Tanager Place


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 Cedar Rapids

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 a prenatal and parenting group at Polk Alternative Education Center. The group meets weekly, and participants enjoy an evening meal. The network also holds quarterly family events such as the Fall Family Fun Fest.


Offers diagnosis, assessment, support, and treatment for children and teens with mental health, behavioral, or emotional needs. To be a part of YouthPort, contact Megan Bogdan, mbogdan@ypniowa.org or 319-364-8909.

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We're here to help.

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.

We’re here to help.

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

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