MCSD Parents as Teachers

Contact

149 Colorado Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

Phone:

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Resource updated: March 3, 2020

Parents as Teachers helps you understand child development and connects you to the resources you need to make the best choices for your family. Parents as Teachers offers free personal visits customized for the needs of your family. In-home visitation program prenatal-age 5

Miracles Can Happen Boys' Ranch

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1608 300th Street
Wilton, IA 52778

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Miracles Can Happen Boys' Ranch is a program for boys abandoned, abused, and wayward boys ages 12-18 years. The program may last approximately 2.5 years. See the website or call for more detailed information regarding programming.

MOPS Muscatine

Contact

Wesley United Methodist Church
400 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and it is a grassroots movement that offers supports to moms of young children. The Muscatine MOPS Group meets at Wesley United Methodist Church on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 9am-11am. A full calendar is available online. There is a yearly membership fee to MOPS International, as well as weekly dues, but scholarships are available if the financial aspect is a barrier. Also the first meeting is FREE. Child care for children 3 months and older during the meeting times. See the website for more information and the online application.

Muscatine Community School District Early Childhood Programs

Contact

2900 Mulberry Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761

Phone: Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday-Friday 8am-4pm

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

MCSD offers birth-three Parents as Teachers programming and preschool programming for 3-5 year-olds through district and partner programs.

Information on Muscatine's Preschool Alliance, a partnership between district and community preschools is available.

Muscatine County Extension Latino Outreach Program

Contact

1601 Plaza Place

Muscatine, IA  52761

Phone: Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday - Friday

8:30-12, 12:30-5

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Resource updated: March 24, 2020

Muscatine County Extension Latino Outreach programming

Latino Outreach programming works empower Latino youth by bringing together parents, youth, school staff and community partners to promote academic success and explore possible paths to higher education. Research shows that Latino youth are at greatest risk for dropping out of school between the 9th and 10th grades. Latino Outreach programming reduces this risk by bringing together cohorts of 7th and 8th grade youth to support each other for 3-5 years as they enter high school and prepare together for higher education. The multifaceted partnerships between Extension’s 4-H and Human Science specialists, school and college administrators and staff, and other community volunteers are what makes our Latino Outreach programming a sustainable success in Muscatine County.

Muscatine YMCA Workshops

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1823 Logan Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-9996

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Muscatine YMCA offers several different workshops. Topics and dates vary monthly but the time is usually 6:30-8pm. Contact Holly at 563-263-9996 for more information.

Musser Public Library- Homework Help

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304 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-3065

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Homework help is available for both kids and teens from the Musser Public Library via online resources or in-person assistance. See the website for online resources or call 563-263-3065 and ask for Betty or Julie for more assistance.

Musser Public Library- Julie's Kitchen Table

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Musser Public Library
304 Iowa Ave
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-3065

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Julie's Kitchen Table is a nonfiction reading program for elementary school-aged homeschoolers. There are separate sessions for students grades K-2 and 3rd-6th. Each session meets one Tuesday per month. Call or visit the website for specific current dates.

Musser Public Library- O Baby Lapsit

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304 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The O Baby Lapsit is a program for children aged 0-3 years and their parent/caregiver. The activity includes 20 minutes of structured time and 30 minutes of optional social play. The program focuses on activities to encourage early literacy. Backpacks filled with educational materials are available to check out.

The group meets September-April at the following times:
Mondays 9:30 am
Wednesdays 6:30 pm
Thursdays 10:30 am

*Some summer groups may be available. Call for more information.

Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE)

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

NICHE helps home school families find support groups and other resources. There are online tools available as well as an online form to fill out for local referrals.

Parent Support Group

Contact

Iowa City:
Children's Center for Therapy
1552 Mall Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240
319-351-KIDS (5437)

North Liberty:
Children's Center for Therapy
370 West Cherry Street
North Liberty, IA 52317
319-626-2181

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This is a support group for parents/caregivers of children with special needs. The usually meeting time is Saturdays from 9-10am and free child care is available. Groups may be offered at both the Iowa City and North Liberty locations. Call 319-351-5437 for more information. For the Spanish-speaking group, see "Grupo Manantial"

Parent's Support Group

Contact

Wapello United Methodist Church
319 Main Street
Wapello, IA 52653
319-752-4000 ext. 141 (Young House Family Services)

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Parent's Support Group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 7pm-8pm (after the Community Supper). It is designed to be "a safe environment for parents that have children that suffer from behavioral, emotional, and/or mental health disorders".

The group is sponsored by the Pediatric Integrated Health Program and Young House Family Services.

Parenting Skills Study Group

Contact

1823 Logan Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-563-9996

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This is a 6 week program designed to enhance parenting skills. For an appointment to discuss the program and/or set up classes call Holly or Diana at the Muscatine Community YMCA at 563-263-9996.

Parents as Teachers Program: Louisa and Des Moines Counties

Contact

Community Action of Southeast Iowa
319-753-0193

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Parents as Teachers (PAT) is an in-home parenting support program available to families with children age 0-5 years.

Pregnancy Resources

Contact

2706 West Central Park
Davenport, IA 52804
563.386.3737

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

If you're experiencing an unplanned pregnancy, we are here to help. We've been providing women and their families with free pregnancy services since 1990. We're committed to providing accurate information in a compassionate & confidential atmosphere.

