July 7th, 2020 Iowa will soon distribute $307.80 each in food benefits to nearly a quarter-million children, state officials said. The benefits, which can be used to buy groceries, are to be sent to all children who receive free or reduced-price meals at school. Full article here.
Des Moines Register June 10, 2020 Op-ed by Tiara Mosley spent four years in the Iowa foster care system and was a 2018 FosterClub Outstanding Young Leader. Foster youth are feeling isolated, hopeless, and overwhelmed during this pandemic. I recently participated in a virtual congressional briefing hosted by FosterClub, Youth Villages and Juvenile Law Center […]
The Daily Iowan April 13, 2020 Social workers, family needs, and foster care are among the essential services that have not been put on pause amid the novel-coronavirus pandemic. In Iowa, while some non-urgent matters can be done via conference calls, new child abuse or family crisis cases must be conducted in person, and are […]
Iowa organizations urge Congress to act swiftly to address impacts on children and families caused by the Covid-19 pandemic
Iowa organizations are among more than 570 national, state and local organizations that are urging Congress for emergency child welfare support to address the COVID-19 crisis. Read letter here. Amani Community ServicesChild and Family Policy CenterCoalition for Family & Children’s Services in IowaEMBARCEvery Child Matters in IowaIowa Chapter of the American Academy of PediatricsLutheran Services in […]