Pregnancy & Parenting Services

Empower Life center
(formerly the women's pregnancy center - Read the reasons behind the name change here)


The Empower Life Center provides information and care in an effort to empower women and men to thrive in their pregnancy and parenting decisions.  Empower Life Center is a ministry of Peoria Rescue Ministries.
Peoria Rescue Ministries opened the Empower Life Center (formerly known as the Women's Pregnancy Center) in 1987 to minister to women experiencing unplanned pregnancy.  Since its opening, Empower Life Center has expanded its services to better assist women and men from pregnancy to parenthood.

All of our services are free of charge and confidential.

Services Include:

  • Pregnancy tests

  • Sonography for pregnancy verification

  • Education about pregnancy, fetal development, & abortion alternatives

  • Limited STI screening

  • Childbirth & parenting classes

  • Maternity & baby clothing

  • Relationship mentoring

  • Referrals for medical care, adoption, foster care, legal & financial assistance

  • After-abortion support

  • Mentoring for dads



schedule an appointment:

Phone: (309) 688-0202


24 Hour Help

(877) 791-5475



Monday/Wednesday     9:30 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday/Thursday        9:30 am - 7:00 pm
Friday                              9:30 am - 12:30 pm
(2nd and 4th Fridays)
Saturday/Sunday           Closed


Stay up-to-date with Empower Life Center!  Download the ELC FRIENDS app to receive prayer notifications & more!

1825 N. Knoxville Ave., Peoria, IL 61603