Removing barriers to Long-Acting, Reversible Contraception (LARC) and providing individuals a step ahead to maximize their potential in the Tri-Cities region of Northeast Tennessee.
A Step Ahead Foundation Tri-Cities works to provide free birth control and transportation to anyone seeking a long-acting, reversible contraceptive (LARC). We offer free comprehensive reproductive health education to anyone in our region.
"I got a birth control implant through A Step Ahead Tri-Cities in March. Since I don't want to have children anytime soon, I had been interested for a while in starting a long-term form of birth control, but was worried that it could cost me hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. A Step Ahead enabled me to take back control over my reproductive choices without needing to worry about the cost. I can't even describe how much this reduced my anxiety about finances and unintended pregnancy. They were also supportive and helpful every step of the way, answering any questions I had and checking on me after I had my appointment. I truly wish there were programs like this everywhere - I think so many people would benefit!" -Nicole, A Step Ahead Tri-Cities client