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{You were there for us when no one else was.}

-- Alex, Gina and Jake from Creston
Alex, Gina and Jake were able to keep their family together with help from Children & Families of Iowa's Family-Centered Services.


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Adoptions Services
1111 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA, 50314
phone: (515) 697-7910

E-mail: LucyS@cfiowa.org

Kinship Care
1111 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA, 50314
phone: (515) 697-7973

Family-Centered Services
We provide Family Centered Services through DHS referrals. Contact the office nearest you for more information on specific services available in your area: 

Des Moines 
1111 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
Phone: (515) 288-1981
Fax: (515) 288-9109
E-mail: elnerj@cfiowa.org, vickief@cfiowa.org

501 SW Ankeny Road
Ankeny, IA 50021
Phone: (515) 289-2272
Fax: (515) 289-0126
E-mail: elnerj@cfiowa.org

105 E. McLane

Suite 400
Osceola, IA 50213
Fax: 641-342-3600
E-mail: osceola@cfiowa.org


Family Support Programs
Creating Safe Homes for Children

Children & Families of Iowa helps change the lives of children in need of a safe, stable home. Our goal is to keep children safe and, whenever possible, to keep families together.

We provide hope for families at risk of being torn apart by abuse and neglect.

to report child abuse, call



Adoption Services: A range of services to support domestic and international adoptions.

Kinship Connection: Connections and support for relatives caring for the child of a loved one. 

Behavioral Health Intervention Services: Skill-building for families dealing with a child's behavioral or emotional disorders.

Family-Centered Services: Intensive assessment, intervention and skill-building for families to address issues that put children at risk of being abused.

Services Offered

  • Home studies
  • Support for foster and adoptive parents
  • Support for relative caregivers
  • International adoption preparation and assistance
  • Safety planning for families in crisis
  • In-home counseling and interventions
  • Life skills and parenting skills training
  • Visitation supervision
  • Resource referrals



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