Providing Education and Support

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FAMILY, Inc. provides public health and family support services to women, children and families in Pottawattamie and Mills Counties. 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. 

4 ways to support FAMILY in November & December:

1. Like/Follow
Help us reach our social media goals by liking or following our pages and encouraging your friends, family and acquaintances to do so too!

2. Shop
Purchase your groceries in the “My Heart” Reusable Bags at Hy-Vee on Madison Avenue in Council Bluffs. This month, for every $2.50 bag purchased, $1 will be donated to FAMILY! Not in Council Bluffs? No worries—you can purchase “My Heart”  bags at any HyVee throughout the year and designate your donation to FAMILY, Inc. This is a great way to support the environment and FAMILY, Inc. at the same time!



3. Buy
When you purchase items on Amazon for ongoing use or during Black Friday or Cyber Monday, make sure your settings are such that FAMILY, Inc. can receive 0.5% of your order cost as a donation—no charge to you! Did you know that you can also set this up for shopping on your phone from the Amazon app? Sign up for AmazonSmile donations to FAMILY through your browser’s Amazon site. Then set it up so that orders from your app count too by following these steps!
4. Donate
Save the Date for Giving Tuesday on December 1st! Join us in being the “power of all” and launching our Mobile Wellness Unit.


All children will learn, grow, and develop to realize their full potential.
Empower families to build a strong foundation and healthy future through education, advocacy, support, and community connection.


To apply for the Home Visitation Program, please fill out this form- (en español: or give our Enrollment Specialist, Katie Kearney 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.

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.

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.


All services are provided by Certified Educators

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