1st Five

Contact

1609 Cedar Street

Muscatine, IA 52761

Phone: Fax:
(563) 264-9512
Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm

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Resource updated: January 7, 2020
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Have you ever…

  • Been concerned about your child's learning, development or behavior?
  • Had a family concern and not known where to go for help?
  • Missed or rescheduled your child's doctor visits because of a stressful family situation or transportation issue?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are not alone. Most parents have concerns at some point during their child's life. Talking with your child's doctor can help. Doctors who are part of Iowa's 1st Five network of medical professionals may refer you to our 1st Five care coordinators ~ experts in linking local resources to parental concerns. 1st Five care coordination services are free, voluntary and confidential.

Remember, early experiences will shape the way children think, feel and behave as adults.

Balance Autism

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4959 Utica Ridge Road
Davenport, Iowa 52807

Phone: Toll-Free Phone: Fax:
(515) 957-3380

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Resource updated: January 31, 2020
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Balance Autism provides innovative services for children and adults with Autism throughout the state of Iowa. Our Children's Clinic in Davenport provides intensive one-on-one therapy utilizing the principles of applied behavior analysis (ABA). Each child has an individualized treatment plan developed by a board certified behavior analyst. The treatment plan addresses communication, behavior management, social interactions, and engagement. In addition to child's therapy, parents receive at least an hour of direct training each week. This teaches parents the same strategies Balance Autism uses with their child and how they can use them at home and in the community.

Services Offered:

Children's Clinic
Consultation and Training
Supported Community Living (children)

Beyond the Bump

Contact

Waterfront Hyvee Club Room
1720 Waterfront Drive
Iowa City, Iowa

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Beyond the Bump is a support group for new moms. All new moms and their babies are welcome. The group meets every other Thursday 11am-12:30pm at the Waterfront Hyvee in Iowa City. Register for each session online at the website provided.

Big Brothers Big Sisters - Muscatine and Cedar Counties

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Muscatine YMCA
1823 Logan Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a program that matches kids 5-14 years of age with an adult mentor. Schedules vary on the available times for each "Big" and "Little". Meetings may occur in the community or at school.

Birthright of Burlington

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1113 S Main Street
Burlington, IA 52601

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Services for women facing unplanned pregnancies. Services are always free, non-judgmental, and confidential.

Birthright of Davenport

Contact

2020 Harrison Street
Davenport, Iowa

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Services for women facing unplanned pregnancies. Services are always free, non-judgmental, and confidential.

Birthright of Iowa City

Contact

341 E. College Street
Iowa City, Iowa
319-338-8665

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Services for women facing unplanned pregnancies. Services are always free, non-judgmental, and confidential.

Bright Beginnings , Genesis VNA

Contact

2535 Maplecrest Rd, Ste 8

Bettendorf, IA 52722

Phone: Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday-Friday, 8a-4:30pm

Other appointment times available as needed

Resource updated: July 12, 2021
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The Bright Beginnings Program may be available to all Cedar County residents who are pregnant/delivering babies. Bright Beginnings is a structured program that has been awarded the Iowa Family Support Credential for Family Support Home Visitation Programs. We offer prenatal and postnatal services to parents to identify the presence of risk factors that may inhibit positive parenting and healthy practices; offer parenting education and support commensurate with a family's level of need; make regular home visits; and collaborate with other family support organizations to provide a comprehensive continuum of services to families that we serve.

Bright Beginnings works with families to improve parent education and nurturing skills, as well as develop goals, provide support to achieve those goals, and increase self-reliance within the population we serve. We are able to provide incentives to our families that are actively achieving their established goals; these incentives include a wide array of items such as: diapers, car seats, clothes, household necessities, and other items identified by the families.

Bright Beginnings is able to serve families that are prenatal and have children up through age 5. Potential referrals will be visited by a Family Support Worker to determine eligibility for services, as well as determine what other services the family could be linked with to provide support and assistance.

Child Abuse Council- Healthy Families and Doula Services

Contact

524 15th Street

Moline, IL 61265
(309)736-7170

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Healthy Families and Doula programming provides new and expecting families with quality for services in Rock Island County support and education about what to expect while pregnant and parenting.

Whether pregnant, in the hospital or after the birth of your baby, the Healthy Families and Doula team work to increase the health and well-being of each family.

Together we help parents to:
Build confidence in your role as a parent
Make a plan and set goals for you and your baby
Feel successful as a parent
Learn how to meet your child's needs

Children in the Middle

Contact

152 Colorado Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges conduct these classes for the Scott, Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, and Muscatine Counties in Iowa and Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Whiteside Counties in Illinois. The classes are aimed toward families living in two separate houses due to separation or divorce. It is a 4-hour class and works to develop skills in the parents and children.

Registration: You may register for these classes online (credit card required), by phone, mail, or fax; or in person at your local college. Contact information in this listing is for Muscatine Community college, however the class is also available at Scott Community College and Clinton Community College.

The class schedule, along with the class ID number for registration, may be found online. The classes for the Muscatine Campus are one Monday night per month from 6pm-10pm.

