Our On-Site Life Skills Classes and Workshops
Here we focus weekly on the stages of infant development including birthing preparedness as well as cover daily infant care such as breast feeding, swaddling and soothing a baby. We also discuss what to do when a child gets sick, what symptoms to look for and when to call a doctor. Hygiene for mother and child whether at home or when in public is just another of the several “good practices” we cover during this ongoing class.
This weekly class is a faith based approach to child rearing. We discuss how to enjoy your child and the experience of motherhood, while focusing on family and family traditions as well as setting boundaries for your child with thoughtfulness and love.
Women of Faith
This is a guided faith based study that aims to help our residents discover how women in biblical times handled struggles similar to those we face today; gain confidence in Christ's message of grace and freedom; and celebrate their unique, God-given womanhood.
Our 8 week Nutrition Class is sponsored and taught by the University of Massachusetts Extension Program. Our residents learn the principles of nutrition and how to apply them in their daily lives with simple recipes and good habits.
This time is set aside to engage in personal Bible readings and study with Rev. Charles Birnie, who brings his years of teaching, preaching and personal education and study of the Word to our residents to make the Bible come alive and put it into the context of our daily lives.
Financial Planning and Budgeting
Budgeting is an integral part of becoming independent. Our class here is offered twice a year through the Quincy Community Action Program (QCAP).
Al Anon is a mutual support program for our women whose lives have been affected by someone else’s drinking. By sharing common experiences and applying the Al-Anon principles, families and friends of alcoholics can bring positive changes to their individual situations, whether or not the alcoholic admits the existence of a drinking problem or seeks help.
DOVE (Domestic Violence Ended)
DOVE visits our home several times a year to teach a workshop or offer services on crisis intervention, danger assessment and safety planning, supportive counseling, legal advocacy and representation. Dove offers resources and expertise to increase safety and access to support, in order to promote well-being. They assist individuals who are at different places in their process, exploring options, pursuing legal remedies or seeking to leave an abusive relationship.
Child Car and Seat Safety offered by Quincy Police
Card Making/Scrap Booking
Protecting God’s Children offered by the Archdiocese of Boston
Seasonal Craft Making