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Jul
2015

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By Homer YRG

Sprout Family Services

On 16, Jul 2015 | In Young Parents | By Homer YRG

Location:

3691 Ben Walters Lane, Suite #4
Homer, AK 99603

Contact:

Phone: (907) 235-6044
Toll free: (877) 235-2229

Website:

http://www.sproutalaska.org

What is it?

An organization that promotes the healthy development of children and families!

What can teens benefit from?

Sprout offers young families help with all things to do with parents and children. Whether it be home visits where a professional comes into your home to help you with your little kid, or you need some baby toys, books, equipment- Sprout has it all.

What can teens do?

Young parents can benefit from all Sprout services, receive resource referrals, and teens can volunteer

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May
2015

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By Stephanie

Pick’n’Pay

On 14, May 2015 | No Comments | In Shopping, Young Parents | By Stephanie

Location:

313 Jenny Way, Homer, AK 99603

Contact:

(907) 235-8436

http://www.alaska.org/detail/pick-n-pay

Hours:

Open Saturday only 10am – 3pm

What is it?

Thrift / Vintage Store… This local thrift shop is a vital fundraising effort for St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Homer

Cost? Discounts?

All adult clothes are $1, kids clothes are 50 cents and miscellaneous items are equally low in price.

Homer Public Library

On 14, May 2015 | No Comments | In Community Service, Education, Places to Chill, Young Parents | By Stephanie

Location:

500 Hazel Ave

Contact:

907-435-3195 or  907-235-3180 (Library)

library@cityofhomer-ak.gov

info@friendshomerlibrary.org

http://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/library

Hours:

Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat 10am – 6pm, Tues & Thurs 10am – 8pm

Volunteer:

The Friends of the Homer Public Library provides volunteer support for library programs and services, raise funds that enrich the library experience and promotes the use and enjoyment of the library. The Library depends on dozen of volunteers who help support monthly programs, book sales, and special programs like the Top Drawer Collection and BIZ-Idea.

Sales:

There are always books for sale.

Teen Services:

The Library is a space for teens to hang out after school. They have study rooms that are soundproofed and will allow students work on things such as music production ot online classes, but can also be used by small groups wanting to hang out and be able to talk (because the main part of the library is quiet). They also have books, movies, music, and audiobooks available for checkout, as well as free wifi and computers, access to online databases and study-aid programs that can help with people looking to take the SATs or GED. The Library also has access to Mango Languages, and online resource for learning new languages. The Library also holds occasional activities and special events for teens throughout the year. Learn more at http://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/library/teens

Young Parents:

Young parents can find several resources at the Homer Library, including storytime, reading packets, and safety information. More resources for young parents are available at http://www.cityofhomer-ak.gov/library/resources-parents-0.

Volunteer:

The Library often has youth volunteers throughout the year. Seniors working on their final projects, as well as students looking to get involved during the summer. Volunteers do things such as: shelve books, dust, work out back, read stories to preschoolers or otherwise help out up front, or even serve on the Library Advisory Board and Friends of Homer Library Board.

Employment:

Employment is experience, not age based. The Library would like to start providing summer internships if they could get the funding.

Benefits to Teens:

“One is that everything in here is absolutely free.  If you get a library card the ‘world is your oyster’, because we live in a world of information and there is no where else you can get accurate information for free. Everyone here is interested in helping you.  We have a free phone at the entrance, which is a hot commodity in Homer; because I don’t think there are actually any free phones here.”

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May
2015

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By Stephanie

WIC

On 14, May 2015 | No Comments | In Food, Young Parents | By Stephanie

Location:

3446 Main Street

Contact:

(907) 235-5495

homerwic@gci.net

http://www.wicprograms.org/ci/ak-homer

What is it?

WIC is a Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children The Official WIC program is available to low to moderate income pregnant women, recently delivered women, breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are at nutrition risk. Fathers can also bring their children to apply for WIC. You may apply for WIC if you are working or unemployed.

The program serves as a financial assistance aid for healthy nutrition for young parents are their children (up to 5).

Services for teens:

WIC is a nutrition program that provides nutrition and health education, healthy food, referrals free of charge.

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May
2015

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By Stephanie

Homer Head Start

On 14, May 2015 | No Comments | In Education, Young Parents | By Stephanie

Location:

1266 Ocean Dr, Homer, AK 99603

Contact:

(907) 235-4322

http://www.headstartprogram.us/city/ak-homer

What is it?

A preschool/ child care place for young children under 5.

What can teens do?

Young parents can take their children here for preschool/child care.

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May
2015

In Healthy Relationships
Sexuality
Young Parents

By Stephanie

Homer Public Health Center

On 05, May 2015 | In Healthy Relationships, Sexuality, Young Parents | By Stephanie

Location:

195 E. Bunnell

Contact:

(907) ­235­-8857

Bonnie Betley

Hours:

Monday-Friday  8:30am ­- 5pm

The Public Health office offers free and supportive sexual health information and resources. Teens do not need parental consent or medical insurance to receive help.

Resources offered:

STD tests, pregnancy tests, contraception and birth control for teens

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic (KBFPC)

On 05, May 2015 | In Healthy Relationships, Jobs, Sexuality, Young Parents | By Stephanie

Location:

3959 Ben Walters Ln

Contact:

(907) 235‐3436

www.kbfpc.org

Hours:

Monday ‐Friday  9am‐5pm, year round

What is it?

Kachemak Bay Family Planning Clinic offers resources and services for sexual and reproductive health, and healthy relationships. They can also provide advocacy, help with disabilities, counseling referrals, housing referrals, and transportation, as well as contraception, prescriptions, condoms, STD testing, pregnancy testing, and emergency contraception.

KBFPC operates on an income‐based sliding scale, making it possible for anyone who needs help to get it. Youth under 19 are eligible for Denali Kid Care, and under 22 for medicaid. Teens without medicaid or unavailable information from parents are eligible for free services.

Employment:

Teens looking to work at KBFPC can do so by joining the AKPHAT team (Alaska Promoting Health Among Teens).

The PHAT team is a group of peer educators who teach sexual health and healthy relationships to other youth in the greater Homer area. Contact KBFPC or the R.E.C. Room for more information.