Family Works

The Heartland Family Service Family Works program offers a unique opportunity for women, with or without children, to address trauma and addiction in a program offering a family component. Ultimately, the program preserves and strengthens the attachment between parent and child that is so critical to the safety, health, and lifelong well-being of the child, and the family as a whole, in order to help create the path toward recovery and self-sufficiency. housing.

Eligibility: Services are offered to residents of Council Bluffs and southwest counties in Iowa and Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties in Nebraska. Our residential programs are available for women only, pregnant women, or mothers of young children who have a recommendation on a substance use assessment for residential services.  They need to meet the ASAM level III.3 or III.5 criteria for therapeutic community or short-term residential services.  Children are allowed to live on-site in our longer-term program. Priority is given to mothers with children ages 0-7 years old.

Nebraska Funding: Nebraska Behavioral Health Programs are funded 72% by federal, state, and regional sources, and 28% by non-government sources. These programs are supported by CFDA 93.958 MHBG/CFDA 93.959 SAPTBG; Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services, Nebraska Health and Human Services, and Region 6 Behavioral Healthcare.

Iowa Funding: The Heartland Family Service Family Works (IA) program is part of the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) Integrated Provider Network, with services funded by the IDPH and the U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.  Support for the program is also provided by the Pottawattamie County Community Foundation’s Southwest Iowa Women’s Fund.

These programs are supported in part by a grant from the United way of the Midlands.


Dads build a stronger bond with your children!

Family Works Iowa offers the National Fatherhood Initiative class 24-7 Dad, which is a nationally recognized program designed for any dad who wants to improve his knowledge and skills to help him raise healthy children.

Classes meet every Wednesday at 4 p.m. at the Heartland Family Service H. Lee Gendler Center, 515 E. Broadway, Council Bluffs, IA.

For more information or to register for class, contact: (712) 322-1407.

Funding: 24-7 Dad is sponsored by the Iowa Department of Public Health