BrightCourse is an amazing program we use to educate and empower young women and men. Expectant mothers and fathers can “earn” brand new items and necessities for their new baby by learning tips and information about having a baby and/or being a parent. The program pairs the young woman or couple with a mentor to meet with each week. Every class taken results in earned parenting money. Completed homework earns more money. This money is used to purchase items in our baby boutique. Everything in our baby boutique is brand new; cribs, car seats, strollers, clothing, diapers, health kits, and much more.
Coaching is a client/coach partnership. Together we engage in a dialogue of self discovery, alignment of values and expansion of identity. The designing of intentions, goals and action steps is generated from the client to ensure their identified change is desired, achieved and sustained. Coaching assists people in not only imagining a greater reality but claiming and living that reality from the inside out.
Have questions about abortion? We provide information and answers to your questions. Need someone to talk things through with you? We are here to listen and walk alongside you. You do not need to face this by yourself. We are here to answer your questions and support you in the best way possible.
The emotional or spiritual pain after abortion can leave you feeling alone, isolated, and trapped by your past or unrelenting grief. Whether your abortion was years ago or just last week trained, compassionate mentors are ready to walk with you in your journey to renewed emotional and spiritual well-being. We partner with Healing Hearts Ministries International to support you with grace and compassion to recovery and healing.
FEMM is an acronym for Fertility Education & Medical Management. It is a comprehensive women’s health program that teaches women to understand their bodies and how to recognize hormonal and other vital signs of health. The goal is to empower women in the achievement of their health and reproductive goals by helping them gain a better understanding of their biology and monthly cycles. FEMM helps women diagnose and treat the root causes of health conditions.
Interested in building and maintaining an authentic and strong relationship? Setting boundaries is the first step to a happy and respectful relationship. Our Sexual Integrity program focuses on the beauty and worth of each woman and her sexuality. We discuss the risks of STDs as well as the emotional and spiritual hardships that come with having sex outside of marriage.
Breastfeeding has so many benefits for both mom and baby but breastfeeding problems, such as latching difficulties, painful nursing, and low milk production can often leave both discouraged and overwhelmed.
TLC has our own Lactation Consultant available for appointments. The trained professional is ready to come along side you and help you overcome your challenges. Our Lactation Consultant can provide you with the right support, information and resources to give both mom and baby a great start. We also encourage expectant moms to come in for classes prior to delivery.
Baby Café is a free drop in center for pregnant and breastfeeding moms, every Thursday from 10am-12pm. A scale is available for weighing babies before and after they eat. Stop by to get support from lactation consultants and other breastfeeding moms.
Considering making an adoption plan? We have information on all of your options. We provide referrals for agencies that can help you navigate adoption and there is no charge to the birthparents.
Brighter Beginnings is a free home-visitor program that relies on trained volunteers to offer support to every family with a new baby. The first few months postpartum can be exhausting for parents, as they recover from birth. Many suffer from sleep deprivation, loneliness, and feelings of being overwhelmed. Often called the ‘fourth trimester’ because of the amazing transition that babies undergo in their first months outside the womb, the postpartum period is an intense and unique phase in the parenting journey. For many families, it can be a time of transition for every member of the household – baby, parents and caregivers, and older siblings. You may find that these months– with their sleepless nights and lack of daytime schedule — can feel isolating. Stress and isolation put parents at greater risk of postpartum depression, which is the most common complication of pregnancy, and can affect any parent.The first few months after baby’s birth is a critical time when parents and their babies bond and establish lasting family relationships. A little extra help from a caring, trained community member can go a long way during this time. Community volunteers are trained to bring respite, support, and companionship to parents and caregivers during the tender postpartum period.
Our Miscarriage and Infant Loss Ministry exists to provide support to anyone going through the difficult stages of grief from miscarriage or infant loss. Our support advocates know the pain of losing a child and are here to provide comfort and peace for anyone who is suffering. This ministry can be connecting through a phone call, talking over coffee or sharing resources for additional support. We’re here to provide whatever is most comforting, knowing you are not alone during such a difficult time. Our advocates are here to help ease the pain during such loss.
A new mentoring/life coaching program for soon to be or new fathers. This program empowers men to become great fathers through life-affirming support. Through a series of one-on-one classes men meet weekly with an appointed male mentor who will encourage, guide and support them through the transition from single to parent. Helping you to be the very best you can be is why this new program is being offered.
Welcome to "Monday Minute For Life". This is the first of a series of videos showing you all the wonderful programs we offer here at TLC! Check out our Intro Video on the bottom of our home page at TLC of Hastings!
What is TLC of Hastings and what do we do here?
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COMING SOON...videos on our website and social media pages with all of our programs in detail for the many special things we have happening here at TLC!
"I would have given up on breastfeeding after a month if it weren’t for Baby Cafe. Ronda and Bobbi have been amazing with all of their knowledge and advice when it comes to latching, boosting your milk supply, baby’s weight gain, etc. We are now going on four months into this journey and I could not feel more proud of myself. The support us moms get is just awesome. All babies are different, and all moms’ journeys are different, and you learn to see the greatness of the unexpected in your own journey."
"TLC was introduced to me by someone I bought something from on marketplace. She casually mentioned the baby cafe to me and said what a great mom community it was. I was in the middle of my first two weeks of motherhood, and yearned for others who felt the same way as I did. My breastfeeding journey was just beginning along with my postpartum anxiety. All the nurses at TLC took away the fear I had with breastfeeding. They showed me tips and tricks to help get my baby to eat bigger meals at a time. Along with the expert guidance, it was great to connect with other new moms. The pandemic has made my whole pregnancy and postpartum feel empty, but the baby cafe made it feel special again. "
TLC has many wonderful classes for new and expecting moms. There were some things that i never knew that i now can implement with my little one thanks to TLC! Their Baby Cafe is amazing and SUCH a great support group for new moms who are nursing. I had some issues in the beginning with my daughter and getting her to latch right. The people there have always been SO support of anything i have needed and are honestly so invested in you and your babies lives. They truly care about you. Such a safe place and its so welcoming. I will forever recommend Hastings TLC to anyone who finds their pregnant or are expecting! So much good in such a great place! Thank you, TLC!
TLC has helped me threw both of my pregnancys. I'm excited that they now offer baby cafe and so many other new things. they are some of the most supportive people I have ever met. and I wouldn't be the parent I am today without them !
I remember when they were first opening & had their big Baby Shower and how I was so excited but when I came to them shortly after that & had my twins, it was nothing like I expected & I was disappointed. I stopped again a couple of years later after I has my next baby and same thing. I was frustrated. Recently Andrea came to speak at our church and I got the pleasure of meeting her in person and then spending some time with her that same week and it was such an amazing opportunity. I'm glad she & I were both at my church that morning and I didn't walk away because of my feelings from previous experiences. This meeting has opened new doors for me and my new baby and I can't wait to see what is in store for our future. Thank you Andrea.