What is Hope ED@Home
Hope Clinic for Women is aware of the addition burden the current health crisis creates for high school students needing community service hours and young women and moms at home with children. To help meet needs created by isolation at home Hope is excited to provide educational and physical resources that in the end will help you to come through this difficult time armed with tools to bring hope to your life and family.
What types of education are available?
BrightCourse is an online educational resource that we normally use at Hope for moms who are home bound due to illness, or issues related to their pregnancy. We are now opening the opportunity to sign up for this to all who are interested.
How does BrightCourse education work?
- A client calls reception at 760.728.4105 with interest in learning more about the program.
- Staff provides an application to sign up online and also assigns a client advocate who will work with the client through her education.
- The client advocate connects by phone with the client and provides a link for a particular class that the client selects from BrightCourse options - weekly or monthly).
- Once that phone/online meeting is completed the client received mommy bucks that allows her to receive diapers, wipes, formula and baby clothes for children up to 2T. Our resource manager will select these items since shopping in our boutique is not possible during the health crisis.
- Client is assigned a time to pick up the free resources at the back door of the center.
GED Classes Online
Classes are open to moms and dads over 18 who are in pregnancy or have children under 2. All participating in the GED program must sign up for our BrightCourse/ Earn While You Learn Program that allows them to earn Mommy Bucks for needed baby items such as baby food, formula, clothing, furniture, etc. For more information please call 760.728.4105 and ask for Carolyn.
Why offer GED Prep Classes at HCW?
HCW is aware that one of the greatest obstacles that many of the moms who come to us face is an incomplete high school education. This puts young moms at risk of falling into unplanned pregnancy, poverty and homelessness. We have a strong group of trained volunteers who focus on preparing moms in our programs to take their GED tests. Once ready HCW pays for the first attempt at each of the five tests required to secure a GED. GED classes will meet for three hours weekly at HCW
For more information please call 760.728.4105 and ask for Carolyn. A GED client advocate will contact you to inform you of space availability. We are always in need of additional GED client advocates. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact HCW Program Services Director Lili Ramirez and let her know at 760.728.4105.
Online Community Service Hours for High School Students
Teen Peer Group - 20 volunteer hours/4 hrs per week for 5 weeks
Since the recent Community Service Fair was cancelled we want students to know that while they are home they can still earn hours by completing our student surveys online.
How do students volunteer for participate in the survey?
Be part of a teen focus group to read some of the flyers from HCW and then give us some measurable feedback through the form of surveys. All information gathered will be used to enhance our services. Note: Information gathered through the focus groups, will not contain any identifying factors and shall remain anonymous for the purpose of the focus group. For more information please contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 760.728.4105.
How the Teen Survey Works
Teen Survey Permission Form