Albion, IA
Child Care

Free diapers, clothing, formula plus free and reduced cost daycare services for children of families in need. There are 17 child care programs in the Albion, Iowa area.

Care.com

1 Miles Away

Albion , IA 50005

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Care.com is a safe and trusted conduit that offers families and care providers in Albion , IA a chance to easily connect, share care giving experiences, and get advice. The company addresses the different care needs a family may go through the life cycle; be it child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service enables families to find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks, and references for hundreds of thousands of mom and families.

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Low and reduced cost childcare in Albion , IA.

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Albion , IA


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-- Peter McWilliams




The Lighthouse Center of Hope

32 Miles Away

409 Washington Avenue
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
(641) 648-4198

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Services:
Founded in 1997, The Lighthouse Center of Hope is a locally organized and funded outreach. We provide a variety of free services and programs to meet the needs of our clients and of the community.
Our Services Include:
*Confidential Crisis Counseling
*Free pregnancy tests
*Information on pregnancy, abortion and alternatives
*Post Abortion Support - Ray of Hope toll free 877-231-6202
*Free maternity clothing
*Care Closet items for mom and baby (clothes, diapers, furnishings, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, hair spray, etc.) based on a point system
*Community referrals
*Abstinence & STD information
*Pregnancy & fetal development information...more
*Support services and classes geared to individual's needs ( parenting classes, budget management, driving, and Bible Study, etc.)
*Personal Mentor/Friend program for men and women

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Honesty is a word that is hardly ever spoken Deceit is a word that makes hearts broken Love is a word spoken many, many times Hate is a word that brings out prejudiced crimes Trying is a word actions taken that are confusing Giving-up is a word not or winning but of losing Beginning is a word that means a new start Forever is a word that doesn't play its part Breeze is a word talking about the wind Fresh is a word telling how to begin.
-- Tiffanni Pirwitz




YWCA of Black Hawk County

42 Miles Away

425 Lafayette St
Waterloo, IA 50703
(319) 234-7589

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Services:
AQUAROBICS: Adapted Aquatics for persons with disabilities.

QUALITY TIME: Provides parenting education and peer support for parents with children of all ages A meal is provided Topics include self-esteem. personal health and wellness, family relationships, communication skills, decision-making and time management.

HEALTHY CHOICES/HEALTHY FAMILIES: Get ideas for quick healthy meals,smart snack ideas, dealing with picky eaters and how to make food dollars stretch.

KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL: Provides before and after school care at :
Blackhawk, Cunningham, Irving, Kingsley, Kittrell, Lincoln, Lou, Henry, Lowell and McKinstry Schools in Waterloo

LAS CHICAS: A program for Latino girls ages8-18. Participate in a variety of activities from goal setting, service activities, recreational, educational to cultural awareness activities

LATINO MOMS: Provides an opportunity for moms of Hispanic descent to meet and socialize English lessons are available.

LATINO SERVICES: Services provided by bilingual staff to address needs of Latino families. Includes translation, interpretation, referrals, and job assistance services.

PASS(PARENTS ACHIEVE SUCESS W/ SUPPORT): Program for parents between ages of 21-25. Focus on self-sufficiency and parenting skills. Snacks and child care provided at no cost to participants.

PARENT EDUCATION: Prevention program utilizing teen parents to present realities of teen parenting. Programs are scheduled.

RECREATION SERVICES: Anyone interested in fitness, recreation, physical skills classes.

RESIDENCE PROGRAM: Housing for women. Rooms are single occupancy. One room is handicapped accessible. Kitchen and laundry facilities are available

STORKS NEST: Provides parents with supplies, equipment and services for effective parenting Provides a store for baby equipment and apparel.

SUMMER DAZE DAY CAMP: A summer day care program which offers a wide range of activities. Breakfast and lunch are provided free.