Children in the Middle

Contact

152 Colorado Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Eastern Iowa Community Colleges conduct these classes for the Scott, Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, and Muscatine Counties in Iowa and Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Whiteside Counties in Illinois. The classes are aimed toward families living in two separate houses due to separation or divorce. It is a 4-hour class and works to develop skills in the parents and children.

Registration: You may register for these classes online (credit card required), by phone, mail, or fax; or in person at your local college. Contact information in this listing is for Muscatine Community college, however the class is also available at Scott Community College and Clinton Community College.

The class schedule, along with the class ID number for registration, may be found online. The classes for the Muscatine Campus are one Monday night per month from 6pm-10pm.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa- FaDSS

Contact

1903 Park Ave
Muscatine IA 52761

Phone: Toll-Free Phone:

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

FaDSS is a supportive service to assist Family Investment Program (FIP) families with significant or multiple barriers reach self-sufficiency.

Referral to FaDSS is made through the Department of Human Services, PROMISE JOBS Program, other third-party sources, and self-referrals. Participation in FaDSS is a voluntary option for people receiving Family Investment Program (FIP) benefits. FaDSS provides services that promote, empower, and nurture families towards economic and emotional self-sufficiency.

The foundation of FaDSS is regular home visits with families, using a strength-based approach. Core services include support, goal setting, and assessment. Support is given in many ways such as referrals, group activities, linking families to communities and advocacy. Assessment aids the family to identify strengths that they possess that may be used to eliminate barriers to self-sufficiency. Goal setting helps families break down goals that seem out of reach into small steps that will lead to success.

Coordinated Intake Program

Contact

1609 Cedar Street

Muscatine, IA 52761

Phone: Fax:
(563) 263-0520
Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday through Friday 8am to 4:30pm

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Resource updated: July 12, 2021
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Trinity Muscatine Public Health Coordinated Intake Program

At Trinity Muscatine Public Health, our goal is to connect with all new and expecting mothers who reside in Muscatine County to provide them with information about resources available and to connect them to the supports they may need.

  • Muscatine Community School District’s Parents as Teachers Program helps you understand child development and connect you to the resources you need to make the best choices for your family. Parents as Teachers offers personal visits customized for the needs of your family.
  • Lutheran Services in Iowa’s HOPES and Parents as Teachers Programs are a free and voluntary in-home visitation programs for parents who would like to learn more about creating a healthy future for their young child and empower you to be your child’s first teacher! Family Support Specialists and Parent Educators offer parenting tips and support, child development information, and more in order to help parents achieve their goals for their family. Please contact us at (563) 288-4171 https://lsiowa.org/early-childhood/
  • Child Care Resource and Referral can help you find quality childcare for your family by providing referrals to childcare programs that meet your needs, information on quality child care and child development, help with making informed child care choices, and child care financial assistance information.
  • The Mississippi Bend Area Education Agency’s Early Access Program is Iowa’s system of early intervention services that supports families with young children birth to age three, who may have concerns about their child’s growth and development. Early Access services are provided at no cost to young children that qualify and their families. These services might include education consultation, occupational therapy, and more.
  • Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS) is a completely voluntary program that can be tailored to families’ individual needs. FaDSS is a home visitation program that assists families to become self-sufficient through a strength-based approach. Families must be receiving cash assistance (FIP) through the State of Iowa and actively participating in Promise Jobs.
  • Family Program Services of the Muscatine YMCA provides parenting education, self-sufficiency trainings, respite, grandparent support, Dad’s group following the “24/7 Dads” curriculum, and family focused activities. All classes and groups are free of charge with childcare and transportation provided at no cost during all group meetings. (563) 263-9996 - Ask for Diana.
  • The Department of Human Services Income Maintenance program helps families with Child Care Assistance, Food Assistance, Family Investment Program (FIP), Iowa Health and Wellness, and Medicaid. (563) 263-9302
  • Iowa State University Extension & Outreach - Buy. Eat. Live Healthy. Trying to stretch your food dollars?  Use WIC food in more interesting ways?  Feed picky eaters in your home?  Cook more?  All of those things are part of the free Buy. Eat. Live Healthy series which can be taught in your home right in your kitchen or other convenient location.  Call your local Iowa State University Extension and Outreach educator at 563.263.5701 to find out more!
  • Early Head Start/Head Start programs provide free quality early childhood education to children ages prenatal through five years of age. They provide education and support, developmental curriculum, family support services, nutritious meals, and kindergarten readiness. Center and home-based programs are available. caeiowa.org
  • The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) serves Iowa residents who are pregnant, breastfeeding, or post-partum; infants, and children up to five years of age. They provide nutritional counseling, breastfeeding support, referrals to other programs and a variety of healthy, nutritious foods for your family.
  • Trinity Muscatine Public Health provides many services for families in their child rearing years with young children: Immunizations for those who qualify, assistance with applications for Medicaid (state insurance) and Hawk-i (free or low-cost healthcare for kids and teens), reproductive health and family planning services, support services for pregnant and/or parenting teens, developmental screenings for children 5 years and younger and a physician-referred 1st Five program that links families with children 5 years old and younger to community services. For more information, please call 563-263-0122.

