About Us

LIFE NI began in Belfast, in October 1980, when we opened our first office and started a pregnancy care service in the city centre.

Life groups developed in different places Northern Ireland as support for the charity grew rapidly over the next few years.

Our first LIFE House, providing supported accommodation for pregnant women, mothers and babies opened in 1981, followed by Pregnancy Care Centres in Derry and Newry in 1983, joining the Belfast Centre in providing our unique service to women.

The organisation has been active within the voluntary sector in Northern Ireland since then, in the areas of counselling and support for women, in supported housing, in education for young people and also in promoting volunteering.

The regional headquarters of LIFE NI is now on the Lisburn Road in Belfast and at present there are local Support Groups in Belfast, Newry, Downpatrick, Lurgan and Dungannon.

Part of theĀ national charity LIFE, we are a non-denominational group open to everyone who shares the ethos and supports the work of LIFE.