Hope Life Center is a Christ centered organization dedicated to erasing abortion from Illinois one woman and one child at a time.
Hope Life Center was the dream of Mark and Laura Petigoue, our founders, long before it developed into the organization it is today.
In 1983, at her kitchen sink, Laura tuned into a radio program discussing the needs of women experiencing unplanned pregnancies and the devastation that abortion brings to women. This program birthed in Laura a desire to develop an organization that would provide women in crisis pregnancies with alternatives to abortion. She gathered a group of like-minded individuals and began to hold prayer meetings. A Board of Directors was established, and on February 17, 1986, our doors opened for the first time. Since that day our journey has taken us through several names, locations, and service models in order to maintain effectiveness and relevancy in the midst of an ever changing culture.