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    build leaders in our young people through helping each child become the individual they were created to be.
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    and help our youth with all the resources they need in order to become successful leaders in their home communities.
  • HopeIn Action
    We are currently building Mookie's "Hope in Action" food pantry. We are having a Food drive to secure a variety of items for Mookie's Hope in Action Food pantry.
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    Starting January 16th 2018 tutoring we be offered three times a week at the local library. Call for details of this fantastic opportunity for your children.
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  • WrapAround
    Family and group therapy is a key component of Our Wrap Around Services to help you resolve all life, career, family, and relationship difficulties or transitions.
  • TCMManagement
    TCM case managers help clients gain access to services needed to meet their mental health needs, achieve recovery, and live independently in the community.
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    Classes are available through our affiliate Tax Doc financial Services. They provide education on how to handle all aspects of taxes.

Wrap Around Services

FAMILY & GROUP THERAPY is a key component of Our Wrap Around Services to help you resolve all life, career, family, and relationship difficulties or transitions. When your family life is tense, stressed, or conflicted, it affects your whole life. We work with two-parent, single-parent, blended, divorced, and step-parent families to resolve:

FAMILY & GROUP THERAPY

  • • children’s aggression, lying, stealing
  • • discipline issues and differences
  • • school difficulties
  • • teen problemsn
  • • communication struggles
  • • difficulties with friends
  • • bed-wetting and soiling
  • • temper tantrums
  • • drug and alcohol use
  • • issues related to life-threatening or chronic illness
  • • grief due to loss, separation, divorce
  • • concerns involving elder care

INDIVIDUAL THERAPY

  • • overcoming depression, anxiety, stress
  • • creating intimacy and trust
  • • strengthening self-esteem
  • • developing healthy boundaries
  • • dealing with grief, loss, loneliness
  • • loving without addiction
  • • resolving career conflicts
  • • overcoming codependency
  • • personalized approach
  • • easy access to specialists
  • • comprehensive care
  • • proven therapies

Targeted Case Management. TCM case managers help clients gain access to services needed to meet their mental health needs, achieve recovery, and live independently in the community. Services are provided by skilled mental health practitioners who are supported by a team leader and a clinical supervisor. Case managers work closely with each individual to create a treatment plan, based on assessment of functioning, needs and strengths. We meet with individuals one-four times per month in their home or in the community.


Parenting Classes We utilizes The Love and Logic model. The Love and Logic model is a 30-year-old philosophy of raising and teaching children which allows adults to be happier, empowered, and more skilled in the interactions with children. Love allows children to grow through their mistakes. Logic allows children to live with the consequences of their choices. Love and Logic is a way of working with children that puts parents and teachers back in control, teaches children to be responsible, and prepares young people to live in the real world, with its many choices and consequences. Classes are for parents with children of any age and the techniques are simple and easy to learn.


Tax Education ClassesThrough our affiliate Tax Doc financial Services we provide education on how to handle your personal taxes and all aspects of Taxes.

Teen Leader Program Unique to the Mookie's Place model, the Teen Leader Program Program employs high school students as counselors, tutors, and mentors for the children who attend our AfterSchool Programs and Summer Camps. The heart of the Teen Leader Program Program is challenging teens to use their influence to make positive changes in the lives of these children, in their own lives, and throughout their communities.

Mookie's Place provides Teen Leader Programs with extensive job training, tutoring (academic standing is directly tied to the number of days a Teen Leader Program may participate in the program), college preparation, and mentoring to help them succeed in and outside of the program.


Summer Camp Mookie's Place Summer Camp provides a summer-long, six week camp for elementary and middle school students. Like the AfterSchool Program, Summer Camp is designed to improve students’ academic performance, develop necessary life skills, create positive relationships with caring adults, explore the arts, and nurture their faith.


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Our youths will become active citizens in their communities who will become successful individuals adding value to self, their family and the communities in which they live. FOR $80 PER MONTH PER FAMILY AND A SNACK DONATION Mookie's Place PROVIDES A After School Enrichment Program that provides a warm, caring environment beyond school hours where your children have the opportunity to play with school friends and get homework out of the way before the family sits down to dinner.

