Restoring Hope. Building Futures. Changing Lives.

At CFI, our mission strives to help every Iowan build a safe and happy future.

Helping Every Iowan Discover a Brighter Tomorrow

Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) is dedicated to improving the lives of children and families throughout Iowa. With offices across the state, CFI supports Iowans with services ranging from family support and childcare to career training, behavioral health, and much more.

Our Programs

Domestic Violence

Helping survivors of domestic violence rebuild their lives.

Behavioral Health

Trauma-informed therapy and substance use solutions.

Career Planning & Work Readiness

Career development and support for at-risk youth and adults.

Childcare & Tutoring

Affordable childcare with fun, age-appropriate programming.

Payee Services

Assisting individuals with Social Security benefit management.

Health & Human Services

Support, classes, adoption services, and SafeCare.

Juvenile Justice Supported Services

Services and support for teens referred by Polk County Juvenile Court.


When I was trapped in an abusive relationship with a new baby, CFI helped me get out. With CFI, my son and I had the safety and support we desperately needed.

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Touching Lives Across Iowa Since 1888

For over 135 years, CFI has been changing the lives of
children and families across the state. This is just a small snapshot of our impact.

Iowa counties reached with CFI’s programs and services. That’s every county.
Iowa children with safe homes thanks to foster care and family support services.
Individuals served through CFI services in 2022-23.

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Together, We Can Make A Difference

There are many ways to support the work CFI is doing for children and families and Iowa. Your generosity can make a lasting impact.