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News, Press Releases and Announcements

Children & Families of Iowa is a leader when it comes to providing quality care and services for families and children in crisis. Check here for all kinds of news and announcements about social services, domestic violence, child care, caring for teens and family safety both about Children & Families of Iowa and about the service community in general.


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For media inquiries, please contact Amy Stapp-Arpy at 515-697-7921.

The Nadas Headline 2020 Kidsfest Event!

January 3, 2020, Des Moines, Iowa – New this year, The Nadas headline Friday night entertainment at the Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa’s Kidsfest, presented by Veridian Credit…

Hy-Vee partners with Children & Families of Iowa to restore hope.

Des Moines, Iowa (October 7, 2019) — Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) recently received a $12,500 donation from Hy-Vee, Inc. in support of CFI’s Kidsfest 2020, presented by Veridian…

Children & Families of Iowa receives PriceWaterhouseCoopers Grant to Expand Connect 2 Careers Services

Des Moines, IA, December 3, 2019  – Nearly 5 percent of Iowans are immigrants (American Immigration Council).  25 percent of Iowa youth ages 18 to 24 live in poverty and…

Endow Urbandale Grant to assist Children & Families of Iowa’s Domestic Violence Shelter and Services for Urbandale Residents

Des Moines, IA (December 3, 2019) – In Iowa, on a single day – September 13, 2018: 735 Iowa victims found a safe place to stay in an emergency domestic…

Children & Families of Iowa and the Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa Announce New Board Members

Des Moines, Iowa (November 21, 2019) — Children & Families of Iowa and The Foundation for Children & Families of Iowa are pleased to announce newly elected 2019-2020 board members….

Mental Health Services Available to Help Fort Dodge Residents with Life’s Challenges

Des Moines, Iowa (October 24, 2019) — Local Mental Health Services are available at Children & Families of Iowa’s (CFI) Fort Dodge Service Center. Clients of all ages have access…