Unplanned or untimely pregnancy?

Carlisle Area Family Life Center is a pregnancy help center where anyone concerned about an unplanned or untimely pregnancy can find assistance as near as the telephone: 717-243-1918. Carlisle Area Family Life Center offers services to help the woman with her pregnancy, both emotionally and materially.

We start by listening with love and understanding. We don’t make decisions for you and we don’t pressure you. We work with you to meet your needs.

All of our services at Carlisle Area Family Life Center (CAFLC) are free and confidential.

Georgette Forney Coming to Carlisle!

We are pleased to announce that Georgette Forney, president of Anglicans for Life and co-founder of the National Silent No More Awareness Campaign, will be our guest speaker at our 36th Anniversary Banquet on March 26, 2015 in the Parish Activity Center of St. Patrick Church in Carlisle. Silent No More Awareness Campaign is a national effort to raise awareness about the physical, emotional and spiritual effects abortion has on women. Doors open at 5 p.m., hors d’oeuvres will be served until 6:30, followed by dinner and the event program. Seats are $35 each. To reserve your seat, please call Lori at 717-243-6544 by March 19.

If you would like to be a sponsor, we offer the following opportunities:

$5,000 Family Level: You receive your logo, company or sponsor name on all promo materials; 3 tables and 3 centerpieces; a full page ad in our program; your banner or Powerpoint slide displayed throughout the event; and a Meet & Greet Session with our guest speaker.

$2,500 Student Level: You receive your logo, company or sponsor name in our program; 2 tables and 2 centerpieces; a full page ad in our program; and a Meet & Greet Session with our guest speaker.

$1,250 Kindergarten Level: You receive your logo, company or sponsor name in our program; 1 table and 1 centerpiece; and a full page ad in our program.

$750 Preschool Level: You receive your logo, company or sponsor name in our program; 1 table and 1 centerpiece; and a half-page ad in our program.

$500 Toddler Level: You receive your logo, company or sponsor name in our program; half a table (4 seats); and a quarter-page ad in our program.

$250 Infant Level: You receive your logo, company or sponsor name in our program; quarter of a table (2 seats); and a business card-size ad in our program.

$175 Newborn Level: You receive your logo, company or sponsor name in our program.

Call Lori today at 717-243-6544 to discuss these opportunities!


Help With Pregnancy Decisions

Pregnant, or Know Someone Who Is?

When a woman thinks she’s pregnant, there are many things she might be feeling: joy, excitement, fear, sadness, confusion, panic, loneliness. Even in the best of circumstances, a pregnancy presents uncertainty. If you are pregnant or think you might be, we can offer you direction and support.

You are about to make some decisions that will have a profound effect on your life, your relationships, your emotional well-being, your body, and countless other aspects of your future. These decisions should be made only after you have learned as much as possible about your options. Educate yourself and choose what is best for you and your baby.
If you want free, confidential help for your pregnancy, call Carlisle Area Family Life Center.

“Providing Crisis Pregnancy Resource Support and Services Since 1979”

Amazon Smile

amazon-smileCAFLC is the newest participant in the AmazonSmile program. Retailer Amazon will donate .5% of sales to us if you designate us as a beneficiary on your purchases. There is no cost to you, and if you’re an existing Amazon customer, you can use your account as always. For more info about how the program works and to designate us as your charity of choice, go to www.smile.amazon.com. Thank you for your consideration.


5859hWould your church or organization like to host a baby bottle campaign or baby shower for us? Both projects are easy to facilitate and you would be helping us continue our community outreach as well as promote awareness of your group as well. Loose change collected in baby bottles and shower items collected for our layettes help us support a new mother who has nothing for her baby. If you’d like to help us make a mom smile, call our center at 243-6544.


ATTENTION BUSINESSES, ORGANIZATIONS & CHURCHES! Would you be willing to partner with us & Community Aid by having a clothing donation bin on your property? Community Aid has offered to give us a portion of the proceeds generated from clothing donations received at these bins. This would require NO MAINTENANCE on your part! Community Aid would regularly service the bins. If you are interested, please contact Lori at 243-6544.

Thank You For Your Continued Support!

Counseling and Parenting Class Volunteers NEEDED!

Do you like helping people? Do you like kids? If so, then let us hear from you! We need people willing to work with our clients on a one-to-one basis to assist them with their pregnancy or family issues. A counseling background is not necessary, but a willing ear and compassionate heart are. Training is provided.

We also need people to help us watch the children of parents who are taking our free parenting classes at our center twice a month. We provide this service so the parents in need of advice and support can discuss their concerns in a stress-free environment without having to worry about taking care of their children. Middle and high school students are encouraged to volunteer. Anyone age 18 and over must undergo a security clearance, which is paid by our center. Anyone interested in helping out in these areas should call 243-6544.

How our staff can help you

Compassionate CounselorCarlisle Area Family Life Center provides:

  • Free Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Completely Confidential Help
  • Nonjudgmental Caring Advice
  • Friendship and Emotional Support
  • Referrals
  • Material Assistance — Maternity/Baby Clothing & Supplies
  • Community Resources
  • Information about:
    • Abortion Procedures and Risks
    • Post-Abortion Stress Syndrome
    • Adoption
    • Sex, Pregnancy, and Relationships
    • Sexually-transmitted Diseases and Contraceptives
    • Post-partum Depression, Depression and Suicide
    • Bereavement & Support
  • Parenting Together Class
  • Learning & Earning for Expecting Moms 

We Can Provide Referrals For:

  • Prenatal Care
  • Adoption
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Transportation
  • Professional Counseling
  • Legal Advice
  • Low or No Cost Furniture
  • Domestic Violence Hotline
  • And more…..

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to schedule an appointment?
You do not have to schedule an appointment. Walk-ins are welcome. However, we ask you do not wait until the day’s office hours are nearly over to come in because we want to spend as much time with you as we can without you or our staff feeling rushed.

How long will my appointment take?
The length of time varies depending on the services you request and the questions you have.  Generally, you can plan to spend about 30 minutes with our lay counselors.

What kind of pregnancy test do you offer?
Carlisle Area Family Life Center offers a free, urine-based clinical pregnancy test.  This test is designed to determine the presence of the pregnancy hormone, human chorionic gonadotrophin (hcg), in urine.  The manufacturer states that this test is 97% to 99% accurate seven to ten days after conception.  This test will offer a positive or negative indication of pregnancy, but a final diagnosis can only be made by a doctor.

How much do you charge?
All of our services are provided free of charge, regardless of your income level.

Where are you located?
We offer pregnancy help in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, generally serving Cumberland, Perry and Adams counties, but we serve anyone regardless of residency.

Are you a Catholic organization?
No.  We do receive some financial support from local Catholic churches, but we are interdenominational.  This means that we serve everyone who asks, regardless of their religious affiliation.  All are welcome at the Carlisle Area Family Life Center.