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

We are a statewide agency that believes Iowa communities are strengthened when family and children’s services 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.

Our Mission: To Enhance the Collective Impact of Member Agencies' Services to Children and Families.

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:  

  1. Stabilizing the workforces of agencies which provide human services to families and children across Iowa;
  2. Stabilizing the Medicaid system in Iowa; and
  3. Promoting and developing the use of evidence-based best practices for care within provider agencies across Iowa.  

History of The Coalition