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.

Grupo Manantial

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1552 Mall Drive
Iowa City, IA 52240
319-351-KIDS (5437)
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370 West Cherry Street
North Liberty, IA 52317
319-626-2181

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This is a support group through the Children's Center for Therapy for Spanish-speaking parents/caregivers of children with special needs. It meets from 11:00am-1pm on certain Fridays throughout the school year and includes lunch and free child care. Call 319-351-5437 for more information.

Este es un grupo de soporte para las madres y padres de ninos con necesidades especiales que hablan espanol. Se rene en unas viernes durante el ano escolar a once de la media hasta un de la tarde. Incluye el almuerzo y tambien cuidado de ninos gratis. Puede llamar 319-351-5437 para mas informacion.

Hillcrest Integrated Health Home

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218 North 2nd Street
Wapello, Iowa 52653

Fax: (319) 527-4458
Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This program provides nurses, care coordinators, and peer support/family navigators. The staff can assist with consultations, medications, appointments, educational/support groups, and help set clients up with services in the community. The program is available to adults in Washington, Keokuk, Louisa, and Henry Counties and Children in Washington, Keokuk, and Mahaska Counties.

IFAPA Fost Parent Support Group- Burlington

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3300 E. Agency Street
Burlington, Iowa
319-985-2213

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association (IFAPA)hosts several support groups across the state.

Location: 3300 E. Agency Street, Burlington, Iowa
Date/Time: 1st Friday of each month, from 9-11am
Contact Kim Edwards at 319-985-2213 or kedwards@ifapa.org for more information.

IFAPA Foster Parent Support Group- Davenport/Bettendorf

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563-508-4918

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parents Association (IFAPA) hosts foster parent support groups in various locations across the state.

Location: Meetings are held in various locations in Bettendorf and Davenport.
Date/time: Varies.
Contact Nancy Maday at 563-508-4918 or nancy@bffoftheqc.com for more information, including current meeting times and locations.

Moments for Moms

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1823 Logan St,
Muscatine, IA 52761
(563) 263-9996

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Moments for Moms is a support group for mothers of children from 6th grade through high school. It is a FREE group that meets on Thursday evenings from 6:30-8:00 pm.

MOPS Muscatine

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Wesley United Methodist Church
400 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

MOPS stands for Mothers of Preschoolers and it is a grassroots movement that offers supports to moms of young children. The Muscatine MOPS Group meets at Wesley United Methodist Church on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month from 9am-11am. A full calendar is available online. There is a yearly membership fee to MOPS International, as well as weekly dues, but scholarships are available if the financial aspect is a barrier. Also the first meeting is FREE. Child care for children 3 months and older during the meeting times. See the website for more information and the online application.

Mujeres Latinas

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1823 Logan Street
Muscatine, IA 52761

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Este programa es para las mujeres latinas sobre el parenting. El grupo se rene en los viernes 9:30-11:45 de la manana.

This this is a parenting program for Spanish-speaking women. It meets on Fridays from 9:30-11:45 am.

Muscatine Al-Anon Family Groups

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Muscatine Al-Anon: 6:45 pm on Sunday nights
714 S. Houser Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761 Both meetings listed are open to anyone interested in Al-Anon or Alateen

Wilton AFT: 6:45 pm on Tuesday nights
Musser Public Library
Small meeting room
314 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine

Muscatine Special Needs Social and Support Group

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Facebook Support Group

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This is a Facebook-based support group for families of children with special needs. If you have a Facebook account you may search for the group name and request to join.

NAMI Family Support Group

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Muscatine Community College, Larson 75
152 Colorado Street
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
563-260-7780 (Vicki Walters)

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This is a support group for individuals with mental illness and their families. It is provided by the local chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).

When: Thursday evenings from 5:30-8pm
Where: Muscatine Community College, Larson 75

Contact Vicki Walters at 563-260-7780 for more information.

NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley

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1035 W Kimberly Rd, Suite 4

Davenport, IA 52806

Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday - Friday, 10 AM - 2 PM

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Resource updated: February 11, 2020
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We are the National Alliance on Mental Illness of the Greater Mississippi Valley (NAMI)
NAMI offers nationally-developed programs in education and support. Trained NAMI volunteers bring our programs to a wide variety of community settings.
NAMI Greater Mississippi Valley is an affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals living with a mental health conditions and their families, empowering them toward recovery.

Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators (NICHE)

Toll-Free Phone: 800-723-0438

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

NICHE helps home school families find support groups and other resources. There are online tools available as well as an online form to fill out for local referrals.

Parent Partners

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800 East Iowa Street 2A
Eldridge, IA 52748

Hours / Days of Operation:

Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Parents empowering parents through the child welfare system.

Parent's Support Group

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Wapello United Methodist Church
319 Main Street
Wapello, IA 52653
319-752-4000 ext. 141 (Young House Family Services)

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Parent's Support Group meets on the 4th Thursday of each month from 7pm-8pm (after the Community Supper). It is designed to be "a safe environment for parents that have children that suffer from behavioral, emotional, and/or mental health disorders".

The group is sponsored by the Pediatric Integrated Health Program and Young House Family Services.

SafePath Survivor Resources of Family Resources Inc.

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801 Oregon Street, Unit 4
Muscatine, Iowa 52761

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Resource updated: February 17, 2020

SafePath Survivor Resources of Family Resources, is a community based program that serves the needs of women, men, children, and families whose lives have been affected by domestic or sexual violence, human trafficking, or other violent crimes.

We work from a feminist, anti-opressive framework that embraces inclusiveness, diversity, and equality. Our mission is to create a community free of violence through education, counseling and advocacy.

Share- Quad Cities

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P.O. Box 188
Rapids City, IL 61278

Hours / Days of Operation:

3rd Thursday of the month at 6:30-8:30 pm.

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Support Group for people who experienced the loss of a child through miscarriage, stillbirth or neonatal death.

Support Groups are the 3rd Thursday of the month at Genesis Heart Institute (lower level) starting at 6:30pm.

Sisters and Brothers Club

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U of I children's Hospital, Activities Therapy Gym 1701
PappaJohn Pavilion, Level 1
140 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, Iowa

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This group is for siblings of current or past patients at the University of Iowa Children's Hospital. It meets one Saturday per month and is led by a Child Life Specialist and a Music Therapist along with volunteers from Dance Marathon. Contact Rachel Niensteadt at 319-384-7447for more information.

Stork's Nest of Louisa County

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317 Van Buren St.
Wapello, IA 52653

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

The Stork's Nest of Louisa County serves parents and guardians of children 0-5 years. Parent Education classes are offered weekly at two locations. Tuesday we meet at the Columbus Methodist Church, 517 2nd Street, from 3:45-5:00pm. Classes are interpreted in Spanish and Chin. Wednesday meetings are at the Stork's Nest at 317 Van Buren St. in the back of the ISU Extension Office, from 3:45-5. Parents attend educational classes while children are able to play in the childcare room. Incentive points are earned for attending class to use in the Stork's Nest store for a variety of baby/children's items and food. Support is offered before and after class as well as by appointment.

TEEN Line

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1-800-443-8336
1-800-735-2942 (TT/TTY)

Resource updated: August 21, 2019

TEEN line is available to answer questions or to talk to teens who may be uncomfortable discussing certain topics with other people they know. Examples of topics teens call about include healthy eating/weight, relationships with parents or friends, violence, alcohol or drug use, stress, etc.

The TEEN Line is not a crisis or "hotline", but it is staff 24 hours a day through the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Iowa State University Extension. It is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL.

Teen Parents Group

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1823 Logan Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
563-263-9996

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

This group is for parents age 19 and under. The meeting location varies between the Muscatine Community YMCA and local restaurants or other locations. For more information regarding the group, meeting location, or transportation call Holly at 563-263-9996.

Youth Service Bureau- Prevention Attention Quick (PAQ)

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4709 44th Street, Suite 5
Rock Island, IL 61201

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Resource updated: August 21, 2019

Prevention Attention Quick (PAQ)

PAQ provides school and community based cognitive-behavioral counseling groups. Topics include anger management, social skills, gang resistance, organizational skills, relationships among girls, and cultural orientation for African Refugees and Latino immigrants. Time-limited, intensive case-management is also available.

Cost: no cost for PAQ Program services.

Referrals: School and Law Enforcement personnel interested in starting a group can contact YSB Clinical Supervisor 793-3460.

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