Support For Families

Parenting is both rewarding and challenging.

Earn While You Learn

Whether you’re pregnant or you have children in their teens, we understand that being a parent is both rewarding and challenging. Our Earn While You Learn program is designed to provide parents with emotional, material, social, and spiritual support.

Classes are available to men and women who are pregnant or parenting a child under the age of 18.  While attending classes you can earn ongoing assistance with food, clothing, diapers, and formula to help alleviate financial pressures.

If you would like to register for classes, please contact Dawn or Cheryl at 319-364-8967.

Class Topics

Life Skills

  • Sewing I and II – Must have successfully completed Sewing I before entering Sewing II and also have approval from instructors and Dawn. Sewing II is project focused. Sewing I covers 8 skill stations.
  • Conversational English – for those who desire to learn the written and spoken English language. Creative means are used to demonstrate and teach American culture as well as learn customs, values, social situations, history and holidays.
  • English as a Second Language – English as a second language for Hispanic clients. Learning the written and spoken English language.
  • Buy. Eat. Live with ISU Extension – 9-week course on how to budget and make healthy meals for the family.

Family

  • Prenatal – covers stages of pregnancy, labor, delivery, birth, and breast/formula feeding.
  • Baby Basics – designed to help parents care for their new baby.
  • Influential Parents, Accountable Kids – based on the Love and Logic parenting approach; a process by which children grow through their mistakes and learn from the consequences of their choices.
  • Raising your children in Jesus

Relationships

  • Conversation Peace – Discover seven powerful speech-transforming elements. Master the skills of effective communicators. Strengthen your vocabulary with Words from the Word.
  • Living Above Stress and Worry – Come together and be refreshed with the Word of God in living a hope-filled and forward-thinking support class.

Spirituality

  • NEW! Learning and growing in Christ
  • John Bible Study
  • Knowing God’s Will: A guide to decision making – Explore the Bible’s book of Ruth and discover how to determine God’s will for your life. Each chapter includes questions to provoke your thinking, Scripture verses to investigate, and prayers to connect you with God.
  • His Story – 10-lesson topical study covering fundamental beliefs and practices of the Christian faith.
  • Messiah’s Mighty Moms – weekly encouragement, support, guidance, and a fresh Word. Other topics include Value of being a mom, Support one another, Lean on God’s promises, Focus and Mentoring.
  • Roberta’s Bible Study – Roberta loves Jesus and it is evident as she covers His life and what He accomplished for us through the cross.
  • Discipleship with Roxanne
  • Torn Between Two Masters – Developing a faith that does not compromise and bears fruit for the Kingdom of God.

If you would like to register for classes, please contact Dawn or Cheryl at 319-364-8967.
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