Family Works

The purpose of the Family Works program is to promote stable sobriety and economic self-sufficiency for mothers, and enhance a strong, protective maternal bond for their children. Women accepted into the program will live with their children in an apartment and community setting while they progress through the treatment and aftercare process. Support will be intensive in the beginning, with steps for continuing care through the remainder of the stay to ensure lasting sobriety for parents and safety for children, as they establish independent or transitional 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.

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 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.



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