Please contact us and a Care Coordinator will facilitate connections while maintaining privacy and respect. Ask for the COORDINATED INTAKE Program.

563-263-0122

Ask for JoJo Green

Joanna.Green@unitypoint.org

This program is funded by

Early Childhood Iowa-Muscatine County and Muscatine Shared Vision Family Support Grant

Diana Broderson

Contact

563-260-7515

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Supervised Visitation for parent(s) and their minor children.

Families of Iowa Network for Disabilities (FIND)

Contact

Online Only

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

FIND is a project of ASK Resource Center, funded by the Iowa Department of Education and private donations. It is a social networking site for families of children with disabilities to make connections and share resources and support. Membership is free and features include forums, live chats, groups, videos and blogs.

Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS)

Contact

Louisa County Community Action
202 E. Access Road, Suite D/PO Box 29
Columbus Junction, IA 52738
319-728-2314

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Family Development and Self-Sufficiency is an in-home program helps families achieve self-sufficiency, both social and economic. Each family is assigned a Family Development Specialist to work with them an assist them to make use of community resources. These meetings occur at least once a month.

Family Program Services of the Muscatine Community YMCA

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1823 Logan St
Muscatine, IA 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Family Program Services (FPS) provides programming to families through group support. Several groups are held each week including those for teen parents, Spanish speaking mothers, parents with children 0-grade school, parents with children in middle and high school, and grandparents raising grandchildren. Programming includes parenting education, self-sufficiency, respite, family focus, and grandparents raising grandchildren support. FPS also provides family strengthening educational workshops, family bonding activities, job seeking skills, child sexual abuse prevention, and cost saving techniques, etc. All programs are free and open to the public whether or not they are YMCA members. Community referrals for families are an integral part of programming. Childcare and transportation are provided for all services.

Family to Family Iowa

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ASK Resource Center
5665 Greendale Road, Suite D
Johnston, Iowa 50131

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Family to Family is a free program that provides families with special needs children with a Family Navigator to assist the family in finding services for the special needs child as well as other family members. They also provide trainings to develop self-advocacy.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

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1823 Logan Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This group is facilitated by the Muscatine Community YMCA. It meets twice monthly for grandparents who are raising or helping to raise their grandchildren and for other supporting family members. This group provides support, discusses challenging legal/medical/family situations, and directs family members to community resources. Meeting time and place varies and a complete list can be found on the website or be calling the YMCA at 563-263-9996.

Healthy Child Care Iowa Talk Line

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Healthy Child Care Iowa Talk Line is for child care providers or families to call regarding child care information, information about child care providers, or to speak with a Child Care Nurse Consultant.

Iowa Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health

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319-462-2187

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Iowa Federation of Families for Children's Mental Health offers training, advocacy, support, information/referral, outreach/education, and outcome evaluation to families of children with mental health needs.

Louisa County Public Health- Newborn Family Home Visit Program

Contact

805 JL Hodges Ave
Wapello, Iowa 52653

Phone: Hours / Days of Operation:

M-F 8-4:30pm; 24 hour on-call RN

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Newborn Family Home Visist Program includes a 1 time home visit provided by a nurse. The nurse meets with the family assists with breastfeeding if needed, weighs the baby, and answers any questions that the famliy may have.

Lutheran Services in Iowa- Brief Intensive Services

Contact

315 Iowa Ave. Suite C
Muscatine, IA 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Brief Intensive Services offers 6 months of in home services to youth and their families. The goals of the program include increasing formal and informal supports for families, improving family functioning, improving school performance, and decreasing involvement with DHS and/or the juvenile justice system. With in the first month of services families are provided a family team meeting to identify and plan their service needs.

Lutheran Services in Iowa- Family Advocacy Program

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315 Iowa Avenue Suite C
Muscatine, IA 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Family Advocacy Program provides in home skill development, to youth who have been diagnosed with a serious mental health issue and their families. Examples of diagnosis include: depression, ODD, anxiety, RAD, bipolar disorder, PDD, autism, etc. Services can include, but are not limited mental health education, resource connection, parent support, crisis line available, parenting support, skill development, etc. Youth can not qualify for title 19 (Medicaid). No insurance is needed, as this service is available to youth and their families at no cost.

Evening and weekend appointments available

Lutheran Services in Iowa- PAT Program

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514 Cedar Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

Phone: Hours / Days of Operation:

Hours of Operation: Monday- Friday 8-5
Some evenings and weekends available

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

We provide parent education, in-home visits, resources and support so you can give your child a healthy start. Our services can start even before your child is born, and we partner with you up to the preschool years.

LSI offers home visitation for families prenatal to kindergarten entry. We share in the joy of seeing your child grow and develop. You will learn about your child's development, gain confidence, receive useful parenting information, learn about other community programs and have a support system when you need it.

A child's first few years can be the most important, and you are your child's first teacher. Build a healthy future for your child by partnering with LSI.

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