The Drop-In Center provides parents with respite.
A place where they can come with their children
to socialize with other parents, talk with staff,
receive information and referrals, use the client telephone,
or browse in our donations room
where there is an abundance of adult and children’s clothing,
toys, books, baby equipmentand household goods.
While parents are engaged in support center activities,
their children can enjoy the playroom.
A child care staff person, with a background in
early childhood education is on hand to provide
developmentally appropriate activities, which stimulate
the learning and creative potential of the children.
This staff person will also assist parents with appropriate
behavior management techniques when needed.
Educational Classes/Support Group
Classes are offered at various times during the day in an effort to meet the scheduling needs of the clients.
Most classes are typically part of a 6-8 week series. Curriculum materials are utilized which cover such areas as child development, parenting styles, behavior management, communication, health, safety and nutrition.
Emergency Needs Assistance
We receive grants to purchase new baby equipment,
formula and diapers that are distributed on an emergency basis
for those clients experiencing economic crisis.
Unfortunately, due to safety considerations we cannot accept
or distribute used car seats.
We also provide families with food from Gemma Moran Food Bank
and the use of the resources in the community kitchen.
Family Enrichment Services (FES)
Home based parenting education for families in which children
are at risk of abuse or neglect.
Family Enrichment Specialists:
Playgroups are offered for infants 0-18 months,
another for toddlers 18 months to 3 years.
(See Classes/Groups link)
Crafts are offered once a month for children
and also for moms.
Other activities offered:
Wii Day, Movie Day, Family Game Day, and Mad Science!!