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 Danaca at 319-364-8967 or request an appointment on our contact page.
Earn While You Learn Classes
- OPEN: Buy.Eat.Live Healthy with Donna starts Jan. 8
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!
- OPEN: Sewing with Melody
Clients must bring own sewing machine and have completed Sewing I and II. Clients will create a quilt from kits provided.
- IN SESSION (OPEN): 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.
- IN SESSION (CLOSED): English as a Second Language
English as a second language for Hispanic clients. Learning the written and spoken English language.
- OPEN: Baby Basics starts Monday, January 28
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.
- OPEN: Prenatal starts Monday, January 7 or Monday, February 11
Covers stages of pregnancy, labor, delivery, birth, and breast/formula feeding.
- IN SESSION (OPEN): The Best Question Ever
Can a Simple Question Foolproof Your Life? When it comes to sorting out the complexities of life, only wisdom can reveal the best path. For most of us, there are chapters in the past we would like to rewrite. Unfortunately, we can’t do anything to reverse the bad decisions of the past. But there is certainly no reason to repeat them either.
- IN SESSION (OPEN): Brave: Questions Women Ask
This Bible study for women looks at the heart of what women are thinking and feeling. The author speaks to participants about deep feelings that all women have at one time or another. She looks boldly at some of the fears and struggles of being a woman, and she helps us see how we can be brave in the face of those challenges.
- IN SESSION (OPEN): Matthew Studying the book of Matthew in the Bible.
- IN SESSION (OPEN): Battlefield of the Mind resumes Thursday, Jan. 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): 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.
- IN SESSION (OPEN): Discipleship with Roxanne