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

  • »NEW CURRICULUM! Buy.Eat.Live Healthy with Donna starts 1/4
    A 9-week journey of cooking and tasting food together. Clients will receive new recipes and ideas for feeding their families as well as learning how to choose healthy foods and save money when purchasing food. Clients will also learn about the different kinds of food groups and importance of physical activity. The instructor will also be giving clients tools to use like measuring cups and spoons, vegetable scrub brush, cutting mat, refrigerator thermometer, walking dvd, and those who complete all 9 classes receive a cookbook. Come enjoy cooking and learning together!
  • »Sewing I starts 1/10
    In this beginning sewing class, students are introduced to the sewing machine and its basic functions. Class will cover sewing patterns, selecting fabrics and other basic sewing techniques.
  • »NEW! 12 Pillars
    12-week professional and personal development class. Live a Life of Three-Dimensional Health. The Gift of Relationships. Achieving Your Goals and the Proper Use of Time. Surrounding Yourself with the Best People. Becoming a Life-Long Learner. Income Seldom Exceeds Personal Development. Communication Brings the Common Ground of Understanding. The World Can Always Use One More Great Leader. Leaving a Legacy.
  • »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.

Family

  • »Prenatal
    Covers stages of pregnancy, labor, delivery, birth, and breast/formula feeding.
  • »Baby Basics
    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.
  • »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.

Relationships

  • »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! 1st John: God’s love through us starts 1/4
    Study the book of 1st John. John recognized that love comes from God, and he encouraged the believers to love one another. This short book in the bible teaches on the power of love.
  • »NEW! Choices You Won’t Regret starts 1/4 and runs through 2/22
    You may be wondering how you ended up where you are, whether your life would have been better if you had made different decisions along the way. Or maybe your current situation is great, but you’re facing some difficult choices. God wants to help you. Every day you and I are faced with innumerable decisions, some of which have the potential to change the course of our lives forever. Certain avenues open to us are marked with hidden pitfalls or lead in harmful directions. Where do you go for direction? What do you do when faced with temptation? How do you decide what choices to make? This study answers those questions by exploring the role of Scripture and the Holy Spirit in the process, as well as examining the decision-making of people such as David, Josiah, Eve, and Jesus.
  • »NEW! Purpose Driven Life starts 1/8
    On your journey you’ll find the answers to three of life’s most important questions: The Question of Existence: Why am I alive?, The Question of Significance: Does my life matter?, The Question of Purpose: What on earth am I here for? Living out the purpose you were created for moves you beyond mere survival and success to a life of significance–the life you were meant to live.
  • »Romans 12 starts 1/9 and runs through 4/3.
    12-week class that covers Romans 12. Romans chapter 12 is a turning point in the book of Romans. The main emphasis in Romans is why we need a Savior and how we can accept Him. However, chapter 12 begins to deal with how a Christian ought to live out his salvation. There are many practical points to daily Christian living which begin in Romans 12 and continue to the end of the book. As you study through the book of Romans, and particularly chapter 12 and following, it is important to note that salvation is through God’s grace and not our works. However, a natural result of this salvation is to live a life pleasing to God.
  • »NEW! True Woman 101 starts 1/9 and runs through 4/3
    12-week class that digs into the heart of true manhood and womanhood. Through this study, you will discover the beauty, joy, and fulfillment of being exactly who He created you to be.
  • »NEW! Finding I AM starts 1/9
    Is there an ache in your heart that keeps you up at night? A prayer you pray over and over again? Jesus wants to meet you in those moments of struggle and help you through. Finding I AM by Lysa TerKeurst is a DVD study that takes you to the ancient streets of Israel to find Biblical truth that speaks today. You’ll explore the seven I AM statements of Jesus found in the Gospel of John and in doing so become empowered to trade feelings of depletion and hurt for wholeness in knowing who Jesus is like never before.
  • »NEW! Matthew starts 1/23 and runs through 5/15
    Study the book of Matthew, chapter by chapter. Matthew was the first Gospel written. You will learn about the birth, life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus through the Gospel of Matthew. Matthew also covers salvation and accounts of the 12 disciples and John the Baptist.
  • »NEW! 12 Women of the Bible
    12-week study on spiritual lessons learned from twelve biblical women and their implications in life today. Apply biblical lessons to their own modern-day struggles; Live through their failures as well as successes; Draw near to God in a world filled with trials; Find lasting contentment; Overcome rejection and insecurity.
  • »Discipleship with Roxanne

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