Parenting

Choosing to continue your pregnancy and to parent your child may feel overwhelming at first – especially if you are uninsured, young or unsupported. Fortunately there are plenty of resources designed specifically with your situation in mind.

The caring people at Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center are ready to connect you with these and other helpful services and support:

Parenting Support

Choosing to continue your pregnancy and to parent your child may feel overwhelming at first – especially if you are uninsured, young or unsupported. Fortunately there are plenty of resources designed specifically with your situation in mind.

The caring people at Lighthouse Pregnancy Resource Center are ready to connect you with these and other helpful services and support:

EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Lighthouse provides you with an opportunity to learn how to be the best parent you can be. We use materials from the Earn While You Learn program, which includes topics from the start of pregnancy through your child’s toddler years. Additional materials from the National Fatherhood Initiative, COPE, and other respected parenting organizations provide solid advice on a wide range of challenging subjects, such as potty training, discipline, and parenting teenagers.

Lessons are tailored to the individual needs of each mom, dad or couple we are serving. Many of our peer counselors, instructors, and staff have been in your shoes, and understand some of the challenges you are facing.

You don’t need to feel alone as you face your unplanned pregnancy!

Our Exchange Program offers material support to those who come regularly to Lighthouse during their pregnancy for counseling, mentoring or educational appointments. The material aid (diapers, baby clothing, and other essentials like car seats) continues until your child turns one, at which point you may still come for peer counseling, but we will refer you to other community resources to help meet other needs. We commit to provide some of the essentials needed to care for your child, in exchange for a commitment from you to become a healthy, prepared parent!

Contact Lighthouse for more information on current or future new moms’ groups, infant CPR classes, Bible study groups, Mommy & Me class, and much more! Some groups are available in Spanish. Please call the center closest to you to learn more or schedule your first appointment.

“I really think Lighthouse is an oasis for those who look for peace. For those who want to learn, it is of great help to our minds and hearts.”
- A mom served by Lighthouse PRC