Young Parents Network is for young women and families in need of support and information. Services are available for parents of children aged 0-5 and for Moms and Dads aged 13-27. These services focus on having a healthy pregnancy, raising a healthy baby, and focus on early childhood growth and development. Programs focus on a variety of areas that meet our communities’ most critical needs and offer family support.
Our Baby Boutique is open to the public. However if you are on special services such as WIC or Medicaid you earn an extra discount of 25%. There are many new and gently used items available such as: baby clothing, maternity clothing, diapers, blankets, books, toys, and strollers. We receive donations to the boutique daily so there are always plenty of new items available.
EARN WHILE YOU LEARN
Earn While You learn is an independent learning program for busy young women or men. We partner with BrightCourse to bring you accessible and real lessons that cover pregnancy, infancy, toddlers, parenting, life skills, and more. You will earn “Baby Bucks” for each thing you do to spend in the Baby Boutique. All lessons and videos are available on your personal devices, or you could come to the center to complete during normal business hours.
CAR SEAT PROGRAM
Our Arrive Alive Car Seat Program is for single moms and parents who are on special services and are in need of a car seat. If you meet the requirements you will be given a packet with a DVD of three short videos about Car Seat Safety. You will need to answer questions about the videos. About 1 month before your baby is due we will order the car seat and then you will go to the St. Marys Police Department where a certified car seat specialist will install the car seat for the first time.
PROGRAMS FOR GUYS
24/7 Dad Interactive/When Duct Tape Won’t Work
If you need more parenting classes or information stop into the FLC. 24/7 Dad and When Duct Tape Won’t Work are fun, interactive self-paced programs that will help you be a great dad around the clock.
Doctor Dad is a 2 or 4 week program that teaches you about health, safety and wellness issues that you may face with your children. Call to find out when the next session is offered.
Show me your ways, LORD, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:4-5