Advocacy/Outreach/Referral

Grinnell United Way

PO Box 121
Grinnell, IA 50112

Website: https://www.grinnellunitedway.org


Family Team Meetings

Sometimes families need assistance in developing a plan for a problem or concern. A Family Team Meeting is a meeting of people chosen by the family to identify family strengths, need and resources. A plan is created that provides for the safety and wellbeing of children in the family. To refer or schedule a family team meeting, please call Grinnell Regional Public Health.

306 4th Ave.
Grinnell, IA 50112

Phone: 641-236-2385

Website: https://www.unitypoint.org/grinnell/default.aspx


Children and Families of Iowa (CFI)

Mental health services, family-centered services. Programs include: 24/7 Dads, Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CCPC) and DHS program Parent Partners.

111 E Main St.
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone: 641-954-1233

Website: https://cfiowa.org


Parent Partners (DHS program)

This program is about parents helping parents who are involved with the child welfare system. Parent advocates are birth parents who have been through the “system” and have successfully resolved cases. The primary goal is to help birth parents get their children returned to them. Parent partners provide support and motivation for those parents who need the extra push to begin their case plan activities. The program is funded by Iowa DHS and administered by Children and Families of Iowa.

111 E Main St.
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone: 641-954-1233

Website: https://dhs.iowa.gov/parent-partners/Contractors


Iowa Aftercare Services Network (IASN)

IASN is a group of organizations across the state who work together to support youth who have aged out of foster care or other out-of-home placement. We can help if you are 18, 19 or 20 years old and have left foster care placement at age 18 or older. Marshalltown Youth and Shelter Services covers Poweshiek, Tama, Jasper, Marshall and Grundy counties.

Contact Darcy Andersen at 641-752-2300

Website: http://www.iowaaftercare.org


EveryStep-Care and Support Services

1111 9th St. #320
Des Moines, IA 50314

Phone: 515-558-9946

Website: https://www.everystep.org


Healthy Homes Family Services

Offers mental health counseling for all ages, individuals, couples and families as well as the BHIS services. Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) in-home skill building working with children age 3 to 17 years, as we’ll as their families struggling with a child’s behaviors in the home or school setting. Medicaid and other major insurance are accepted. They also offer support groups.

812 Commercial St.
Grinnell, IA 50112

Phone: 641-236-0273

Website: http://healthyhomesfs.com


Habitat for Humanity

Call to donate building items or check if items are available for purchase.

Mahaska County HFH
PO Box 583
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Phone: 641-295-5805


Lions Clubs of Iowa

Provides support to the following programs: Iowa Cochlear Implant Center, Iowa Department for the Blind, Iowa Kidsight, Iowa Lions Eye Bank, Iowa Lions Hearing Aid Bank, Iowa School for the Deaf, Leader Dogs for the Blind, and Camp Courageous of Iowa.

Montezuma, IA 50171

Phone: 319-560-9311

Website: https://www.iowalions.org
Email: info@iowalions.org


Mid-Iowa Community Action (MICA)

MICA is a private, non-profit organization serving children and families in central Iowa. Services include: Family Development Center, food pantry and Head Start.

611 4th Ave.
Grinnell, IA 50112

Phone: 641-236-3923


MICA WIC Clinics

WIC gives vouchers for formula, milk and nutritious food supplies, and medical referrals for income-eligible pregnant women, nursing mothers, and children to five years of age. Clinics are run out of the MICA office in Marshalltown.

Phone: 641-753-4816
Toll Free: 800-390-5293

Light Center for Community Health
306 4th Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
3rd Tuesday 8:30am–3:30pm; 4th Tuesday 8:30am–5:00pm

United Methodist Church
603 Clay St.
Brooklyn, IA 52211
3rd Monday 9:00am–2:00pm

Contact us

Call Us

(641) 828-2238

Our Location

2003 N Lincoln St
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

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