Children & Families of Iowa

Our Impact

36,375 lives of at-risk Iowans impacted during the 2021-2022 fiscal year.
1888 – year founded.
94% client satisfaction.


Children & Families of Iowa (CFI) is restoring hope,building futures, and changing lives.

Key Services Provided

Domestic Violence – Shelter and outreachMental Health – Counseling through licensed therapistsFamily Support – In-home counseling for families withchildren at-risk of abuse or neglectWorkforce Readiness – Career preparation services Early Childhood Development – Childcare for low-income familiesSubstance Abuse – Treatment for all ages

Key Audiences Served

Children & Families of Iowa provides services to clients of all ages and from all economic and cultural backgrounds, specializing in care for those who have experienced trauma or hardship.

Ways to Give

  • Include CFI in your charitable giving and estate planning.
  • Make a personal gift to CFI by calling 515-697-7921, online at, or by mail at 1111 University Avenue, Des Moines, IA 50314.
  • Sponsor, participate, or volunteer for one of our annual fundraising events.

Board of Trustees

Chris Frazier, President
Steve Allen, President-Elect and Investment Committee Chair
Greg Bailey, Secretary
Bryan Johnson, Treasurer
Ann Smisek, Past President and Events Committee Chair
Nick McCleish, Fundraising Committee Chair
Kent Altena
Jeremy Harder
Laurie Mardis
Tony Ranninger
Kara Wilson

Board of Directors

CJ Jacobson, President
Daniel Connolly, President-Elect
Tera Jordan, Secretary/Treasurer
Lynn Herndon, Board Governance Committee Chair
Andrew Follmann, Audit Committee Chair
Hayley Harvey, Advocacy Committee Chair
Jasmina Alicic
Kira Barclay
Teresa Garcia-Holm
Jennifer Groos
Kristine Jones
Brian Mamola
Sonia Parras Konrad
Dolph Robb
Harvey Weinberg
Kate Wolfe

1111 University Ave | Des Moines, IA, 50314 | (515) 288-1981 |

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