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Strengthening Families Program

Aug 1, 2017

Families with 10-14 year olds: is your family struggling? Do you wish you had some help? 

The FREE Strengthening Families 10-14 Program is a great opportunity for parents and their pre-teens or young teens to reconnect and build communication. The program focuses on the importance of goals, dreams, rules, values, empathy and joint problem solving.

During each class, participants learn through experience, participating together in a number of activities. Each week, families arrive and spend time having a meal together. Parents and teens separate for an hour to spend time focusing on what it’s like to be either a parent or a teen.

The program ends with an hour-long family session, giving parents and youth an opportunity to discuss their family’s values, what’s important to them, and to develop habits that keep building a strong, positive, important family bond. There are several opportunities to participate in this fun, strength-building program this summer.

FREE family dinner & childcare (ages 1-9) provided. This is a video-based 7-week program with lots of activities. Also, a drawing for a $25 gift card will be held each week!

When: 7 sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays; July 11, 12, 18, 19, 25, 26, and August 1

Time: Noon—2:30

Where: Muskegon Middle School, 1150 Amity Avenue, Muskegon, MI 49442

To register, contact Howard Matthews at or call 616-396-2301 ext. 145

upcoming events

Jan 20, 2018

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The Health Project provides a number of direct services to eligible members of the community. These services include the following programs:

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Meet Shelia Wilson

Educating providers and youth about sexual health in Muskegon County.

“We are lucky to have the low HIV rates that we do in Muskegon County; but the STI rates are very scary because HIV and other STI’s can go hand in hand”, stated Shelia Wilson, Nursing Supervisor at Public Health Muskegon County. Shelia oversees the STI and HIV Program at Public Health. Along with that, come many other responsibilities.

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