Elevate Life, formerly TLC Options for Women, is a life-affirming, non-profit organization that assists 33 affiliated Pregnancy Resource Centers (PRCs), in 37 locations in Minnesota and western Wisconsin. These Affiliates help women and their families facing unplanned or difficult pregnancies by offering total and compassionate service, extending God’s love, and encouraging them to make the loving choice — the choice for LIFE. (Find a Center). Elevate Life helps support these centers and clinics achieve their mission by providing training for staff and volunteers, marketing assistance to individual centers and to the entire affiliation of centers , special grants, and more. One of our key roles is to help facilitate networking among the leadership between centers. Elevate Life has been assisting this affiliation of Pregnancy Resource Centers and Clinics since 1974.
Elevate Life was founded by Sr. Jeanne Therese Condon in 1974 to advocate for the protection of human life from conception to natural death which purpose was based on her religious beliefs that all human life is sacred and created by God in His image. It specifically existed to present to women and to society alternatives to abortion.
In 1975, the first Affiliate, University LifeCare Center, was established near the University of Minnesota. It was set up to offer pregnancy testing and pro-life counseling with referrals to pro-life physicians and agencies. From the beginning Elevate Life and its Affiliates have warned not only of the horror of abortion but also the dangers of contraception and promiscuity.
Elevate Life has grown from one center to 33 Affiliates at 37 locations, ranging from International Falls to New Ulm and from Superior, Wisconsin to Morris, Minnesota.
We are a life-affirming, non-profit organization that provides our affiliated network of pregnancy resource centers and clinics the support and services they need to thrive and build up a culture of life in their communities.
Our affiliation programs lead the way to assist Affiliates in reducing abortion, STDs, and relationship poverty in the communities they serve. We will take our unique and compelling model for affiliate support and introduce it in other states when able to do so
We believe in:
The inherent dignity, sanctity, and right to life of each person, from conception to natural death
The right of women and men considering abortion to receive comprehensive, truthful information in a respectful and compassionate way
The importance of fertility awareness and education, and the effectiveness and dignity of natural forms of family planning
The importance of every affiliate to address consistently the needs of the whole person – physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and economic – when providing services
Our affiliates, their commitment to excellence, and their power to change and save lives for the good of their communities
Helping Pregnancy Resource Centers & Clinics
Elevate Life fulfills its mission by offering services to a network of affiliated pregnancy care centers whose focus is to reach out to women with unplanned pregnancies.
These services include:
- Staff, volunteers, Executive Directors, & Board Members
- Offering marketing help
- Individual center consultations; Promotion of all Elevate Life PRC affiliates, Maintenance of Options for Women client website & client social media
- PRC Management support
- Networking opportunities – Quarterly meetings; Outside speakers for educational enrichment
- Financial support
- Special grants to centers; Pay for PRC membership fees for national organizations; Group Insurance help
- Maintaining philosophy and policies
- Common mission; Communication of legal requirements
- Assisting with the start-up of new centers
- Start-up funding for new centers; Organizational help
- Increasing the Elevate Life network of centers
What our Affiliates are saying about us:
“We are a more effective center because of the services your organization has provided for us.” Liz Blanchard, RN, Executive Director, Northfield Women’s Center
“Our center would exist in the absence of Elevate Life, but we would not thrive. Our struggles and vulnerabilities would be greater, and our impact would be less.” Mandy Fleming, Executive Director, First Choice Clinic- Red Wing