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.

Human Trafficking Training – Registration Now Open!

Saturday, April 23, 2016

9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Carlisle Alliance Church, 237 E. North St.

Did you know that nearly 30 million people are enslaved around the world? Did you know that many of them – 100,000 to 300,000 in the U.S. alone – are children? Many of them travel on our highways – Interstates 76 and 81, for example – to be bought and sold for the drug and sex trades.

Our center, advocacy group Compassionate Humans Against Trafficking, and the Respect Life Ministries of St. Patrick Church and Our Lady of the Visitation Church are hosting an all-day training on human trafficking to raise awareness about this tragic issue which affects us more than you know.

The training will teach you how to identify trafficking victims and how to help them. The event is free, and lunch and training materials will be provided.

The event is only open to the first 50 registrants. To register, go to:


Call our center, 717-243-6544, for more information.



Needed: Volunteer Administrative Assistant

We Are Looking for an Administrative Assistant!

We are looking for an office-savvy person to help us maintain our financial and donor databases, plus perform other duties as assigned. This is a vital position in our organization. The ideal candidate will:

  • Be proficient in Microsoft Office, especially Access, Publisher & Excel
  • Be willing to serve two to three hours a week or every other week for at least one year
  • Believe in the sanctity and preciousness of all human life

Candidates should send their resumes to Carlisle Area Family Life Center, Attn: Lori Peters, 155 N. Hanover St., Carlisle, PA 17013. The ideal candidate must undergo orientation and take online training for mandated reporting of suspected child abuse. For more information, call Lori at 717-243-6544.

2nd Annual Celebrate Life Banquet!!


Father Leo Patalinghug Coming to Area!!

2nd Annual Celebrate Life Fundraising Banquet

5:30 p.m. – 9 p.m., April 26, 2016 at the Radisson Hotel Harrisburg in Camp Hill

Cocktail Hour – 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Fr. Leo’s Cooking Demonstration – 6:45 p.m.

Dinner – 7:30 p.m.

Book Signing – 8:40 p.m. – 9 p.m.

We are excited to announce that Father Leo Patalinghug, talented and charismatic host of various family-oriented TV and radio programs, will be our keynote speaker at our 2nd Annual Celebrate Life Banquet! The event theme is “Cooking For Life,” so Fr. Leo will be conducting a cooking demonstration in addition to speaking. A Baltimore native, Fr. Leo is a priest member of a community of consecrated life, Voluntas Dei (Latin for “The Will of God”). This community is a Secular Institute of Pontifical Rite.  He is the founder, host, and director of Grace Before Meals, an international apostolate to help strengthen families and relationship through God’s gift of a family meal. He is also establishing a non-profit organization called “The Table Foundation” with the mission to elevate culture and family life, one meal at a time.  He is the host of “Savoring Our Faith” on Eternal Word Television Network, co-host for the radio show “Entertaining Truth” on Sirius XM Radio, a bestselling author, and contributor for newspaper and magazines. Fr. Leo has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, PBS, and the Food Network, where he defeated a world famous chef in a cooking competition called, “Throw Down! with Bobby Flay.” In September, he appeared on an episode of “Holy and Hungry” on the Cooking Channel. Using his unique background as a chef, a 3rd degree Black Belt Martial Arts Teacher, and a former award-winning choreographer for a break dancing group, Fr. Leo’s presentations, retreats, parish missions, and keynote talks have brought diverse audiences closer to the Lord’s Table. 

For the second year in a row, proceeds from this fundraising event will be used to support our Ultrasound Program, set to launch by January 1, 2017. Thanks to generous community support from our first Celebrate Life Banquet in March 2015, we are well on our way to making this dream a reality.

Corporate and table sponsorships are being accepted. For more information, call Lori Peters, executive director, at 243-6544 or email her at carlisleaflc@embarqmail.com.



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 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. Training is provided.

For more information, please call 243-6544.

**Next Volunteer Training Session will be April 6, 20 & 27, 2016.**