You are not alone!
Welcome to the Netherlands. We find it incredibly brave that you have undertaken the journey to this country. We hope that you have been well taken care of and that you have found a nice place to stay.
Maybe you are visiting our website, because you are pregnant and have questions like:
What should I do? Can I handle a pregnancy in this difficult situation? How will I make financial ends meet? What do I want for myself? How do I tell my boyfriend or husband? Or how do I indicate my limits when it comes to sexuality?
We want to help you!
Siriz is a specialist in dealing with unplanned pregnancies. We offer prevention, support and care. We want to reduce the number of unplanned pregnancies in the Netherlands by giving information to young people. In addition, we provide short-term and long-term psychosocial assistance to men and women who have to deal with an unplanned pregnancy. We also offer care to teenage pregnant woman who need intensive support. We help them with this intensive support, if necessary they can live in one of our houses during their pregnancy. We work throughout the Netherlands with 35 committed professionals and about 50 trained volunteers. Siriz was founded in September 2010 and originates from the Association for the Protection of the Unborn Child.
Siriz works with Christian values such as encouragement, care and empowerment. Siriz helps everyone regardless of belief, religion, political opinion, origin, gender or sexual orientation.
Siriz has been awarded the HKZ quality mark (Harmonisation Quality Assessment in the Healthcare Sector) for high-quality care. In its care, Siriz offers specialist counselling and is a collaboration partner of the Unwanted Pregnancy programme. Siriz is also an ANBI-registered charity and recognised as a charity by the independent Central Fundraising Bureau (CBF). Siriz is registered with the Chamber of Commerce under Chamber of Commerce number 50739107 and RSIN 822895869. Our VAT number is NL8228 95 869 B01. Siriz is a member of the Valente trade association. Read more.
How can you reach us?
We are available on weekdays from 9.00 to 21.00 and on Saturdays from 12.00 to 18.00 via the free number 0800 440 00 03. Would you prefer to call us anonymously? Then dial #31# when calling from your mobile phone. You can also e-mail or send us an WhatsApp message (06 24 907 555).
Pregnant and your choice
Now what. In a foreign country and pregnant. If you got pregnant and didn’t plan to be, your world may turn upside down. Suddenly, you’re faced with a difficult choice. Do you want to keep the baby? Or do you opt for an abortion? And you may have many other questions, such as: Do I really want this? How do I make my boundaries clear to a man? Can I handle a pregnancy in this difficult situation? How do I make ends meet? How do I tell my boyfriend or husband? All questions that you may find difficult to answer.
It’s important to take the time and think about this carefully, so you make an informed decision. At Siriz, we want to help you do just that. We guide you in making your personal choice. You can call, e-mail, chat or WhatsApp us to tell us what’s on your mind or ask a question. You can also talk to us personally. These consultations are entirely voluntary. During such a consultation, we help you find answers to your questions. The consultations are free of charge and can be arranged within 48 hours (excluding holidays and weekends).
Consultations to deal with an unplanned pregnancy
In consultations, you and a social worker from Siriz list the possible choices and their consequences. This way, you’ll have a better understanding of your situation. For example, we’ll be talking about what’s on your mind and what your heart says. They sometimes contradict each other. We’ll also pay attention to problems that existed before your pregnancy or that were caused by your pregnancy, for example, in your relationship or because of the situation you are now in.
Making your own choice in an unplanned pregnancy
The decision you make will determine what your future will look like. That’s why we think it’s important that you make a choice that you can support all the way. The social worker always takes your questions, doubts and the choice you make seriously. We’ll never tell you what to do. We offer guidance in making an independent choice. Contact us by clicking one of the buttons below.
Sign up for help with an unplanned pregnancy
At Siriz, we aim to listen to what you need and how you want to get in touch with us, what makes you feel comfortable and when. That’s why we offer different ways of contacting us. Get in touch with us the way you feel comfortable with. Whether you want to call anonymously, tell us what’s on your mind digitally or use WhatsApp. You now also have the option of chatting directly with a social worker and ask specific questions by completing our handy pre-set questionnaire, all aimed to help you even better! Alternatively, you can call to make an appointment with one of our social workers. Check out the help centres near you.
If you are in a life-threatening situation and need help urgently, we ask you to call your family doctor or the police (112) as soon as possible.
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Need help, advice or consultation?
Call free of charge 0800 440 00 03.
Weekdays: 9 am – 9 pm and on Saturdays from 12 noon to 6 pm.
Want to call anonymously? Before calling our number, press #31# first when calling from a mobile phone and *31* when calling from a landline.