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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.

2024 Gala Save The Date

Songwriters in the Round

Tanager’s annual gala, ‘Songwriters in the Round’ is making a comeback! Tickets are available now. Purchase your seat today!

We believe better care leads to better outcomes.

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Bridge to the Future Scholarship Applications are Now Open!

Thanks to a generous $1M anonymous donation to Tanager in 2019, scholarships are available to support individuals who have utilized Tanager programs and services in pursuing their secondary education goals. The program aims to cater to students’ diverse needs, offering awards for traditional college courses, trade school attendance, or further academic endeavors at a community college!

RISE with Tanager

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

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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.


Learn about our reoccurring or one-time volunteer opportunities and help build a brighter future.