Head Start & Child Development programs provide educational and social activities, nutritious meals and snacks and medical & dental benefits for low-income children ages three to five. Early Head Start provides similar services for children birth to three. The Birth to Three Program in Des Moines County provides parent educators who provide in home services for children from birth to three years of age.
The Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is federally funded by the USDA to provide financial reimbursement to licensed/registered child care providers for serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care.
The Birth through Three Program/Parents As Teachers in Des Moines County provides parent educators who provide in home sevices for children from birth through three years of age.
Energy Assistance program helps low-income households pay a portion of their heating costs.
The Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program (WIC) provides medical and nutritional assessments, education, and supplemental foods for pregnant women, breast feeding and non-nursing mothers, infants and children up to 5 years old.
Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) Family Development Specialists work with participants to help them overcome obstacles while working toward self-sufficiency.
Weatherization helps homeowners and renters decrease their energy costs by inspecting and cleaning furnaces, and insulating homes.
MAP is our Medication Assistance Program
SHARE stands for Self-Help and Resource Exchange. It is a national network of non-profit organizations dedicated to providing quality monthly food packages at a reduced cost.