At Response Care we utilize individuals, couples, children, and family types of support and counseling. Because we don't all respond the same way to life’s challenges, we make available individual services that tailor an approach to your unique situation and personality. Change seldom comes easy and support and accountability are frequently the best way to accomplish the changes we need to make. This partnership is critical to your wellness. If you desire to start this process, go to the Take Action tab.
At Response Care, we utilize two types of support groups open and closed. The open groups can be attended at any time. The group is offered as frequently or infrequently as you want. Our closed groups require registration and a commitment to attend for the 6 to 12 weeks that they are offered. Registration closes for these groups two weeks after they start. Both types are led by trained volunteers and typically have no more than 12 people attending.
CHRONIC CONDITIONS SUPPORT GROUP
If you have a chronic condition that you are struggling with or in constant pain, this group may be for you. The support group will begin again in the Fall. There is a $30 charge to cover the cost of the workbook and class materials. Contact the Response Care Center at (269) 629-0324 to register.
The Grief Share Support group will be starting in September. This support group uses video seminars as well as a workbook. It provides you a place to share about your experiences with grief and where you will receive loving support and understanding. There is a $20 registration fee to cover materials used.
DIVORCE CARE FOR KIDS
Response Care will also be hosting DivorceCare for Kids (DC4K) support group. DC4K is a special group to help your children work through the pain caused by a separation or divorce. DC4K provides your children with a safe and neutral place to recognize and learn to share their feelings.
Each session is filled with motivating and exciting activities. Games, crafts, role playing, discussion times, journaling, and activity books help your children process the divorce as the children learn to move forward in their lives. The music CDs, snacks, read aloud stories, exercises, and Bible verses teach your children to relax and rest secure in God’s love. The “Kids Like Me” and stories from the Bible video dramas present stories of children just like your children, who are experiencing divorce-relatedchallenges.
DC4K is a ministry for kids K–12 years of age. There is a $20 registration fee to cover the materials used. For more information, please contact Response Care Center at (269)629-0324
Response Ministries will be hosting a DivorceCare support group for those experiencing the pain of separation and divorce. This open support group is a thirteen week program led by people who understand the struggles of divorce, and are willing to walk alongside you during this most difficult time. At each session you will view a video seminar on an issue related to separation and divorce taught by leading experts on an extensive variety of topics. After the video presentation, you will break into small support groups to discuss the video and what is going on in the lives of the group members. This group will meet at the Response Care Center beginning in September. There is a $20 registration fee to cover the materials used. For more information, please contact Response Ministries at 269-629-0324
WORKSHOPS / SEMINARS
Throughout the year we offer a variety of workshops or seminars that are designed to help you grow in your faith, relationships, and health. Take a look at just a few of the ones we offer.
The ABC’s of Parenting - From Tots to Teens // Cost: FREE
This class is designed around 5 key concepts that will enable you to improve your skills as a parent regardless of your child’s age.
- Connecting - Communicating with your kids
- Healthy families - Characteristics of a healthy family
- Identity - Helping establish your child’s identity
- Love - Teaching your child to love life
- Discipline - The challenge of discipline
If it were going to be easy to raise kids, it never would have started with something called labor.
Blended Family Workshop
Explores the challenges blending the family and offers practical advice for creating a healthy blended family.
People Helping People
A training program to facilitate the change and helping process. It is unique in its ability to be utilized by a variety of cultures. It explores the dynamic mature versus immature response.
Financial Counseling offers individuals and couples confidential Biblically-based financial counseling services through trained peer helpers.
The Food Pantry exists to help families having difficulty putting food on the table. Available Monday thru Thursday by appointment. Drop off donations of unexpired, non-perishable food are received from 10 AM to 4 PM Monday through Thursday.
Help those in need with food! Here are suggested items for the food pantry:
- Boxes of Tuna Helper
- Boxes of Chicken Helper
- Boxes of Complete meals
- Jars of Jelly
- Canned fruit
- Pancake mix & Syrup
Helping Hands provides help to those who are unable to repair and maintain their own homes, primarily single parents and widows.