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  • Abuse and Crisis Intervention Services

    Agency: LUNA

    Provides a 24 hour crisis line for victims (men, women, children) of domestic violence, sexual assault and human trafficking. Individual counseling, support groups, court advocacy, safety planning, community groups, referrals and domestic violence and sexual assault advocacy training.

  • Infertility Information and Support

    Agency: RESOLVE: The National Infertility Association

    Provides community to women and men dealing with infertility, connecting them with others who can help, empowering them to find resolution, and advocating for access to all family building options.

    Peer led support groups are hosted by a volunteer and are composed of a varying number of people.  Groups are often "drop in" in nature and l...

  • Family Support Services

    Agency: Families CARE, Inc.

    Advocacy, support and education for families with children that have mental health, behavioral, and emotional challenges.

    Youth Networking and Support Group for youth ages 10-21 with a diagnosable mental health, emotional, or behavioral disorder.  Provide education to professionals, families, and peers on mental health issues.

  • Kids First Divorce Workshop

    Agency: Kids First Law Center

    Provides educational workshops for children whose parents are divorcing help kids understand and cope with family changes. Children are grouped by age and workshops use artwork, games, discussion, videos and role-playing to help kids know what to expect and how to handle common divorce scenarios. Kids also learn they are not alone and the divorce i...

  • Love and Respect and Relationships 101

    Agency: Christ Community Church

    Love and Respect for couples or singles to learn to communicate in a manner that builds mutual understanding between genders.

    Relationships 101 helps men build and maintain healthy relationships by exploring issues such as boundaries, self-esteem, communication, and healing.

  • Parents as Teachers

    Agency: Southwestern Community College

    PARENTS AS TEACHERS is a voluntary program for families of children from birth to 5 years. This program is based on the belief that parents are their child's first and most influential teachers. Personal home visits to help parents know what to expect as child grows. Activities to help with child's development. Regular developmental and health scre...

  • Teen Support Services

    Agency: United Action for Youth

    Provides support services to pregnant and parenting teens and their families through home visits with a pediatric nurse practitioner and family support workers. Prenatal and postnatal education, support groups, child development classes, respite child care, case management and advocacy and referral is available.

  • MOPS Support Group

    Agency: MOPS International - Iowa/Nebraska

    Offers a monthly meeting for mothers of preschoolers to share concerns, explore creativity, receive instructions and build relationships.

  • Grandparents Raising Children

    Agency: CARE Team of Kossuth County

    Support group for grandparents and great grandparents who are raising children.

  • Parent Support Group

    Agency: YWCA of Black Hawk County

    Provides the program PASS (Parents Achieve Success with Support) for parents age 20-30 years of age which is a an education and support group.


  • Parent Connection

    Agency: Family and Children's Council of Black Hawk County

    Assists parents by providing education, support, and access to community resources  through weekly home visitation.

  • YMCA Parenting Program

    Agency: YMCA of Greater Des Moines

    6/12/2020 - COVID-19 Changes:
    Our phased-in reopening continues to move forward! You can find all the safety guidelines on our website.
    Available amenities and updated policies include: 
    Age limit restriction - welcoming back members 14+ years old
    Group exercise classes

  • Parent and Grandparent Support

    Agency: Muscatine Community YMCA

    Parenting support including a moms discussion group (in English and Spanish), teen parents group, and a parenting skills class offered as a group or individually.

    Grandparent support group meets monthly.

  • Children of Promise

    Agency: Tanager Place

    A mentoring program for youth with a parent involved with the correctional system via incarceration, probation or parole.

  • Early Childhood Education

    Agency: Bellevue Public Schools

    Educational and social support services to assist parents with children birth to age five.  Services include home-based early childhood education, home-based supportive services, group parenting meetings, developmental screening, and planned learning activities for children.  Four year old free preschool program.

    Early Development Networ...

  • Early Childhood Education

    Agency: Plattsmouth Community School District

    Preschool and Head Start program.

    Service coordination and home visitation program.

    Developmental testing, speech and language pathologist, occupational and physical therapists, and vision and hearing consultants.

    Parent support groups.

  • Mothers of Multiples

    Agency: Des Moines Mothers of Multiples

    DES MOINES MOTHERS OF MULTIPLES CLUB meets at the Capitol Hill Christian Church, 3322 E. 25th Street, Des Moines, Iowa. Provide support, education, and fellowship for mothers of "multiples" (twins, triplets, etc.). New and expectant Moms meet at 6:30pm before the regular meeting.

  • Early Childhood Services

    Agency: LSI - Lutheran Services in Iowa - Des Moines

    04/01/2020-COVID-19 Changes:

    Due to COVID-19, we have put into place procedures to aid in the safety of staff, clients and students, volunteers, and visitors. We are following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as well as local and sta...

  • YWRC Programs and Support Groups

    Agency: Young Women's Resource Center

    TRANSPORTATION to and from Young Women's Resource Center summer programs is available within 7 miles of the center. 

    SUMMER PROGRAM, Movin' on to Middle School, is a summer program for young women going into 6th grade which is designed to help prepare for the transition from elementary to middle school. During the week, girls will explor...

  • Parenting Education/Assistance

    Agency: Attachment Parenting of Central Iowa

    Attachment Parenting of Central Iowa helps to educate and support all parents in raising secure, joyful and empathetic children in order to strengthen families through attachment parenting. People with special needs are welcome to attend and join. Helps families to practice and implement attachment parenting principles. Offers a Facebook page, Atta...

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