Children, Youth and Families

Boy Scouts Field Office 
3007 Flint Hills Drive 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday-Friday 9:30 am to 5:30 pm. 
Boy Scouts and Cub Scouts are programs in each school neighborhood for boys in grades 1-12 (co-ed in high school) that build self esteem, resourcefulness, and leadership skills.

Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-392-2178 OR 1-888-270-3864

Child Health Specialty Clinics (CHSC) 
609 Church Street 
Ottumwa, IA 52501 
Monday-Thursday 8 am to 4:30 pm Closed on Fridays 
CHSC offers Iowa's Title V program for children. 

Child Support Recovery Unit 
409 N. 4th Street, Ste. 2 
Burlington, IA 52601

Community Action of Southeast Iowa 
2850 Mt. Pleasant Street Suite 108 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday-Friday Central Office: 8:30 am - 5 pm. Centers: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Head Start & Child Development programs provide educational & social activities, nutritious meals and snacks and medical & dental benefits for low-income children ages three to five. 
Early Head Start provides similar services for children birth to three. 
The Birth to Three Program in Des Moines County provides parent educators who provide in home services for children from birth to three years of age. 
Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is available to child care providers. 
Energy Assistance Program helps low-income households pay a portion of their heating costs. 
The Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program (WIC) provides medical and nutritional assessments, education and supplemental foods for pregnant women, breast feeding and non-nursing mothers, infants and children up to 5 years old. 
Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) Family Development Specialists work with participants to help them overcome obstacles while working toward self-sufficiency. 
Weatherization helps homeowners and renters decrease their energy costs by inspecting and cleaning furnaces and insulating homes. 
MAP (Medication Assistance Program) helps people with chronic conditions attain their prescription meds at no cost if they don't have insurance to pay for them. 
SHARE (Self-Help and Resource Exchange) is a national network of non-profit organizations dedicated to providing quality monthly food packages at a reduced cost. 

DHS Iowa Department of Human Services 
560 Division Street Suite 200 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday-Friday 8 am- 4:30 pm 
Economic Programs: Family Investment Program ( FIP), food assistance, medical assistance (Medicaid), Referrals/funding for service programs including: foster care, shelter care, institutional care, adoption, independent living, day care, family home studies, and child abuse assessments. 

Families First Counseling Services 
319-433-0395 or 1-888-316-3025
560 Division Street Ste. 270 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday-Friday 8 am- 4:30 pm 
Provide family safety, risk and permanency services. Also provide Behaviorial Health Intervention Services and assessments with an LPHA. These services are available for both children and adults. 

Girl Scouts 
1308 Broadway 
West Burlington, IA 52655
Monday-Friday 8am to 5 pm 
Girls build character and skills for success in the real world. This is for girls of the school age. (Girlscouts of Eastern IA & Western Ill) 

ISU Cooperative Extension
Des Moines County Extension & Outreach Office 
319-394-9433 FAX: 319-394-9435 
Open to all, some have income guidelines. Call office. 
102 West Main Street 
Mediapolis, IA 52637 
Monday-Friday 8 am- 4:30 pm 
Extension to Families and Youth, Extension to Agriculture, Ext. to Businesses, Ext. to Communities, Youth/ 4-H program. Too many to list. ISU Extension to Families reaches out to families across the lifespan. We provide research-based information and education to help families make decisions that improve and transform their lives. We are the outreach arm of the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University. We work in partnership with other organizations and agencies to meet the needs of Iowa families.

Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic 
205 Washington St., Suite 200 Burlington, IA 52601 
Provide Marriage and Family Therapy, Play Therapy, Individual Therapy, Behavioral Health Intervention Services with an LPHA and we have Web-Based Psychiatry/medication management. All of these services are for adults, children, and families. We accept XIX.

Parents As Teachers/Birth Thru 3 
700 Jefferson Street 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm 
Development and support for parents of children pre-natal thru 6. 

Rec Plex 
501 S. Broadway Street 
Burlington, IA 52655
Rec Plex has babseball diamonds, batting cages, soccer fields, sand volleyball, and a Tot Lot for the young fans. 

The Nest of Des Moines County 
214 N. 4th St., Suite 3-C 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Burlington 
Thursday 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in Danville and Mediapolis (alternating quarterly) 
The Nest of Des Moines County is a Parent Education Program for prenatal and parents (male or female). Nest participants must be pregnant or have a child 5 years old or younger. They are are encouraged to bring a Support Person with them to the Nest Classes. Those enrolled in the Nest Family Support Program receive points for attending Nest classes; which are then redeemed for "New Store Incentive Items" at the Nest in Burlington. All must call, the Burlington Nest, to make an appointment to register. 

FAX: 319-753-6736 
2410 Mt. Pleasant Street 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday - Friday 5:00 am - 10:00 pm Saturday 7:30 am-5:00 pm 
Open Sundays October-April 1-5 pm 
Closed Holidays
Adults, Children & Youth Programs. Aquatics, Sports Activities, Family Activities, Dances, Health & Fitness, 55+ Program, Child Care Center, Babysitting, Before & After School Program, Parent's Day Out, Kids' Gym, Many More 

Young House Family Services
FAX: 319-752-6933 
400 S. Broadway
P.O. Box 845 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday-Friday 8 am- 4:30 pm 
Private social service agency that provides a comprehensive array of services to children and families in Southeast, Iowa, including adoption services, foster care licensing, and the Resource Program for expecting parents or families who have children under the age of 5. Remedial services funded through Title XIX; brief intensive services (ages 6-17)- no income eligibility requirements. Bilingual services are available.