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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.

Tango Gala

Plan to attend CFI’s Tango Gala this April!

Friday, April 17, 2020
6:30 – 10:30 p.m.
The Tea Room, Des Moines

Join family and friends for an evening of restoring hope at CFI’s Tango Gala.
Enjoy delicious hors d’oeuvres, dancing to live music, and the chance to bid on exceptional trips and silent auctions items.
Children & Families of Iowa has been positively impacting the lives of at-risk Iowans for over 132 years. Your attendance in this event will help us continue to change lives.

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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…


Integrated Health Home Services

Children & Families of Iowa’s Integrated Health Home program is designed to help families of children who have a mental health diagnosis navigate their healthcare and improve their overall health…

Tango Gala

Guests at the popular social event will enjoy delicious hors d’ oeuvres, dancing to music provided by Final Mix, and the chance to bid on exceptional items at the live and silent auctions.

Family Tees Inter-generational Golf Tournament

Join Children & Families of Iowa for our signature Family Tees Golf Tournament. Family Tees offers a wonderful opportunity for families to be active and play together while supporting the important mission of Children & Families of Iowa.

Ladies Invitational Golf Tournament

  Ladies – join Children & Families of Iowa for a fun morning on the course! Funds raised at the Invitational Golf Tournament allow Children & Families of Iowa to…

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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