Our Mission:

Improve the lives of families at risk of long-term welfare dependency or family instability by creating opportunities for self-sufficiency.

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The Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS) Program is an intensive in home program for families receiving income assistance from the Department of Human Services. FaDSS provides services to families who are working their way toward self-sufficiency.


Family Development Specialists develop a comprehensive system of support services for each family.

  •  Home Visits

  •  Assessments

  •  Goal Setting

  • Advocacy

  •  Referrals

  • Group Activities

The services are provided to promote, empower, and nurture the family until they can support themselves and provide a healthy reintegration into the community. FaDSS emphasizes and builds upon the strengths of families by assisting them in setting and attaining goals. 

This strong belief in the family unit is the foundation of the Certified Family Development Specialist's partnership with each family.

For more information, go to https://humanrights.iowa.gov/dcaa/fadss 

Call 1-712-322-5966.


 Funding for FaDSS is provided by the Iowa Department of Human Rights TANF Funds.