Our Client Choice Food Pantry allows the opportunity for those in emergency situations to choose their own food/personal/cleaning items after calling for an appointment. When a prospective client calls, initial information is taken, and an evaluation of the personal/family need is assessed. After this process, an appointment is scheduled. Updates may need to be done periodically.
At the first appointment, initial information is verified, and new information is taken. Each client needs to supply proof of income, and each adult in the household needs to supply a photo I.D., such as a driver's license, which will be copied for our records.
We have canned and packaged foods, fresh bread, fresh fruit and vegetables (when available), juice, milk and eggs, frozen meat, personal and cleaning products, and baby items available for each client. Each client selects his/her own food products according to quantity guidelines with the assistance of a trained FIC volunteer. The items selected are weighed and bagged/boxed for the client. Each client can receive assistance up to 6 times per year and no sooner than 4 weeks past the most recent visit.Clothing
In-season clothing (including outerwear) for all ages (infant – adult) are on display during the hours when the Pantry is open. One does not need an appointment to participate.
In-depth, interactive Bible studies by both Beth Moore and Priscilla Shirer are offered several times each year. These classes range from 6 to 11 weeks in length, and both daytime and evening options are usually available. Accompanying workbooks cost between $10 - $14, depending on the study. Scholarships are always available.Bible Studies
A study by Beth Moore – Entrusted: A Study of II Timothy - is being held in June and July. Call 517-223-4428 for more info.Simulcasts
We are planning to broadcast an all-day event with Beth Moore in September, 2017 at the Wellness Center. More information will be upcoming.
This new 8-week parenting class is based on biblical research and gives you the practical tools necessary to get into your child's heart and enable him/her to make good choices a way of life. It has a combination video teaching/discussion format.Love & Logic Parenting
For several years, Family Impact Center has partnered with Fowlerville Elementary Schools to co-sponsor this highly recommended 5-week class to parents throughout Livingston and adjoining counties. It is held twice during the school year: in the fall and later in the spring. The practical skills you learn will help you feel more relaxed and confident as a parent and will help your child become more responsible and better able to deal with the consequences of his/her own behavior. You may sign up with your Fowlerville School counselor or if you live outside the district, please call the Family Impact Center. The only cost is $10 for the workbook. Scholarships are available.
Registrations are being taken for the fall class to be held from October 13 – November 10 beginning at 6:00 p.m. at the Smith Elementary Media Center. Call 517-223-4428 for more information.Health & Wellness Workshops
Periodically, Family Impact Center offers a 6 to 12-week class that focuses on helping adults who are either coping with various health problems or striving to improve their health as they age. These are taught by certified leaders and are usually free of charge.Coming Soon!
Watch for the announcement of a new 12-week class that will help you with all aspects of a healthier life.
This is a nondenominational program that features biblical teaching for those experiencing divorce or separation. Divorce Care is a combination support group / video seminar that features 32 renowned experts on divorce and recovery. Participants will have a chance to discuss the information presented and learn to deal with the pain of the past while looking forward to rebuilding their lives.Single Parenting
Single & Parenting features refreshing, biblical teaching on topics important to single parents. In this 13-week class, you will meet and find practical help; watch dynamic video sessions featuring experts, the stories of single parents like yourself, and instructional parenting demonstrations; and enjoy small group discussion. Single & Parenting is a special class that will bring hope to your life.Grief Share
This is a highly successful and inspiring support group for those grieving the loss of someone close. Each of the 13 classes includes a video seminar featuring top experts on grief and recovery subjects as well as real-life stories from others who have experienced losses. After viewing the video, group discussion takes place.
The current group began on Sunday, September 18 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Family Impact Wellness Center and will run through the end of the year. You may join at any time. Call 517-223-4428 for more information.
Rev. Lloyd Williams, former pastor of the Fowlerville First Baptist Church is offering counseling services at no charge through the Family Impact Center. Rev. Williams is insured and currently available for a broad-base of counseling: Marriage, Family, Adolescent, Pre-marital, Grief/loss, Addictions, Depression, Anger Management, Geriatric (aging issues), Conflict Resolution (individual/groups), and Life Coaching. Please contact the Family Impact Center at 517-223-4428 to schedule an appointment.Budget Counseling
Volunteers are available who can help you develop a budget and debt-reduction plan. There is no charge for this service.For more information on budgeting and other financial matters visit: www.crown.org www.daveramsey.com
PLEASE CONTACT THE FAMILY IMPACT CENTER IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN OUR COUNSELING SERVICES
Over the past 1 ½ years, we have been developing an after-school tutoring program for Fowlerville elementary students in Kindergarten through 5th Grade who are struggling with math and/or reading skills. Several retired (and current) teachers donate their time and expertise to provide assistance one day a week for one and a half (1 1/2) hours. Results have proven to be very positive since students are afforded more one-on-one time, which also helps to build confidence.
Classes will begin sometime in October and continue through May, 2018. Location is the Family Impact Wellness Center (9430 W. Grand River), and students may either ride one of the Fowlerville Schools buses or be dropped off by a parent/guardian. Please call 517-223-4428 for more information.