Besides academic support, our program focuses on the development of students’ social skills, life skills and behavioral skills. Our Program leaders are respectful and positive toward students, mindful of the importance of appropriate role models. Students are encouraged to develop friendships with schoolmates that for some will last many years.

Academic

The school day is over, and you still have to work. Don't worry, there are plenty of things to keep your kids busy, entertained, and challenged. Mookies Place is a safe place for children to play, learn and grow when out of school. Our qualified and caring staff focus on nurturing the development of each child. We provide a place to have fun, make new friends and become more active. Children create lasting memories as they engage in a variety of educational and imaginative activities that encourage them to explore who they are and what they can achieve. We offer activities which stimulate children to be healthier and happier, including sports, art activities and computer exploration. Our program activities will include but not be limited to science, reading, math, field trips, nature explorations, active play, drama, dance and music and home work completion.

  • •Daily reading aloud lets adults model fluency and enthusiasm for literature.
  • •We collaborate with community partners to provide services and field trips to enhance student learning
  • •We provide up to an hour daily for students to work in small groups on homework assignments.
  • •Our staff communicates individual student needs related to homework to parents and teachers.
  • •Supplies and materials are accessible to students in an environment appropriate for study.
  • •The staff monitors and will provide assistance on homework assignments.
  • •Supporting Academic Goals Nutrition and physical activity.
  • •MOOKIE'S Place, Inc. provides daily snacks that meet or exceed federal, state and local nutritional guidelines and address individual dietary needs.
  • •At least 60 minutes of daily outside recreation to promote aerobic activity is provided. (Weather Permitting)


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Invest In Their Future

Mookie's Place Inc. is a 501(3) c nonprofit organization that was establish to help and support the families in the Lancaster community. We wanted to be able to provide afterschool services to families who can't afford after school care. Today Learning and Day Care Centers are so expensive they put even more hardship on families. This causes non-productive situations for the children at home. We developed a program that not only improves the lifestyle of the children in Lancaster but gives overall family support with our wrap around services. Mookie's Place Inc., believes that together if we can change our children's minds on how life has to be then we can change their lives. We must keep our kids busy, entertained, educated and challenged. Our program foucuses on support for our children of the future and and their families.

We provide the children of today with the necessary tools to become great leaders of the future by teaching them the life skills, social, communication and behavior skills needed to achieve these goals. There is a saying that it takes a village to raise a child, today it takes a community to raise a child and instill in them the positive thinking and an environment to learn how to. With the help of our donors we've been able to give the children of Mookie's Place Inc., those opportunities. We are committed to empowering today’s youth to be the leaders of tomorrow - and couldn’t have gotten this far without your generous contributions. Donate today, and make the biggest impact on the lives of our community’s youth.


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Hope in Action

We are currently building Mookie's "Hope in Action" food pantry. We are having a Food drive to secure a variety of items for Mookie's Hope in Action Food pantry while simultaneously cultivating community awareness. Our Food drives give everyone in the community an opportunity to learn about our pantry and feel good about helping to feed the hungry. We gratefully welcome any and all donations for our pantry shelves or financial gifts for purchasing food. We are a community outreach program that seeks to be the hands and feet of Jesus to all who are in need. Donations of food, personal care products or clothing may be dropped off at Mookie's Place Monday - Thur Friday from 2-6pm.

Projected Distrubution to needy families.
Start Date for Program to distrub will be Second Saturday of Oct.
Regular pantry hours thereafter will be every 2nd Weds of the the month from 10am -2pm

Who comes to the pantry?
Each month individuals will be provided assistance through this program. The broad range of families include those who are unemployed, under-employed, the working poor, widows, victims of domestic violence, and the list goes on. If you or your neighbor could use a little extra help with groceries, be sure to come by Mookie's Place. We treat all who enter our doors with respect as we build relationships that enable us to pray with and for the people we serve.