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All services are listed in order by National, Statewide, Regional, County & City. National, State, and Regional links are verified annually with the latest verification date at the bottom of the page. County/City links are not verified annually due to volume. If you find that a County/City link is broken or a service is no longer available, please message the page so that it can be corrected for future use.

*Warning- Clicking on external links will open a new browser tab and send you to a website outside of The Family Preservation Project. The Family Preservation Project cannot be responsible for the accuracy of the information contained within other websites.

*Pregnancy related healthcare services can be found under Baby Care because these providers often offer parenting education and material support as well.


Services are available for free to low-income patients. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Many service providers offer case management.


Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- low price medications- Blink Health

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- affordable medicines- CostPlus Drug Company

National- prescription discount card- Familywize

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- free/sliding fee dental clinic directory- Free Dental Care

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- uninsured medication- Harbor Path

National- healthcare crowdfunding- Help Me Bounce

National- medicine assistance search engine- Medicine Assistance Tool

National- eyeglasses assistance- New Eyes

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist

National- prescription assistance- Rx Outreach

National- free clinic directory- Volunteers in Medicine


Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- subsidized healthcare- Avera Ministry

Statewide- medical equipment loan directory- Iowa Compass

Statewide- health department directory- NACCHO



Cedar Rapids- Income discounts- Eastern Iowa Health Center

Davenport- mental healthcare- Humility of Mary Shelter

Estherville- medical- The Free Clinic

Muscatine- dental and vision, adults and children- MCSA

Sioux City- prescription assistance- Center for Siouxland


Most service providers offer case management. Listings range from emergency to permanent. Many providers offer additional services in conjunction with housing; including childcare, healthcare, etc. Service providers may offer help in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed.


National- Affordable Housing

National- search sublets- Airbnb

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- ICNA Relief

National- Low Income Apartments

National- Mercy Housing

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- multiple rental platforms- RentPath

National- find a roommate- Roomies

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room


Statewide- Common Bond

Statewide (domestic abuse)- housing assistance- Family Crisis Centers


East Iowa- housing authority- Eastern Iowa Regional Housing Authority

Northeast Iowa (homeless and/or domestic violence)- Friends of the Family

Northwest Iowa- SIMPCO

Northwest Iowa- Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc.

Quad Cities (domestic abuse)- Churches United

Quad Cities- Humility Homes

Quad Cities- The Salvation Army


Ames- The Emergency Residence Project

Cedar Rapids- Catholic Worker House

Cedar Rapids- Foundation 2

Cedar Rapids- Mission of Hope

Cedar Rapids- Waypoint Services

Cedar Rapids- Willis Dady Services

Clinton- Victory Center Rescue Mission

Council Bluffs- Micah House

Davenport- Humility of Mary Shelter

Davenport- King’s Harvest Ministries

Davenport- Office of Assisted Housing

Des Moines- Catholic Charities

Des Moines- Central Iowa Shelter & Services

Des Moines- Family Promise

Des Moines- Hawthorn Hill

Des Moines- Hope Ministries

Dubuque- Opening Doors

Iowa City- Shelter House

Mason City- New Beginnings House of Hope

Muscatine- MCSA

Plymouth County (domestic abuse)- CSADV

Sioux City- Center for Siouxland

Sioux City- Siouxland Coalition to End Homelessness

Sioux City (single fathers welcome too)- The Gospel Mission

Sioux City- The Warming Shelter

Waterloo- House of Hope

Woodbury County- Community Action Agency of Siouxland

Woodbury County (domestic abuse)- CSADV

Affordable Childcare

Service providers range from national to local. Local listings have been searched by services including but not limited to: 24 hour care, extended hours, discounts, crisis nurseries, tuition assistance, scholarships, and sliding fees.


National- extended hours-

National- child care search- Care Lulu

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

National- campus-based child care services- CCAMPIS

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Childcare Co-Op- Komae

National- Mom Trusted

National- emergency, sick child, postpartum, etc.- Nanny Poppinz

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- child care search- Tootris

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

National- child care search- Winnie

National- emergency child care- YMCA


Statewide- child care referrals- Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral

Statewide- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) emergency care- Lutheran Services in Iowa

Statewide- National Head Start Association



Cedar Rapids- Waypoint Services

Ida County- scholarships- Siouxland Human Investment Partnership

Scott County- scholarships- Scott County Kids

Sioux City- Crittenton Center

Spirit Lake- 24 hours- Boji Babysitters

Spirit Lake- extended hours- Nature’s Escape Child Care

Woodbury County- scholarships- Siouxland Human Investment Partnership

Government Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Affordable Connectivity Program (broadband/internet)

CFPB (rental assistance programs)

Child Care Assistance


Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Energy Assistance LIHEAP



IRS Free File Program

Job Corps

Lifeline Program

LIHWAP (water assistance)

Meals for Kids


National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing




Unemployment Insurance


Baby Care

Most Crisis/Resource Pregnancy Centers will encourage and refer for adoption. Please do your research before accepting or pursuing adoption materials. Adoption is a lifelong commitment to grief. Visit the Voices and Experience pages on the website for more accurate information. A permanent solution should not be applied to a temporary problem.


