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VITA

Wednesdays, February 7 - April 11, 2018

During the Tax Season (February – April 2017), Helping Hands partners with United Way of Central Texas to offer the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program. VITA offers free tax help to people who generally make $50,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. 

To schedule an appointment for tax assistance, call the United Way of Central Texas at (254) 778-8616 or click the link below.

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A Fresh Start to a Healthier You

 

Mondays, Feb. 26-May 21, 1:00 pm

Taught by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, participants will learn how to provide safe, healthy, and economical meals for their families and themselves. The program is free and will offer lessons that integrate the importance of healthy nutrition with an emphasis on increasing fruit and vegetable intake, physical activity, food safety, and food resource management. Participants will receive recipes, incentive items and educational materials at each class. 

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Nurturing Parenting: Part 1

Tuesdays, Feb. 27-Mar. 27, 10:30 am

The Nurturing Parenting program, taught by MCH Family Outreach, is designed to support and enhance parenting skills for families with children of all ages. We can provide education on how to meet the needs of growing children, and we can help you talk through difficulties. Staff are trained facilitators of the program and utilize tips and techniques of this philosophy while working with families.

Part 1 of this series includes 4 classes on the following topics:
- Understanding child development
- Enhancing brain development in children & teens
- Building self-worth & praising children
- Communicating with respect

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Nurturing Parenting: Part 2

Tuesdays, Apr. 3-24, 10:30 am

The Nurturing Parenting program, taught by MCH Family Outreach, is designed to support and enhance parenting skills for families with children of all ages. We can provide education on how to meet the needs of growing children, and we can help you talk through difficulties. Staff are trained facilitators of the program and utilize tips and techniques of this philosophy while working with families.

Part 2 of this series includes 4 classes on the following topics:
- Relieving stress and anger in positive ways (child & adult)
- Understanding and developing family rules
- Exploring discipline strategies
- Communicating thoughts and feelings

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2018 Trivia Night Fundraiser

Friday, Apr. 27, 6:00 pm

Join us for a night of trivia and games supporting Helping Hands Ministry. More details to come!