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”

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amazon-smileCAFLC  participates 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 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 and 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 Jackie at 243-6544.

Thank You For Your Continued Support!

Counseling Volunteers NEEDED!

Do you like helping people? If so, then let us hear from you! We need people to be Friendship Lay Counselors 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 listening ear and compassionate heart are. Applicants must be age 21 or over. Former clients may apply so long as they have gone one year without needing center services. Training is provided.

For more information, please call 243-6544.

Our next New Volunteer Training will be early in 2018! 

Training is typically three sessions held over a three-day period. Prospective volunteers must attend all three sessions.



How our staff can help you

Compassionate CounselorCarlisle Area Family Life Center provides:

  • Free Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Free Limited Obstetrical Ultrasound
  • 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
  • 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 and Clothing
  • Domestic Violence Hotline
  • And more…..

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to schedule an appointment?
No. 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 at 155 N. Hanover Street in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. We generally serve Cumberland, Perry and Adams counties, but we serve anyone regardless of residency.

Are you a religious organization?
No.  We do receive some financial support from area churches, but we are not affiliated with any particular religion or faith. We serve everyone who asks for help, regardless of religious affiliation.  All are welcome at the Carlisle Area Family Life Center.

Wishing Upon A Star…

Wishing Upon A Star…
We are in need of some items.
Could you help us out? Thank you!

diapersFOR BABY:

  • Similac Advance, Soy and Sensitive Formula (powdered)
  • Diapers – Sizes 4, 5 & 6 & Pull-Ups
  • Size 2T-4T clothing for boys and girls
  • Crib Sheets
  • Crib/Receiving Blankets
  • Hooded Towels
  • Bibs
  • Burp Cloths
  • Toiletries (wash, shampoo, lotion)


  • Toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, body lotion, deodorant, etc.)
  • Nylon Mesh Bath Scrubbies
  • Yoga Pants (non-maternity kind) – Sizes M, L, & XL
  • Small Bottles of Hand Sanitizer
  • Ultrasound paper to take home a picture of her new little one!