Contact Us

FamilyLife Network, Inc.
1155 Wildlife Lodge Road
Lower Burrell, PA 15068

Phone: 724.339.9399
Email: info@trylife.center

Red Door Donation Hours:

Monday & Wednesday
11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Tuesday & Thursday
11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Friday-Sunday
Closed

Please do not leave donations outside of our building when we are closed. They are often ruined by the elements. Thank you!

“It takes a village to raise a child.”  We’ve all heard that African proverb, and if you’re a parent or caretaker, you know how true it is!  

Now YOU can be part of The Village for families in our community. Join supporters who are making their best monthly gift to build bright futures for families. Not only is monthly giving a convenient way to expand your impact, it one of the best ways you can support our ministries. Knowing what support is coming in each month enables us to have enhanced reliability, efficiency, and planning in our use of resources as we serve expectant, new, and experienced parents in our community.

We can’t do it without YOU!

Your support provides us with enhanced reliability, efficiency, and planning in our use of resources as we work to support expecting, new, and experienced parents in our community!

In 2023, we served 247 distinct clients over 2,364 client appointments in our programs thanks to your generosity. That was a 36% increase in the number of unique clients served and a 53% increase in client appointments over the previous year!  We also provided 27 limited OB ultrasounds in our clinic in 2023, more than any other year in that program’s history!

Learn more about ways to give below:

Financial Donations

Your charitable financial contributions enable us to provide free and ongoing support, education, and resources to families in our community. You can make a one-time gift, or join The Village giving circle by signing up to make a recurring donation!  Just click button below to securely make any type of online gift:

Donate Now

Giving by check? Please make checks payable to FamilyLife Network. 

How do donations work since the name change?  Funds are received by our parent organization, FamilyLife Network, and then distributed to our programs. Donations can be designated to a certain fund, such as Greatest Need, or to one of our programs.

We also accept financial donations by mail or in person. Please make checks payable to our parent organization: FamilyLife Network. Questions about your donation? Please call the finance office at 724-339-9399 ext. 105 or email finance@trylife.center.

Examples of how your gift will help:

$500   Fully support a family for one month

$250   Brand new crib, mattress, and safe bedding for one child

$150   One limited OB ultrasound appointment

$100   One client appointment providing education or support

$50     One pregnancy testing or material assistance appointment

$25     One pack of diapers and wipes

 

FamilyLife Network (formerly Tri-City Life Center, Inc.) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. Updating our name with government entities takes time, and you may temporarily still see us show up as Tri-City Life Center, Inc. on certain documents or websites.

Material Donations

Learn more about donating material assistance items by clicking here!

What Our Clients Are Saying…

*These testimonials were written prior to our recent name change.

Tiffanee’s Story

Tiffanee & Navi

“TryLife*, where do I begin…

“I was 40 years old coming into this pregnancy. I was 26 at the birth of my first child, Nygel, unwed and not exactly happy about my situation. After all these years, I never dreamed that I would be in the same situation. I wasn’t even sure I could carry a baby to term, especially at my age with all the medical conditions I’ve suffered through.

“2020 was rough for me. I’d been in jail for 5 months, was released because of COVID, only to end up in a major car accident and then end up pregnant to a man who did not want to be with me. I was reeling to say the least. Unhappy about a pregnancy that was my heart’s desire. The situation wasn’t ideal, but I pushed through. After the birth of my daughter, her father abandoned us. He spent my whole pregnancy with me only to disappear whenever Navi came into the world.

“TryLife provided me with a place to go. A safe haven to speak. The help and the education I needed. Endless resources. It helped me to keep the faith. I was mad at God. I didn’t understand why I was reliving a negative situation. Nygel’s dad is gone and Navi’s dad didn’t want her. I was able to come to TryLife and have good people pray with me and for me. I was able to see the light at the end of the tunnel, even when I felt like giving up. I love coming to TryLife Center and will forever be grateful for the care I have received.”

