LSI’s Mobile Parenting program meets with Polk County parents who are currently incarcerated or living in a homeless or emergency shelter.
Many of these families are not able to travel to a parenting class, so LSI travels to them.
The program teaches classes on over 30 topics such as anger management, stress relief, trust building, empathy and positive discipline.
Our goal is to give parents tools and resources to improve their strengths as parents. We find our parents are very motivated for their families and eager to learn. Many times our classes help incarcerated parents build a better relationship with a child or spouse.
In 2010, LSI served approximately 1,500 parents through Mobile Parenting.
Classes are offered at The Beacon of Life, a residential center for women; The Lighthouse, a transitional housing program for young mothers and the Polk County Jail. Classes are taught in English and Spanish.