Smith Center

Organization: Four Oaks

5400 Kirkwood Boulevard Southwest, Cedar Rapids, IA, USA

Phone 3193640259


The Four Oaks Achievement Academy offers out-of-school-time programs and is designed to provide children with a safe, healthy atmosphere to learn and grow. Thanks to innovative programming by the Four Oaks Achievement Academy, children and youth in this program for at-risk kids will be anything but bored. It is located at four different locations in the Cedar Rapids area (The Bridge, Jane Boyd Community House, Cedar Valley Resource Center, and Hawthorne Hills) and is an all-day program during the summer. During the school year, Achievement Academy is held after school at the same location.

Services:

  • sports clubs
  • reading programs
  • photography club
  • theatre camp
  • ceramics
  • science experiments
  • music lessons
  • foreign language instruction
  • swimming

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: Yes


Four Oaks After-School programming is for children with behavioral and emotional problems. The program is available after school and on weekdays when school is not in session. In addition, there is a full-day summer program. Programming includes social, recreational and educational activities carried out in a closely supervised and structured environment. Behavior management, social skill building, and problem-solving skills are emphasized.

Services:

This program also offers:

  • weekly parent support group
  • individual family counseling
  • parenting skill-building sessions

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: Yes


Behavioral Health Intervention Services(BHIS) are supportive, directive and teaching interventions provided in a community-based or residential group care environment designed to improve the child's level of functioning as it relates to a mental illness, with a primary goal of assisting the individual and his or her family to learn age-appropriate skills to manage their behavior, and regain or retain self-control. The clinician works with the child and family to improve anger management, behaviors, peer/family relationships, communication, problem-solving, social skills and conflict resolution. Abbe Oaks, collaboration between Four Oaks and Abbe Mental Health Center, also offers behavioral health services to the Cedar Rapids and Vinton communities.

Services:

  • Home visits
  • Skill instruction
  • Crisis intervention

Eligibility:

The BHIS program at Four Oaks serves children with active Title XIX benefits through Medicaid. To participate in BHIS, an individual must secure a clinical diagnostic assessment with a licensed practitioner.

Intake Process:

Call for more information.

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm

Payment:

Medicaid Waiver, Medicaid

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: Yes


The FaDSS (Family Development and Self-Sufficiency) Program is a supportive service to assist Family Investment Program (FIP) families with significant or multiple barriers to reach self-sufficiency. FaDSS partners with PROMISE JOBS, an employment and training program for families receiving cash assistance through FIP. FaDSS provides services that promote, empower, and nurture families towards economic and emotional self-sufficiency.

Services:

  • Home visits
  • Goal setting
  • Advocacy
  • Family training and counseling
  • Family assessment
  • Referral services

Eligibility:

Families who receive FIP benefits and have significant barriers to self-sufficiency are eligible for service.

Intake Process:

Referral to FaDSS is made through the Department of Human Services, PROMISE JOBS Program, other third-party sources, and self-referrals.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: Yes


As a member agency of Iowa KidsNet, Four Oaks provides the Family Foster Care program for children ages 0-18 and their families while children are temporarily placed in family foster care.

Services:

Services include:

  • Recruitment
  • Retention
  • Foster parent licensing
  • On-going and crisis support to foster families

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: Yes


The Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children (PMIC) is designed especially for children who present serious emotional and behavioral problems. The basic foundation of this program is designed to develop positive self-concepts, social, and problem-solving skills while integrating child and family treatment components.

The PMIC system is intended to serve children who need an intensive treatment program for an extended period of time. Each of the twelve facilities in Iowa determines its own criteria for eligibility, service descriptions, and direct-care provider requirements.

Services:

  • individual therapy
  • recreational and group therapy
  • medication monitoring
  • pediatric and nursing services
  • family therapy
  • therapeutic living relationships to enable living with self and others

Eligibility:

Programs typically serve children betweent the ages of 5 and 18 with a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM V) diagnosis.

Intake Process:

Contact via email or phone for more information or to make a referral.

Payment:

Self Pay, Private Insurance, Medicaid Waiver, Medicaid

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: Yes


As a member agency of Iowa KidsNet, Four Oaks provides Special Needs Adoption services including recruitment, retention, adoption home approval, and on-going and crisis support to adoptive/permanent families of special needs children.

Services:

  • crisis response
  • behavioral intervention
  • information dissemination
  • referral for treatment services
  • recreation and other supportive activities

Eligibility:

Adoptive families of special needs children

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: Yes