Abigail’s Story

Abigail w/Her Husband & Kids

I will never forget the first day I walked into TryLife. I had my son that was only a couple months old, and I had no idea what great blessings I was about to experience! I was welcomed with open arms and soon TryLife was like my family… everyone listened to my story and was there to give me good advice. I was a first-time mom, not married, trying to figure out what I was supposed to do with my life. TryLife encouraged me to watch educational videos with topics on raising infants, spiritual teachings, and everyday life lessons such as budgeting, getting out of debt, relationships, work, daycare etc.

“I always seen advertisements for TryLife Center and thought they were there to help girls out that were pregnant and did not know what to do. Was I wrong! They are there not just to help a girl out that finds out she is pregnant and not knowing what to do, but also for girls that have babies already and for dads and married couples looking to learn everything they can about raising a child and other life lessons, and in the process, earn points to spend in the store for baby clothes, diapers, wipes, formula, toys, cribs, car seats, and everything you can think of for a baby!! Also, Maternity clothes for expecting mothers!

“TryLife Center also gives one on one time to talk about your life. They always are ready to give sound and good advice. They have helped me with advice about my relationship with my now husband and advice on raising babies. I now have a little girl too!

“I have learned how to trust God for everything, and He will provide. I have learned each milestone my children should be hitting and at what age. I have learned how to handle a child with tantrums and strong wills. I have learned how to discipline a child. Now I was raised in a good, structured home, and I had learned a lot over the years, but with each video I watch it refreshes me on things I already knew or gives me a new idea how to handle something differently. Recently they have started doing a sermon each month that you can earn double the points and you learn so much in those sermons! Also, with each video you watch you can do a worksheet to earn extra points and helps you remember what you learned! Then there is also homework to take home and recap what you learned from the video you watched and again you earn more points!!

“I have not had to buy clothes for my two children and very few diapers and wipes because I try to make an appointment once a week and save points to exchange for things the children need! My children love coming to because they love picking out toys from the toy section!! 

“TryLife Center has become my second family. I have seen many volunteers come and go, but with each one all hold a special place in my heart and make it feel like family. You are always welcome, and it is a safe place to tell them anything and they will help you through life!”

Bertrand’s Story

Bertrand & His Sons

Bertrand is a single father of two boys, Bertrand, Jr. and Zion. Their mother left when Zion was a little baby, and Bertrand never expected to be raising two little boys on his own. Zion has sickle cell anemia, which is very hard on him and, of course, hard on Bertrand, too.

“Sometimes I just don’t know what to do. I work as a school bus driver part-time so that I can be home with my boys most of the time.”

He took the boys out to play one day and realized he was in a tough spot, not sure he had the knowledge or power to help his sons be the men they need to be. He started to cry and Bertrand Jr. put his arms around his father’s and said, “It’s OK, Daddy.” He decided then and there that they were a team and were going to get through it together.

Suddenly he remembered that when Bertrand Jr. was a little baby, he and their mother went to the TryLife Center, where they got help with a car seat, crib, stroller, formula and diapers. This time we offered him counseling and education, as well as help with clothes for the boys, cereal, juice, food, and what the boys like most – toys!

“The ladies who work [at TryLife]– I call them saints, because they give me moral, psychological and spiritual support. The counselors who work there are teaching me how to be a good father and mother. I’m not a church-going man, but I feel like TryLife is my Tabernacle, because of the light and joy I feel when I go there. Now I’m not only surviving as a parent, but I’m personally doing well.”

 

All client stories and photos are shared with the client’s permission.

You can leave a lasting legacy

Legacy gifts (also known as planned giving) are a powerful contribution that will impact future generations.

During your lifetime, a legacy gift could be:

  • Cash
  • IRA Charitable Rollover
  • Donor Advised Funds

Following your lifetime, a legacy gift could be:

  • A bequest from your will or trust
  • Life insurance
  • Retirement plan assets
  • Charitable gift annuities
  • Charitable remainder trusts

If you would like to start a conversation about the legacy you want to leave, please email finance@trylife.center.

Material Assistance Donations

The vast material assistance we provide to families through FamilyLife Network’s Origins Family & Pregnancy Services program is mainly obtained through generous donations from the community. Our goal is to provide everything that our clients need to care for their infants and young children!

What can I donate?

