The Life Center of Long Island is here to promote, encourage, and foster public sentiment and respect for the dignity of human life, from conception to natural death.
Where teen pregnancy and single-parent homes are on the rise, it is essential that pregnant women choosing life have access to much-needed support services. Our goal here at the Life Center is to empower pregnant and parenting women by providing them with the resources and emotional support needed to take care of themselves and their children and enable them to make healthy decisions for their future.
Megan wasn’t prepared to parent again so soon and believed abortion was her only option. After discussing the physical, emotional, and psychological ramifications of abortion, we talked over all the resources available through the Life Center. A pregnancy test kit was given and she read the result as positive. Megan seemed overwhelmed and kept shaking her head, as if denying the result…. Imagine the joy when six months later, our volunteer Rosemary told me Megan had returned requesting baby needs! We were able to offer her an infant car seat, crib, and a beautiful layette for her preborn daughter. Megan introduced her other children, who were excited for their new sister’s arrival. We met the father of the children, and he was so appreciative of our help. We reminded Megan that she is welcome to return for baby needs every three months as her baby grows.
- Cindy Barbeau, Assistant to the Executive Director
I continued covering the effects of abortion: physically, emotionally, and spiritually. After we talked, she took the test kit, which showed a positive result. Irma was visibly upset and did not want to talk further, nor did she want a sonogram. Sadly, Irma left. I tried to reach her over the next few days, but to no avail. Thankfully, two weeks later Irma took my call. She said she was thinking over our discussion and would be open to a sonogram…. The sonogram was amazing. The baby was alive with movement. Irma was reassured her baby was fine. I thought to myself, ‘She is bonding with her child.’ We then went to see Dr. Carpentier of the Gianna Center, who went over her sonogram film. Everything was perfect. He spent two hours speaking with Irma. When we left his office Irma told me she was going to keep her baby! I told her God works in mysterious ways.
- Victoria Guerra, Deer Park Staff
I have learned more in three weeks than I have in 15 years. Now I understand that sex is a big deal. It is special and sacred. Now I realize that STDs are no joke, that one in every four teens has one. My whole perception on teenage sex has made a complete turn around. I thank you for the message you have presented to me and I would like to inform you that you have impacted my life for the better. I realize now that I am worth waiting for. Thank you.
The experience was a wonderful, illuminating, healing experience, one of the best things I have ever done for myself.
I just want to thank you and all the wonderful people that were there for me (and my husband) every step of the way. The struggle to come to terms with my decision is helping me to grow in faith and confidence and I can move forward with my life. It's about taking chances that are uncomfortable but rewarding. There is a place of healing inside me now. The pain and conflict within me began to subside after counseling was completed. It was a period of growth, self-discovery, and healing for me and to my husband as well. Thank You for helping us heal my life.
It was a liberating and freeing experience-powerful, faith based, filled with love, compassion and mercy.
From the first moment [I arrived], the volunteers created a warm, nurturing environment full of acceptance, respect and love that offered hope and help for healing. They provided a safe and caring atmosphere that enabled me to go back through many sad, painful memories and journey forward into healing and closure.
It was a very spiritual place. I got a good vibe about it. The people made it very comforting. Being an outsider, looking in, you realize the impact on people's lives that abortion creates. If there is any advice I can give to the men – [the counseling] was a good experience. I began to truly realize what was going on with my wife. It is very important to be supportive. It's just not her problem - but a family problem. It's important to be there for her.
I would like to thank you for your hospitality and your kindness, it has been a long time since anyone has treated me with decency. It is nice to know you can go somewhere and get help without being made to feel bad or like I am begging. God bless you all.
Hit with the possibility of being a father for the first time, I was nervous, scared, and unsure if this was something I could handle at this late stage in my life. What really stands out is [male advocate] Lou and [bilingual consultant] Veronica never left us during this process, and they did whatever they could in their power to help. Without them, I’m not sure if we would be where we are now. Joan, now my wife, and I always say, what would have happened if we never met Lou and Veronica? The truth is, there are great people all over this world, we just have to find them, and believe me, we were blessed to meet two great people in Lou and Veronica! We can never say thank you enough for all you have done for us.
- Joe, Client
Thank you for helping me and my family survive through all this.
Thank you for all that you do and have done for us. It's so nice to know someone as beautiful and kind as you. You have renewed hope and faith in me and I feel better every time I see you.
You gave life to my daughter and I will be forever grateful. She is the light of my life.
Without you my son would not be alive today. Thank you so much. I couldn't have done it without you.
You are a good friend to me. It pleases me to be a client of yours. You are all so sweet, nice and kind. I really love all of you with my whole heart.
Thank you for helping me with Christmas. All the presents were wonderful. Thank you also for all the support you give me throughout the year too. You have helped me out so many times and I am truly thankful.
Good afternoon Patty and Jackie, Am so glad to let you know that Jehovah the Almighty God, the giver of life and father of the greatest man who ever lived, Jesus Christ, has put a smile on my face again today. Am having a healthy baby princess! Thanks for being there for me!!! God used you both to accomplish His will toward me. Am blessed for having you. Thanks for your love.
- Louise, Client
The Life Center is a private not-for-profit which serves everyone regardless of race, religious affiliation or ethnicity.
No one is turned away, and there are no charges for our services.
(“all of our services are free”)
We provide compassionate, confidential, and free services, resources, and referrals
to those facing unplanned pregnancies.
Since 1986, the Life Center of Long Island has been dedicated to helping women and men with unplanned pregnancies, post-abortion counseling and healing, parenting classes, material resources, referrals, and more!
Many thanks to our Guest Speaker, Terry Beatley, and our Distinguished Honorees, Pro Bikers for Life, as well as everyone else who made our Annual Dinner Dance such a massive success!
The Life Center is holding our 3rd Annual Walkathon/5K Run at Eisenhower Park, Field 2 in East Meadow on Sunday, November 3, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Volunteers should arrive by 7:30 a.m.
Dozens of churches, businesses, and organizations hold Baby Bottle Campaigns and Baby Showers every year. See how yours can take part, too!
We need EVERYONE'S time, energy, and expertise. You will be amazed just how much of an impact you can have upon others in promoting life.
Please consider financially supporting our efforts to offer compassionate, confidential, and free services, resources, and referrals to hundreds of mothers, fathers, and preborn children every year.