Life Choices has been called to be a culture-changer for our community and since 1984, we’ve been dedicated to meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of young men, women and families facing unplanned pregnancies, offering life-affirming options to those in this difficult situation.
Empowering choices for life, sexual integrity, and healthy families.
To see every life valued.
Life Choices (originally Pregnancy Support Services) was established in 1984 after a concerned group of people, under the leadership of Jessie Schaeffer, felt a pro-life presence was needed in Armstrong County.
Jessie started with a phone hotline run out of her home and by 1989, Life Choices was operating out of an office on North McKean Street in Kittanning.
As the ministry grew over the years, Life Choices continued to provide FREE pregnancy tests, guidance and practical support to men, women and families in Armstrong County. Through these services, we have the opportunity to share hope and love with each person who walks through our doors, making us one of the most effective outreach centers in our community.
In 2005, the office was moved to its current location on Route 422 beside the Kittanning Dairy Queen.
Since its establishment, Life Choices has had the opportunity to touch the lives of hundreds of clients and expanded our services to include parenting classes, men’s counseling, post-abortion support and a Baby Boutique stocked with new and gently used maternity and baby items.
In 2002, Life Choices began presenting programs to promote sexual abstinence until marriage to the students. Currently, we are presenting 4 different programs to various ages in Armstrong School District, Redbank Valley Jr.-Sr. High, Freeport Jr. High, Freeport Senior High School and Evangel Heights Christian Academy.
In 2011, Life Choices grew yet again and opened My Choice Medical Clinic in Kittanning, PA; a dream the ministry had since inception. Now young women facing unplanned pregnancies can receive a free ultrasound, in addition to free pregnancy testing and loving consultations.
Then in 2012, the second My Choice Medical Clinic was opened in downtown Butler, PA. And the following year, 2013, by the grace of God, the third My Choice Medical Clinic opened on the edge of Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, PA.
The future of Life Choices looks no less exciting, as plans for adding STD testing to all three clinics and opening a maternity home in Butler County are in the works!