Providing Education and Support

FAMILY, Inc. provides public health and family support services to women, children and families in Southwest Iowa. It is FAMILY’s primary goal to assist parents in becoming their child’s first and most influential teacher through education, empowerment, and wellness. With offices located in Council Bluffs and Avoca, Iowa the agency serves both urban and rural communities. These services are administered in homes, shelters, and community settings. Through its various programs FAMILY works to ensure families have access to the services and support they need to allow their children to enter school healthy, safe and ready to learn. 

 

Vision

  • All children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential.

Mission

  • To assure that children and their families have the resources they need to succeed
  • To provide the information, support and encouragement parents need to help their children develop optimally during the crucial early years of life
  • To demonstrate private-sector leadership in early childhood services with ongoing engagement of public and private sectors and broad support from the general public.

Council Bluffs Office:

FAMILY, Inc. 3501 Harry Langdon Blvd, Suite 150 Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Phone  (712) 256-9566

East Pottawattamie County/Avoca Office:

FAMILY, Inc. 170 Elm Street, P.O. Box 331 Avoca, IA 51521

Phone  (712) 343-6551

 

FAMILY is committed to assisting parents in their roles as their child’s first and most influential teacher through education and empowerment in:

Group support and parenting education groups:  FAMILY provides evidence-based parenting classes, support groups, and parent/child socialization groups to any family in Pottawattamie County either on-site or off-site.  A number of researched-based curricula including Circles of Security, and Early Childhood Systematic Training and Education for Parenting are utilized.  For group and class dates and times click here.  FAMILY also collaborates with organizations in the community to provide classes.  For more information about dates and times click here.

Child Passenger Safety:  Free car seat checks are offered every other month.

Maternal/Child Nursing Visits and Maternal Depression Screening

You can find a copy of our most recent newsletter for the community here and for our families here.

All services are provided by Certified Educators

To enroll call Janice Wright at (712) 256-9566

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