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Frequently Asked Questions


What services do you provide?

AGAPE provides parenting services of individual & group classes, resource support, a baby & hygiene store, and fatherhood resources & support. All services are at no cost.

What forms of insurance do you take?

No insurance is needed to come to AGAPE. All services are 100% free and confidential.

Can I get an ultrasound the same day?

Most client’s eligibility can be determined via the phone prior to an appointment.

Can you tell me the gender of my baby?

Gender identification is outside the scope of limited obstetric ultrasound.

Can I get an ultrasound at AGAPE to determine if everything is OK with my baby?

Diagnosis or detection of medical conditions for you or your baby are outside the scope of limited obstetric ultrasounds.

Can my mom / partner / kids / friend come along with me to the appointment?

Friends and family members are encouraged to join you at your appointment.

Do you have another location?

AGAPE pregnancy services are located at 2550 MLK Jr. Parkway and at 1700 W 2nd Ave in Indianola. Additionally, AGAPE parenting services are located at 2222 Bennett Avenue or online.

Do you test HCG levels?

AGAPE testing is all urine based. As no blood is drawn through our services, HCG levels are not a service provided.

Do you do STD testing?

AGAPE provides testing for chlamydia, gonorrhea, and trichomoniasis at no charge to you.

If I test positive for an STD, can I come to you for treatment?

AGAPE does not provide treatment for STDs. However, Polk County Health provides treatment for STDs at an affordable cost to patients.

Can I come to AGAPE for my prenatal care appointments?

AGAPE does not provide prenatal care. We provide medical case management to support healthy pregnancy and healthy baby at no cost.


Do you take gently used clothing/toys/baby items?

AGAPE accepts new items for the baby boutique. Stuff Etc. in Ankeny also partners with AGAPE for all used donations and AGAPE receives 50% of all donation proceeds.

Do you take gently used cribs/beds/car seats/strollers?

Due to liability and OSHA regulations, AGAPE is unable to accept used cribs, mattresses, beds, car seats, and breast pumps. However, gently used strollers and pack-n-plays in full working order are welcome!

We want to do a donation drive for AGAPE. What are your most pressing needs?

AGAPE’s most pressing needs are listed on Facebook regularly. To find an up to date list of needs, please view the needs list on our website.

Do you need blankets?

AGAPE accepts new blankets that are 2’ x 3’ in size and thin enough to be used in a crib.

Do you take monetary donations?

Yes, we take one time or ongoing monetary donations. Donations can be mailed or delivered to our main location at 2550 MLK Parkway Jr., or your donation can be given securely online.

Do you need diapers?

AGAPE regularly needs size 4,5, and 6 diapers.

Do you take gently used breast pumps?

AGAPE is unable to take used breast pumps due to OSHA regulations.

Will I get a tax receipt for my gift?

AGAPE sends a thank you and tax receipt to our donors after every donation and at end of year annually.

When can I drop off items?

It is best to call and make an appointment to drop off items, plus you may have the opportunity to meet the executive director and even get a tour! We can schedule your donation drop off during normal business hours Mon-Thurs or Fridays by appointment.


I want to volunteer, what do you need help with the most?

Our Friday workdays are always an option for volunteerism. Please email our volunteer coordinator at [email protected] to sign up today!

I have a heart for women. Can I volunteer to meet with clients?

AGAPE is in the process of building our Family Community Center, which will be fully staffed by volunteers. Currently, all client service volunteer opportunities are full.