareNet 2000

National Institute of Family and Life Advocates 2009

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 1998

The Obria Group 2017

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of overall donors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This report shows Total Donors, including Active, New, and Repeat donors.

Number of clients served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Women and girls, Men and boys

Related Program

Women's Health Medical Clinics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This metric shows the total number of unique client visits by location. The report may count the client multiple times if the client visited more than 1 location within the specified date range.

Average number of dollars received per donor

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This report shows Average Revenue Per Donor.

Number of clients participating in educational programs

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

2020 number includes both students and parents.

Number of new clients within the past 12 months

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Women's Health Medical Clinics

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

This report shows new patient files created annually.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The goal is to provide an alternative comprehensive women's healthcare model in the Bay Area and across the nation that leads with compassionate, caring, and honest core values. We would like to decrease the number of abortions, unplanned pregnancies, and STDs through education, medical services, and college campus outreach programs by offering holistic, life-affirming healthcare. We also want to come alongside those dealing with pregnancy loss that need emotional healing and support from past abortions and miscarriages.

In 2017 we became an affiliate of the Obria Group whose plans are to affiliate with 200 high-quality women's health care providers nationwide to build an alternative women's health care model that is life affirming. We offer vital medical services, education, and resources to our communities. We have improved our reach and impact within Santa Clara and Alameda Counties by relocating two regional pregnancy medical clinics to strategic locations, and by acquiring a clinic in Union City. We invested resources and are certified in Ascend Optimal Health Education with a sexual risk avoidance curriculum. Every year we educate thousands of students and parents through our RealTalk program curriculum, college campus outreach program, and social media campaigns. We expanded our medical services in 2019 by adding well-women care, breast exams, and cervical cancer screenings to our medical services. We plan to offer full panel STD testing and treatment in 2020, and are in the process of becoming AAAHC accredited. We have also expanded our pregnancy loss programs to include anyone impacted by abortion or miscarriage.

We are fully staffed and operating three licensed medical clinics. We are resourced and have certified Center for Relationship Education educators to offer our RealTalk curriculum in the Bay Area. We assist student led clubs on college campuses by investing in a paid Campus Manager and have a team that leads our pregnancy loss programs.

We expanded our services in 2016 by offering STI testing to high risk populations including high school and college-age students in our community, as well as started offering abortion pill reversal treatment to women who change their minds after taking the first abortion pill. We began offering additional medical services such as well-women care, breast exams, and cervical cancer screenings in 2019, and plan on offering full panel STD testing in 2020. We are also in the process of becoming AAAHC accredited. STDs are a serious drain on the U.S. healthcare system, *costing the nation almost $16 billion in health care costs every year.
*CDC fact sheet http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/STD-Trends-508.pdf
https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/CDPH%20Document%20Library/STDs_Reach_Epidemic_Levels_Infographic_2018.pdf

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    RealOptions Obria Medical Clinics provides compassionate, comprehensive, and high-quality reproductive health care. We are fully-licensed community care clinics providing well woman care including: pap smears, cervical cancer screenings, and breast exams. We also provide STD testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, ultrasounds, pre-termination screenings, prenatal care, abortion pill reversal treatment, health education, and referrals. We offer the support and answers you may need. Your health and well-being are important to us. We are devoted to taking care of our patients in a holistic manner and are dedicated to the highest standard of medical care in a comforting, supportive atmosphere. Thousands of women, men, students and families rely on us each year.

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Case management notes, Online reviews: Yelp, SoTellUs,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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RealOptions

Board of directors
as of 10/7/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Peter Finter

CyberGRX

Term: 2018 -

Peter Finter

Board Chairman

Barry Rodenberg

Prayer Chairman

John Jacobsen

Board Member

Valerie Hill, CEO

RealOptions|Obria Medical Clinics

Donna Rhodes

Board Secretary

Jason Colyar

Vice Chairman

Alan Crownover

Board Member

Dan Steinman

Board Member

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 10/7/2021,

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

The organization's co-leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data