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Restoring Hope. Building Futures.
Changing Lives.

Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families throughout Iowa. Headquartered in Des Moines with offices in Ankeny, Fort Dodge, Osceola and Ottumwa, CFI provides services, such as: domestic violence prevention and intervention, teen programs, family support, early childhood development, mental health and substance abuse.

WHO13 Holiday Hope Drive for Children & Families of Iowa

The pandemic has affected children and families living in Iowa, many don’t have the basics to survive and are feeling overwhelmed!

WHO13 is proud to partner up with Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) to help… NOW!!

Join us now through January 13, 2021, making a difference by supporting CFI’s mission of restoring hope, building futures and changing lives.

If you are eligible, do not forget to apply for matching funds through your employer.


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(Updated Thursday, December 10, 2020)
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2021 Conference on Domestic Violence

Featuring a panel of local experts, domestic violence survivor, and the documentary film Finding Jenn’s Voice. Panel discussion to follow the film facilitated by the producer Tracy Schott.

Tracy Schott’s award-winning documentary film seeks to educate audiences on the risks of intimate partner homicide.

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CEUs (2.25 Contact hours) available for:
Social Work (NASW-Iowa Chapter approved)
Marital & Family Therapists, Mental Health Counselors, IBC board,
EMS professionals

January 26, 2021
1 – 3:15 P.m.

Conference is free. Registration required.

Register here

$15 Fee for continuing education credits

*It is the responsibility of the individual to be familiar with the CEU requirements of their professional license board.
Licensees should retain course materials and certificates for four years for auditing purposes.
NASW has determined that this program meets the criteria of the Iowa Board of Social Work and the
Iowa Board of Behavioral Sciences for up to 2.25 hours of continuing education.
Updated 1/5/2021
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Mental Health Services

Children & Families of Iowa’s trauma-informed Mental Health Services offer support and understanding to people when they need it most. CFI helps children and adults make healthy, positive changes in their…


Domestic Violence Services

Children & Families of Iowa’s Local Crisis Hotline at (515) 243-6147 (available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week).   Help, healing and hope for victims. Domestic violence is…


Substance Abuse Services

At Children & Families of Iowa (CFI), we address substance abuse by involving family and community in finding solutions tailored to each individual. Highly-trained substance abuse professionals help individuals and…


Early Childhood Development Services

Children need a safe, supportive place to grow and learn. Children & Families of Iowa can be that place. Far too many of our communities’ children have too few opportunities,…


Family Support Programs

Creating Safe Homes for Children CFI helps change the lives of children in need of a safe and stable home. The organization’s goal is to keep children safe and, whenever possible, to…

2021 Conference on Domestic Violence

Save the date for Children & Families of Iowa’s 2021 Conference on Domestic Violence. January 26, 2021 at 1 p.m.

2021 Conference on Domestic Violence

Save the date for Children & Families of Iowa’s 2021 Conference on Domestic Violence. January 26, 2021 at 1 p.m.

There are many ways to help,
and it all starts here.


How to Give

Giving to Children & Families of Iowa is easy and can happen right now. CFI accepts gifts immediately, from credit cards to stock transfers, and the organization instantly starts putting contributions in the service of those who need it.


Planned Gifts

Donating to Children & Families of Iowa through a planned gift is a tremendous way to make a lasting impact to the organization and the community. CFI can help donors make the best plan for the most meaningful legacy. It all starts by reaching out.


In-Kind Donation

CFI’s programs require a lot of material, services and equipment. In-Kind donations, donation of things like food, paper products and meeting spaces, help Children & Families of Iowa best serve the community.



Want to leave the world a better place for children, grandchildren and future generations? Make a gift to the Endowment for Children & Families of Iowa. These gifts will make a difference in the lives of children in the future.

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Bob and Jody work in the restaurant industry and struggle to make their paychecks cover their young family’s needs. When Jody became pregnant with their first child, the couple feared…