SUMMER MEALS: Offers breakfast and lunch for youth during the summer months This program runs June 20th-July 29th

YPT: Hudson Elementary, Lincoln, Hanson, North Cedar at Lincoln Elementary in Cedar Falls

WIZE GIRLS: This program for girls in 6th, 7th or 8th grade that meets weekly during school year The girls participate in recreation and community activities

Hours:
Mon-Fri 6 am-8 pm, Sat. 8 am-1 pm



For the truly faithful, no miracle is necessary. For those who doubt, no miracle is sufficient.
-- Nancy Gibbs




American Red Cross - Hawkeye Chapter

42 Miles Away

2530 University Avenue
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 234-6831

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Services:
ARMED FORCES EMERGENCY SERVICES: Assists active military personnel, their families and dependents in times of crisis or other family emergency situations Provides 24 hour communication between immediate family and military personnel for emergency situations and provides problem solving assistance for military and their families

BABYSITTER'S TRAINING COURSE a program for youth ages 11 to 15 years old the knowledge and confidence to care for infants and school-age children. Combining video, activities, hands-on skills training and discussion for a complete learning experience, Babysitter's Training teaches youth how to:
* Respond to emergencies and illnesses with first aid, rescue breathing and other appropriate care
* Make decisions under pressure
* Communicate with parents to learn household rules
* Recognize safety and hygiene issues
* Manage young children
* Feed, diaper and care for infants
* Start their babysitting business

COMMUNITY TELEPHONE SERVICES and UNITED WAY 2-1-1: Free counseling, information, and referral services to callers 24 hour telephone service to provide information and referral regarding community resources to those needing services Data base for multiple counties is maintained on a regular basis. www.211Iowa.com

CRITICAL INCIDENT STRESS MANAGEMENT (CISM): A program made up of dedicated, caring, and specially trained professionals who provide a comprehensive organized approach for the redirection and control of the harmful aspects of stress caused by a traumatic or critical incident such as: on the job injury or death, suicide, robbery, injury or death of child, fire, bomb threat, etc Services are provided to emergency services personnel

DISASTER SERVICES: Provides assistance to individuals and families affected by a natural disaster; sheltering, feeding, physical and mental health services are provided to those seeking refuge from a fire, hurricane or flood - or in the wake of a tornado, earthquake, or hazardous materials incident

HEALTH AND SAFETY: Offers classes and services include: First Aid, Adult, Child and Infant CPR, Babysitting, Pet First Aid, Universal Precautions, Lifeguarding, Water Safety and the annual Learn to Swim Program Tailored a program to meet the certification needs of all Childcare facilities Provide First Aid Stations for selected activities throughout Des Moines and the surrounding areas Facilitates the sale of and provide training for Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs)

HEALTH EDUCATION: Provides educational talks and demonstrations on: HIV/AIDS, Your Heart Matters, Workplace Violence Awareness, Protect Your Back, Ergonomics, Managing Stress, Avian Flu 101, HIV/AIDS, and Slips Trips and Falls

INTERNATIONAL SERVICES: Includes the International Tracing and Restoring Family Links Program, as well as education on Humanity in the Midst of War (Geneva Conventions)

PUBLIC AFFAIRS: Speakers are available to tell you about the programs and services of local chapter Accepts volunteers

SAFE AND WELL: Provides a resource for persons looking for loved ones during a disaster. Contact the American Red Cross Response Center with any questions https://safeandwell.communityos.org

VOLUNTEER SERVICES: Department coordinates the many aspects of volunteer development, including recruitment, interviewing, placement, orientation and training

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm, Disaster Services Mon-Sun 24 hours



We are called to be architects of the future, not its victims.
-- Buckminster Fuller




Alternatives Pregnancy Center

42 Miles Away

1006 Decathlon Drive
Waterloo, IA 50701
(319) 232-5683

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Services:
CARING CONNECTION: Every 2 weeks one on one sessions for support and skill training in parenting, relationships, life, financials, health and prayer. Provides diapers and wipes to girls, women and their partners, baby food and formula, and baby and maternity clothing to those that are enrolled in Caring Connection

ULTRA SOUNDS: Ultra sounds performed by a nurse for women 6-14 weeks pregnant

Hours:
Mon, Wed, Thu 9 am-5 pm, Tue 9 am-8 pm



We are born into the world of nature; our second birth is into the world of spirit.
-- Bhagavad-gita




Alpha Women's Center - Ankeny

43 Miles Away

406 South West School Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 965-7885

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Services:
ALPHA WOMEN'S CENTER is a Baptist pro life organization dedicated to providing material, emotional, and spiritual assistance to those with needs related to pregnancy, sexuality, parenting issues and post-abortion stress Services:

FREE PREGNANCY TESTS

PARENTING EDUCATION: Classes, videos and books on prenatal and parenting skills, first aid, nutrition, safety, etc. Some classes available in Spanish.

BABY CLOSET: clothing (for ages 0-2 years), diapers, wipes, formula, and linens To receive free items must attend classes in parenting, prenatal, Bible study, WIC or doctor appointments Emergency help also available.

