EFRAT’s goal is to inform women faced with an unwanted pregnancy that there are choices. Not all unwanted pregnancies must end with an abortion. EFRAT believes in a woman’s right to free choice, and that information is the key to making an educated, well thought-out decision. To that end, EFRAT sets up lectures and distributes informative pamphlets, videotapes and CDs, demonstrating the different phases of a fetus’ development, and the rewards of parenthood. EFRAT assists thousands of women with financial difficulties who choose to continue their pregnancies. The assistance consists of monthly food packages and basic baby equipment. The organization maintains several hostels to provide unmarried young women with a warm, caring environment, far away from the tension of social pressure. EFRAT’s 3,000 trained volunteers are constantly available to provide young women facing an unwanted pregnancy with one-on-one counseling and emotional support backed by EFRAT’s assurance of physical assistance.
Since 1977, EFRAT has saved over 25,000 children. In 2006 alone, EFRAT saved 2,623 children. EFRAT is proud to be known as the “World’s Greatest Lifesaving Organization.”