PARENTING

PROGRAMS

“Parent education strengthens families by providing relevant, effective education and support and encouraging an optimal environment for the healthy growth and development of parents/caregivers and children.”

 

- National Parenting Education Network

Classes COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

Pregnancy

Labor & Delivery

Newborn Care

Infant & Toddler – Bonding, Needs, Education & Safety

Infant & Toddler – Discipline, Teaching & Training

Healthy Parenting

 

Classes are always evolving and include evidence based information. To learn more about the Parenting Programs or to apply for classes please call 989-773-6008.

 

 

READY TO Learn

Ten week prenatal and infant care group class.

 

 

Earn While You Learn

EWYL is designed to bring parenting education to life, helping you be an informed and empowered parent. Mothers along with their partner or support person will find parenting resources focusing on pregnancy through the toddler years. With over 200 lessons, we design the classes to fit each family’s needs.

 

Parenting Classes are offered in individual and group sessions based on the needs of each family. Applicants attend regularly scheduled classes, consistent attendance is required to participate in the program and to take advantage of the credits that can be earned to use in the Joyful Beginnings Baby Boutique.

 

 

DADS MATTER

Classes COVER THE FOLLOWING TOPICS:

Dad’s vital role in pregnancy, birth and infancy

Balancing finances, work and family

Bonding with baby, illness, shaken baby, SIDS

Coping with frustration, resolving conflict

Child development, health and safety

Dealing with your own father…and more

 

Dads Matter helps meet the needs of men who are stepping up to be fathers. A group parenting class designed for men only. Classes meet twice a month offering education and support unique to the needs of a father.

 

Classes are presented by dads, who bring their experience and training together to inspire and challenge fathers. Special Guest Speakers also share new perspectives and topics on what it is to be a strong man and father. Meals and childcare are provided.

 

 

Joyful Beginnings Baby Boutique

While attending parenting classes at Life Choices you will earn credit in the form of Baby Bucks to purchase items you need for your baby and toddlers in the Joyful Beginnings Baby Boutique. Some of the many items we offer are bottles, clothing, diapers, formula and baby food. Joyful Beginnings is only available for clients of the Parenting Programs.

 

To learn more about the Parenting Programs or to apply for classes please

call (989) 773-6008.

 

 

 

POST-ABORTIVE

SUPPORT SERVICES

THE CHOICE

Abortion was supposed to be a quick fix. There are so many things happening at once. She may have made the choice willingly or may have felt pressured, but she had no idea how that choice would affect her.

 

 

The Impact

Immediately after the abortion procedure, a woman may feel relief that the crisis is over, but few walk away unaffected.

Have you become a different person since your abortion experience?

Are you experiencing any of the following?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let Us Help

At Life Choices you will find a non-judgmental environment in which you will be fully supported as you begin your healing process.

Grief

Guilt Depression

Substance Abuse

Anniversary Grief

Anxiety over Fertility

Sexual Problems

Flashbacks of the Abortion

Nightmares or Sleep Disorders

Suicidal Thoughts

Post Abortion Stress (PAS) (can manifest itself in many ways)

SEXUAL HEALTH AND

RELATIONSHIP EDUCATION

Life Choices offers the SHARE program to encourage students to wait for a long term commitment, like marriage, for a sexual relationship. Studies show that this is the best and healthiest option for them long term. To give students the best program possible, we have asked the creators of two curriculum's (the Willing to Wait Curriculum and the Real Essentials Curriculum, a federally qualified sexual risk avoidance program) to allow us to combine pieces from each curriculum into this one program. If you are interested in having the SHARE program be a part of your school’s health program, contact us at (989) 773-0379.

MISSION STATEMENT

 

Protect life. Share truth. Empower our communities through education.

 

A Member of Care Net, Affiliated with Heartbeat International and National Institute of Family & Life Advocates.

LOCATION

 

904 E. PRESTON

MT. PLEASANT, MI 48858

 

Located behind Walgreens on the

corner of Mission and Preston.

HOURS

 

Monday: 9am-5pm*

Tuesday: 9am-5pm*

Wednesday: 9am-5pm*

Thursday: 9am-5pm*

 

*Closed from 12pm-1pm

CONTACT US

 

Phone: (989) 773-6008

 

Text: (989) 572-0826

/Life Choices of Central Michigan

An affiliate partner agency of United Way Gratiot & Isabella Counties.

Copyright © Life Choices of Central Michigan

YOUR LIFE, YOUR HEALTH, YOUR PRIVACY AND WELL-BEING ARE OUR BIGGEST CONCERNS.

Our goal is to serve you with compassion, listen to your concerns and provide you with accurate information.

 

This information is intended for general educational purposes only

and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice.

Life Choices of Central Michigan does not refer nor provide abortions.