Children, Youth and Families

Art Center of Burlington
319-754-8069
Art exhibits and classes for youth and adults.

Boy Scouts Field Office 
319-754-8413 
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.

DHS Child Abuse Hotline
1-800-392-2178
Available 24/7. Please be ready to provide identifying information and the whereabouts of the child. You may remain anonymous.

Child Health Specialty Clinics (CHSC) 
866 219-9119    
Fax (319) 356-3715
100 Hawkins Drive
Iowa City, IA 52242
Monday-Thursday 8 am to 4:30 pm Closed on Fridays 
Child Health Specialty Clinics (CHSC) is a community-based public health agency that services Iowa children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). CHSC partners with families, communities, service providers, and other state agencies including the Iowa Departments of Human Services, Public Health, and Education. CHSC administers Iowa Maternal and Child Title V program for CYSHCN, ensuring that all Iowa CYSHCN receive services in a comprehensive System of Care.
    
Child Support Recovery Unit 
319-753-6322 
Fax 515-564-4124
409 N. 4th Street, Ste. 2 
Burlington, IA 52601
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
Child Support Recovery Unit (CSRU) is responsible for assisting families to achieve and maintain economic self-sufficiency by establishing and enforcing child and medical support orders and processing support payments.

Community Action of Southeast Iowa 
319-753-0193 
2850 Mt. Pleasant Street Suite 108 
Burlington, IA 52601  
sharon.ford@caofseia.org
Monday-Friday Central Office: 8:30 am - 5 pm.
Community Action Des Moines County Center
319-753-2893
700 Jefferson Street
Burlington, IA 52601
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm
Food pantry, emergency utility bill assistance, housing help, budgeting help, etc.
 
FaDSS(Family Development Self-Sufficiency Program)

Community Action of Southeast Iowa
319-753-0193 
2850 Mt. Pleasant Street Suite 108
Burlington, IA 52601
Monday-Friday Central Office: 8:30 am - 5 pm.
Program to assist families who are participating in the Family Investment Program (FIP) achieve economic and social sufficiency. 
 
Head Start & Child Development/Early Head Start

Community Action of Southeast Iowa
319-753-0193 
2850 Mt. Pleasant Street Suite 108
Burlington, IA 52601
Monday-Friday Central Office: 8:30 am - 5 pm.
Head Start and Early Head Start programs provide educational and social activities, nutritious meals and snacks, and medical and dental benefits for low-income children age three to five. Early Head start provides similar services for children birth to three.  
  
Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)
Community Action of Southeast Iowa
319-753-0193 
2850 Mt. Pleasant Street Suite 108
Burlington, IA 52601
Monday-Friday Central Office: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Available to registered child care providers. Early childhood education and support for child care professionals and parents. 
  
The Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program (WIC)
Community Action of Southeast Iowa
319-753-0193 
2850 Mt. Pleasant Street Suite 108
Burlington, IA 52601
Monday-Friday Central Office: 8:30 am - 5 pm
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. 
  
Medication Assistance Program (MAP) 
Des Moines County Center
319-753-2893
700 Jefferson Street
Burlington, IA 52601
Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm 
Program helps individuals who cannot afford nor have medical insurance to pay for their medications for chronic illness. 
 
Parents As Teachers
319-753-2893 
Community Action of Southeast Iowa, Neighborhood Center
700 Jefferson Street 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday-Friday 8 am-4:30 pm 
Development and support for parents of children pre-natal thru 6. 
 
DHS Iowa Department of Human Services 
319-754-4622 
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 St., Ste. 270 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday - Friday, 8 am - 4:30 pm. 
Provides family safety, risk and permanency services. Also provide Behavioral Health Intervention Services and assessments with an LPHA. These services are available for both children and adults
 
Girl Scouts 
319-752-3639 
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 school age girls. www.girlscoutstoday.org (Girlscouts of Eastern IA & Western Ill) 

Iowa Aftercare Services Network
1-800-443-8336
Addresses the needs of young adults who have aged-out of foster care.
 
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 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.
psteiner@iastate.edu

Mid-Iowa Family Therapy Clinic 
319-208-1280 
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 Title XIX.
 
Rec Plex 
319-758-9419 
501 S. Broadway Street 
Burlington, IA 52655
Rec Plex features tournament-class facilities for soccer, softball, sand volleyball and a guest building including full service concessions and spectator plazas, batting cages, soccer, and a Tot Lot for the young fans. 
 
The Nest of Des Moines County 
319-753-3150 
214 N. 4th St., Suite 3-C 
Burlington, IA 52601 
Monday 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Burlington 
Thursday 6:00 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 Incentive Items" at the Nest in Burlington. Participants can also earn points based on using healthcare services and earning educational degrees (High school diploma, GED, college degrees). All must call, the Burlington Nest, to make an appointment to register. 

YMCA
319-753-6734 
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, and many more. 

Young House Family Services
 
319-752-4000 
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.