A Family Resource Specialist/Case Manager is available to discuss your situation individually and confidentially. The Case Manager will spend time listening to get a good feel for the goals and needs that you have. The Case Manager will then work with you to develop a personalized plan to help you meet your goals. This plan may include Center resources as well as other resources available through other community agencies and resources. We provide a wide range of referrals including food referrals to Interfaith Food Closet and the Christian Service Center along with applications for Food Stamps, All Kids Health Insurance, FEMA, information about possible assistance with utilities and shelter, medication assistance information, healthcare transportation (the Care Van), and other information about our partner agencies
Home Visitation / Parents As Teachers
These monthly home visitation programs offer parents the opportunity to learn about how to better care for their children during each developmental stage. Free developmental screenings, along with vision and hearing screenings are also provided.
This program is offered to Alabama Medicaid-eligible mothers/parents as a way to inform and educate parents on proper prenatal care, infant mortality, and service coordination for parents and their young children. The Care Coordinator provides prenatal assessments to assist the designated physician in promoting safer pregnancies and early access to support services, especially for high-risk pregnancies. The Care Coordinator can also assist with maternity Medicaid eligibility and enrollment. Limited transportation is available for Medicaid and Healthcare related visits.
This program aims at empowering fathers to become the best dads they possibly can. With a combination of POW events (fatherhood breakfast events at schools), 24-7 Dads fatherhood skill development classes, Crash events (fun social events that sometimes include the kids), and Parent Project® parenting classes that allow dads to bring a plus one so that parents and caregivers can coordinate efforts, this program empowers men with children to be the best dad they possibly can.
Through our Care Van, we are able to provide limited transportation for prenatal and child health care appointments that would not be able to be attended otherwise. Scheduling in advance is necessary, and due to doctor offices request, we can only transport one parent with a child.
Through our Great Expectations / Special Deliveries programs, we provide classes to high school students that focus on parenting skills needed to raise a baby in a safe and stable home.
Our Marriage/Relationship Education Project offers classes in high schools that promote positive relationship skills designed to increase the number of healthy marriages as the students become adults.
We partner with local schools to provide a wide range of presentations and services. Much of this revolves around school-based child abuse prevention program focusing on skills that prevent children from being in unsafe situations. These skills include conflict resolution, anger management, self-reporting child abuse, bullying prevention, and Erin’s Law.
G.E.D. Classes and Work Keys Certification
We offer services such as preparation for the G.E.D. exam and certification in Work Keys to assist adults in maximizing their earning potential. Through these opportunities, adults gain computer literacy skills and other employability skills. G.E.D. classes are offered in partnership with Southern Union Community College.
Young Adult Employment Services (The YES! Project)
Recognizing the local need for a successful future workforce, we created The YES Project. This program helps young adults ages sixteen through twenty-four attain their academic goals and receive employment training. Through our efforts, we hope to maximize employment, postsecondary, and specialized training opportunities for young adults in our service areas. Participants must be withdrawn from public school to receive services. This program is in partnership with the Alabama Career System and Department of Commerce Workforce Division.
Relationship Education and Enrichment
Through the Alabama Community Healthy Marriage and Relationship Education Initiative, we are excited to be able to offer several different series of classes to improve the quality of marriages and relationships.
Business Resource Center
Through a partnership with the Chamber of Commerce, we offer space, specialized software, and a library of resources for those who are thinking about or are in the early stages of starting their own business. The office can be reserved in advance and the resources used for writing resumes, writing business plans, conducting meetings, or doing research to further learning and make your business a success.
Human Trafficking Awareness
Renew Hope is a program dedicated to educating, informing, and training community members and frontline workers in the issues related to Human Trafficking.
We provide presentations highlighting all of our programs, and always place an emphasis on child safety, to churches, civic clubs, and various organizations.