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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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 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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.