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.
A variety of studies will be planned and advertised once everything returns to "normal"Simulcasts
As soon as possible, we will also resume our Simulcast schedule. We are hoping to be able to offer Lifeway Women Live on August 07-08, 2020. This event will be held at the Family Impact Wellness Center at 9430 W. Grand River, just west of Fowlerville. More information will follow soon.
Love and Logic Parenting classes are held twice per year (Fall & Spring) at the Family Impact Wellness Center. There is no cost for the 5-week sessions.Health & Wellness Workshops
Periodically, Family Impact Centers offers a 6 to 12-week class that focuses on helping adults who are either coping with various health problems, serving as a caregiver, or striving to improve their health as they age. These are taught by certified leaders and are free of charge.
Grief Share is a faith-based seminar/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.
Another 13-week group will begin sometime in September. In addition, "Surviving the Holidays" is a stand-alone session that is offered each year on the Sunday before Thanksgiving. For more information or to register, 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.
Lloyd Williams is offering counseling services at no charge through the Family Impact Centers. Lloyd 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 call (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 several years, we have offered 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 in the Fall of 2020 and continue through May, 2021. 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 2020 Fall Celebration Dinner/Auction benefit event will be coming soon!