About Us...

The Life Outreach Center was incorporated in 1981 and has been a steady presence in the Copper Country offering confidential services at no cost to those who need us regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, age, or religious affiliation.


We serve an area of over 2,500 square miles with a population of over 50,000. We are also within walking distance of Michigan Tech University and Finlandia University.


We are dedicated to providing those affected by unintended pregnancies a safe, non-judgmental place to talk and learn about abortion alternatives.

Our volunteers and staff care about you and are trained to listen with compassion and answer your questions with honesty and medically accurate information


We are a 501 (c) (3) and rely solely through the generosity of our community. All of our services are free and confidential. We can help you explore all your options so you can make the best choice for you.

We also offer support groups for those who struggle with the consequences of an abortion.  In addition, we offer educational resources to assist families and individuals in making healthy choices in relationships and parenting.

What our clients say:

"This is a wonderful organization. Some of us get stuck in unfortunate situations and it is such a relief to know that there is a place like this to come to."


"You have done more than I ever expected. Thank you!"


"Sometimes it is just nice to talk to someone."

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect during my appointment?

Each appointment varies, but as a new client you can expect to meet with a Client Advocate who will fill out an intake form from general information you provide. We recommend you make an appointment. Most appointments are one hour in length and will be tailored to meet your specific needs.


What sort of pregnancy tests do you offer?

We offer a test that determines the presence of hCG in urine. This is a highly accurate test which can detect pregnancy hormones in your urine in as little as 7-10 days after conception. Results are available within five minutes. We are not a medical clinic and do not conduct any blood testing.


Do you take walk-ins?

Yes, but because we are mostly staffed by volunteers, making an appointment will guarantee someone is available to meet your needs.


Do you offer referrals for abortion or birth control?

We believe that abortion is very harmful to women.  Therefore, we do not perform nor refer for abortion.  We do not provide information on or refer for any birth control other than Natural Family Planning.  We are committed to giving you the best and most accurate information on all your options, including information on pregnancy development, abortion procedures and sexual risks.


What is Earn While You Learn?

For clients who choose to parent, we offer a parent mentoring program which allows you to meet with a Mentor on a regular basis to discuss your pregnancy and parenting as well as relationships and childcare issues. These sessions are tailored to fit your particular needs. Each visit earns you "Baby Bucks" that you can redeem at our "store" for layette, toys, blankets and other baby items. You are welcome to attend by yourself or with a partner or friend.


I had an abortion in the past that I regret. Can you help me?

Yes! We offer a Bible study that can bring healing and wholeness to women who are struggling with post abortion trauma.  We have a network of volunteers who have been through an abortion and have found healing and are willing to help you through it.


Do you offer help for relationship issues?

Our sexual integrity program can give you an opportunity to step back and consider the decisions that have been causing you pain, and make more carefully considered choices in the future.


Are you affiliated with any other organizations?

We are affiliated with Heartbeat International - http://www.heartbeatinternational.org/ and the American Pregnancy Association. http://www.americanpregnancy.org

For more information about OptionLine and their 24-hour helpline and web chat, click here!