Meet Our Team Members:

Susan Colligan
Susan Colligan, MSW
Susan@phicenter.org

Derrick Hayes
Derrick Hayes, BSW
Derrick@phicenter.org

Jo-Ellen O'Keffe
Jo-Ellen O’Keefe, RN Nurse Manager
Joellen@phicenter.org

Karen Luger
Karen Luger, MSW Client Services
Karen@phicenter.org

Ryan Sprague
Ryan Sprague, CEO
Ryan@phicenter.org

about us

A Brief History

The Pregnancy Help and Information Center (PHI Center) began serving the Tallahassee community in 1974. A group of clergy who wanted to provide loving support to pregnant women who felt alone or unsafe began by providing diapers and advice to women who needed help. Being open over 40 years has allowed us to expand our services in an effort to better serve the women, men, and children who need us and now we provide hundreds of classes, ultrasound, pregnancy testing, knowledgeable and compassionate support, and all kinds of material assistance like diapers, baby clothes, maternity clothes, and more. And where we can’t provide assistance we can connect people to the people and places in Tallahassee who can.

We’re currently located at 1710 South Gadsden Street, across the street from E.C.H.O. and directly next door to the Bond Community Health Center. If you are traveling by the StarMetro bus system we have a B-Route stop right out front.

How We Are Funded 

Everything at the PHI Center is available at no cost to our clients, but that doesn’t mean it’s free. The Tallahassee community cares and it’s proven by the donations we receive from people, organizations and businesses to operate. Those donations allow us to keep a highly trained and deeply compassionate staff available to serve the community, as well as providing all the diapers, etc. our clients receive. Not only that, we have wonderful volunteers who give their time and their hearts to make sure people who need help can receive it.

We’re led by a diverse board of directors made up of local business people, homemakers, pastors, and other professionals from our community. They donate their time and expertise to ensure we are as efficient and excellent as we can be.