TryLife Center

TryLife Center provides free and ongoing support to families. Parents who are expecting or who are the biological or legal parent of a child under three are eligible to participate in our main program.

Education

Through video streaming and other resources, clients choose from hundreds of topics to learn about. Many courses are built on evidence-based research, and health-related courses provide medically accurate information.

Topics include:

  • Pregnancy/Birth
  • Infant and child health/safety/milestones
  • Parenting and Coparenting
  • Building healthy relationships
  • Budgeting and managing financial emergencies
  • Facts about abortion
  • Facts about adoption

We offer group classes on topics such as navigating pregnancy, financial health, and positive parenting.  We also have a pregnancy and parenting library.

Peer Counseling

Through confidential peer counseling, we develop supportive relationships with our clients. Our goal is to help clients achieve their definition of wellbeing and success.

We offer support in areas such as:

  • Family and personal relationships
  • Goal setting
  • Parenting
  • Locating community resources
  • Pregnancy options

Disclaimer: TryLife Center does not provide mental or behavioral health treatment, and peer counseling is not a substitute for mental or behavioral health treatment, counseling, or therapy. If a client needs mental or behavioral health treatment, we refer them to a licensed professional.

Material Assistance

Because having a baby and raising a family is expensive, one in three families struggles with the cost of necessities such as diapers and wipes. It is challenging for these families to afford things like new car seats that meet safety standards. That’s where we come in.

Our store offers the following items at no cost to clients:

  • New cribs and crib mattresses
  • New car seats
  • Diapers and wipes
  • Formula and baby food
  • New and gently used clothing
  • Toys and books
  • Strollers and highchairs
  • Maternity clothing
  • Breast pumps and women’s sanitary items
  • And so much more!

Each item in our store has a “points” value. Clients earn “points” that are used to shop in our store area at no cost. Points are earned through participation in educational activities, peer counseling, support groups, or volunteering.

Emergency Support

We also offer emergency support to families in need. Here are a few examples of how we helped families in crisis:

  • A couple with an infant in walked four miles to our Center in need of diapers, formula, and baby food. We gave them the needed items and a bus pass to get home safely.
  • A pregnant woman experiencing homelessness asked if she could sleep in her car in our parking lot. Because the local women’s shelter had no room due to overcrowding, our staff took her home for the night. We helped her find housing the next day.
  • A client and her two children, ages 2 and 8, were living in a tent until their Section 8 housing became available. Once we learned this, we connected her with other community resources. As a result, she obtained funding to get the family into a home.

TLC Clinic

Our clinic and mobile medical unit are open to anyone in the community and provide the following services:

  • STD/STI Testing
  • Hepatitis C and HIV Screening
  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Limited OB Ultrasounds
  • Community Resources