All services are free & confidential. We recognize that only you can make the choices regarding your pregnancy. We were founded to assist you in making an informed decision. We offer a listening ear, caring counsel, practical assistance, limited medical services, and educational programs.

Call us today for an appointment at 386.3737 or 797.3636.

Free practical assistance
Pregnancy tests
Education on pregnancy & fetal development
Abortion education
Maternity clothing
Baby clothing & equipment
Adoption education & referrals
Sexual health education
Post abortion counsel & education (PACE)
Referrals for financial assistance, physicians, maternity housing & more
Medical Services
Counseling with a medical professional
Ultrasounds
Confirmation of pregnancy
Pregnancy Resources is a medical clinic, but limited scope. We are not a full-service medical clinic. There is usually a nurse on duty to help with any questions. We offer referrals to those who are not already under the care of an OB physician.

Programs
Healthy Pregnancy course
Baby Basics course
Smart Start parenting course
24/7 Dad (fathers-only) class
Beginner Bible study class
Post-Abortion Counseling & Education (PACE)

Pregnancy Resources Mobile Medical Unit

Contact

Muscatine YMCA Parking Lot-
1823 Logan Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
309-732-6014

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Pregnancy Resources provides free and confidential services on our Mobile Medical Unit. This includes pregnancy tests, ultrasound, fetal development education, options education, and more. More services are available at our West Davenport Center.
Infant and Baby Supplies,
Parent Education,
Sexual Health,
Teen Pregnancy Prevention Education,
Teen Pregnancy Support

Safe Families for Children

Contact

1431 Ripley Street
Davenport, IA 52803
(563) 949-9803

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Safe Families for Children expands the community safety net by providing parents in need with mentoring relationships and tangible support in times of crisis. Safe Families for Children believes children will be safe and well-cared for if families in crisis have a network of support.

Safe families for Children provides a loving sanctuary where parents can safely and voluntarily place their children in times of need. Founded in 2002 by LYDIA Home Association, a Chicago based Christian social service agency, Safe Families for Children has partnered with the local church to grow to a network of over 11,000 volunteers which includes 2100 volunteer host families. This network of volunteers has been able to provide as many as 8600 hosting arrangements since the start of the program.

Stork's Nest of Louisa County

Contact

317 Van Buren St.
Wapello, IA 52653

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Stork's Nest of Louisa County serves parents and guardians of children 0-5 years. Parent Education classes are offered weekly at two locations. Tuesday we meet at the Columbus Methodist Church, 517 2nd Street, from 3:45-5:00pm. Classes are interpreted in Spanish and Chin. Wednesday meetings are at the Stork's Nest at 317 Van Buren St. in the back of the ISU Extension Office, from 3:45-5. Parents attend educational classes while children are able to play in the childcare room. Incentive points are earned for attending class to use in the Stork's Nest store for a variety of baby/children's items and food. Support is offered before and after class as well as by appointment.

Stork's Nest of Louisa County

Contact

317 Van Buren
319-523-2371
Monday through Friday - call for a appointment

Resource updated: January 22, 2020

Group based parent education with incentives. The Stork's Nest offers class weekly on Tuesday at 4:00, United Methodist Church Columbus Junction. Classes are translated in Spanish and Chin. Class on Wednesday at 4:00 is at 317 Van Buren Wapello. Childcare is available during class. Earn points by attending class, purchase incentives with points.

Teen Parents Group

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1823 Logan Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-9996

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This group is for parents age 19 and under. The meeting location varies between the Muscatine Community YMCA and local restaurants or other locations. For more information regarding the group, meeting location, or transportation call Holly at 563-263-9996.

Trinity Muscatine Public Health- Adolescent Sexual Health Program

Contact

1609 Cedar Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

Phone: Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The mission of our Adolescent Sexual Health program is to educate youth regarding topics like abstinence, refusal skills, delay tactics, sexually transmitted diseases, and birth control methods.

Trinity Muscatine Public Health- Adolescent Sexual Health Program

Contact

1609 Cedar Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

Phone: Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The mission of our Adolescent Sexual Health program is to educate youth regarding topics like abstinence, refusal skills, delay tactics, sexually transmitted diseases, and birth control methods.

WIC- Rock Island County

Contact

2112 25th Ave,
Rock Island, IL 61201

Phone:
Resource updated: January 8, 2020

Rock Island County Health Department Rock Island is a local WIC clinic in Rock Island, Illinois. You can apply for WIC at this location. From this WIC location you can receive
Special checks to buy healthy foods such as milk, cheese, cereal, eggs, juice, peanut butter and dry beans.
You can also receive nutrition and health information.
Breastfeeding information.
Health care.

WIC-Muscatine

Contact

1507 Plaza Pl,
Muscatine, IA 52761

Phone:
Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Health Benefits:
Mini health check-ups by health professionals
Individualized nutrition counseling
Breastfeeding support for moms & new babies
Lead screenings
Referrals to community agencies

Registered Dietitians provide individual counseling every 6 months to WIC clients.

Young House Family Services- Brief Intensive Services

Contact

400 S. Broadway Street
Burlington, IA 52601
(319) 752-4000

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Brief Intensive Services provide FREE in-home counseling services to families in Des Moines, Henry, Lee and Louisa counties for issues such as disruptive behaviors and mental illness.

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