Our Impact

5,600 children served each year across Iowa.
30 specialty programs and services throughout our locations.
87% of our team members provide direct care.


We partner with families to help children with special healthcare needs live a great life.

Key Services Provided

Autism & Behavioral Health: Applied Behavior Analysis, Autism Day Program, Mental Health Therapy, Psychology
Community Services: Case Management, Childcare, Day Habilitation, Group Homes, Respite, Supported Community Living
Complex Medical: Homecare, Long-term Care, Medical Childcare, Medical Group Home
Pediatric Rehabilitation: Adaptive Equipment/Orthotics, Inpatient Pediatric Rehabilitation, Outpatient Therapy, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Key Audiences Served

We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs. Last fiscal year, we served children, teens and young adults from 73 of Iowa’s 99 counties.

Ways to Give

  • Include ChildServe in your charitable giving and estate planning.
  • Join us for special events, like our one-of-a-kind Bubble Ball.
  • Make an impact at

Board of Directors

Brian Gentry, Chair
Emily Willits, Vice Chair
Mike Wegner, Treasurer
Mondale Smith, Secretary
Mike McCoy, Past Chair
Teri Wahlig, MD, CEO
Brett Bosworth
Joe Ceryanec
Jeff Chungath
Susan Fitzsimmons
Matt Grotnes
Jim Hagenbucher
Cara Hardin
Aaron Kennedy

Board of Trustees

Joanie Houston, Chair
Joel Nelson, Vice Chair
Cathy Lacy, Secretary/Treasurer
Chris Littlefield, Past Chair
Teri Wahlig, MD, CEO
Jay Byers
Megan Christofferson
Jerry Deegan
Nick Gerhart
Susan Hatten
Tom Mahoney
Jim McCulloh
Jake Moran
Tom Nucaro
Tanner Kinzler
Brian Laurenzo
Mindy Moss
Jeff Russell
Yogesh Shah, MD
Katherine Sullivan, MD
Mike Wilson
JC Risewick
Larry Stelter
Tom Stewart
Jennifer Vicente
Kim Willis
Amanda Young

5406 Merle Hay Road | Johnston, IA, 50131 | (515) 727-8750 |

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