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Name & Location

Phone Number

Days/Hours

Services Provided

 

 

FAMILY

 

Arc of East Central Iowa

680 2nd Street SE, Suite 200

Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

 

365-0487

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Provides an array of services including respite, summer daycare, family support & supported community living.

Area Substance Abuse Council

3601 16th Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

390-4611

Assistance available Monday through Thursday from 8:00 AM to 9:00 PM; Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Community assistance to combat alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use, curriculum facilitation, series of sessions on substance abuse related topics.  Substance abuse evaluations. Outpatient and residential substance abuse treatment.

Cedar Rapids Public Library

Downtown Branch

500 First St. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA. 5240

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cedar Rapids Public Library

West Side Branch

Westdale Mall

2nd Level

Cedar Rapids, IA. 5240

 

Downtown Branch

398-5123

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

West Side Branch

390-7806

 

 

 

Assistance available Monday through Sunday.  Monday through Thursday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM, Saturday from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Assistance available Monday through Sunday.  Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Sunday from 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

 

The Cedar Rapids Public Library is more than a place to find a good book, as it provides nearly 80 programs each month. For children, story times and toddler times are given; families will enjoy the special programs and book discussions. Computer classes are offered in the technology learning center. And the café on the second level is open Monday – Saturday for lunch, coffee, specialized beverages and desserts. Cedar Rapids Public Library is also home to the Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center (ISAIC) and other reference services. Computerized databases help library users access information quickly. Internet access is provided along with word processing stations and more. We are also accessible to the physically challenged.

http://www.crlibrary.org/

 

Select services and programs are offered at the West Side Branch.

City of Cedar Rapids

Parks Department

3601 42nd Street NE

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52402

 

286-5760

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Individual facility/park functions and hours/times vary.

The Parks Department city parks, sports fields and courts, trails, a skate park, ice rinks, sledding and skiing hot spots, an off-leash dog area, Old McDonalds’s Farm, water playgrounds, disc golf courses, riverfront maintenance and lease program for Ellis Harbor and a donation program.

http://www.cedar-rapids.org/

 

City of Cedar Rapids

Recreation Department

2000 Mount Vernon Road SE
Cedar Rapids
, IA 52403

 

 

286-5731

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Individual facility functions and times vary.

The Recreation Department operates two recreation centers, Time Check and Ambroz, the Veteran’s Memorial Tennis Center, Riverside Roundhouse, an indoor pool, five outdoor pools, and two farmers’ markets.
Many of these facilities are available to rent for parties, meetings, receptions, picnics, reunions, and other special events.

http://www.cedar-rapids.org/

 

 

Family Resource Centers

 

 

§          Family Resource Center  at Jane Boyd

943 14th Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

 

 

§          Family Resource Center at Taylor Elementary School

720 7th Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

 

§          Urban Family Resource Center

1382 Second Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52403

 

 

 

§          Marion Family Resource Center

3405 7th Avenue, Suite 100

Marion, IA  52302

 

 

§          Northwest Neighborhood Network

520 11th Street NW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52405

 

 

 

Jane Boyd: 366-0431

 

 

 

Taylor:

558-2084

 

 

 

 

Urban:

366-7632

 

 

 

Marion:

447-5816

 

 

 

Northwest:

892-5700

 

Assistance provided Monday through Friday from:

 

Jane Boyd:

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

 

 

Taylor:

Varies by program and activities.

 

 

 

 

Urban:

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

 

 

 

 

 

Marion:

8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

 

 

 

For more information, contact Chris Carman at 892-5700.

 

Services provided vary by site as noted below:

 

Jane Boyd: Preschool, Child/Youth Sports Programs, After-School Drop-in Programs, Adult & Family Activities, Parent & Family Support, Employment Information, Budgeting & Health Information, Individual Counseling & Referral Services, Support Groups, Free Medical Clinic, Food Bank, LEAF Emergency Funds, Furniture & Appliance Connection.  www.janeboyd.org

 

Taylor:  Step-Up Preschool for 4 year olds, Metro Care Connection Health Clinic for children, HACAP’s Family Health Alliance/WIC Clinic, Monthly Free Clothing Giveaway, TANA (Taylor Area Neighborhood Association) monthly meetings, Tiger Cub Club before and after school program, SHARE-Iowa food program distribution, Family Support, Young Parents Network weekly group meetings.

