Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) is committed to helping families search for quality child care.
Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral provides resources, education, and advocacy to support quality child care.
Early Head Start Home-Based Program is a comprehensive, flexible child development and parenting education program delivered through home visitation for prenatal women and families with children aged birth to three.
WCCA Head Start is a comprehensive early childhood development program serving low-income children from age three to five and their families.
The WCCA Outreach Offices provide client intake, client assessment, client referrals, and coordinates with other community resources.
The goal is to strive to assist low-income families in becoming self-sufficient. A wide variety of programs, services, and referrals reflect this accomplishment.
Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) offers services to low resource mothers, infants, and children who are at risk for poor nutrition. WIC provides supplemental foods and nutrition education throughout the West Central Community Action service area. WIC evaluates children's growth rate and nutrition while working with other programs to provide effective nutrition and health services.
The Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is federally funded by the United States Department of Agriculture. Its goal is to promote good nutrition and positive eating habits and attitudes for children in family child care homes.
The Low-income energy assistance program is designed to aid qualifying low-income Iowa households (homeowners and renters) in the payment of the portion of their residential heating costs for the winter heating season, to encourage regular utility payments, to promote energy awareness and encourage the reduction of energy usage through energy efficiency, and client education. All clients applying for this program will simultaneously be making an application for weatherization assistance as required by state law. Energy Crisis Intervention payments are made for weather-related and supply shortage emergencies.
The Weatherization Assistance Program is a low-income energy efficiency program. Its purpose is to make the homes of low-income clients more energy efficient, thereby reducing clients' fuel bills and increasing their comfort. The program also provides important health and safety services to the clients it serves.
Priority for service is given to households containing persons who are elderly or have disabilities and households that contain young children.
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.