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.


  • Prenatal – covers stages of pregnancy, labor, delivery, birth, and breast/formula feeding.
  • 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
  • Baby Basics (starting 8/21) – 10-week class that covers a baby’s first 12 months of life: bonding, when to introduce foods, teething, physical and social developments, infant massage, sign language, safe ride and safe sleep practices, swaddling.
  • NEW! Toddler and Preschool Years (starting 8/21) – 10-week class that covers: safety, reading, nutrition, potty training, preparing for preschool, fun activities to do with your toddler, disciplining and tantrums, language development.


  • NEW! Keep it Shut – A study that explores how to control the tongue. Each session features a different character from the Bible, using them either as an example of someone to emulate or whose verbal actions we should avoid replicating.
  • 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.


  • NEW! Learning and growing in Christ
  • John Bible Study
  • Roman’s Bible Study
  • His Story – 10-lesson topical study covering fundamental beliefs and practices of the Christian faith.
  • Messiah’s Mighty MomsNEW! Seamless Bible study. In seven sessions, Seamless covers the people, places and promises of the Bible, tying them together into the greater story of Scripture. Participants will gain an overarching understanding of the fundamental layout and meaning of God’s Word. Seamless helps replace insecurity that holds participants back with clarity and helping them move forward with confidence in their understanding of Scripture.
  • 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

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

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