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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.

How COVID-19 is Impacting the Services of Children & Families of Iowa

Des Moines, IA (April 3, 2020) – Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) responds to unparalleled challenges in serving clients who already faced food insufficiency, lack of basic needs, stable…

Coronavirus, COVID-19 Update

Partners ~   I am reaching out to you with some updated information regarding the respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, COVID-19. At this time, there are no reported cases…

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…