Individual Support Program
The Individual Support Program is designed to meet young moms where they are, no matter what their individual and unique needs may be. The support is tailored to provide for crisis situations, basic needs, individual parenting goals and self-sufficiency. Staff members from the Young Women’s Resource Center will meet one-on-one with young moms to listen and provide emotional support and assistance. The program specializes in making young moms feel welcomed and giving them confidence and strength during the parenting process.
Because this program is so individualized, support is provided for different areas on an as-needed basis. These topics can range from physical needs to education, employment, parenting and relationships.
- defining needs & goals
- exploring housing options
- assistance with resume & job applications
- assistance completing required paperwork for health care, child care & college
- help filing for financial aid when applying for college
- personal development, relationships & parenting
- assistance with transportation
- assistance in emergency/crisis situations
Any young mom up through age 24
Time & day
Any time during the Young Women’s Resource Center open hours: Monday -Thursday 8:00am – 5:00pm and Friday 8:00am-12:00 noon
Interested? Contact Kari via email or at 515.244.4901 or complete registration by clicking the button below.
Better Beginnings Doula Program
The term doula comes from ancient Greek which means, “a woman who serves”. Today Birth Doulas provide practical, emotional, physical, spiritual and informational support. Birth doulas stand by their clients during pregnancy, birth and postpartum. Doulas aim to empower clients to have the birth they want, as well as have autonomy over their birth and body.
Childbirth Education Group
Held at the Young Women’s Resource Center, the Pregnancy and Birth Support Group provides comprehensive pregnancy, labor, birth and postpartum education for young women and their partners.
The weekly Young Mom’s Program provides education and support to parenting young women in the community. Peer-to-peer support, education and a full meal and childcare are provided for the evening Young Mom’s groups at the Young Women’s Resource Center.