Family Support Services come to Gary Housing Authority

2013-03-06T20:13:00Z Family Support Services come to Gary Housing AuthorityContributed by Jená Bellezza IPI Marketing & Community Relations Director nwitimes.com

GARY | Strengthening families is a goal for 2013 at the Gary Housing Authority (GHA). And to reach this goal, GHA has collaborated with community partner Indiana Parenting Institute (IPI) to better support and serve its residents. Through onsite parenting and life skills workshops, activities, and connection to needed resources in the community, the families at GHA now have access to the assistance needed to establish and realize their goals.

Delvert Cole, GHA’s Executive Director, stated: “We are excited about this opportunity. It has always been a goal of GHA’s to help improve the well-being of its residents. And partnering with a community organization that has the track record that IPI has only bolsters our confidence that we are on the right track to bringing the best our community has to offer to our families.”

As of February 27, at GHA’s Concord Village Community Center, 5001 W. 19th Ave. in Gary, parents can now get answers to their toughest parenting and relationship questions, get assistance connecting with needed resources in the community, as well as learn how to overcome life’s obstacles to reach their goals at weekly B2E ParentTips Sessions. These sessions, facilitated by IPI, meet Wednesdays and Thursdays from 1:00pm to 2:30pm, and assist parents in cultivating healthy family relationships and healthy home environments. During sessions, parents come together for fellowship and to engage in lively discussions on a variety of topics, including: bullying, excelling in school, talking back, disobedience, tantrums, truancy, resolving conflicts, handling crises, beneficial home management, eating and shopping healthily, stretching dollars, and improving relationships.

Refreshments and giveaways are also provided.

For further information on the B2E ParentTips Sessions, or to register, please contact RoseMarie at 219.886.1111 or visit www.indianaparentinginstitute.org. Space is limited.

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