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.

For the health and safety of our clients, staff, and volunteers, our EWYL classes will be moving to an online format this summer. Clients, please go to our Client Announcements page for the most up-to-date information. 

Starting June 1, all previously enrolled clients will need to be enrolled in an online class to continue receiving material support. Clients, please look through the class options below and let Dawn or Karin know which classes you would like to participate in the week of May 25.

Earn While You Learn Classes

  • Baby Basics (Teresa) via Zoom on Thursdays 10-11AM, June 4-July 9
    6-week class covering topics such as bonding, introducing foods, teething, physical/social developments, infant massage, sign language, safe ride and safe sleep practices, swaddling. 

  • Influential Parents Accountable Kids via Google Classroom starting June 1
    IPAK is a 12-week self-directed study. Each week you will have an hour worth of class material. (You will need a Gmail account for this class.)

  • Plucky Parenting (Prevention Team) via Zoom on Thursdays 10-11AM
    Trisha and Vina will cover a variety of parenting topics.

  • Prenatal via Zoom: Mondays (Debbie) 8:30-9:30AM, June 22-August 10; Tuesdays (Tree) 10-11am, July 14- September 1
    8 week class will cover nutrition, meal planning, preliminary signs of labor, comfort measures, delivery and pushing, medications, interventions, C-sections, breastfeeding, and intro to baby basics. If you attend all 8 weeks of class, you qualify for either a crib or carseat.

  • RightNow Media online library, self-study start the week of June 1
    Karin will send video invite with reflective questions and you will submit answers. Each week will be a different topic.

  • BuyEatLive (Donna from ISU Ext.) via Zoom on Tuesdays, 9-10AM, June 2-July 21
    8-week nutritional class. Do you want some new ideas for feeding your family? Are you looking for ways to get healthy food and try to keep your costs low? Are you wondering what foods your family should be eating? The Buy Eat Live Healthy classes will help you with ideas for feeding your family low cost, healthy food.

  • Financial Class (Leslie from Dupaco) via Zoom on Tuesdays, 9-10AM, June 2-23
    4-week class that will cover the process and planning of buying a car. Leslie has been teaching Empowerment Events at Bridgehaven for two years.

  • Sewing I/II (Kris) via email starting June 3
    Kris will email sewing YouTube videos to watch weekly. Must have been enrolled in sewing I or II prior to shut down.

  • Biblical Perspectives (Mark) via Zoom Tuesdays, 11AM-12PM starting June 2
    Mark introduces biblical truth and perspectives to a variety of life circumstances.

  • Hope & Steadfastness Bible Study (Kyle and Alise) via Zoom, Wednesdays 11AM-12PM, June 3- July 22
    6-week bible study on the power and truth of hope and steadfastness. This Bible study is relevant to current life circumstances.

  • 2 Corinthians: Finding Strength in Weakness (Karen) via Zoom. Thursdays 5:30-6:30PM starting June 4
    “My grace is sufficient for you.” Do you despise your weaknesses? Do you hate hardships? Do you beg God to remove obstacles from your life? The apostle Paul delighted in his weaknesses, welcomed hardship as a friend and thanked God for obstacles that offered opportunities to experience God’s power.

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