Time Out For Moms
General goals include providing educational experiences, and opportunities for women to network with other women in the neighborhood. Building up the self confidence and self esteem of the women are a great priority to the faciilitators.
This 30 week program for moms in the neighborhood is sponsored by SSJNN and in collaboration with Catholic Charities. The mothers meet from 11:00-1:15 on Tuesdays. At the first session, they decide on the activities, speakers and theme for the year. The program is funded by Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield.
Some of the past activities have included making seasonal home decorations, having their hair styled by a beautician, jewelry making, chair yoga, crafts, field trips, going to Erie Playhouse and other events.
Speakers have given talks on inspiration, nutrition, physical and emotional health. Also talks to help parent and children relationships, anger management, stress mangement and abusive relationships are given.
This year 2013-2014 we are celebrating our 10th anniversary!!