Clarinda

Organization: Southwest Iowa Families

215 East Washington Street, Clarinda, IA, USA

Phone 7125423501 | Fax 7125424725


Program: NEST

The Nest program is an incentive based program for income-eligible pregnant women, post-partum mothers, and their children up to 4 years of age. Participants who are pregnant and/or have infants under 13 months can earn incentive points for healthy behaviors such as keeping doctor appointments and attending parent and preventative educational classes. Parents with children over 13 months can earn points by attending Nest parent education classes. The points are then redeemed for incentive items ranging from diapers, wipes, bathing supplies, baby clothes, car seats and educational books.

Services:

  • Group based parent education
  • Healthy behavior incentives
  • Baby supplies
  • Car seat safety class

Eligibility:

Residents of Black Hawk County with income below 185% of the federal poverty level.

Intake Process:

Contact the Nest program coordinator at 319-292-1805

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Partners 4 Families refers families in Fremont or Page County with children ages 0 to 5 to local programs and resources. The Family Resource Specialist (FRS) completes a brief screen with the family regarding their needs and strengths, as well as the information needed for specific programs. The FRS helps families connect with family support programs, like Early Head Start, FaDDS, Growing Strong Families, Nest, and Positive Family. The FRS gives information for assistance with basic needs like heat, rent, food, child care, education, and household items. The FRS can give some basic health information and referrals for child development, counseling services, alcohol and drug use treatment programs, medical clinics, and dentists.

The funding for Partners 4 Families is through a grant from Corner Counties Early Childhood Area-Fremont and Page Counties.

Services:

  • Information and referral
  • Connection to family support programs

Eligibility:

Families who reside in Fremont and Page counties.

Intake Process:

Families can give their own information or professionals can provide a referral to Partners for Families. You can fax a referral to (712) 542-3501.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Program: Positive Family

A home visitor, or Family Support Specialist, provides educational materials, developmental screenings, support and advocacy to families who are expecting or who have young children, during weekly home visits. A typical home visit includes time for the family to talk about feelings and problems, joys, and concerns.The program goals are to promote child health and development, improve family relationships, and encourage positive parenting and family relationships.

Services:

  • Advocacy and linking families to appropriate community services.
  • Teach, demonstrate, and coach parents on how to care for their child.
  • Cultivate and strengthen nurturing parent-child relationships.
  • Teach and model appropriate parent behavior and methods of discipline.
  • Provide prenatal information and support.

Eligibility:

A family who is expecting or has an infant under three months of age.

Intake Process:

Call 712-542-3501 to learn more or enroll.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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