Welcome to The Coalition for Family and Children's Services in Iowa

We believe that Iowa communities are strengthened when family and children’s service are present in their  communities. Iowa families thrive when they are supported and empowered to care for and provide for their children’s needs. Empowerment occurs through formal and informal supports including programming, education, direct service, coordination and connection to available resources.

The Coalition is a statewide organization whose mission is to enhance the collective impact of its member agencies.  These member agencies provide a wide array of services to families and children across the state of Iowa.  At its most basic description, The Coalition's alliance of agencies provide safety nets to children and youth who have been, or are now, in danger of being abused, neglected, or delinquent; and all children and youth with mental health or substance abuse needs. 

The Coalition is committed to Building a Better Iowa and strengthening Iowa families by focusing on 3 statewide initiatives:   Stabilizing the workforces of agencies which provide human services to families and children across Iowa; Stabilizing the Medicaid system in Iowa; and Promoting and developing the use of evidence-based best practices for care within provider agencies across Iowa.  

November is National Adoption Month!  

Each year, November is recognized as National Adoption Awareness Month. This is a collective, national effort to raise awareness of more than 117,000 children in foster care awaiting permanent and loving families.  In 2017, nearly 5,000 youth in foster care were adopted by their forever families as part of the National Adoption Day celebrations.  To find out more about events happening in Iowa, click here.  Thank you to the multitude of Coalition providers and their teams who support activities around permanency efforts for the youth they serve.     


We are hiring!  

We are seeking an Administrative Assistant to implement and monitor the Coalition’s training plan for our Training Academy and assist leadership. We are looking for an individual who is efficient and comfortable being a member of a team. This can be full-time or part-time work. 

The ability to multi-task, maintain web based databases and record keeping and provide administrative support, is essential in this position. The ideal candidate for this job is resourceful, a good problem solver and organized. Assuring a steady completion of workload in a timely manner is key to success in this position.

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