SUPPORT FOR FAMILIES
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 Karin at 319-364-8967 or request an appointment on our contact page.
Earn While You Learn Classes
- OPEN: Prenatal started Monday, January 6, February 10, or Tuesday, January 21
13-week course that covers stages of pregnancy, labor, delivery, birth, and breast/formula feeding.
- Toddler and Preschool Years starts Monday, March 30
10 week class that covers: safety, reading, nutrition, potty training, preparing for preschool, fun activities to do with your toddler, discipling and tantrums, language development.
- OPEN: Dare to Discipline started Wednesday, January 22
Much-needed answers to your toughest parenting questions! Why are boundaries so important? Do children really want limits set on their behavior? My spouse doesn’t seem to care about discipline; why am I stuck being the “bad guy?” Is it okay to spank my child, or will it lead him to hit others and become a violent person? This practical, reassuring class will teach you how to meet your children’s needs of love, trust, affection―and discipline.
(CLOSED) Boundaries with Kids started Thursday, January 9
Dr. Henry Cloud and Dr. John Townsend provide the help and guidance you need for raising your kids to take responsibility for their actions, attitudes, and emotions.
With wisdom and empathy, they take you through the ins and outs of instilling the kind of character in your children that will help them lead balanced, productive, and fulfilling adult lives. Learn how to: set limits and still be a loving parent; bring control to an out-of-control family life; apply the ten laws of boundaries to parenting; and define appropriate boundaries and consequences for your kids.
- (CLOSED) Sewing I starts Wednesday, March 4
Basic and intermediate sewing skills.
- (CLOSED) Conversational English started Monday, January 6
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.
- (CLOSED) Buy.Eat.Live Healthy starts Thursday, February 20
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 ways to save money with 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 when you complete all 9 classes – clients will receive a cookbook. Come enjoy cooking and learning together!
- (CLOSED) Biblical Perspectives started Tuesday, January 7
Topical study and discussion on life and relationship issues from a biblical perspective.
- (CLOSED) Your Powerful Prayers started Thursday, January 9
Discover how to: Pray more persistently, humbly, and boldly. Overcome common hindrances to effective prayer. Combine reverence, expectancy, and a tenacious hold on God’s promises. Prayer isn’t merely a means to an end. God invites you to an intimate and profound dialogue with Him, to experience His movement in your life, and to know His overwhelming joy, power, and peace. Experience God’s presence as He strengthens your faith, encourages your heart, and shifts your perspective.
- (CLOSED) Captivating started Wednesday, January 8
When you were a little girl, did you dream of being a beautiful princess? Rescued by a dashing hero? Swept away into a great adventure? In this updated edition, the Eldredge’s bring their male and female perspectives to the core desires of a woman and invite you to recover your feminine heart.
- OPEN: Fruits and Gifts of the Holy Spirit started Thursday, January 9
Study the fruits and gifts of the Spirit. Identify your personal gifts of the spirit and learning how to utilize those gifts.