Family Works

Long-term (6-9 months) residential substance abuse and mental health programs in Iowa and Nebraska for women with children. The program preserves and strengthens the mother-child attachment while providing housing, treatment, therapy, and support for the women and their children.

Eligibility: Services are offered to residents of Council Bluffs and southwest counties in Iowa and Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties in Nebraska.

Nebraska Funding: Nebraska Behavioral Health Programs are funded 74.4 percent by federal, state, and regional sources, and 25.6 percent 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 Family Works program in Iowa 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. Iowa Behavioral Health programs funded by governmental (91%) and non-governmental (9%) sources. Support for the program is also provided by the Iowa West Foundation, the Kim Foundation, and by 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