If you’d like to donate material items, please consider our urgent needs list below or check out our Amazon Wishlist!

We are in urgent need of the following:

  • Diapers:
    • Preemie
    • Sizes 4 through 7, especially sizes 4, 6, and 7
  • Pull-Ups/Training Pants:
    • Size 2T-3T
    • Size 3T-4T
    • Size 4T-5T
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Soaps, Shampoos, and Lotions
  • Diaper Rash Ointment
  • Formula:
    • Any preemie formula
    • Similac Advanced (both powder and ready to feed)
    • Similac 360 Total Care Sensitive (both powder and ready to feed)
    • Similac 360 Total Care (both powder and ready to feed)
    • or any other kind of formula… we can always use it!
  • Gently used clothing:
    • Girls 18 mos. sleepers/pajamas
    • Girls 2T-5T clothing/pajamas
    • Boys 3T-5T clothing/pajamas

Do you accept other items?

Yes! We accept any new or gently used items for parents, infants, and young children (up to 3 years old). Commonly donated items include:

  • Diapers or Pull-Ups/Training Pants (new, unopened)
  • Baby Wipes (new, unopened)
  • Formula, baby food, toddler food, Pedialyte, etc. (new, unopened)
  • Baby and kids clothing up to size 5
  • Baby and kids hygiene items (new, unopened)
  • Baby and kids furniture items: changing tables, Pack ‘N Plays, baby baths, jumpers, walkers, etc.*
  • Toys (appropriate for 3 or under)
  • Feminine hygiene products (pads, tampons, postpartum hygiene, disposable underwear/diapers, soaps, shampoo, etc.)
  • Breastfeeding supplies (new breast pumps, nipple butter, breast pads, bottles, etc.)
  • Sensitive/baby friendly laundry detergent
  • Maternity clothing (all sizes)

Items we CANNOT accept include:

  • Adult Clothing (we only accept maternity clothing)
  • Opened or expired food products
  • USED Car Seats or Booster Seats*
  • USED Cribs*
  • USED Crib Mattresses
  • USED Stuffed Animals
  • Household or furniture items such as couches, dressers, lamps, decorative items, etc. (we only accept baby or kid-specific furniture or household items)

*Per our insurance policy, we cannot provide used cribs or used car seats to clients

How do I donate these items?

Items can be dropped off in person at our center or shipped to us. For shipping please use the following address: Origins Family & Pregnancy Services | 1155 Wildlife Lodge Road | Lower Burrell, PA 15068

If you choose to drop off, please come to our red donations door during our donation hours, and ring the bell for service. Please do not leave donations outside the building during off hours – they are often ruined by the elements. Tax receipts are available upon drop-off during donation hours.

Donation Hours
  • Monday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, Saturday, and Sunday: CLOSED

Thank you for your generosity!  You are providing invaluable support to parents and building bright futures for families in our community!

 

Volunteers Are Essential!

We would not be able to serve families without our volunteers! We have individual and group volunteer opportunities. Commitment levels vary, and we are happy to work with you to find the perfect volunteer position or project for your schedule! Listed below are our current volunteer opportunities and requirements.

Ready to volunteer? Click the button below to apply today!

Apply to Volunteer

General Volunteer Qualifications/Requirements:

  • Ability and willingness to demonstrate personal commitment to the mission and values of FamilyLife Network, Inc. in the execution of any volunteer position responsibilities
  • Ability to respect confidentiality
  • Additional qualifications may apply, such as clearances

Volunteer Positions

Reception/Admin Assistant

We are seeking several volunteer receptionists to free up our program staff to serve more clients in the Origins program. It’s an important job, as the receptionist is the first welcoming face that our clients see when they walk in! You may also be trained to answer the phone, schedule clients, and assist with other office-related tasks.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Current clearances and Mandated Reporter training required
  • Willingness to be trained on different types of software
  • A sincere desire to interact with our clients and their families with unconditional love, acceptance, support, and understanding

In-Kind Donations

Perfect for individuals and/or groups who love to organize! We are incredibly blessed by the many donations that come through our infamous red door from the community. Help is always needed to sort and clean the donations before they are made available to our clients. You may be asked to help keep the store area tidy and organized.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Current clearances

Childcare

Our childcare volunteers supervise children in the play area (Lois’ Cottage) while parents participate in our programs. It is such a blessing to parents when they can have a few moments to themselves to focus on their goals, and kids LOVE our play area!