MATERNITY CLOTHES

POST ABORTION SUPPORT and ADOPTION OPTION SUPPORT

BURP BUCK PROGRAM

FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT

BIBLE STUDIES

Hours:
Ankeny: Mon and Wed 9 am-5 pm



I just wake up and say, "You're a bum, go do something worthwhile today.".
-- Garth Brooks




Young Women's Resource Center

50 Miles Away

818 Fifth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 244-4901

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Services:
YOUNG WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER provides therapy and education to pregnant and parenting young women, ages 10-21

PREVENTION SERVICES through a variety of groups, as well as individual counseling.

PERINATAL SERVICES to pregnant and parenting young women ages 10-21.

DONATIONS of diapers, formula, women's personal care items, and clothing are accepted.

MISSION is to support, educate, and advocate for young women (ages 11-21) as they experience life's challenges.

Hours:
Mon-Thu 8 am-5 pm, Fri 8 am-12 noon



If it is to be, it is up to me.
-- William H Johnsen




Stork's Nest (VNS)

50 Miles Away

1200 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 558-9950

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Services:
STORK'S NEST offers an opportunity for pregnant or newly parenting women to earn needed baby items and to receive prenatal and parenting education Participants work with a trained point manager to earn points for taking healthy steps for the well-being of the mother and baby The points can be spent in the Stork's Nest for needed baby care items including diapers, clothing, cribs and car seats Program participants can also attend prenatal and parenting classes.

See separate listings for these VNS programs:
ADULT HEALTH MAINTENANCE/HOME HEALTH
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES/REMEDIAL SERVICES
MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH PROGRAM
STORYBOOK PROJECT
CARE FOR KIDS/EPSDT
STORK'S NEST
HEALTHY START AND EMPOWERMENT
SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM
FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM
1ST FIVE
EARLY ACCESS IOWA
I-SMILE
VENUS FAMILY PLANNING

Hours:
By Appointment Mon-Fri 7:45 am-4:30 pm; Open hours Wed noon-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon



A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.
-- Robert Bolton




Visiting Nurse Services (VNS)

50 Miles Away

1111 Ninth Street
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 288-1516

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Services:
VISITING NURSE SERVICES OF IOWA includes a variety of programs, including:

ADULT HEALTH MAINTENANCE CLINICS provide blood pressure check; foot care; blood glucose, hemoglobin and total cholesterol tests Services are provided at local community and senior centers, and other community locations. 515-558-9591.

HOME HEALTH CARE Services are provided to individuals with rehabilitation needs or chronic health conditions who are residing in their homes and are unable to access Health Care Services in a clinical setting, or could be best served at home Skilled Registered Nurses provide services, including wound care; medication administration; physical assessments; monitoring vital signs; infusion therapy; catheter care; nutrition assessment; health education and home safety assessments Social Workers provide case management, counseling and access to community resources Home Care Aides provide assistance with home management, personal care, meal preparation and laundry. Residents of Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Story and Warren Counties who are insured or uninsured; also accept Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance and provide a sliding fee scale based on income and financial resources 515-558-9591.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES program offers therapy groups, individual, couples and family counseling conducted by a mental health counselor Counseling services can be used to address any number of challenges including treatment for children/youth with SED, stress management, relationship issues, communication, parenting and any other situation causing distress. 515-558-9946

MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH PROGRAM provides nursing visits to pregnant and parenting women living in Clinton, Dallas, Jackson, Jasper, Mahaska, Polk, Poweshiek and Scott Counties Services include: prenatal and postpartum health education, child development screening. Interpretation services are available for Spanish, Somali, Karen, Burmese, Chin, Vietnamese, Arabic, Swahili, Nuer, Bendi, Laotian, Thai Dom and Thai-speaking mothers and families. 515-558-9946.

STORYBOOK PROJECT supports children with incarcerated parents by enhancing the relationship between the child and their parent due to the difficult period of separation Community volunteers help organize monthly reading sessions at the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women in Mitchellville, the Newton Correctional Facility and the Iowa Correctional Release Center in Newton Volunteers assist incarcerated parents and grandparents with selecting and reading a book to their child via recording, and sending the book and recording home to their child The program also offers a parenting class for mothers at the ICIW in Mitchellville 515-288-1516.