National- car seat distribution directory- 800 Buck-L-Up

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- material assistance directory- Baby2Baby

National– (some providers may refer for adoption//Please visit the Voices and Experience pages before pursuing adoption) maternal and perinatal service provider search- Bornbir

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- portable crib directory- Cribs for Kids

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- family-focused support- Healthy Families America

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- baby care package- Little Llamas USA

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

National- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- diaper savings program- Pampers

National- parenting education, virtual services- Parents as Teachers

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- car seat distribution directory- Safe Convertible Car Seats

National- (Not all, but some locations may be affiliated with a national adoption entity. For transparency, please be advised. Please read Voices and Experience before accepting or pursuing adoption material) family preservation assistance- Safe Families for Children

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National- car seat trade-in events- Target Brands, Inc.

National (ages 13-23)- family support programs- Teen Mother Choices

National- cloth diapers- The Cloth Option

National- parental leave grant- The Mom Economy


Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) in-home visits, parenting education- Lutheran Services in Iowa

Statewide- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) material support, prenatal care, parenting education- Obria Medical Clinics


Central Iowa- crisis care, social support- Together For Good

East Central Iowa- family rewards, diapers, wipes, clothing, on-site childcare, etc.- Young Parents Network

East Iowa- diapers, material support- Community Action of Eastern Iowa

East Iowa- diaper bank- Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank

East Iowa- home visits, parent education, referrals- Parent Pals

Quad Cities- diaper distribution centers- Hiney Heroes

Southeast Iowa- diapers, formula, bottles, etc.- Swaddling Clothes


Bettendorf- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) diapers, material support- Women’s Choice Center

Cerro Gordo County- home visits, parent education, referrals- Parent Pals

Clay County- home visits prenatal & postnatal- Best Care for Better Babies

Davenport- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) car seats, diapers, parenting classes- Pregnancy Resources

Des Moines- diapers and formula- Catholic Charities

Des Moines- maternity & baby clothing, baby items- Mary’s Helping Hands

Dickinson County- home visits prenatal & postnatal- Best Care for Better Babies

Harrison County- diaper distribution- Harrison County Home & Public Health Dept.

Ida County- family support program- Crittenton Center

Moline- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) car seats, diapers, parenting classes- Pregnancy Resources

Okoboji- children’s clothing- Kaden’s Kloset

Scott County- parenting program, in-home visits- Scott County Kids

Sioux City- diapers- First United Methodist Church

Sioux City- diapers, material support- Grace United Methodist Church

Sioux City- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) discount diaper program- Mary’s Choice

Woodbury County- family support program- Crittenton Center

Woodbury County- family support program- Siouxland Human Investment Partnership

Child Support

Contact Here

General Assistance

Most service providers offer case management. Help may be available in broader areas/regions than the physical location listed. Services include: food and clothing assistance, car repair and donation, employment services, case management, rent and utility assistance, transportation, holiday assistance, school supplies, homeless prevention, etc.


National- women scholarships- AAUW

National (must be nominated)- ages 3-16 mattresses, bed frames, bedding- A Hope to Dream

National- feminine hygiene products- Alliance For Period Supplies

National- garden fresh food assistance directory- Ample Harvest

National- school supplies, food assistance, clothing, etc.- Assistance League

National- cell phone assistance- Assurance Wireless

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Heroes

National- poverty relief program- Circles USA

National- internet discount- Comcast Internet Essentials

National- location-based resources- Community Action Partnership

National- professional clothing, workforce assistance- Dress for Success

National- school supply events- Eventbrite

National- scholarship database- Fastweb

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Food Finder

National- food assistance directory- Food Not Bombs

National- food pantry directory- Food Pantries

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- job search- Glassdoor

National- mortgage & lease assistance- Gradient Gives Back Foundation

National- ICNA Relief

National- job search- Indeed

National- on a budget meal plans- Kids Eat in Color

National- employment agency- Labor Finders

National- jobs access program- Lyft

National- financial assistance- Modest Needs

National- various assistance- Net Wish

National- summer food finder- No Kid Hungry

National- workforce staffing- PeopleReady

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- wireless service- SafeLink

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- food assistance for summer- Summer Food Rocks

National- food assistance- The Little Free Pantry

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- school supply events, rent assistance, etc.- United Way

National- food assistance database- Why Hunger

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- location based assistance- YMCA


Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

Statewide- food pantry directory- DMARC

Statewide (domestic abuse)- resource assistance, advocacy, etc.- Family Crisis Centers

Statewide- food bank directory- Food Bank of Iowa

Statewide- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) case managment, family support programs- Lutheran Services in Iowa

Statewide- children’s bed assistance- Sleep in Heavenly Peace


East Iowa- utility assistance, food, employment support, car repair, etc.- Community Action of Eastern Iowa

East Iowa- public transit- River Bend Transit

Northwest Iowa- regional transit- Rides

Northwest Iowa- public transit- Siouxland Regional Transit System

Northwest Iowa- single parent scholarships- United Way of Siouxland

Northwest Iowa- outreach services directory- Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc.

