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 Beth Moore, Priscilla Shirer, and Lysa TerKeurst 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.
The next Bible study by Lysa TerKeurst, entitled Uninvited (Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely), is scheduled to begin in early November and run for 6 weeks. Morning and evening options are being planned. Call 517-223-4428 for more information.
Also coming soon is a “rerun” of Unglued: Making Wise Choices in the Midst of Raw Emotions, another study by Lysa that ended a few weeks ago and was highly acclaimed. Call 517-223-4428 if interested.Simulcasts
We plan to broadcast all-day events at the Family Impact Wellness Center. Call (517) 223-4428 for further information, or to register. Seating is limited.
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.
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.
This is a highly successful and inspiring support group for those grieving the death 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.
On September 9, 2018, “Loss of a Spouse” will be presented at the Family Impact Wellness Center from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. At the same time on the following Sunday, the regular 13-week group will begin for anyone else grieving the loss of a family member, friend or spouse. Another special stand-alone session – Surviving the Holidays – will occur on Sunday, November 18 th . The entire 13-week Grief Share group will conclude December 16, 2018. For more information or to register for any of these offerings, please call Barb at 517-223-4428.Single Moms
A new, much-needed support group for Single Moms & their children is in the works. If you have an interest in either participating or being a part of the planning, please call Barb at 517-223-4428.
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 2 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, 2019. 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.
Information on our upcoming Fall Celebration benefit event to be held on Saturday, November 3 rd . Save the Date!