The Island Pregnancy Centre says the number of women looking for help at its Charlottetown office has more than doubled in the past year.

The non-profit group provides free counselling, clothing and diapers to pregnant women and new moms.


Island Pregnancy Centre needs more diapers, maternity clothes, formula, baby toys and baby clothes, says executive director Emily Gillis. (CBC)

Last year the group had about 40 inquiries. This year, there have been more than 100.

"We've seen a huge increase in the number of clients so it means we're a lot busier. We're going a lot more solid all the days that we're open," said executive director Emily Gillis.

"We'd love to be open more days, but it's hard to be open if you don't have the finances for that and we're going through a lot more stuff and our clients are in need of other things."

Gillis said the centre needs diapers, maternity clothes, formula, baby toys and baby clothing to give out. It's also looking for volunteers.