Single Parenting Care Group
Being a parent is one of life’s great blessings, but it can also be difficult, draining and sometimes overwhelming. To offer support, hope and strength for single parents, Faith offers a free weekly care group every Tuesday evening. Bring your kid(s) and enjoy a free dinner together from 6-7 pm. Then drop them off in one of our age-appropriate rooms for childcare, homework help, or youth activities … and head off to the care group from 7-8 pm.
Parents will have the opportunity to connect with other single parents in a safe and nurturing environment. The group will address a variety of topics including self-care, boundaries, finances and much more. The class is open to everyone in the community, so feel free to invite friends and neighbors.
UPCOMING DISCUSSION TOPICS
• July 2 - Managing the Holiday
• July 9 - Summer Activities & Boredom Prevention
• July 16 - Introducing a Significant Other
• July 23 - Emotional Management
• July 30 - How We as Parents Relate to Our Children
• August 6 - Disciplining Your Child(ren)
• August 13 - Faith and Teaching Good Morals
Faith Community occasionally partners with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to offer different care groups. All classes are FREE and open to the public. Each class also includes a free dinner and childcare.
NAMI Family and Friends
NAMI Family & Friends is a 4-hour Informational Seminar that informs and supports people who have loved ones suffering from anxiety or other mental health conditions. It is also open to anyone with an interest in learning more about mental health. Participants learn about diagnoses, treatment, recovery, communication strategies, crisis preparation and NAMI resources. Seminar leaders have a personal experience with mental health conditions in their families.
The class will meet on Tuesdays, August 13 and 20 from 6:30-8:30 pm. There is an optional free dinner available before the class at 6:00 pm, and free childcare is available during the class.
For more information or to register online, please visit the NAMI website.
NOTE: Currently we are not offering NAMI Family to Family or NAMI Basics classes. Please check back later for updates regarding when new classes will be scheduled.
NAMI Family to Family
Do you have a loved one who is affected by anxiety or depression? Do you struggle with communicating with them or how best to support them without enabling them? Family to Family is a 12-week care group for family members who have a loved one experiencing or suspected of having a mental health disorder.
This 6-week class will educate parents and family caregivers of children and teens who are experiencing symptoms of a mental illness or who have already been diagnosed.