All-Options

aka All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center, Faith Aloud, Backline   |   Oakland, CA   |  www.all-options.org

Mission

All-Options (formerly called Backline) uses direct service and social change strategies to promote unconditional, judgment-free support for people in all of their decisions, feelings, and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption. We recognize that these issues are complex, but one thing is certain: Everyone deserves to have all options!

Ruling year info

2005

Executive Director

Parker Dockray

Main address

PO Box 28284

Oakland, CA 94604 USA

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EIN

87-0729403

NTEE code info

Reproductive Rights (R61)

Family Services (P40)

Hot Line, Crisis Intervention (F40)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

At least half of all women in the United States will experience an unintended pregnancy, and one in four will have an abortion by the age of 45. Nearly two-thirds of women who have abortions have already given birth to at least one child, and many will go on to parent in the future. As Rachel Atkins famously said, “There are not 'women who have babies' and 'women who have abortions'; these are the same women at different points in their lives."

Yet in today's political climate, it is almost impossible to find support for pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption in the same place. Political hostility and legal restrictions, social stigma, and a proliferation of anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers all serve to misinform, pressure and isolate people who are in need of support as they make decisions about pregnancy and parenting.

Reproductive justice requires that we ensure all people have unbiased, judgment-free support and access to care, without economic barriers or coercion.

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?

All-Options Talkline

All-Options operates a national, toll-free Talkline that offers judgment-free support for all your experiences or decisions related to pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption, including pregnancy loss and infertility. Our Talkline Advocates are ready to listen and offer unconditional support as well as referrals and resources.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The All-Options PRC is bringing a new model of all-options support to Bloomington, Indiana. We believe that everyone deserves to have all options, and we are proud to provide free pregnancy tests, diapers and baby clothes, safer sex kits, and abortion referrals and funding - all under one roof!

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

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.

All-Options is working to change this disconnected landscape to better reflect people's real needs. We are building community and movement toward reproductive justice where pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption are accessible and supported for all people without bias, coercion, or judgment.

All-Options works to ensure that all people can find the unbiased and compassionate support and the resources they need to make the reproductive decisions that are right for them. Our goal is not only to provide immediate support for people's needs - such as through our Abortion Fund and Diaper Program - but also to mobilize people and enact the policy changes needed to make these programs obsolete.

All-Options uses a combination of direct service and social change strategies to ensure that people can find the support they need for decisions and experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, and adoption.

We provide direct support to thousands of people each year through our toll-free national All-Options Talkline, the Faith Aloud clergy line, and our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center in Bloomington, Indiana. We engage community members and train them as all-options counselors and activists for change, and they go on to become ambassadors and leaders in our organization, in their professions, and in the movement. We also share our expertise through trainings and workshops, so that more frontline advocates are able to offer unbiased and nonjudgmental support to people in their communities.

All-Options has been providing unbiased support since 2004, improving and adapting our programs to ensure the greatest impact. Our strategic plan calls not only for expanding our program capacity but also for reaching and following the lead of those most impacted by barriers to reproductive care and reproductive justice.

All-Options' leadership is built from our base - we are people of diverse races, ethnicities, ages, sexualities, geographies, and economic backgrounds. Our board of directors is 60% women of color and staff is 50% women of color, and we bring diverse personal experiences with pregnancy, parenting, abortion, adoption, pregnancy loss, and/or infertility. We recruit for staff and board positions from our volunteer and client base, and continue to work to strengthen the opportunities and leadership pipeline for current and former volunteers and clients. As a distributed organization, we are able to recruit and engage staff, board and volunteers from multiple states.

Since 2004, All-Options has grown from an all-volunteer organization to a nationally distributed team of diverse staff, board, and volunteers. We have trained nearly 100 Talkline Advocates, served thousands of people on our Talkline and at our All-Options Pregnancy Resource Center, reached hundreds of providers in our Pregnancy Options Workshops, and grown our budget by 3000%.

Today All-Options is poised to bring our successful programs to more people across the country by scaling our trainings and services online - offering chat and instant messaging support, web-based trainings, and virtual volunteer opportunities. We also hope to open additional All-Options Pregnancy Resource Centers in southern and midwest communities that wish to partner with us. In today's political climate, a new approach to achieving reproductive justice has never been more vital.

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 demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    SMS text surveys, Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • 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 make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, 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 collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, 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 look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), 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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All-Options

Board of directors
as of 11/12/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dana Huber

Farah Diaz-Tello

SIA Legal Team

Gretchen Sisson

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Dana Huber

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Latishia James

Kwajelyn Jackson

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Sandra Criswell

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Carolyn Sufrin

Elizabeth Miller

Wanda Savala

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Keila Hill

Board leadership practices

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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 ? Yes
  • 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 11/12/2021

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
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability

No data

Equity strategies

Last updated: 11/12/2021

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Data
  • We review compensation data across the organization (and by staff levels) to identify disparities by race.
  • We employ non-traditional ways of gathering feedback on programs and trainings, which may include interviews, roundtables, and external reviews with/by community stakeholders.
  • We disaggregate data by demographics, including race, in every policy and program measured.
Policies and processes
  • We seek individuals from various race backgrounds for board and executive director/CEO positions within our organization.
  • We have community representation at the board level, either on the board itself or through a community advisory board.
  • We help senior leadership understand how to be inclusive leaders with learning approaches that emphasize reflection, iteration, and adaptability.