Jefferson County Community Resource Guide
This resource guide was developed by community residents and elected officials to provide a central location for important community resources. You can filter the guide by “category” or search for an individual resource using the search box on the left.
The guide was developed by local volunteers and a collaboration between Pathfinders RC&D, Jefferson County Supervisors, Jefferson County Mental Health Office, and the Jefferson County Hunger Dialogue.
Resources Found: 19
Pregnancy services and testing. Free and confidential. Resources and referrals for pregnant & maternal moms. Serves Jefferson County residents.
A free and confidential service that helps people find the local resources they need
Maintains a list of local childcare providers.
Iowa's Title V program for children with special health care needs. Services are provided to children and youth, birth through 21, who have a chronic condition (physical, developmental, behavioral, or emotional) or who have an increased risk for a chronic condition and a need for special services. Serves Jefferson County residents.
Preschool for children ages 3 -5 (free for 4 year olds) and childcare for children infant through 5th grade.
Offers free pregnancy testing, prenatal classes, parenting, life skills classes, mentoring, counseling (pregnancy, adoption, and post termination), health and nutrition, home skills, abstinence, and STD education. Earn While You Learn program allows women to earn 'mommy bucks' which can be redeemed for car seats, cribs, diapers, and clothing.
Economic Programs: FIP (Family Investment Program), food assistance, medical assistance (Medicaid). Referrals/funding for service programs including: foster care, shelter care, institutional care, adoption, independent living, day care, and child abuse assessments.
Iowa's early intervention system for children birth to three with delays in development or health/physical conditions or diabilities that affect development.
Iowa Family & Educator Partnership: Coordinates partnerships between families, educators, and community providers to promote the success of all children with special needs. Special Education: Free services to children with special needs and all children with disabilities (birth-21 yrs). Services include: hearing screenings and diagnostic testing, services to the mentally disabled, severe/profound and physically handicapped children located in selected school centers, speech-language services and special education consulting.
Childcare, preschool (18 months – age 5) and kindergarten utilizing the Montessori education model, an outdoor nature explore classroom, social/emotional learning, and the SCI interactive program
Supporting children's safety including child abuse prevention though community awareness, parental education and support, and advocating for services that promote child well-being.
Child care offered all year for infants through 5th grade and (free) on-site preschool for 4-year olds.
In-home visitation program for parents with children ages birth to age 5. Provides parenting support, early detection of developmental delays and health issues.
The program is an intensive in-home visitation program for families receiving FIP. The FaDSS staff work with families to assist them in meeting emotional and economic independence.
Family-friendly parenting skills workshop open to all parents and extended family members in the service area, which includes Jefferson County.
Website for youth with disabilities approaching the transition from Jr/Sr high school to adulthood. This website provides information and tools for youth, their families and professionals to plan for a successful move to adulthood.
Provides emergency shelter, respite, crisis care, & counseling for children birth - 17. YESS works with families dealing with trouble at school, abuse, drug & alcohol use, divorce & families in need of a support system designed to keep children safe & families together.