 

Urban:  Head Start, Family & Community Health Alliance, Food Boxes, Heating & Energy Assistance, Nutrition Information, Parenting Groups, Holiday Food Box Sign-up, WIC Clinic, Prenatal Education, Oral Health Screenings and Education, Well Child Screening Clinic including hearing, vision, and developmental screens.  www.hacap.org

 

Marion: Head Start, Family & Community Health Alliance, Food Boxes, Heating 7 Energy Assistance, Nutrition Information, Parenting Groups, Holiday Food Box Sign-up, WIC Clinic, Oral Health Screenings and Education.  www.hacap.org

 

 

 

NW Neighborhood Network: Day Care, Head Start, Parenting Classes, Pre-school Grant, Recreation, Family Support Groups, Development Screening for 3-Year Olds, Neighborhood Partners, & Individual Family Support.

 

Foundation 2 Family Resources

1714 Johnson Avenue NW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52405

 

362-1170

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Counseling and skill-building services to youth and families referred by the Department of Human Services or Juvenile Court Services.  Also offers anger management classes for adults and youth.

Foundation 2 Mobile Crisis Outreach

1540 2nd Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52403

 

 

 

247-0030

Assistance available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

On-site crisis response team that can be dispatched to businesses, schools, homes or hospitals.  Provide assessment, crisis de-escalation, counseling as needed, referrals and follow-up with client.

Foundation 2 Street Outreach Services (SOS)

1630 1st Avenue NE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52402

 

297-7519

Assistance available Sunday through Friday; hours vary.

Serves youth, up to age 21, who are homeless, have run away, or are at-risk.  Helps with basic needs like food, clothing,  & blankets.  Helps youth leave the streets by finding them safe shelter and/or returning them to their homes.  Provides youth and their families direct counseling services, information and referrals.

Foundation 2 Supervised Apartment Living Program

1630 1st Avenue NE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52402

 

368-3376

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Housing, skill training and support services to young adults, ages 16-19, who can no longer live at home.  Accepts youth referred by the Department of Human Services or Juvenile Court Services.

Foundation 2 Transitional Living Program

1630 1st Avenue NE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52402

 

368-3376

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM and on-call coverage 24 hours a day.

Housing, skills training and support services to young adults, ages 16-21, who can no longer live at home.  Accepts only non-system youth (those not involved with the Department of Human Services).

Foundation 2 Youth Shelter

3015 12th Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

366-8797

Assistance available 24 hours a day.

Fifteen-bed facility staffed and licensed to provide temporary shelter to youth ages 11-17.  Provide counseling, educational services, and a safe and nurturing environment.  Accepts both non-system youth (those not involved with the Department of Human Services) and those referred by the Department of Human Services or Juvenile Court Services.

 

Four Oaks Bridge Dummermuth Intergenerational Center

2100 First Avenue NE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52402

 

247-4834

Assistance available: Hours vary.

 

362-2174 Crisis Center

Services to bring together people of all ages, races, and economic backgrounds in an environment of learning, whereby youth, seniors, and working adults can connect and contribute through the arts, technology, and other learning opportunities.

Four Oaks Cornerstone & Family Centered Services

1924 D Street SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

363-0636

Assistance available: Hours vary.

Family Development Self-Sufficiency program designed to partner with high-risk welfare recipients in working towards economic self-sufficiency and family stability.

Gay & Lesbian Resource Center

305 Second St. NE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

 

366-2055

Assistance available on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

The group is a part of the Rapids AIDS Project.  Come join and support this group which is for orientation of gay and trans genders in our community.  Topics are selected by the participants for each session of this support group.  Share your knowledge and experience with others.  Call for more information.

 

Healthy Linn Care Network

1026 A Ave. NE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52402

 

 

 

369-8600

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Perform community needs assessments, provide community improvement planning, help health and human service agencies collaborate on services.

