Pregnancy and parenting are filled with lots of uncertainty. Vida Support Services offers a mentoring program where moms and/or dads are matched up with a mentor who will support them and be their teacher. Mentors are seasoned parents. Simply put, they meet you where you are on your journey through parenting. They will provide one on one lessons on topics like:
We also offer one-on-one consultation with a lactation counselor before and after delivery and information on strategies to effectively co-parent and parent alone. Mentors will work with clients to schedule appointments around a mom or dad’s busy schedule.
While learning, moms and/or dads will earn credit, which can be spent in our store, Little Dear Boutique.
Through participating in our parenting education programming, moms and/or dads can earn credit to be spent in our store, The Little Dear Boutique.
The Little Dear Boutique has items like diapers, wipes, clothing, baby shampoo, formula, and other hygiene items for parents. If you are in need of gas, bus tickets, food or housing, we can help connect you to other community resources too. Mentors will work with clients to schedule appointments around a mom or dad’s busy schedule.
Monthly Play Groups/Dinner
Vida Support Services hosts a monthly play group/dinner for mom and dads on the third Mondays of every month from 5-6:30 p.m. at Appleton Memorial Park, 1620 E. Witzke Blvd., Appleton.
The next play group is:
Monday, September 26, 5-6:30 p.m., Appleton Memorial Park
The play groups include dinner, playtime, and closing/product hand out. Parents who attend will earn diapers and wipes. Please make your specific product requests when signing up.
Please contact your mentor or Vida at 920-731-4354 to register.
Help for moms, from moms. The Vida Young Moms Group offers fellowship for moms, ages 25 and under, with one another.
The group meets the first Thursday of each month from 10 a.m.-Noon. Fall 2022 dates are:
Thursday, September 8, 10 a.m.-Noon
Thursday, October 6, 10 a.m.-Noon
Thursday, November 3, 10 a.m.-Noon
Please call the office at 920-731-4354 or talk to your Vida mentor, if interested in attending.
Childcare will be provided for children (age 1+) if desired.
Through the Vida Infant Car Seat Program and Toddler Car Seat Program, expectant parents and parents complete a variety of parenting educational and mentoring sessions and earn credit toward a new car seat upon completion of the program.
Learn more about the Vida infant and toddler car seat programs here.