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FAMILY, Inc. provides public health and family support services to women, children and families in Western 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 Walnut, 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. 


A resilient community built on strong partnerships and trust with equitable opportunities to thrive
To engage and educate our community, inspiring a healthy future through literacy, family, and public health services.


To apply for the Home Visitation Program, please fill out this form- (en español: or give our Enrollment Specialist, Araceli Neri a call at (712) 828-2596!

For questions about the Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health Program or 1st Five, call Jenny Sharrick at (712) 256-9566 Ext 203.


Council Bluffs Office:

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

Phone: (712) 256-9566
Fax: (712) 256-9916

East Pottawattamie County/Walnut Office:

FAMILY, Inc. 415 Antique City Drive, Ste #1 (Ground Level) Walnut, IA 51577

Phone: (712) 784-3551


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.

Maternal Health Nursing Visits and Maternal Depression Screening: Offered when appropriate to pregnant and postpartum individuals in Cass, Harrison, Ida, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, Shelby and Woodbury counties. 

I-Smile @ School: Free oral health screenings provided in elementary and middle schools, as well as preschools, WIC, and daycare centers yearly on an as needed basis in Cass, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, and Shelby counties. 

Care for Kids: Calls to families who are newly eligible for Medicaid coverage are ongoing throughout the year in order to support and ensure preventative health services like well-child exams in Cass, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Pottawattamie, and Shelby counties.

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