Hiawatha Public Library

150 William Street

Hiawatha, IA. 52233

 

393-1414

Assistance available Monday through Sunday.  Monday through Thursday from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM, Friday 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, and Saturday through Sunday from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

 

Hiawatha Library collections include over 30,000 books, large print, books on cassette and CD, magazines, music, videos, DVD’s, select newspapers, State and Federal Tax forms, Online databases.  Programs and services include reference services, story times for children, children’s reading programs, and low vision services.  Facilities include study room, large meeting room, public accessible computers, internet access, and Iowa Communications Network (ICN).  Hiawatha Public Library is part of the Metro Library Network with Cedar Rapids and Marion Public Libraries.  http://www.hiawathalibrary.com/

 

Kirkwood Skills to Employment

1030 5th Avenue SE, 3rd Floor

Cedar Rapids, IA  52403

 

398-5105

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Assistance with developing and achieving employment skills and educational goals for those who meet eligibility requirements.

Linn County Extension/4-H

3279 7th Avenue SE, 3rd Floor

Marion, IA 52302

 

377-9839

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Educational programs, family information, youth development information, information about dads, K-12 grade hands-on learning materials, financial information, nutrition information.  Education for after-school providers, and 4-H programming.

 

Marion Parks & Recreation

4500 10th St.

Marion, IA. 52302

377-4846

Assistance is available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.  Individual facility/park functions and hours/times vary.

Marion's Park and Recreation Department is responsible for 16 city parks, Oak Shade Cemetery, the Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center, Willowood Pool and the Boyson Hiking-Biking Trail.  The department also provides an array of recreational and cultural opportunities throughout the year for all age groups. Each year, typically in early spring, a brochure of programs and activities is published and distributed throughout the community.  In addition, the Parks & Recreation Department administers the local Adopt-A-Tree program.  http://www.cityofmarion.org/

 

Marion Public Library

1095 Sixth Avenue

Marion, IA. 52302

377-3412

Assistance available Monday through Sunday.  Monday through Thursday from 9:30 AM to 9:00 PM, Friday and Saturday from 9:30 AM to 5 :00 PM, and Sunday from 2::00 PM to 5:00 PM.

 

Marion Public Library is part of the Metro Library System.  The Marion Library has a vast collection of fiction and non-fiction books, videos, DVDs, audio recordings, books on tape and much more.  Story time and online internet resources are valuable services.  The library is supported by Friends of the Marion Public Library and the Foundation.  The Marion Library is always open to those within the community who would like to volunteer their time and talents. http://cityofmarion.org/library

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olivet Neighborhood Mission

230 10th Street NW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52405

 

364-7946

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM.

 

 

Clothing Closet: Clothes (newborn through adult) and household items free or nominally priced.  Monday through Friday from 8:30AM - 11:30AM. 

Emergency Food Pantry: Food box available maximum of once every 31 days. Monday through Friday from 8:30AM – 11:30AM.

After School Drop-In Program: Youth, 5-11 years,  Monday through Friday 3:30PM – 6:00PM. 

Totally Youth: Drop-in program for middle school and high school kids at Olivet Church on Wednesdays from 6:00PM- 8:00PM. 

Thursday Morning Out: Social/education group for adults, mostly women attend.  9:00AM – 11:00AM.   Call if interested in attending, Shana Wagner 364-7946 x 6.

 

Parent Education Consortium (PEC)

1120 33rd Ave SW

Cedar Rapids, IA. 52404 

 

 

399-6809

Assistance is available during office hours; Monday through Friday 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Classes are available Sunday through Thursday.  Class times vary.

Provider of parent education services and resources for parents of young children that include classes, resource materials, community presentations and professional in-services.  Classes offered include Parenting Young Children (0-5 yrs), Single Parenting, Step Parenting, Dads, and Court Mandated parenting classes.  www.aea10.org/PEC

 

Partnership for Safe Families

1700 B Ave. NE, Suite 201 +203

Cedar Rapids, Iowa 52404

(located in Central Park Presbyterian Church)

286-0773

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

The Partnership for Safe Families is a community-wide effort to support families and prevent child abuse, neglect and domestic violence.  It brings together families, neighbors and professionals as PARTNERS in solving the problems that families face.  It offers “Family Support,” which is a free, voluntary service for parents of young children that is neighborhood/community-based and works with families to identify goals for self-sufficiency.  Family team meetings.

 

Planned Parenthood of East Central Iowa

3425 1st Avenue SE, #100

Cedar Rapids, IA  52402

 

363-8572 or

1-800-230-PLAN

Assistance available Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM; Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM; Saturday from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

 

Patient services - medical, counseling and referral services, education and training and community education services.

