FAQ

Q: What does it cost ?
A: FAMILY’s home visits are free to all families in Pottawattamie County. There is an application process and certain criteria to determine eligibility.

Q:How are you funded?
A: FAMILY receives funding from donations and grants. Some of our funding partners include Boost4Families, Delta Dental, Iowa Department of Education, Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa West Foundation, Pottawattamie County Community Foundation, Prevent Child Abuse Iowa, Promise Partners, Safe Kids Worldwide, and Early Head Start.

Q: How do I enroll in the home visitation program?
A: To enroll, please fill out this application form and Katie Kearney, our Enrollment Specialist will be in touch! https://tinyurl.com/FAMILYhomevisit (en espanol: https://tinyurl.com/FAMILYvisitadehogares)

Q: How do I enroll in the maternal health program?
A: Contact Cassy Lawrence, our Maternal Health Nurse at 712-828-2135.

Q: How do I know if my child is on track?
A: FAMILY offers a variety of child development screenings. To learn more please feel free to visit http://www.easterseals.com/site/PageNavigator/ntlc10_mffc_homepageasq.html to complete an online questionnaire to assess your child’s development.

Q:How can I help?
A: If you are interested in volunteering or making a donation to help “build the future right from the start,” contact Cheryl Gerharter at 712-256-9566 Ext 214 email her at cgerharter@familyia.org.

Q:What is a home visit?
A:To view a home visit click here

Q: Why invest in home visitation?
A. To hear John Pepper, Former CEO of Procter and Gamble speak on the economic benefits of home visitation click here