Quad Cities- food & clothing- Catholic Quad Cities

Quad Cities- emergency assistance, food- Churches United

Quad Cities- food pantry- The Salvation Army

Siouxland rural communitites- food pantry directory- Food Bank of Siouxland

Siouxland rural communitites- household items- Mom’s Thrift & Referral Center


Bettendorf- public transit- Bettendorf Transit

Bettendorf- food, clothing, household items- Greater Bettendorf Community Foundation

Bettendorf- food pantry- Saint James Lutheran Church Food Pantry

Cedar Rapids- daily meals, food pantry, clothing- Mission of Hope

Clinton- employment services, financial counseling- Victory Center Rescue Mission

Council Bluffs- daily meals- MOHM’S Place

Davenport- food pantry & clothing closet- All Saints Lutheran Church

Davenport- food pantry- Central Community Circle Food Pantry

Davenport- food pantry- Community of Hope Food Pantry

Davenport- public transit- Davenport Citibus

Davenport- clothes, personal necessities- Humility of Mary Shelter

Davenport- weekly meals, food bank, monthly giveaways, etc.- King’s Harvest Ministries

Davenport- food pantry- New Hope Presbyterian Church

Davenport- food baskets- St. Anthony Catholic Church

Davenport- food pantry- St. Mark Evangelical Lutheran Church

Davenport- food pantry, homeless assistance- The Center

Davenport- food pantry- Zion Lutheran Church

Des Moines- food pantry- Catholic Charities

Des Moines- clothes, daily meals, furniture- Hope Ministries

Dickinson County- general assistance, money management, family resources, etc.- Dickinson County Community Services

Dubuque- daily meals, clothing, etc.- Dubuque Rescue Mission

Eldridge- food pantry- Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church

Eldridge- food assistance, school supplies- North Scott Food Pantry

Iowa City- laundry, hygiene, etc.- Shelter House

Muscatine- homeless prevention- MCSA

Okoboji- food pantry- The Well Food Pantry

Rock Island- daily meals- Christian Care

Scott County- general assistance- Scott County Government

Sioux City- social services, public transit- City of Sioux City Government

Sioux City- parenting resource center- Crittenten Center

Sioux City- food pantry- First Lutheran Church

Sioux City- toiletries, feminine hygiene, etc.- First United Methodist Church

Sioux City- food pantry, school supplies, etc.- Grace United Methodist Church

Sioux City- food pantry, general assistance- Hope Center

Sioux City- food pantry-St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Sioux City- rent, utility, and food assistance- Siouxland Coalition to End Homelessness

Sioux City- daily meals- Siouxland Soup Kitchen

Sioux City- food pantry, voucher program, jobs program, etc.- The Gospel Mission

Sioux City- rent & utility assistance, food & holiday assistance, case management- The Salvation Army

Sioux City- case management-The Warming Shelter

Sioux City- case management, resource referrals- Women Aware

Spirit Lake- food pantry- Spirit Life Fellowship

Woodbury County- car donation, general assistance, energy assistance, etc.- Community Action Agency of Siouxland

Support Groups

All support groups listed are aimed to provide support in parenting. National organizations may provide local chapter listings.


National- CoAbode

National- La Leche League International

National- Meetup

National- Moms Club International

National- MOPS

National- Motherhood Redefined

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Peanut

National- Postpartum Support International

National- support group directory- Psychology Today

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom



East Central Iowa- various support groups (women, men, African, etc.)- Young Parents Network

East Iowa- Parent Pals


Cedar Rapids- House of Hope

Cerro Gordo County- Parent Pals

Okoboji- Moms of Tots (MOTS)

I Don’t See My City

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

Putative Father Registry

Contact Here

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

Putative Father Registry explained here.

Adoption Law/Revocation

This page does not provide legal services or advice. Adoption law and revocation is listed as a courtesy. The page attempts to link to the latest adoption codes in the respective state. Laws can change. Verify your adoption laws and revocation timeframes before signing termination of your parental rights.

Consent and withdrawal of an adoption can be found in Chapter 600 of Iowa law.

End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator, revoking your legal consent to an adoption, or learning more about the adoption process and long-term effects, please contact Saving Our Sisters

CPS Assistance

Let Our Children Go seeks to restore those that have been wrongly separated from their families by providing assistance for reconnecting physically and emotionally.  We also hope to offer aid and comfort to those whose family member passed on after separation.

Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.

Recommend a Service

Know a service applicable to moms and children in this state, but it’s not listed? Please share it by contacting the page: Here.

*This page does not provide legal advice

*Verified 11/23