Anamosa, IA
Child Care

Free diapers, clothing, formula plus free and reduced cost daycare services for children of families in need. There are 8 child care programs in the Anamosa, Iowa area.

American Red Cross Grant Wood Chapter - Cedar Rapids

22 Miles Away

6300 Rockwell Drive NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

(319) 393-3500

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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

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

Creative minds always have been known to survive any kind of bad training.
-- Anna Freud


22 Miles Away

701 Center Point Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

(319) 364-8967

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EARN WHILE YOU LEARN PROGRAM: Pregnant and parenting clients take empowering classes in key areas such as family relationships, career skills, emotional health, physical health, financial stability, and spirituality. Classes are designed to help clients grow personally and move toward independence. By attending class, clients earn weekly assistance of basic needs items like food, clothing, diapers, and formula. They also earn yearly benefits of holiday food boxes and Christmas gifts for their children by attending class 60% of the year

PARENTING SKILLS CLASS: Family relationships classes are part of Bridgehaven's Earn While You Learn Program Classes include parenting from before birth with prenatal classes, baby care, school age children, and parenting teens .Every week when clients attend class, they earn help with food, diapers, and formula Clients also earn holiday food boxes and Christmas gifts by consistent attendance over the year

POST-ABORTION RECOVERY: Trained facilitators guide women through a 10-week faith-based recovery study that provides support and grief resolution for women who have had an abortion Confidential group process or in a one-on-one setting for women

PREGNANCY SERVICES: Provides free pregnancy testing and ultrasounds for pregnancy confirmation and dating options, discussion with client advocate;; post-abortion counseling and support; community referrals

SEX EDUCATION PROGRAM: Includes a peer-to-peer mentoring program involving students high school and college students who speak to the risks and consequences of sexual activity and the benefits of sexual integrity; and customized presentations to community and faith based groups

SEXUAL INTEGRITY PROGRAMS: Interactive large and small group presentations, workshops, and panel discussions providing age-appropriate, factual, and medically-accurate information to public and private schools, parent groups, and community groups.

SUPPORT GROUP: Support Groups for at-risk pregnant and/or parenting students

TREASURES RESALE SHOP: Open to the public this is a store carrying household items, clothing, toys, seasonal decorations, baby items, and various other items at inexpensive prices All proceeds go to Brudgehaven. Open Saturdays 10 am-2 pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES: Persons are needed for various volunteer opportunities such as mentoring and educating youth and young adults about sexual integrity, client advocacy for women facing unplanned pregnancies, teaching life skills classes, assisting clients with material assistance, serving in childcare, administrative support, building maintenance, and working at Treasurer's resale shop

Mon, Thu 10 am-7 pm,Tue, Wed, Fri 10 am-5 pm, Treasures Resale Shop Sat 10 am- 2 pm

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
-- Mahatma Gandhi

Visiting Nurse Association: Child Health Services

41 Miles Away

1454 Iowa
Dubuque, IA 52004

(563) 556-6200

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*Prenatal and postpartum visits to new moms to assess well being of mom and infant, assess for high risk factors in the home, and ensure appropriate parenting and child care skills.
*Immunization Clinics - Offers periodic immunizations for infants and children for uninsured and under insured families who cannot afford to obtain the immunizations from a physician office.
* Oral Health Services: Provides referral and funding for children with emergent dental conditions.
*Preventive Protective Home Visits - Home visits made by Family Advocates and/or social workers to families at increased risk for child abuse and/or neglect. Assists families to obtain needed health and social services in the community. This program is voluntary. Goal is to promote appropriate parenting and child care skills.
*Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides lead screening, case management, and cleaning services if needed, for families at risk for lead poisoning.
CARE FOR KIDS Early Periodic Screening Diagnosis and Treatment (EPSDT) assists families who qualify for Title XIX in setting up well child physicals, immunizations, dental care, and other needed medical services in the community.

Monday-Friday. 8am-4:30pm

It is better to be boldly decisive and risk being wrong than to agonize at length and be right too late.
-- Marilyn Moats Kennedy

Dubuque Food Pantry

41 Miles Away

1598 Jackson Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

(563) 583-4440

Provides free food for families who can show a need Must be referred by a social service agency, hospital, or religious institution People can receive food once every two months.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1pm-3:45pm, Tuesday 9am-11:45am.

One should use praise to recognize what one is not.
-- Elias Canetti

Hillcrest Family Services: Mercy Maternal Health Center

41 Miles Away

Professional Arts Plaza, #102
Dubuque, IA 52001

(563) 589-8595

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PROGRAM-Hillcrest Family Services, Mercy Health Center and Medical Associates Clinic P.C. together operate the Hillcrest-Mercy Maternal Health Center The center provides comprehensive prenatal care to give babies a healthy start in life The program is complemented by many free or low-cost community services in the area, including the Visiting Nurse Association, March of Dimes, Birthright, Red Cross and Genetic Consultation Service Clients are encouraged to use these services during and after pregnancy in order to obtain the best care available to them and their children.
SERVICES-The professional staff at Hillcrest-Mercy Maternal Health Center offers the following services: Prenatal care, delivery of babies by Medical Associates obstetricians, education about nutrition and the right kinds of foods to eat while pregnant (clients may also be eligible for help through the Women, Infants and Children program), dental services, counseling, education about how to prepare for labor, delivery and infant care, referrals, if needed, to other health care or local community services, postpartum care, and preparation for parenting.

M/T/W/F 8-4

Pick battles big enough to matter, small enough to win.
-- Jonathon Kozol

Birthright - Dubuque

41 Miles Away

1125 Main Street
Dubuque, IA 52001

(563) 556-1991

Free Pregnancy tests, some maternity clothes, a layette upon birth of a baby, and some clothes for Infants to 1 year olds, referrals.

Monday 4:00pm-6:00pm, Tuesday-Friday Noon-3pm and Sat 10am-Noon

A happy person is not a person in a certain set of circumstances, but rather a person with a certain set of attitudes.
-- Hugh Downs

Clarity Center or The Pregnancy Center

41 Miles Away

2100 Asbury Road, Suite 6
Dubuque, IA 52001

(563) 556-5250

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* Free pregnancy tests
* Pregnancy Options counseling
* Sexual abstinence support and education
* Referral Assistance for Financial & Medical care
* Post-abortion support group and individual counseling
* Maternity clothes, baby clothes, and other items.

Monday-Wednesday 10p-5p
Thursdays 12p-7p
counseling available by apointment

The wise learn many things from their enemies.
-- Aristophanes

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