Parent & Baby Program

Through our Parent & Baby Program, we provide parents with the necessities to care for their children. Parents who are expecting and parents with biological children under three are eligible for our program.

Our Parent & Baby Program offers baby clothing, diapers, baby wipes, formula, cereal, juice, and other baby foods.  Many young parents face the daily challenge of simply feeding, clothing, and providing basic necessities for their children.  Given that, more expensive items such as baby furnishings – especially cribs, mattresses, car seats, high chairs, strollers, toddler beds, pack n’ plays, and other necessities – are often almost impossible to buy.

We’re a resource parents can count on, not only for emergency and ongoing material needs but for counseling services and educational activities that offer hope, guidance, and fresh alternatives to support them as they improve their lives.

How it Works

Our Parent & Baby Program offers all items and services at no cost. Every parent can be assured they will never be turned away. The program operates as a rewards system called “learn to earn,” where each parent receives “baby bucks” for participating in private counseling sessions, support groups, and parenting classes.

They’re asked to view instructional DVDs and then participate in reading, writing, and discussion activities related to the videos, allowing them to earn points for each DVD they view.

In addition, we ask each parent to develop goal sheets and evaluations, volunteer at the Center, and participate in other self-help activities. Parents earn the privilege of shopping in the Center’s Baby Boutique for clothing, infant and toddler furniture, car seats, and other types of necessities, allowing them to achieve their goal of providing needed items for their children. Every parent loves the feeling of being able to provide for their child! You can make that possible!

Counseling and Guidance

Confidential, one-on-one counseling is an important part of our services. Families today have numerous needs that are often best addressed by talking things through.

We offer counseling at no charge in areas such as:

  • Adoption
  • Childrearing
  • Crisis management
  • Family relationships
  • Individual growth and goal setting
  • Marriage
  • Post-abortion

If you would like to learn more about our counseling and guidance program, please call the Center at (724) 339-9399 to learn how you can help.

Education

We provide information on all aspects of pregnancy and birth, how to recognize and prevent sexually transmitted diseases and infections (STDs and STIs), facts on abortion and alternatives, as well as health and safety issues faced by newborns and children.

  • Positive parenting lessons
  • Referrals to the “Bridges out of Poverty” classes
  • “Dad’s Program,” using materials from the National Fatherhood Initiative, to educate fathers on the impact they have on their family, and more.

Emergency Support

At TryLife, we welcome families with young children facing challenging times and are here to help in all types of emergencies. Here are just a few examples:

  • One young couple with an infant in a stroller walked four miles in the cold to our Center, in need of diapers, formula, and baby food. We provided them with the needed items and a bus pass to get them safely back home.
  • A young, pregnant, and homeless woman called TryLife’s 24-hour helpline, asking if she could sleep in her car in our parking lot, after being turned away at the local women’s shelter due to overcrowding. A staff member took her home for the night, helping her find permanent housing the following day.
  • A mother and her two children, ages 2 and 8, were living in a tent until their Section 8 housing became available. Due to the lack of security, her $420 deposit was stolen, and the mother was desperate. We were able to connect her with other community resources and obtained funding to get the family into a home.

Mobile Medical Unit and TLC Clinic

Our mobile medical unit is designed to go where our clients are. Many of the same services provided on the mobile unit are available at our clinic.

All services are confidential and are provided at no cost.

  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Limited OB Ultrasound
  • STD Testing and Treatment
  • Hepatitis C and HIV Screening
  • Community Resources

Phone (724) 389-7195

Email info@tlcclinic.center