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
- IN SESSION (OPEN): Baby Basics started Monday, May 6
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 Monday, May 20
Covers stages of pregnancy, labor, delivery, birth, and breast/formula feeding.
- OPEN: Sewing with Melody starts Wednesday, May 22
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 started Monday, February 4
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 or Thursday May 16
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): Brave: Questions Women Ask started Wednesday, March 6
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 resumed Tuesday, January 8
Studying the book of Matthew in the Bible.
- IN SESSION (CLOSED): Battlefield of the Mind resumed 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): Chase: Chasing After the Heart of God started Wednesday, April 24
What are you chasing? We’re all chasing after something, something that we think will make us happy—comfort, success, a bigger house, or someone’s approval. But if we are all honest, it feels like trying to catch the wind. As David’s life weaves throughout the pages of Scripture, we see he was a man who spent his life chasing after God. Chase explores the events that defined David’s life and the Psalms that flowed out of those experiences. Through David’s example, we’ll discover God is the only thing we can chase that won’t leave us feeling more empty. Sessions include: chase, identity, courage, obedience, belief, repentance, surrender, and chased down.
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): Love and Respect started Thursday, January 10
Great follow up class from the Marriage Empowerment Event. Cracking the communication code between husband and wife involves understanding one thing: Unconditional respect is as powerful for him as unconditional love is for her. You and your mate can truly start afresh with the groundbreaking guidance provided in this interactive class.