Special to Iredell Free News

Pharos Parenting is hosting “Removing Roadblocks,” a free workshop series open to the community that begins on April 11.  Each workshop will address a different barrier to success — including money, housing, domestic violence, and legal processes — and offer information about how to overcome it.

The workshops will be taught by community members who have expertise in the subject matter. There is no cost to attend. Each session will have virtual and in-person option at the Pharos Parenting office, 1602 Davie Avenue. Dinner and childcare are provided at no charge.

Attendees may join us for one or all of the following workshops:

April 11, 6 to 8 p.m.
Lori Brunoni will discuss responsible money handling, budgeting, and credit repair.

April 25, 6 to 8 p.m.
Matt Madison will explain renting vs. owning a home, overcoming eviction, and setting realistic housing goals.

May 9, 6 to 8 p.m.
Desiree Crosswhite will teach about the cycle of domestic abuse and its impact on parenting.

May 23, 6 to 8 p.m.
Jim Mixon will help navigate common legal processes such as custody, divorce, eviction, protection orders, etc.

Although it is free to attend, registration for the workshop is required for planning purposes. To register, or for more information, visit www.pharosparenting.org or call 704-878-2227.

The “Removing Roadblocks Workshop Series” was funded by the Love United Iredell campaign in February 2022. This was one of 12 projects that were part of United Way Iredell County’s 14-day fundraiser that unites the community around local causes and nonprofits. With the help of Pharos Parenting’s campaign partner, Doosan Bobcat, and generous community support, the Removing Roadblocks Workshop project was fully funded.

About Pharos Parenting

Pharos Parenting, formerly SCAN, is a 501 (c)(3) that exists to build positive parenting skills through targeted education, in-home coaching, and supportive intervention programs in Iredell County. They are thrilled to be able to provide this opportunity to help deserving people move past these common roadblocks to success and move forward to a more positive place.