Ames – People Place

1517 Northwestern Avenue, Ames, IA, USA

Phone 5152331677 | Fax 5152339509


The Four Oaks Parents as Teachers program is a free, voluntary, family education and support program designed to provide practical, timely information on child development to families. It provides information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life.

Services:

The program offers 4 main components to its participants:

  • Home Visits
  • Developmental Screenings
  • Group Meetings
  • Resource Network

Intake Process:

Call for more information.

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No


Program: Respite Services

Respite services were developed as a way to help people with disabilities live in a community, or home-based setting. Respite provides a temporary break from care-giving responsibilities for parents or guardians caring for a child or adult with a disability who lives in their home. Individual Respite is a one-on-one service for the individual receiving care. Group Respite may consist of one direct care provider supervising up to three individuals.

Services:

  • Monitor individuals safety
  • Provide support to families and individuals
  • Opportunities to participate in community activities.
  • Group respite

Eligibility:

Services are often provided through the use of the following Home and Community-Based Services Waivers (HCBS): Intellectual Disabilities, Children’s Mental Health Waiver, Brain Injury, and Health and Disability Waiver.

Intake Process:

Speak with your waiver case manager or social worker, or contact the respite agency for application details.

Payment:

Medicaid Waiver

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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