Great Expectations / Special Deliveries / 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 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 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.
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. Safe Students School-Based child abuse prevention program focusing on skills that prevent children from being in unsafe situations. These skills include conflict resolution, anger management, and self-reporting child abuse.
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, post-secondary, 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 Participants must be withdrawn from public school to receive services.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. Visit The YES! Project Online by clicking here
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.
Case Management Services:
A Case Manager is available to discuss your situation individually and confidentially. If the Center is unable to meet your need the Case Manager can discuss with you other options through our community partners. We provide 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, health care transportation (the Care Van) and other information about our partner agencies
Human Trafficking Awareness
Renew Hope is a program dedicated to educating, informing, and training community members and front line 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 organizations.