As of March, the Women and Children’s Ministry Center has six women with ten children who have successfully gone through the 6-month program with the ministry, with some extensions of stay being given to offer stronger stability and one moving out with baby into an apartment. Follow-up mentoring goes with her as does our support and love.
We proudly extend a heartfelt congratulations to Amanda Clark who has been promoted from House Mom to Assistant Director at the ministry and is actively contacting volunteers to see where they may want to serve this springtime.
Our greatest need remains volunteer drivers to take women and/or children to appointments, work or school, anyone interested in assisting with spring gardening and individuals or groups that are willing to provide a meal or two a month for 20 people.
A shout out to Lisa Eack from Head Start who provides weekly parenting classes for some of our moms and to Community Learning Connections, Community Action Agency, Tecumseh Public Schools and the Adrian Dominican Sisters who partner to educate our moms through a 13 week Getting Ahead Financial Literacy Class.
Our infants are growing and thriving, getting teeth, eating first foods and rolling over while the school kids celebrate the warmth that spring brings and more time outdoors to play and exercise. A large group of residents, as well as staff, are participating in a Health Challenge which includes monitoring heart health, eating habits and weight.
We continue to get better together!
Cass Hollenbeck, Director
Women and Children’s Ministry Center