OUR PROGRAMS AND PARTNERSHIPS
Health and Education Resources for Your Family
PREGNANCY AND BIRTH CLASSES
Free educational classes hosted by the certified doulas of Journey Birth & Wellness
We are proud to be able to host Journey Birth & Wellness and their wonderful team of doulas and birth educators for events right here on the south side! There are 4 classes all together in this series but feel free to come to one or as many as you can. The classes build on one another, but each class is still great on its own. All classes will be right here at The Shepherd's Hand. For more information about Journey Birth & Wellness and all of the services they offer, click here.
Class 1: Wed. May 5 from 6-8 pm
Childbirth 101 will cover the basics sounding pregnancy into early labor. This class will be a full 2 hours of birth related information to help prepare you for what to expect before you go to the hospital. Class 2, will go over comfort measures and what to expect once at the hospital and through birth. Sign up here.
Class 2: Wed. May 12 from 6-8 pm
Comfort Measures and Interventions will give you hands on ways to cope with pain in labor. We will also talk about al the possible interventions that you might encounter. This class is for any kind of birth plan, as you can use the techniques in early labor before going into the hospital. Sign up here.
Class 3: Wed. May 19 from 6-8 pm
Postpartum and Newborn Care will cover how to take care of mom and baby after birth. What to expect from your newborn in the first days to week after you come home from the hospital. Ways to help mom feel like her self again, with healing tips from the inside out. Sign up for this class here.
Class 4: Wed. May 26 from 6-8 pm
Breastfeeding 101 will cover tips and tricks for successful breastfeeding. We will also go over common issues and ways to resolve them. Learn all about how amazing breastmilk is! Sign up for this class here.
THE HOMEWORK CLUB
Helping One Another.
Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00pm
(Last day for this school year will be May 11th)
We understand that every student is unique and that means he or she needs and wants different kinds of support when it comes to learning. Whether your student needs a little extra homework help, reading support, practice with writing or math, or just a fun and safe place to hang out on Tuesdays after school, they are welcome here! Every Tuesday that Fort Wayne Community Schools are in session, we will be open from 3:00-5:00pm for students in grades 2-8 to do homework, ask questions of our tutors, look up information for school projects, read, play games, and enjoy a snack. We also have a short Christ-centered devotion at the end of every homework club meeting. We have plenty of space to do this safely, while practicing physical distancing and a health precaution.
Contact us to sign up your student or with questions about the volunteer application process!
OUR HEALING KITCHEN COOKING CLASSES
Healthy Eating Active Living
Get H.E.A.L.thier this year with us!
Whether you have never cooked for yourself before, or cook all the time and want to work more fruits and veggies into the dishes you love, this fun, free class has something for you! From cashew chicken to strawberry-pecan salads, chicken tortilla soup to beef and broccoli stir-fry, the HEAL cooking guide that is yours to keep, is packed with delicious and creative ideas for eating healthily without sacrificing flavor!
The "Our HEALing Kitchen" cooking classes are currently on pause, but we look forward to being a host site again in the future. Because of COVID-19 health precautions, our upcoming schedule for HEAL (Health Eating Active Living) is pending. We are thankful for the materials and support from the St. Joseph Community Health Foundation and Parkview Health. Funds supporting our health education programs are also generously supported by The Lutheran Foundation and the We Raise Foundation.
Special class incentives and prizes for attendance will be available to participants.
MORE WAYS TO GET HEALTHIER
Click here for more information about the HEAL program, HEAL farm markets happening every week this summer, and all they ways the staff at HEAL is working hard to make healthy food accessible, affordable, and delicious for you and your family!
WOMEN'S HEALTH AND PREGNANCY RESOURCES
A Hope Center Medical Mobile
Stop by on Wednesdays between 11 am and 4 pm if you would benefit from any of the following free services:
Limited STI testing
Info about community resources
We are a proud host location for A Hope Center's medical mobile on a weekly basis, and thank them for offering these resources FREE OF CHARGE right here at The Shepherd's Hand. The medical mobile's caring staff provide a judgement-free and professional atmosphere where any woman is welcome to receive care.
Look for the big purple bus in our parking lot across Anthony Blvd. (right across the street from our center at 1231 S. Anthony), and let us know if you have any questions before then. Spread the word that A Hope Center is bringing their services to our community!
You may also find the same services at their two Fort Wayne locations at this link. No matter your health needs, concerns, or situation, there is hope and support! Let us walk with you.