Parent Organization: Lutheran Services in Iowa

Location Information

12 East 5th Street, Spencer, IA, USA

Phone 7122624083 | Fax 7122620174

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.


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


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: No