Parental Stress Hotline
Lighthouse Outreach Program
The Outreach Program is offered to aid young mothers who do not need residential services but can benefit from practical, physical, and spiritual needs to support them in their decision to choose life for their babies. The Outreach Program serves young mothers who are either going through pregnancy or already have young children. Young mothers may join the Outreach program before their youngest child is 21 months old. By being involved in the Outreach Program, mothers are expected to learn parenting, nutrition, life, and leadership skills to exceed self-sufficiently. Each year a number of topics are covered through Outreach programming.
Outreach Programming Classes Offered through the Light House:
Choosing Quality Daycare, Infant CPR, Car Seat Safety, Love and Logic/Discipline, Infant Massage, Brain Development/Ages and Stages, Library Resources/Reading with Your Child, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Child Abuse Prevention
Drug Abuse Prevention, Process of Labor/Preparation for Childbirth, Immunizations, Lead Poisoning Prevention, Infant Baby Feeding, Food Safety, Childhood Obesity, Nutrition During Pregnancy, Healthy Food Choices on a Budget
Life Skills/Leadership Development
Healthy Self-Esteem, Leadership in the Home (Budgeting, Finance, Education), Car Safety, Job Readiness (Finding Application, Resume Writing, Interviewing), Basic Self-Defense, Finding Safe Housing, Anger Management, Abstinence/Healthy Relationships, Abortion/Adoption Awareness, Personal Testimonies
Bible Study topics are relevant to young adults and topics covered include: developing an identity in Christ, Godly parenting, prayer, God’s love, healing from painful relationships, abstinence, Godly relationships, and the importance of a healthy, God-centered support group.
An evening at Outreach consists of approximately two hours. A sample evening timeline is as follows:
5:30-5:45pm Residential Clients shop in Baby’s Boutique
5:45-6:15pm Outreach Program Clients are able to shop in Baby’s Boutique and eat snacks/visit before class begins.
6:15-6:45pm Bible Study
6:45-7:45pm Education Class
The Baby Boutique
Ladies who attend our Outreach Program and ladies who stay in our Maternity Home are able to earn coupons for participation, which they can use to purchase items in our Baby Boutique. They can purchase items like diapers, wipes, bottles, strollers, car seats, clothes, and more. Visit our Baby Boutique to learn more.
Healthy Family Connections (CAPA)
- Welcome Home Baby – a short-term intervention with the new mother; consisting of one to two visits in the hospital, and one visit in the home.
- Healthy Families Needs Assessment – a short-term (30-90 days) in-home assessment and intervention with those families who are considered to be high-needs.
- Healthy Family Connections – a long-term, in-home visitation program helping families with children to ensure a safe and nurturing home environment. Available to families who live in Jackson County, MO. Must be expecting a baby, or have a baby 3 months or younger to be eligible. For ages prenatal to three years old.
Parents and Children Together (CAPA)
Parents As Teachers
This agency provides parent education for families with children birth to three years old. Valuable information on development, nutrition, health, and discipline offered to families during home visits.
The website shows a variety of locations, phone numbers, and addresses based upon a family’s geographic location.
Kansas City, MO 64105
This agency provides parent education, pregnancy counseling, adoption plans, and community resource referrals.
1508 NW Vivion Rd
Kansas City, MO 64118
This agency offers a FREE Home Visitation program for families with children under the age of three living in Cass, Clay, Jackson, Lafayette, and Platte Counties.
Certified Parent Educators will visit your home and will be a resource to help you better understand your child’s development and provide assistance accessing community resources. This program also offers the opportunity to meet and interact with other families and children through scheduled playgroups and events in your area.
- Home safety check
- Developmental screening
- Car seat safety check
- Literacy training & FREE books
- Parent Education
- Play groups
- Resource network in time of need