What it is and how it works 

Parenting is hard work, even in the best of situations. But what do you do if your situation isn’t the best? Or maybe you just feel alone in the struggle as a single parent and could use someone in your corner. Here are some examples of why people utilize our program:

  • to earn an item they can’t afford, like a car seat.
  • to do parenting classes to works towards reunification with their children
  • to come where they feel cared for and can get the support needed to navigate the challenges of parenting.

Whatever the situation, we believe each parent deserves the support and help needed to give their children the best home life they can.

What it is: 

Our Family Resource Program is a service to come alongside parents in their parenting journey. Our goal is to help parents provide a safe, stable, and healthy home life for children to flourish in. There are 3 main ways in which we help:

  • Equipping parents through classes and support
  • Referrals to other agencies for additional help 
  • An opportunity, through classes, to earn items needed for caring for your child ages 0—3 years. 

How it works: 

After completing an intake appointment, parents can start with taking classes here at the center. The program is once a week for six weeks, but you can take as many six week intervals as you would like. We will work with you to develop a success plan of classes and goals based off the intake form and the client’s interests. Each class brings opportunities to earn points that you can shop with in the Baby Boutique— everything from diapers to cribs to car seats and more. To get started or if you have any questions, call us at 715-748-1235.

Family Support Services TV

Our ‘living room’ where classes are often done 

Family Support Services Toys

Play area for the littles 

Family Support Services Crib

Just a part of our Baby Boutique 

Family Resource Program—FAQs 

Q. How are the classes done—are they group or one-on-one? 

A. This program is one-on-one. However, we always encourage dads to participate. We do offer from time to time some group classes as well, but that is separate from this program. 

Q. I have a 3 year old and I can’t always find a sitter, can I bring them along? 

A. Absolutely! We have the play area exactly for that reason! 

Q. I heard I can come here and get a car seat—is that true? 

A. Yes—through our Earn While You Learn program. You will earn points at each class, which we will keep track of. Once you reach the total needed for your item, you may take it home. You can also work towards multiple items. 

Q. My whole life is a hot mess, much less my parenting—can you help with that? 

A. That’s what the intake appointment is for. We know that if you are facing eviction or domestic abuse, just watching some parenting videos isn’t going to cut it. We want to help you get to a better place, so that’s why we take the time to get the full picture. But there is hope in every situation and if you are willing to do the work, we are willing to guide you there! 

Q. Is there a cost to this program? 

A. Never! Just your time and effort. We fundraise year-round to provide all of our services at no cost. 

You can earn:

  • Carseats – Infant & booster
  • Cribs, sheets, and blankets
  • Breast pumps
  • Toddler beds
  • Diaper bags
  • Strollers
  • Pack n plays
  • High chairs
  • Diapers
  • And much more

The program now runs for a minimum of 6 weeks but you can keep going for as many 6 week intervals as you like.

You are more loved than you know