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!

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 build bright futures for families.

In 2023, we served 247 distinct clients over 2,364 client appointments in our parenting program 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!

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

We also accept financial donations by mail or in person. Please make checks payable to FamilyLife Network (you can designate your gift to one of our programs in the memo if you’d like!). Questions? 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

Material Donations

We are blessed to receive donated material items daily from generous individuals and families in our community. If you have something to donate, please go to the red door in the middle of the building anytime during our donation hours and ring the bell for assistance. Tax-receipts are available during donation hours.

Donation Hours

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

Please do not leave items outside the building when we are closed – they are often ruined by the elements.

What Items Can I Donate?

We accept any new or gently used items for parents, infants, and young children (up to 3 years old). Common 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 4T
  • Baby and kids hygiene items (new, unopened)
  • Baby and kids furniture items: changing tables, bassinets, Pack ‘N Plays, baby baths, jumpers, walkers, exersaucers, 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

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 are not permitted to give away or donate used cribs or used car seats.

Or, check out our Amazon Wishlist to have items sent directly to us!

Please call ahead if you are unsure if we accept your donations. We have to pay to dispose of large items we cannot accept, which is money better spent on providing for our clients’ needs. Call us at 724-339-9399 for a list of other local charitable organizations that may accept your items.

Thank you for your kindness and generosity!

What Our Clients Are Saying…

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.

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In-Kind Donations

The material assistance provided to clients through our main program, now called Origins Family & Pregnancy Services, is mainly obtained through generous donations from the community. This page is updated regularly to share urgent material assistance needs. Our goal is to provide everything that our clients need to care for their young children!

Items Needed:

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

  • Diapers:
    • Preemie
    • Sizes 4 through 7
  • Pull-Ups/Training Pants:
    • Size 2T-3T
    • Size 3T-4T
    • Size 4T-5T
  • Baby Wipes
  • Baby Soaps, Shampoos, and Lotions
  • Diaper Rash Ointment
  • Pedialyte (for children under 3)
  • Formula:
    • Any preemie formula
    • Similac Sensitive
    • Similac Total Comfort
    • Similac Pro Total Comfort
    • Enfamil Gentlease (Regular, not Neuro-pro)
    • Enfamil Nutramigen
    • or any other kind of formula… we can always use it!
  • Gently used clothing:
    • Girls 9-12 month winter PJs/Sleepers
    • Girls 24 month/2T PJs/Sleepers
    • Girls 4T winter tops
    • Girls winter shoes (especially toddler sizes 5 and up)
    • Toddler size socks (both sexes)
    • Boys 3T and 4T PJs/Sleepers
    • Boys 3T-4T Coats and Jackets

How to Donate

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 helping helping families succeed!

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! 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

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. Email clientservices@trylife.center for more information or apply here.

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! Email clientservices@trylife.center for more information or apply here.

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. Email clientservices@trylife.center for more information or apply here.

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. Email director@trylife.center for more information or apply here.

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 or email clientservices@trylife.center for more information and ideas.

Prayer Team

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 member of our Prayer Team, email director@trylife.center.

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. Email director@trylife.center for more information.

Apply Now!

Ready to volunteer? Click the button below to apply!

Apply to Volunteer

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 assist 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 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!

Contact clientservices@trylife.center for more information.

Here are a few ideas for groups:

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 Baby Bottle Campaign

Many churches, organizations, and businesses regularly hold 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!

We also have virtual and hybrid options!  Check out our virtual Baby Bottle 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, just call to let us know how many bottles you need.

Welcome to FamilyLife Network!

We changed our name! Welcome to FamilyLife Network (formerly TryLife Center)! We are in the process of revitalizing, and changing our name was part of that process. We will have an updated website very soon, and you can learn more information below:

Our Vision

Bright futures for families

Our Mission

Providing holistic services to positively impact families with our values

Our Values

Faith: We are committed to sharing the love of Christ through faith in action by serving families in our community.

Family: We believe that families are the building blocks of society and strive to build thriving, healthy families through our programs.

Dignity: We celebrate the inherent and equal value of every human life, from conception to natural death. We are committed to fostering an environment where our clients, volunteers, funders, and staff are seen, heard, valued, respected, and especially loved.

Community: We believe that a community’s most precious asset is the health of its families. We seek to complement existing resources and collaborate with other agencies and partners in our community to benefit local families.

Quality: We provide better and brighter tomorrows for those we serve by continually evaluating and improving our programs. We use a data-driven approach and aim to deliver evidence-based information and services wherever possible.

Stewardship: We hold ourselves to the highest standards of practice and carry out our mission and responsibilities in an effective, ethical, and transparent manner. We are upfront and honest about the services we do and do not provide within our programs.

Our Programs

Origins Family & Pregnancy Services

(formerly referred to as the “Main Program” or the “Parent & Baby Program”)

Origins Vision
Support for every parent

Origins Mission
Empowering parents through supportive care and education

Services Provided
Pregnancy support & education
Parenting support & education
Life skills support & education
Material assistance
Community referrals
Free childcare during onsite programming

Clinic

The new clinic name will be announced soon!

Our History

Our organization, founded by Lois Weidner, began in 1997 as Tri-City Life Center with a small office in New Kensington. We started by supporting young pregnant women who were facing unplanned pregnancies.  Our staff helped them work through issues such as unsupportive partners, pressure from family members, and uncertainty about the future.

We updated our name in 2012 to TryLife Center as we expanded into our current building on Wildlife Lodge Road. We also expanded our reach, serving both moms and dads with children up to three years of age.

In 2023, following much prayer, we decided to revitalize to better position the organization for a sustainable future. We restructured into a parent organization (FamilyLife Network, Inc.) with our programs separated out underneath the umbrella of the parent organization. This structure will not only allow for more autonomy within our programs, it will enable us to grow and add new programs in the future!

FamilyLife Network (formerly Tri-City Life Center, Inc.) is a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.

We are affiliated with:

Click here to download our most recent annual report.

Disclaimer: FamilyLife Network, Inc. and its programs do not perform or refer for abortions.

Meet Our Team

FamilyLife Network, Inc.

Amber Blair, MSW, LSW, MT-BC
Chief Executive Officer

Alyssa Pater
Chief Financial Officer

Origins Family & Pregnancy Services

Allison Sedlacek, BSW, LAS
Director

Jeannie Dennis
Client Support Specialist

Mariah Johnson
Client Support Specialist

Olivia Kennard
Receptionist | Program Assistant

Claudette Washington
In-Kind Donations Coordinator

Clinic

Joanna DeDomenic, RDMS
Ultrasound Technician

Michelle Plocki, RN
Nurse

Board of Directors

Cynthia Sakala
President

Samuel Robb
Vice President

Patricia Ziringer
Secretary

Joseph Schmidt
Treasurer

Jessica Donatelli

Fred Neal

Advisory Board

Lindsay Venditti, MD
Medical Director, Clinic

Volunteers

FamilyLife Network, Inc. is a volunteer driven organization, and we are incredibly blessed by the generosity of our faithful volunteers who provide more than $40,000 annually in free services.  If you have time or talent to share, we would love to have you join our team! Click the button below to learn more about volunteering, or apply now!

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