Welcome to The Coalition for Family and Children's Services in Iowa

We believe that Iowa communities are strengthened when family and children’s service are present in their  communities. Iowa families thrive when they are supported and empowered to care for and provide for their children’s needs. Empowerment occurs through formal and informal supports including programming, education, direct service, coordination and connection to available resources.

The Coalition is a statewide organization whose mission is to enhance the collective impact of its member agencies.  These member agencies provide a wide array of services to families and children across the state of Iowa.  At its most basic description, The Coalition's alliance of agencies provide safety nets to children and youth who have been, or are now, in danger of being abused, neglected, or delinquent; and all children and youth with mental health or substance abuse needs. 

The Coalition is committed to Building a Better Iowa and strengthening Iowa families by focusing on 3 statewide initiatives:   Stabilizing the workforces of agencies which provide human services to families and children across Iowa; Stabilizing the Medicaid system in Iowa; and Promoting and developing the use of evidence-based best practices for care within provider agencies across Iowa.  

On Monday, April 23, 2018 the House passed HF2483.  

Click Here to see HF 2483

The bill makes various changes to the administration and oversight of the Heathy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) and Medicaid programs. 

The bill now goes to the Senate.   We will keep you posted!

April is Child Abuse Prevention Month!

Strong, nurturing communities that are supportive of families can get involved and play a role in preventing child abuse and neglect and promoting child and family well-being. 

Click here to visit the national website:  Abuse Prevention 2018 for the Resource Guide, tools and ways to get involved!