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.
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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. (Groups are currently held online and meet in a virtual space. Project-specific activity kits are provided for participants.)
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