The Young Women’s Resource Center provides access to Mental Health Counselors for one-on-one sessions to participants. Young women may also include their partner and/or family in sessions. Counseling sessions are a place where young women experience supportive and safe spaces to discuss any issues they’re dealing with in their lives or any topic they choose. These free, voluntary and confidential services give participants a safe place to talk about whatever they are going through, to be listened to and be accepted for who they are.
- anger management
- school-related issues
- eating disorders
- substance abuse
- trauma issues
- healthy relationships/family relationships
- child-parent therapy
- postpartum therapy
- art therapy
- parental support
- support system involvement
Any young woman age 10 – 21.
Time & day
Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. (evening hours are available after 5 p.m. with an appointment)
The Young Women’s Resource Center holds weekly after school groups for young women in the Des Moines area in 5th through 12th grades. These groups explore a variety of topics such as body image, self-esteem, reproductive health and healthy relationships. They include hands-on activities, field trips, guest speakers and community service projects.
Connections is an all year long, continuous educational program focused on issues such as anger management and impulse control. Connections is an ongoing therapeutic group.
The Individual Support Program is designed to empower pregnant and parenting young moms to achieve independence through customized support and education.