What Our Clients Are Saying…
“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.”
“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 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.”