Iowa Fatherhood Projects

Access and Visitation Grants

The Iowa Department of Human Services receives federal funds for services to facilitate access and visitation for non-custodial parents. State law requires federal access and visitation grant moneys be issued to private not-for-profit agencies that provide services designed to increase compliance with the child access provisions of court orders, including but not limited to providing neutral exchange sites, visitation counseling, and mediation services.

  • Boys Town (Father Flanagan's Boy's Home)
    ServingPottawattamie, Crawford, Fremont, Mills, Monona,Montgomery, Page, Shelby and TaylorCounties
    July 1, 2011 -June 30, 2012

    Provides neutral drop-off and pick-up, mediation and visitation counseling and also supervised visitation and parent education services. Additionally, the agency provides remedial services to help parents and children related to mental health issues, parenting classes and the National Crisis Hotline.
    For more information, contact
    Brian Fox at (712) 323-4011

  • Youth and Shelter Services, Inc.
    ServingBoone andStoryCounties
    July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012

    Provides neutral drop-off and pick-up, mediation and visitation counseling/development of parenting plans. These services are designed to assist non-custodial parents in providing emotional support to their children by improving access and increasing visitation time.
    For more information, contact:
    (515) 233-2250

Y Fatherhood Initiative

The Fatherhood Initiative at the John R. Grubb YMCA is a program designed to help strengthen parental skills and involvement of men who are living apart from their children.On-going weekly classes based on the National Fatherhood Initiative's 24/7 Dad Curriculum offers support in such areas ashealth and nutrition, effective communication, being a positive role model, co-parenting, financial education and community resources.

For more information contact:
Morgan Streeter at (515) 868-0528

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