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
- IN SESSION (OPEN): Baby Basics started Monday, September 23
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 (CLOSED): Prenatal started Monday, September 16 & 23
Covers stages of pregnancy, labor, delivery, birth, and breast/formula feeding.
- IN SESSION (CLOSED): Sewing I started Wednesday, September 4
Basic and intermediate sewing skills.
- IN SESSION (CLOSED): Conversational English started 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 (CLOSED): Buy.Eat.Live Healthy with Donna started Tuesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 19
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 (CLOSED): Power of a Praying Parent
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 (CLOSED): Biblical Perspectives started Tuesday, June 25
Topical study and discussion on life and relationship issues from a biblical perspective.
- IN SESSION (CLOSED): Your Powerful Prayers started Thursday, October 10
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.
- IN SESSION (OPEN) First Peter: Putting on a Gentle and Quiet Spirit started Thursday, August 8
The apostle Peter writes Christians a letter to (1) testify the truth and (2) exhort them to live accordingly. The more they know about Jesus, themselves, and the world, the better they’ll understand their difficult situation. The book of First Peter reflects this focus. Peter explores a piece of doctrine, and then encourages the Christians to apply it to their lives.