Bethel Family Center
Bethel Family Center is a community based program that provides linkage to services and resources for Bethel families. To learn more about any of the programs and services offered at the Bethel Family Center, contact Caitlin Melott, Family Center Coordinator, at 253-800-6862 or email email@example.com
Bethel Family Center provides information and assistance with applying for Basic Food, Medicaid, and other services through DSHS. Emergency hygiene products and school supplies are also available on a limited basis. Contact us for more information or to arrange a donation.
Address: 18020 B Street East, Spanaway, WA 98387
Bethel Family Center is administered by Bethel Community Services, a 501(c)(3) organization. Bethel Family Center also partners with the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department to provide family support services.
Provides parent education and support to pregnant parents and families with children birth to 8 years old. Services are designed to promote healthy development and family stability.
WIC is a supplemental nutritional program for women, infants and children. It provides milk, cereal, eggs, peanut butter, fruits and vegetables, infant formulas and other nutritional foods. The WIC program also provides nutrition education, breastfeeding support, health assessments and referrals. To learn more, call 253-846-8234 or 1-800-322-2588.
Greater Lakes Mental Healthcare, Child & Family Therapy
Referrals for services at the Bethel Family Center can be made by calling the Greater Lakes Mental Heathcare Access Center at 253-581-7020. Families need to provide their Medicaid information when calling.
Hawley P. Mills Veteran Services
Veterans can receive assistance with filing initial claims, appealing a claim or disability rating, obtaining copies of medical records, etc. Contact Frank Sterling at 253-303-2980.
Rescare Workforce Services for Youth
ResCare guides youth (age 18-24) through individualized strategies that will lead to educational attainment, skill development, job readiness, work experience, and viable employment. For more information call 253-229-8221.
Consejo Substance Abuse Services
Consejo provides youth substance use disorder assessment, referral and outpatient treatment services across Pierce County and for students and families in the Bethel School District. Services include community outreach, crisis intervention, screening, urine analysis, substance use disorder assessment and recommendation. Call 253-414-7461 to inquire about services or schedule an appointment.
- Promoting First Relationships (PFR) - This program was developed at University of Washington School of Nursing and is a home-visiting program that focuses on parent-child bonding for families with children birth to 4 years old. It requires extensive training and involves videotaping of parent/child interactions and reflective feedback for parents from practitioners.
- Positive Parenting Program (Triple P) Home Visiting Program - This program has been shown to improve parenting skills for families with children ages 2-12 years old. This is an intensive home visiting program consisting of at least 10 individual parenting sessions that views the parent as the expert on their child, teaches them about child development, how to solve child behavior challenges from a positive and strengths-based support system, as well as many other parenting skills. 8-week "Triple P" classes are also available.
Becoming a Love & Logic Parent
The Bethel Family Center offers these classes throughout the year. Participants attend 1 ½ hour classes in a five-week series from 6:00-7:30 pm. A light meal is provided from 5:30-6:00pm. Childcare is provided on a limited basis. Classes are offered at no cost to families. To register, contact Caitlin Melott at 253-800-6862.
Center for Strong Families
Some working American struggle with day to day finances and earn just enough to survive. Well a new grassroot program called Center for Strong Families is here to address those very issues. Bethel Family Center has financial and employment coaches here to help clients create better opportunities. Both coaches bring expertise in their fields to provide answers and support at no cost to clients. The Center for Strong Families is a two year follow up program. When a client walks in the door, here is what they should expect to learn:
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- Review credit reports and dispute credit report errors
- Create a realistic budget
- Short and long-term financial goal-setting
- Job search strategies that include career exploration and portfolio creation
- Workplace intelligence, culture, and image
- Critical thinking cupport by short and long-term goal setting
- Access to income supports that help you stay within a budget