Youth Services

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.

515.955.2969

712 3rd St NW, Fort Dodge (Former Hillcrest Elementary School)

BRIDGES is a PreK-12 school based youth service program for students who have significant absences or have multiple office/health referrals. Students serviced by BRIDGES experience serious emotional distress and struggle to make and maintain connections with school. Academic achievement and social skills are negatively impacted. BRIDGES staff work with students/families to increase the connection students have with school by providing the supports necessary so students can attend school and remain in class, increasing instructional time.

BRIDGES is available to all students in the FDCSD. Parents are encouraged to become involved. The BRIDGES staff coordinates with parents, students and the appropriate service provider to get the help needed where and when the student needs it – at school.

515.574.5469

819 N. 25th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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.

515.576.4156

1200 3rd Ave NW, Ste 1, Fort Dodge

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.

515.955.8326

Physicians Office Building West, 804 Kenyon Rd, Ste L, Fort Dodge

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 (enrolled members have access to care 24 hours a day, seven days a week), Pediatric Integrated Health Home case management, Mental Health Program and Behavioral Health Intervention Services.

515.573.2193
Domestic Violence 800.942.0333

111 Ave O West, Fort Dodge

Individual therapy, family therapy, group therapy, anxiety, depression, trauma, transition issues.

515.570.8561

805 Central Ave, Ste 500, Fort Dodge

Community and Family Resources (CFR) is dedicated to proactively assisting individuals, families and communities achieve healthy behavior and lifestyle through advocacy, treatment and prevention of substance abuse, problem gambling and mental illness. CFR’s addiction treatment services are provided to adolescents and adults on an outpatient basis as well as in a residential/inpatient setting. CFR offers the following programs:  Adult Crisis Stabilization Unit (ACSU), Recovery House, Prevention and Education, Detoxification, Residential Substance Use Treatment, Outpatient Substance Use Treatment, Problem Gambling Services,  and Mental Health Services.  Additional services include detoxification, transitional living/halfway housing and substance abuse/problem gambling prevention services. CFR has been a free standing comprehensive substance abuse provider dedicated to serving families since 1968. CFR has headquarters in Fort Dodge and also serves Boone, Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Story, Webster and Wright counties.  CFR is licensed by the State of Iowa to provide Substance Abuse Services and accredited as a Mental Health Service Provider by the Iowa Department of Human Services.

515.576.7261
866.801.0085

Adult Residential/Administration: 726 S 17th St, Fort Dodge
Adolescent Residential (STARS): 430 8th St, Fort Dodge
Outpatient: 1506 31st Ave N, Fort Dodge

The CASA program provides a trained volunteer advocate to represent the best interest of children who have been abused and neglected and who are adjudicated Child In Need of Assistance.

515.824.3023
866.923.1088

All therapy services for individuals and families, in-home counseling (DHS contracted), counseling (Juvenile Court Services contracted) and behavioral health intervention services.

515.570.4648
888.316.3025

5 N. 27th St., Fort Dodge

Pre-K through 12 public education. Student Services providers assist students to be healthy academically, socially, emotionally and assist students in their career planning. Student Services providers include Student Services Director, Counselors, Bridges Case Management, Mental Health Therapist on staff, At-Risk Counselors and Coordinators, Nurses, Alternative School Staff and Drop Out Prevention Coordinator.

515.574.5678 (Student Services) or 515.574.5772 (At-Risk Counselor/Coordinator)

819 N 25th St, Fort Dodge

Hawk-i is low cost/no cost health insurance for children. They offer two plans – a medical and dental plan and also a dental only plan. The cost per month is based on the family size and income. There are many services that Hawk-i covers such as doctor visits, hospital care, prescriptions, well-child check-ups, vaccines/shots, emergencies, surgery, dental care, vision exams, hearing services, mental health & substance abuse care, chiropractic care and speech therapy. This program is managed locally by the Webster County Health Department.

515.573.4107

Webster County Health Department, 723 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge

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.

515.302.8555

330 1st Ave N, Ste L-2 (Lower Level), Fort Dodge

Independent, nonprofit, youth empowerment advocacy organization. Anti-bullying and suicide prevention advocates. Peer support for youth, self-esteem and confidence management for youth and support for families. Resources and referrals.

515.408.5351

Juvenile justice agency serving Webster and surrounding counties.

515.573.1449

702 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge

Alcohol and drug assessments and counseling for adults and youth, marriage counseling, grief counseling, weddings, funerals.

515.576.3002

728 1st Ave N, Fort Dodge

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).

515.955.4834

301 Ave M West, Fort Dodge

Lee & Associates provides psychiatric evaluations and mental health services.

515.574.6120

804 Kenyon Rd, Ste A, Fort Dodge

Individual, couple, family and pregnancy counseling. Adoption services.

515.573.3138

409 Kenyon Rd, Ste C, Fort Dodge

Outpatient counseling for individuals, couples and families.

515.573.3382

318 7th Ave N, Fort Dodge

Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic, Inc. provides services in support of several Iowa Department of Human Services programs. We also provide comprehensive, independent outpatient treatment and therapy services to children and adults. Behavioral Health Intervention Service are provided in the Ft. Dodge office. We have a licensed therapist on board and a psychiatrist that provides service through telehealth.

515.573.5128

1426 Central Ave, Ste B, Fort Dodge

www.miftc.com

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.

515.573.7682

1611 First Ave. N., Suite 3, Fort Dodge

Operation Christmas is an organization that helps to provide Christmas gifts, clothing and food to needy families during the holiday season. It is seasonal and only operating during the month of December each year.

515.571.6772 or 515.576.1549

Southwest corner of Crossroads Mall, 217 S 25th St, Fort Dodge

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.

515.576.7388 or 515.573.1370

1762 Johnson Ave, Fort Dodge

General mental health therapy with children ages 3-18 as well as adults, families and couples; special interest in trauma/victim survivors and art/play.

515.576.6233 Fax: 515.955.3499

728 1st Ave N, Suite 5, Fort Dodge

Services provided include individual psychological assessment and therapy services for clients ages five and older.

515.573.3628

1728 Central Ave, Ste 14, Fort Dodge

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.

515.573.3179

24 N 9th St, Ste B, Fort Dodge

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.

515.573.4107

723 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge

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.

515.955.4831 or 515.955.4834

301 Ave M West, Fort Dodge