Additional Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years or older OR 15 years old with references and clearances
  • Current clearances and Mandated Reporter training required

Client Assistant

Client assistants are trained to provide clients with education and support, shop in our store, and provide clients with a warm, supportive experience.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Current clearances and Mandated Reporter training required
  • Willingness to be trained on different types of software
  • A sincere desire to interact with our clients and their families with unconditional love, acceptance, support, and understanding
  • Weekly or bi-weekly commitments are preferred, but not required

Building Maintenance/Cleaning

Perfect for groups! We need volunteers throughout the year to help us with the upkeep of our building and property (generally on an as needed basis), general cleaning, or with special projects.

Additional Qualifications:

  • Must be at least 18 years old

Church or Community Partner

Is your church or other organization looking for a local, faith-based nonprofit to support or partner with? We would love to speak with you about how we can support you, how you can support us, and how we can work together to better our community! Check out some of our suggested group volunteer activities!

Prayer Partner

Prayer is the #1 way you can help. We believe that prayer is essential to everything we do here at FamilyLife Network, and we are always blessed and encouraged when we are supported in prayer. If you are interested in becoming a Prayer Partner, simply fill out the form below!

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Other

If you have a talent to share that is not listed, reach out and let us know how you want to help. We may not always be able to accommodate, but we love new ideas! We also welcome groups, and will work with you to organize an appropriate project. Call 724-339-9399 for more information.

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Ready to volunteer? Click the button below to apply!

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Join Our Team

We do not have any open staff positions at this time.

Volunteer with us!

We are blessed by the many volunteers who donate their time and talents to FamilyLife Network.

Our volunteers help with client visits, sorting donations, building maintenance, and more on a weekly, biweekly, monthly, or an as-needed basis.

If you’d like to learn more about opportunities to help, contact clientservices@trylife.center or click here to see a full list of volunteer opportunities.

Ready to volunteer? Click the button below!

Apply to Volunteer

Looking for group opportunities?

Is your church or organization looking for a local, faith-based nonprofit to support or partner with? We would love to speak with you about how we can support you, how you can support us, and how we can work together to support families in our community! A few opportunities for groups are listed below, but we welcome your ideas!

Contact clientservices@trylife.center for more information.

Clean/Organize

We can always use help sorting, counting, and cleaning our donations! We also need help throughout the year to deep clean the building and do outdoor maintenance projects.

Organize A Drive

Consider organizing or hosting a drive to collect material items such as diapers/wipes, items for new moms, clothing, period products, etc. Click here for a detailed list of items that our clients regularly need.

Contact your church, school, friends, family, or community and organize a drive!

Host a Baby Shower

Option 1: Organize and host a baby shower at your church or in your community to benefit FamilyLife Network and our programs.  Invite guests to bring a gift for moms and/or babies.  Our moms always appreciate it when we have self-care items available, such as body lotion, body wash, etc.  New baby essentials such as diaper rash cream, formula, sensitive laundry detergent, sealed teethers, clothing, and toys are always welcome!

Option 2: At your baby shower, ask your guests to bring an item to donate and fill a crib or pack ‘n’ play or items to donate to us!  Incorporate it as one of your shower games and offer your guests extra raffle tickets for each item they bring to donate!

Hold a “Change for Life” Campaign

Many churches, organizations, and businesses regularly hold Change for Life campaigns (also known as baby bottle campaigns) to raise funds to support our programs.  The participants distribute our specially designed baby bottles and ask their members/patrons to fill the bottles with loose change, cash and checks over a period of time, usually a few weeks. Once the bottles are returned, we calculate all donations and will let you know your total!

Change for Life also has virtual and hybrid options!  Check out our 2024 virtual campaign here.  You can create your own team, customize your team’s page, and set your own goal amount. If you want to host a hybrid campaign that also uses baby bottles, email finance@trylife.center to let us know how many bottles you need.