24/7 Dads is a free 12-week group designed to help with the challenges of fatherhood. The program, which is put on by Children & Families of Iowa (CFI), focuses on fathers becoming more involved in their child’s life, learning good fathering practices, improving communication with children and other family members and respectful co-parenting. For more information on program dates, please contact Denise Herrington, 24/7 Dads Coordinator, at 515.573.2193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
Athletics for Education and Success (AFES) is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that strives to help the youth and families of Fort Dodge and Webster County by providing hope and motivation for them. We aim to do this by any means necessary, giving the youth and parents the power to decide what they need, want and what may help them be successful. We offer our youth after-school programs, sports teams, mentoring groups, drum line groups, educational and cultural opportunities and much more. In addition to providing exceptional programming, we provide our youth with a sense of belonging and the determination to succeed.
Bethany Christian Services provides services to support and sustain expectant parents in unintended pregnancies through option counseling, resources, advocacy and more. A focus of this service is to de-stress expectant mothers and support them in connecting with their baby so that there is a better outcome for the baby.
Catholic Charities provides outpatient mental health services. Services provided include individual, family, couples and group therapy for all ages. Options counseling is also provided regarding an unplanned pregnancy for both mothers and fathers. Adoption services including agency and private adoption home studies and post placement supervision. Catholic Charities serves all individuals regardless of faith or spiritual beliefs.
If you suspect a child under the age of 18 is being abused or neglected, call the Abuse Hotline, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please be ready to provide identifying information and the whereabouts of the child. You may remain anonymous.
Child Health Specialty Clinics (CHSC) is a community-based public health agency that serves Iowa children and youth (from birth through 21 years of age) with special health care needs. CHSC partners with families, communities, service providers, policymakers and other state agencies including the Iowa Department of Human Services, Iowa Department of Public Health and Iowa Department of Education. CHSC administers Iowa’s Title V program for children with special health care needs including physical, developmental, behavioral or emotional issues.
Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) is a private nonprofit organization that provides mental health therapy and group support; individual, family, and in-home counseling; and support services to children and families. Services also include parenting support, adoption services, community-based family team meetings, domestic violence support, and youth support groups. Programs included are Youth Employment Program, Integrated Health Home Program, Pediatric Integrated Health Home case management, and Behavioral Health Intervention Services.
Sliding fee primary health care, dental services and behavioral health services. Our mission is to make available quality medical and dental care, disease prevention, and health promotion services to anyone. Services include primary and preventative care, immunizations, family planning, women’s health, well child visits, physicals/sports physicals, lab testing, dental care for all ages, preventative healthcare education, prescription assistance program, referrals to specialists, dental examinations & x-rays, dental treatment/fillings/extractions, chronic disease management, emergency treatment for pain/swelling/broken teeth, psychiatric medication management, on-site social worker consultations, individual, family, and couple mental health counseling, crisis intervention, treatment of anxiety disorders including PTSD, integrative behavioral therapy, stress management, treatment of mood disorders including depression and bipolar disorder, treatment of chronic psychotic illnesses including schizophrenia, substance abuse and addictions treatment, etc.
Offers safety, support and hope to adult and child victims of sexual assault and domestic violence, violent crimes and loved ones of homicide victims. Call for services or contact Brenda McBride, executive director, by email at email@example.com.
Elderbridge Agency on Aging provides support for the elderly, their families and caregivers. Our mission is to enable older Iowans to live with dignity, well being and independence. Our services include Elder Rights Specialists, a Senior Nutrition Program, Family Caregiver Support, Case Management, Senior Medicare Patrol along with Information and assistance and options counselors.
Family Foundations is a family support service available to all pregnant women and families with children up to age five in Calhoun, Pocahontas and Webster Counties. This is a free service provided by the Webster County Health Department. Nurses and family support workers can come to your home or an alternate location and provide information on pregnancy, new baby, toddler growth & development, family life skills and help you find available resources based on your family’s needs.
The Family Nutrition Program is a free program for households with children ages 10 and under and is put on by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach – Webster County. The program provides education on nutrition and healthy eating, food budgeting, saving money at the grocery store, hands-on cooking and food tasting, physical activity and free gifts. Graduates receive certificate and color cookbook. Lessons can be provided in the home. This series also satisfies 16 continuing education credit hours to qualifying childcare providers. Available in Webster and Humboldt Counties.
Drop-in center for persons diagnosed with mental illness with or without Title 19. Mental health counseling for persons with Title 19 ages 3-93. IPR Program for persons diagnosed with mental health illness that hold Title 19. Call for a tour. We would be happy to show you around and answer any questions you might have.
Krueger Counseling Center is an outpatient mental health center providing individual, family, conjoint and group counseling, as well as in-home counseling and CRISIS Interventions. Krueger Counseling Center is a subsidiary of Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa (YSC).
Linking Families and Communities is devoted to empowering parents in raising happy, healthy children by providing families with educational, economic and health support by coordinating services with community resources. Linking Families and Communities provides information, referral and support to families.
Miller Counseling Services,L.L.C. is staffed by Janette Miller, licensed marital and family therapist and licensed mental health counselor, who has been providing counseling services in Fort Dodge and the surrounding region for more than 30 years. Therapy services are offered to individuals (15 years of age and older), couples and families for a wide range of concerns, including depression, marital distress and conflict, anxiety, acute and chronic mental health problems, family relationship problems and more. Many EAP and insurances are accepted. Private payment for services is also welcomed.