Tanager Place

2309 C Street SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

365-9164

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM.

Counseling, supervised visits, shelter, independent living program, adoption services, foster care services, residential treatment.

Young Parents Network, Inc.

205 12th Street SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52403

 

364-8909

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Provides early childhood education and family support programming for families with young children 0-5 yrs: 1) Evening and daytime group meetings for prenatal, moms, dads and grandparents; 2) Short-term parenting groups and school or community presentations available; 3) DADS (Dads after Drugs) weekly support/education group; 4) Strength-based home visitation early childhood/family support program; 5) Family development services for welfare recipients to assist in becoming self sufficient; and 6) Assistance in making connections with needed community resources, including preschool and after school programming.  www.youngparentsnetwork.org

 

 

 

YOUTH

 

Bethel AME Church

512 6th Street SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

 

363-1251

Call for assistance.

Mentoring services to youth.  Provides clothes and a weekly meal.  Open to children in the neighborhood.  Other items (beds, stoves, washers) may be available.  Feeding program on Wednesday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM.  Clothing program at Central Park Presbyterian Church on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM for persons in real need.  Ready Write program for assistance with homework for kids on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

 

Big Brothers Big Sisters

206 Collins Road NE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52402

 

377-8993

Assistance available: Hours vary.

Mentoring services.

Boy Scouts of America

660 32nd Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

862-0541

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

 

Comprehensive Youth Development program.  Program scholarships available.

Boys & Girls Club

1501 Ellis Blvd NW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

 

363-5766

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 2:45 PM to 6:45 PM during the school year; 11:30 AM to 6:45 PM on “Early out/dismissal or vacation days; Friday close at 6:00 PM; 8:00 AM to 5:45 PM during the summer months when school is not in session.

 

Offers activities for youth, ages 6-18, in five core areas: Health & Life Skills Development; Sports, Recreation & Fitness; The Arts; Character & Leadership Development; and Education & Career Development. Special tutoring and homework assistance is available during “Power Hour,” which is a part of the Education & Career Development component.  Membership fees are $15 throughout the year and scholarships are available.

 

Campfire for Boys and Girls

6300 Rockwell Drive NE

PO Box 10075

Cedar Rapids, IA  52410-0075

 

294-2411

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Offers after-school programs for boys and girls in grades K-12.  Focuses on five key areas: Trails to the Environment, Trails to Knowing Me, Trails to Family & Community, Trails to the Future, and Trails to Creativity.  Scholarships to cover membership and campership fees are available. An outreach program in the Wellington Heights Neighborhood is also available.  Camp Hitaga (5551 Hitaga Road, Walker, IA) available to rent for families or special events.  Summer camps for youth.

Central Corridor Gamers

400 3rd Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

363-5799

Assistance available Wednesday and Sunday from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM.

A safe place for gamers of all ages and types to enjoy games and camaraderie without fear of the pressures of negative behaviors.

Child Care Alliance Resource Team

1120 33rd Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

399-6818

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

The CART project provides a rapid response of intensive, one-on-one behavioral support for children ages 0-5 who are not labeled as having special education needs, but who have been referred by childcare providers or parents for extremely challenging behaviors in their childcare setting.

The project involves partnerships among Grant Wood AEA, early care and education providers, families, community mental health providers, ISU Extension, Child Care Resource & Referral, and Cedar Rapids area pediatricians.

www.aea10.k12.ia.us

 

Child Care Resource & Referral

P.O. Box 490

1515 Hawkeye Drive

Hiawatha, IA  52233

 

 

739-1556 OR

1-800-233-0054

Assistance available (office hours) Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

CCR&R is a community based organization that lends a helping hand to people who care for and about children; parents, child care providers, employers, and community groups.  By providing resources, education and advocacy, CCR&R helps meet your community’s need for affordable and accessible child care.  Because your child care needs are unique, we provide guidance by phone, in person, on the internet and in other ways that are tailored to you rather than a one-size-fits-all solution.  http://www.hacap.org/Programs/CCR_R/Overview.aspx

 

Child Check Developmental Screening

4401 Sixth Street SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

399-6802

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM to 4:30 PM.  Screenings are offered at various times and locations.

