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. We also offer childcare assistance while you attend class.
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
- IN SESSION (OPEN): Baby Basics started Monday, May 13
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.
- IN SESSION (OPEN): Prenatal started Tuesday, June 18 & Monday, June 24
Covers stages of pregnancy, labor, delivery, birth, and breast/formula feeding.
- IN SESSION (OPEN): Toddler Class with Reading Emphasis started Monday, June 24
6 week class that will cover developmental milestones from 18 months to 4 years. Emotions, fears, self esteem, potty training, table manners, healthy eating, discipline, tantrums, safety, socializing, daycare, preschool, fun activities to do with your toddler, importance of reading and exposure to letters.
- IN SESSION (CLOSED): Sewing I & II started Wednesday, May 29
Basic and intermediate sewing skills.
- IN SESSION (CLOSED): Conversational English (next class starts Monday, September 9)
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.
- IN SESSION (CLOSED): English as a Second Language
English as a second language for Hispanic clients. Learning the written and spoken English language.
- IN SESSION (OPEN): Buy.Eat.Live Healthy with Donna started Tuesday, May 7
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!
IN SESSION (OPEN): Power of a Praying Parent started Monday, July 15
This class will help clients “Learn how to turn to God, the Father, and place every detail of your child’s life in His loving and capable hands. Including: safety, character development, peer pressure, school, friends, relationships with God, family relationships, adolescence, career choices, and marriage.
IN SESSION (OPEN): Biblical Perspectives started Tuesday, June 25
Topical study and discussion on life and relationship issues from a biblical perspective.
- IN SESSION (CLOSED): Battlefield of the Mind started Thursday, January 10
Worry, doubt, confusion, depression, anger and feelings of condemnation: all these are attacks on the mind. If readers suffer from negative thoughts, they can take heart! Joyce Meyer has helped millions win these all-important battles. In her most popular bestseller ever, the beloved author and minister shows readers how to change their lives by changing their minds. She teaches how to deal with thousands of thoughts that people think every day and how to focus the mind the way God thinks. And she shares the trials, tragedies, and ultimate victories from her own marriage, family, and ministry that led her to wondrous, life-transforming truth–and reveals her thoughts and feelings every step of the way.
IN SESSION (OPEN): Women of the Bible on Thursdays
In these lessons we see God at work nurturing these special women in their spiritual beauty and strength through life’s most difficult moments. We will be studying Eve, Sarah, Rebekah, Jochebed, Miriam, Rahab, Deborah, Ruth and Naomi, Hannah, Esther, Elizabeth, Mary, Mary and Martha, Dorcas, Lydia, Priscilla, and Phoebe.
IN SESSION (OPEN): Lies Women Believe started Thursday, June 6
This class exposes areas of deception most commonly believed by women—lies about God, sin, priorities, marriage and family, emotions, and more. The author then sheds light on how we can be delivered from bondage and set free to walk in God’s grace, forgiveness, and abundant life.