MomTalk provides parent education and support for mothers raising children ages infant to 12 years. MomTalk addresses many issues facing families today including healthy lifestyle, self-sufficiency and improving family interactions. MomTalk is a program sponsored by Lutheran Family Service. For more information on program dates, please contact Janel Lincoln, MomTalk group leader, at 515.573.3138 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) provides parenting workshops for those who are experiencing challenges with young children (0-8 years). The parenting workshops provide parents with methods and strategies to promote positive behavior. These classes are very helpful in learning how to best foster your child’s emotional and social skills and offer effective ways to develop and teach household rules, provide new methods to help your child follow directions and provide the importance of building relationships with your child.
Classes are held in Webster, Pocahontas and Calhoun County locations. For more information, class locations and dates, please contact Kelsey Casey at 515.573.2193. Each session includes six free classes (must attend all six classes). A light meal and childcare will also be provided.
Prairie Lakes AEA is one of nine Area Education Agencies created in 1974 by the Iowa legislature to ensure equal educational opportunities for all children from birth through age 21. Support to local schools is provided through three service areas: Educational Services, Information & Technology and Special Education. Prairie Lakes AEA supports educators, parents, and the communities we serve as we work together toward one ultimate goal–to improve student learning. Our region stretches over 14 counties including 40 public and 11 accredited nonpublic schools.
Rabiner Treatment Center provides a full continuum of services for the youth they serve. Their programming, which includes residential and non-residential care, is geared to meet a wide variety of client needs. Core services include on-campus education; individual, family and group counseling; skill development; vocational training; community volunteerism and community service and restitution. Non-residential programs include an alternative school suspension center, GED, vocational training, placement for children needing a more structured school environment. Their program employs cognitive restructuring and skill development to help youth focus on identifying and changing irresponsible thinking patterns. With a comprehensive continuum of treatment services that support safety, permanency and well-being, their evidence-based cognitive/behavioral approach reinforces pro-social behaviors.
The Strengthening Families Program is for all parents and youth in 6th grade for the Fort Dodge community schools and is put on by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach – Webster County. This is a fun and effective prevention program aimed to reduce youth problem behaviors, involves parent and middle school youth to enhance parenting skills and strengthen families. Voluntary enrollment. Fall and winter sessions.
United Way of Greater Fort Dodge is a 501(c)3 public charity dedicated to supporting and uplifting families and youth. United Way of Greater Fort Dodge supports numerous organizations and agencies that help families become self-sufficient and stable for the long-term.
United Way of Greater Fort Dodge is also dedicated to ensuring the best possible future for our youth by promoting positive choices and behaviors and helping youth access available services and resources so they have a greater opportunity to achieve their full potential and pursue their goals and dreams. By providing leadership and supporting a coalition of organizations, agencies, services and programs, United Way is building a synergistic network that effectively connects youth to opportunities that will provide them with the chance to grow and develop in a positive and healthy way; and in doing so, help them create an optimistic future filled with hope.
As one of 18 Community Action Agencies in Iowa, Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. (UDMO) works in conjunction with general relief offices to provide emergency assistance programs and services to low income residents in need.
Family Planning Clinic offers quality, confidential health care, including various methods of birth control, STD testing, pregnancy testing, emergency contraceptives, pap test and pelvic exam, reproductive life planning, condoms and referrals. Medical services are provided by a nurse practitioner or doctor trained in family planning health care. Costs for service at WCHD family planning clinics are based on ability to pay, and are often less than at other health centers. There is no income limit for those choosing to access family planning services. Insurance is accepted.
Provides public health programs, home health services, nursing care, health counseling and immunizations and vaccinations. Additional services also include screenings, CPR/First Aid classes, nutrition programs, environmental health services, senior health, adolescent mental health, communicable diseases, maternal health, child health, developmental screenings, Breast & Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program and a child care nurse consultant program. Other programs managed by the Webster County Health Department include: Family Foundations, Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (Hawk-i), I-Smile Dental Health, Prescriptions for Kids, Teen Information Pregnancy Prevention Program (TIPP), Tobacco/Smoking Cessation Program, Webster County Family Planning Clinic and the Women, Infants & Children (WIC) Program.
Call the Health Department with questions Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4:30 PM. An on-call nurse is also available 24/7 for questions/concerns.
WIC is the nation’s public health nutrition program for pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children under 5 years old. WIC is designed to designed to strengthen families by influencing lifetime nutrition and healthy behaviors in a specific high-risk population and provides nutrition counseling and education, breastfeeding promotion and support, checks to buy nutritious foods, immunizations and dental health screenings. This program is managed locally by the Webster County Health Department.
The agency provides home-based services for pregnant women, infants and toddlers and center-based preschool services for 3 and 4 year olds. Services address health, nutrition and language development; social-emotional, physical and cognitive development. Programs support school readiness and family well-being. In providing services, Y.O.U.R., Inc. relies on additional community resource agencies to assist families in moving toward self-sufficiency and to help children reach their full potential. Sensory and development screenings are completed with each child and research-based ongoing assessment tracks their progress.
Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa provides an emergency shelter for youth as well as community mental health therapy and in-home counseling. Also provides crisis intervention for youth and families.
The YWCA Center for Life Empowerment operates a residential treatment facility for women with alcohol and substance abuse issues and also offers a homeless shelter and transitional housing services for women and children. Clients may have their children with them in the facility. Support services are also provided for those living in the facility, including parenting programs for young mothers and children’s programs. Intensive outpatient and extended outpatient substance abuse programs for women and men are also offered.