Screening is available for all children two years prior to kindergarten.  Screenings are offered in the local community on hearing, vision, motor, communication, and learning skills.  If parents have concerns about younger children or have missed the screening dates, they can schedule appointments.  www.aea10.k12.ia.us

 

Children of Promise Mentoring Program

Youth First

c/o Community Corrections Improvement Association

951 29th Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

 

398-3907

 

 

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Children of Promise is a mentoring program for students at Johnson and Polk Schools who have a family member incarcerated.  Volunteers are matched with children ages 6 to 12 and are asked to spend at least one hour per week with the child to develop a positive, caring relationship.  Training and support is provided to all volunteers.  Contact Daniel Pledge-Johnson.

Early ACCESS

1120 33rd Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

 

399-6574

 or

1-800-332-8488, x 6746

 

Assistance is available from Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Early ACCESS is the system implemented by the state of Iowa to serve children from birth to age three, who have either a developmental delay, or have a condition that has a high probability of later delays if early intervention services are not provided.  Eligible children and their families receive service coordination to assist them in accessing the services and supports they need.

www.state.ia.us/earlyaccess

 

 

Equipping Youth

118 3rd Avenue SE Suite 431

Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

 

861-2747

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Programs that allow youth the opportunity to develop skills that enable them to make healthy choices when faced with pressures to conform to risky behaviors prevalent among teens today.  Abstinence: Powerful Choices Series for Middle School.

Four Oaks CD+/ASAC

3601 16th Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

390-3325

Assistance available: Hours vary.

Services for conduct disorder and chemically dependent adolescents, boys and girls, ages 13-17, in a highly structured, confrontational treatment culture.

Four Oaks PHASE

1924 D Street SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

363-0636

Assistance available: Hours vary.

Delinquency-specific Day Treatment Programs for adolescents, with treatment centers in Cedar Rapids.

Four Oaks Regional Office

5400 Kirkwood Blvd SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

364-0259

Assistance available: Hours and location vary for individual programs.

Residential treatment, day treatment, community-based programs, aftercare programs, special needs foster care and adoption, prevention services, shelter services, juvenile justice services, behavioral health services, school-based programs.

 

Girl Scouts of the Mississippi Valley

240 Classic Car Court SW, Suite A

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

363-8335

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

In addition to traditional Girl Scout troops, provides after school Girl Scout programs at a variety of times and locations throughout the community.  Through our Outreach Programs, girls have opportunities to learn about self-potential, how to relate to others, how to contribute to the community and developing values.  Minimal annual fees, but financial aid is available for those in need.  Support to volunteers who serve as advisors to troops/groups where girls develop individual potential, develop values, learn to relate to others and contribute to society.  Times and locations vary at discretion of volunteer leadership.  Contact Mary Duncan.

 

Grant Wood Area Education Agency

Sixth Street Facility

4401 Sixth Street. SW
Cedar Rapids
, IA 52404-4499


 

399-6700 

or

1-800-332-8488   

Or TDD 399-6766

 

Assistance is available online and by phone.

AEA’s work as educational partners with local public accredited private schools to help assure that all children reach their potential.  Services are provided in the following areas: Special Education, Instructional Media, School Technology, Instructional Services, Professional Development, Leadership, School-Community Planning, and Multicultural, Gender-Fair.  www.aea10.k12.ia.us

Programs & Services  http://www.aea10.k12.ia.us/services/index.html

Teacher/Parent Resources http://www.aea10.k12.ia.us/curr/earlychildhood/partnerships.html

Educator Resources http://www.aea10.k12.ia.us/curr/earlychildhood/resources/html

Online Resources for Students http://www.aea10.k12.ia.us/media/electronic.html

Parents/Student Resources http://www.aea10.k12.ia.us/parstu.html

 

 

 

 

HD (Henry Davison) Youth Center

1006 3rd Street SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52401

 

 

363-5239

or 329-8841

 

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM to 9:00 PM; Saturday from 11:00 AM to 9:30 PM; Sunday from 2:00 PM to 9:30 PM.

 

Drop-in center for youth.  No fees.  Feed breakfast to homeless and needy from 6:30 AM to 8:00 AM.

Helen G. Nassif YMCA

207 7th Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

 

366-6421

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 5:00 AM to 11:00 PM; Saturday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM; and Sunday from 12:00 (noon) to 5:00 PM.  Summer hours are Monday through Friday from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM.

