Through its programs and services for women and children, the YWCA of Salt Lake City addresses a variety of basic, immediate needs for safety, shelter, food, and clothing, as well as longer term needs for affordable housing, quality child care and preschool, economic empowerment, emotional health, and physical well being. The Lolie Eccles Child Care Center provides full-time child care for infants and young children between the ages of six weeks and kindergarten. The child care center is open 7:30am-5:30pm Monday through Friday and serves a healthy lunch and snacks. The licensed program curriculum includes stimulating activities for small/large motor skill development, hand/eye coordination, introduction to sounds, language, colors, letters, numbers, and social themes such as families, holidays, seasons, and foods to celebrate diversity and culture. The Teen Home is the only residential facility in the state of Utah for pregnant and parenting teen girls and their babies who are homeless, in state's custody, or have nowhere else to go. In a caring and positive environment, pregnant and parenting teens create healthier lives for themselves and their children by ending the multigenerational patterns of poverty and abuse, and by working toward self-sufficiency. The Lolie Eccles Teen Home has the capacity to serve 12 girls and their babies each night. While living at the Teen Home, teens receive individual and group therapy weekly, attend educational classes where they learn parenting skills, healthy relationship choices, and independent living skills, their school progress is monitored, and tutoring is available. Pre-natal, post-partum, and well-baby medical care is provided and each teen attends adoption counseling. The Education Program is designed to prevent family violence through proactive education and outreach. The YWCA offers outreach presentations, classes, and trainings on domestic abuse, dating violence, and teen pregnancy for schools, businesses, churches, and civic organizations. Advocacy, referrals, and psycho-educational classes are offered to women, teens, and children who are at high risk for family violence. The program helps participants become empowered through education and information to prevent domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, child abuse, and teen pregnancy - to make healthier life choices based on dignity, respect, and protections from risk. For information on how to sign up for available classes and presentations, call 801.537.8620. The YWCA of Salt Lake City operates as a local autonomous 501(c)3 charitable organization, supported and governed by the local community.