CARE FOR KIDS/EPSDT provides health information to families, referrals to health providers that accept Title 19, health education, parenting education and referrals to community resources and services The program also provides transportation to health care appointments, available to Medicaid recipients under age 21 To receive transportation, families must call by noon at least 2 business days before the scheduled appointment to receive transportation Care for Kids serves families in Clinton, Jackson, Jasper, Mahaska, Polk and Poweshiek Counties Services are provided in English and Spanish. 515-283-1422.

STORK'S NEST offers an opportunity for pregnant women to earn needed baby items and to receive prenatal and parenting education. Pregnant or newly parenting women in Polk County who are living on an income less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Level Participants are eligible to participate Stork's Nest participants work with a trained point manager to earn points for taking healthy steps for the well-being of the fetus and newborn The points can be spent in the Stork's Nest for needed baby care items including diapers, clothing, cribs and car seats Program participants can also attend prenatal and parenting classes through the Stork's Nest Services are provided in English, Spanish and other languages, as available 515-558-9950.

POLK COUNTY HEALTHY START AND EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS offer voluntary case management services to families that would like extra support to ensure a healthy mom, healthy child and healthy family Services include home visits; prenatal, postpartum and parenting education; child development screening and education; support and therapy groups; links to other resources; parent involvement opportunities; transportation to and from healthcare and other appointments; and interpretation services. Bilingual case managers and interpreters are available for non-English speaking families, as available Referrals can be made by a physician, social worker, family member or friend 515-558-9946.

SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM offers companionship and assistance with daily living needs to homebound adults through the Senior Companion Program. The program recruits and trains adult seniors, age 55+, who provide support to homebound adults in Polk and Warren Counties to help them maintain a happy, healthy life at home. Senior Companions assist with picking up medication; providing respite for caregivers and family members; and companionship. 515-558-9957.

FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM provides one-on-one assistance to high risk children with special and exceptional needs who attend elementary and preschools in Polk County Foster Grandparents are low-income elderly volunteers who receive an hourly stipend and reimbursement for volunteer related expenses such as transportation and meals with students as part of their volunteer work Foster Grandparents are matched with children who are from low-income households; perform academically below grade level; have mental or physical disabilities; and/or are diagnosed with a behavior disorder In schools, Foster Grandparents are matched with identified students to provide one-on-one support including reading assistance; clarifying and translating group instructions; and helping a child stay focused and on-task In child care and preschool settings, Foster Grandparents act as a calming influence for children and assist in the development of motor and learning skills and self-help skills. 515-558-9975.

1ST FIVE assists medical practitioners in Polk and Dallas Counties to provide social/emotional, family stress and parental depression screenings during well-child medical exams Providers refer families with elevated risk factors to the 1st Five program, which provides care coordination to link children and families to needed community resources and services, including counseling, food assistance, housing, child development programs and support for children with specialized needs After resource and referral information is provided to the family, the VNS of Iowa Care Coordinator then apprises the referring medical provider to the outcome of the referral. 515-558-9608.

EARLY ACCESS IOWA is a free statewide, central point of contact and directory for children with disabilities and specialized needs, their families, their service providers and other members of the community Early ACCESS provides information and referrals to community-based services through a website, an online searchable resource directory and a toll-free telephone service Information specialists are available via telephone and e-mail, Mon-Fri 8am-7pm 1-888-IAKIDS1 (1-888-425-4371) or visit www.EarlyACCESSIowa.org.

I-SMILE

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:45 am-4:30 pm



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Des Moines Community Action Agency

50 Miles Away

1618 Sixth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 248-6216

Services:
COMMUNITY SERVICES administers:

LIHEAP (low income heating assistance program) provides assistance with utility bill. Applications are accepted November 1st

Hours:
Office Mon, Wed, Fri 8 am-5 pm; Tue & Thu 8 am-7 pm; Food Pantry Mon-Fri 11 am-12:45 pm and 3 pm-close of business



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-- Joey Lauren Adams




Catholic Charities - Des Moines

50 Miles Away

601 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 244-3761

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Services:
CATHOLIC CHARITIES is a non-profit, social service organization and serves central and southwest Iowa

COUNSELING SERVICES provides supportive relationships to individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of issues. Work with people of all faiths and offer services at several locations. Offer bilingual counseling in Des Moines, Perry and Osceola. Insurance is accepted and there is a sliding fee scale for those who do not have any insurance. 515-244-3761.

A NEW BEGINNING

Hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri 8 am-4:30 pm, Tue & Thu 8 am-6 pm



It's the repetition of affirmations that leads to belief. And once that belief becomes a deep conviction, things begin to happen.
-- Claude M. Bristol