 

Scholarships for memberships and programs may be available.  Fees based on a sliding fee scale. 

Homeless Children’s Trust (HACAP)

P.O. Box 490

Hiawatha, IA  52233

 

393-7811

x 1037

 

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:30 to 4:30 PM by referral only.

Provides a variety of services for homeless children and youth including emergency childcare, emergency healthcare, essential equipment for infants and toddlers, protective clothing, and educational supplies/equipment, when other means of payment are not available.  Services are provided by referral only through local emergency shelters, transitional housing facilities and other human service agencies that can verify the homeless situation and needs of these children/youth.

 

Horizons, a Family Service Alliance

819 5th St. SE

P.O. Box 667

Cedar Rapids, IA 52406

 

398-3943

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Counseling, independent living services, after school programs, supervised visits.

Iowa Aftercare Services Network/ Foundation 2

1630 1st Avenue NE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52402

 

368-3376

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM.

Housing, skills training and support services to young adults, ages 18-21, who have “aged out” of the foster care system.

Jane Boyd Community House

943 14th Avenue SE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52403

 

366-0431

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Provides a variety of youth programs.

Linn County Detention Center

800 Walford Rd. SW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

892-5736

Assistance available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Provide secure temporary residential care for youth, ages 12 to 18 years who are or are alleged to be delinquent, and who pose a threat to themselves or to the community.

 

Linn County In-Home Counseling

520 11th St. NW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

892-5728

Assistance available: Hours vary.

Provide a non-residential alternative to out-of-home care, by providing supervision, skill development and support to the family, allowing the youth to remain in the family home.

 

Linn County Peer Group

520 11th St. NW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

892-5731

Assistance available: Hours vary.

Provide services to youth with low self-esteem and inadequate social interaction skills through the use of social/recreational activities and a supportive peer group identification.

 

Linn County Youth Shelter

220 10th St. NW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

892-5790

Assistance available 24 hours a day, 7 days per week.

Provide non-secure temporary residential care for up to 13 youth, ages 12 to 18 years, who are runaways, are experiencing a family crisis, or are charged with a delinquent act that necessitates temporary removal from their home.

 

Marion YMCA

3100 10th Avenue

Marion, IA  52302

377-7361

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 5:30 AM to 9:00 PM.  Saturdays from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM and Sundays from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.

 

Scholarship program for memberships and programs.  Fees based on a sliding fee scale.

Mercy Medical Center

701 10th St. SE

Cedar Rapids, IA. 52403

 

Assistance and more information are available online and by phone.

 

Assistance available (Mercy Fitness Center Hours) Monday through Friday from 5:30 AM to 9:00 PM; Saturday from 7 AM to 4:00 PM; and Sunday from 10 AM to 2:00 PM

 

 

Assistance available (Bearly Sick) Monday through Friday from 6:30 AM to 6:00 PM.

 

 

 

 

 

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Children’s Shapedown: program follows the leading national weight-management program for children ages 8-12, and their families.  The comprehensive program addresses the many factors related to childhood obesity, such as poor eating habits and lack of exercise, and encourages the whole family to work together to make healthy lifestyle changes.  Meets at Mercy Health Plaza, 5264 Council St. NE.  Call 221-8877 for more information.

 

Bearly Sick: Most childcare facilities won’t accept sick children and many employers do not have sick leave policies for parents whose youngsters are ill.  Bearly Sick is a way for you to meet your responsibility to your child and your job.  Bearly Sick  daycare program is for children ages 6 weeks to 14 years who are ill but do not need hospitalization and is in special location at Mercy Medical Center.  Call 369-4463 for more information.

 

Safe KIDS: is an outreach coalition of partners working together to educate and protect families.  Together we provide information to help families prevent accidents and injuries and promote local child safety programs including; Car Seat Safety: to schedule your safety seat inspection call 310-SEAT, Bike and Helmet Safety: for a demonstration, information on bicycle rodeo set up, or to purchase a helmet call 398-6287 and Pedestrian Safety: to schedule an event on safe travel call 398-6287. www.safekids.org   www.mercycare.org

 

Metro Care Connection

Office:  720 7th Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

Clinics:  Taylor School, Metro High School, and Wilson School

 

 

 

 

558-2481

 

 

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM (school year).

