Helping Families Succeed
TryLife Center is a faith-based, life-affirming, pregnancy and family resource center dedicated to promoting the life of the unborn child, and the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of their parents and families, through confidential counseling, education and material support.
TryLife Center started in 1997 as Tri-City Life Center in New Kensington, Westmoreland County, Pa. TryLife was initially dedicated to promoting the physical, emotional and spiritual well-being of young pregnant women facing the serious issues stemming from an unplanned pregnancy. These issues included and still include unsupportive fathers, pressures from family members and friends, financial insecurity and poverty, and uncertainty about their ability to parent. We also discuss and provide positive alternatives to those considering abortion.
We offer every client hope and wholeness, along with unconditional love, acceptance and understanding.
Serving a greater need
Over the years, TryLife’s programs have become more comprehensive, offering counseling, and support during each phase of pregnancy and up through the first three years of the child’s life, plus services and education for the father. Early on, TryLife helped approximately 50 mothers per year, but now provides 450 mothers and fathers with more than 4,000 client visits annually. We offer tools to help young mothers and fathers become positive parents, to make well-considered, informed and healthy choices, and to become educated, self-sufficient members of the community. And we believe that building stronger, healthier families builds a stronger, healthier community for us all.
In spring 2014, TryLife Center received its second recertification, presented by the Pennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations (PANO). This Seal of Excellence is awarded to well-managed and responsibly governed non-profit organizations. We also updated the name of the agency from Tri-City Life Center to TryLife Center to better reflect our life-affirming mission, as well as our expanding geographic service area which now includes Lower and Upper Burrell, New Kensington, Arnold, Apollo, Vandergrift, Leechburg, Tarentum, Freeport and other areas of the Alle-Kiski Valley, as well as Butler, Armstrong and Allegheny Counties.