For over 12 decades, we have been restoring hope, building futures and changing lives for Iowa’s most vulnerable children, families and communities. Our organization was started in 1888 as a response to a growing need for safe, loving homes for abandoned, neglected and "unwanted" children in Iowa. We estimate that since then we have touched over half a million lives.
From a small adoption agency serving a few hundred children to a statewide organization serving over 21,000 people last year alone, our organization has grown by adhering to one, basic principle: every child, every family deserves to be safe.
This tradition remains strong even today. Tough economic times are even tougher on those living with poverty, mental illness, addiction and family turmoil. As always, Children & Families of Iowa will be there finding new and creative ways to help Iowa’s families.
Read more about our history in our 120th Anniversary Newsletter.