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As Linn County’s first children’s human service agency, Tanager offers programs that focus on prevention, treatment, and outreach and serve over 4,000 children, teens, and young adults each year.
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Early intervention can help children and teens stay in school, stay out of trouble and lead healthier, happier lives.

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Through a comprehensive approach to treatment, our team offers an array of services to children and their families.

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We believe education and experiential learning is key in empowering children, families, communities, and systems.

We're Celebrating Mental Health Month,
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May is nationally recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month. This year, Tanager is celebrating by spreading awareness and sharing resources related to our 2024 campaign “Nourish to Flourish Your Mind”. Visit our full Mental Health Month Page and learn how you can get involved today!

Mental Health Month Kickoff

We believe better care leads to better outcomes.

2024 Mental Health Month Order T-Shirts Today

We are super excited to kick off 2024 Mental Health Month with Tanager’s theme “Nourish to Flourish Your Mind” as we believe it is critical to invest in nourishing young people, families, and ourselves to create a world filled with greater mental wellbeing. Order your shirt by June 15th!

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RISE with Tanager

You can cultivate wellness and resilience using this holistic framework to engage in positive experiences that enhance your well-being.

What's New at Tanager

30 Days of Wellness

What would it feel like to focus on wellness of 30 days? There are a lot of demands in every day life. Between work, school, family, and community obligations, we

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Engage with us.

Find us at any of our three locations in Cedar Rapids or fill out a form to connect with us digitally.

We’re here to help.

If you (or someone with you) are experiencing a medical emergency, or are in danger, call 911 immediately.

If you are experiencing a mental health crisis or feeling suicidal, call or text 988 immediately.

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Make a difference for children in your community and help thousands of families with a donation to Tanager.


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