Services for Children and Families

Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) ….  (Madison, Adair, Taylor, Union, Ringgold, and Adams counties)

FaDSS helps families create opportunities for self-sufficiency through strengths-based assessment and referral services.

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Hawki …. (Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa)

Hawki is a free or low cost health and dental program for children up to 19 years of age. The amount you pay is based on your family’s yearly countable income. Parents should not have to choose between paying the bills and having health and dental coverage for their children. Remember, healthy kids are Iowa’s future!


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Head Start ….  (Madison, Taylor, Ringgold, Taylor, Union, and Adams counties)

Head Start and Shared Vision provide eligible preschool children with a comprehensive program that focuses on early childhood education and development, health, nutrition, and parent involvement.  We have preschool options for 3 and 4 year old children.  Many of our locations partner with local schools to provide full day service, transportation, and easier transitions to Kindergarten.


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I-Smile Program …. (Adair, Adams, and Union counties)

Throughout the state of Iowa children go without dental services, even those in need of immediate dental care. To provide a solution to this problem, the Iowa Department of Public Health has created the I-Smile Program. The ultimate goal of the program is to ensure that all children receive age appropriate dental care by allowing families to establish a “dental home” when they were unable to in the past.

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Maternal Health Program (MCAH) ….

Congratulation, you are pregnant! Our Maternal Health Program can help!

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Women, Infant, and Children Program (WIC) ….

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children funded by the United States Department of Agriculture.

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Contact us to schedule a WIC appointment or for any questions:

210 Russell St
Creston, Iowa 50801

Office: (641)202-7114
Fax: (641)278-1141