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Prevention + Treatment = A Healthier, Happier Future

Early intervention and treatment can help children and teens stay in school, stay out of trouble and lead healthier, happier lives.

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Families work as a team with Tanager’s compassionate staff to anticipate future needs and plan for a brighter future.

Tanager Place offers programs to ...

  • Address disruptive actions, behaviors and emotions.
  • Teach important life skills.
  • Prepare children and teens to make positive choices now and in the future.
  • Give parents the information to understand how mental health affects their child’s development and well-being.

Camp Tanager

Camp Tanager offers a free camp experience for children ages 7-11 who have special social, economic or medical needs that may not otherwise allow them to enjoy summer camp.

Camp Tanager provides a rich educational experience for campers in a fun, safe and nurturing environment. Tanager Place also partners with area hospitals to provide safe, healthy camping opportunities for children with diabetes or hemophilia.

Learn more about Camp Tanager.

CDF Freedom Schools

CDF Freedom Schools® is a six-week summer program designed to increase literacy, self-esteem, socio-emotional skills, and a love of learning for children in grades K-12.

Learn more about CDF Freedom Schools.

LGBTQ Youth Center

The Center provides a safe and confidential environment for LGBTQ youth, families and allies.

Learn more about The Center.


YouthPort offers a variety of prevention, education and support for children and families. Services are provided by Boys & Girls Club of Cedar Rapids, Young Parents Network (YPN) and Tanager Place.

Learn more about YouthPort.