About Us

Alternatives Pregnancy Center


Alternatives Pregnancy Center is a non-profit women’s medical health clinic licensed by the State of California. Founded in 1983, Alternatives is dedicated to meeting the medical, emotional, material, and spiritual needs of women facing unplanned pregnancies. By offering hopeful alternatives to the abortion choice, Alternatives is committed to empowering families in the Sacramento area and enabling them to build positive futures.

The licensed medical professionals and the specially trained volunteer Client Advocates provide pregnancy services, including pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, nursing consultations, STD testing and treatment, Abortion Pill Reversal Services, Prenatal Care, and Well-Woman Visits. The Education Center at APC also offers prenatal, lactation, and parenting classes, as well as maternal and infant assistance.

APC accepts no federal or state funding, and all services are free of charge and completely confidential.

Core Values

Alternatives Pregnancy Center (APC) believes that life begins at conception and that there is a divine purpose and plan for every man, woman and child. APC upholds and celebrates the God- given gift of life, and seeks to share the love of Jesus Christ with all.


It is our Vision to help create a culture where lives are transformed by the gospel, helping people choose life for themselves and their baby.

Why Alternatives?

Each year, individuals in the Sacramento area struggle with decisions related to unplanned pregnancies. Alternatives Pregnancy Center (APC) is committed to meeting the needs of these women and others by offering Free Pregnancy Services, STI Testing, Abortion Pill Reversal Services, Court Approved Parenting Classes, and After Abortion Care.


Alternatives Pregnancy Center’s mission is to offer hopeful alternatives to women facing unplanned pregnancies.


Heidi Matzke
Executive Director
Dr. Anne Marie Adams
Medical Director
Oksana Pysareva
RN, Nurse Manager
Marina Kamyshin
Physician Assistant
Kelly Chuidian
Administrative Assistant
Linda Paddock
Client Services Manager
Carol Logan
Accounting/HR Manager
Nikki Williams
Front Office Manager
Rebekah Lathrop
Executive Assistant
Weeseeta Maeding
Event Coordinator
Angela McDaniel
Volunteer Coordinator

Board Of Directors

Kim Shaw
Jon Blackstad
Vice President
Debbie Hardinger
Suzie Sardella
Sandy Smith
Laura Allbaugh