Provides free school-based health care to students (and their siblings) in the Cedar Rapids Community School District.  Focus is on those without access to other care.  Services include free health care (physical examinations, immunizations, treatment of minor illness, prescriptions for medications), mental health counseling and substance abuse counseling.  Staffed by pediatric nurse practitioners, mental health therapists and substance abuse counselors.

Olivet Neighborhood Mission

230 10th Street NW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52405

 

364-7946

Assistance available:

 

After School Program:  Ages 5 – 11.  Monday through Thursday from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM; Friday from 3:30 PM to 8:00 PM.

 

Totally Youth Program:  Ages middle and high school youth.  Wednesday from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.

 

After school programs for children.  Teen program Wednesday evenings.  Head Start programs, one full day and one part day.

Parent Educator Partnership (PEP)

1120 33rd Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

 

399-6702

Assistance available (resource library) Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Call ahead if you would like assistance.

One to one consultation with parents and professionals, resource library and newsletter services related to working with and parenting individuals with disabilities.

http://www.aea10.k12.ia.us/schcomplan/PEP/index.html

Peer Court

Youth First

c/o Community Corrections Improvement Association

901 29th Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

730-1262

Assistance available: Hours vary.

Peer Court of Linn County is a peer based diversionary program for youth who commit misdemeanor offenses.  Youth that have acknowledged their behaviors participate in a hearing before their own peers (volunteers, ages 12-18) and receive a disposition that is focused on who has been impacted by the offense and how, and what needs to be done in order to repair that harm.  Dispositions seek to help youth understand the impact of their behavior, accept responsibility, and take steps to repair that harm.  Hearings are held at the Linn County Courthouse three Thursday nights per month.

 

Restorative Justice

Youth First

c/o Comm. Corrections Improvement Assoc.

901 29th Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

398-3907

Dept. of Corrections

Assistance available: Hours vary.

Restorative Justice is a value-based response to crime and harm-doing that focuses on healing, restoration, and accountability.  Youth First provides restorative programming to schools, families, and the juvenile justice system through Restorative Dialogue, Circles of Support & Accountability, and Family Group Conferencing.

St. James United Methodist Church

1430 Ellis Blvd NW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52405

 

363-3119

Assistance available from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM.  Pastor available anytime.

Before and after school programs.  Alcohol and drug abuse programs meet weekly.

Severe Emotional Disturbances (SED)

Linn County Kids Wraparound Fund

520 11th Street NW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52405

 

892-5726

Assistance available:  Hours vary.

The SED Wraparound Program is a funding source of last resort to address unmet needs for children, in Linn County, diagnosed with a severe emotional disorder.

Stoney Point YMCA

300 Stoney Point Road SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

 

390-3488

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 5:30 AM to 9:00 PM, Saturday from 7:00 AM to 6:00 PM, and Sunday from 12:00 Noon to 5:00 PM.

 

Scholarship program for memberships and programs.  Fees based on a sliding fee scale.

The Salvation Army Summer Day Camp

1000 C Avenue NW

Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

364-9131

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Assistance available Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM, June through August.

 

Summer day camp for children ages 5-12.

TIES Program

899-8537

 

Assistance available Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.

 

Based on Tennessee’s Regional Intervention Project, TIES is a parenting program that teaches discipline techniques to help preschoolers and their families.

Workplace Learning Connection

1030 5th Avenue SE, Suite 2700

Cedar Rapids, IA  52403

 

398-1040

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Services to develop future workforce by connecting business and education in relevant, work-based learning activities for K-12 students and teachers in Area 10.  Services include: job shadows, internships, tours, speakers, career fairs and continuing education credit.

 

Youth for Christ

5270 North Park Place NE

Cedar Rapids, IA  52402

 

393-7996

Assistance available Monday through Friday from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM.

Provide activities before and after school.  One on one counseling and mentoring services, trips and camps.

Youth Leadership Program

Youth First c/o

Community Corrections Improvement Assoc.

901 29th Avenue SW

Cedar Rapids, IA  52404

398-3907

 

Assistance available: Hours vary.

The Youth Leadership Program works in partnership with youth to create opportunities for personal growth and community connection.  YLP provides year-round programs including: after-school programming, a six-week summer camp, family enrichment activities, arts and cultural awareness projects, and community stewardship and civic engagement activities.  Contact Shari Miller.

 

 




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