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Helping children and their parents succeed.

YouthPort member organizations pool resources to offer services that help build a stronger community. All programs are designed by child development experts to meet the needs of children of all ages and are centered around family involvement and education. Our programs are created to meet specific neighborhood needs and provide children and families with:

  • Shelter and safety
  • Nutritious meals
  • Academic support
  • Social skill development
  • Prenatal and parenting education and support
  • Opportunities to boost parental engagement
  • Mental health counseling
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Boys & Girls Club of the Corridor

Offers a safe space for children before and after school. Programming includes health, life skills, recreation, and fitness activities as well as study time that includes an organized tutoring program. Children receive a nutritious breakfast and dinner and are transported to and from school by bus.

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YPN (Young Parents Network)

Offers multilingual prenatal and parenting groups at Kirkwood Community College and Hoover Elementary, as well as home visits in Linn & Jones counties and literacy programs throughout the year. Participants enjoy an evening meal, transportation and on-site childcare as needed. YPN is also home of the We Care Shop and The Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank.


Offers diagnosis, assessment, support, and treatment for children and teens with mental health, behavioral, or emotional needs. To be a part of YouthPort, contact Briana Ingwersen, or 319-365-9165.

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Getting treatment doesn’t have to feel like you’re running through a maze with no end in sight. At Tanager, we give families a roadmap that helps you understand how treatment works, so you can set goals and celebrate success. We work closely with you and your child to make sure you never have to face a challenge alone.

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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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