What is FaDSS?
Our Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Program (FaDSS) is a home visitation program for low income families looking for assistance in reaching their goals. FaDSS families participate voluntarily in free services in partnership with their FaDSS Family Development Specialist who works with the whole family to address their basic needs, improve child well-being, and develop career opportunities that, in turn, improve lives, families, and communities. We work with community partners to help those in the program gain access to needed services.
Examples of family goals we can assist with:
- Continuing Education: Equivalency Diploma, Work Certifications, College
- Improving Job Opportunities: Resume Writing, Interview Skills, Completing Applications
- Building Parenting Skills: Classes, Finding Child Care, Nutrition Education
Our Program Mission
Dedicated to building partnerships with Iowa families to alleviate the conditions that cause poverty by building on their strengths of resourcefulness and resilience.
FaDSS engages families in dynamic partnerships to address their basic needs, improve child well-being, and develop career opportunities that, in turn, improves lives, families and communities.
There are two ways a family will qualify for this program:
- Currently receive FIP (Family Investment Program) or Tribal TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families)
- Household Income is below 175% of the Federal Poverty Level at the time of enrollment
Priority is given to families on FIP, or those experiencing any of the following:
- Domestic violence
- Child Protective Services involvement
- Head of household is 21 years or younger
All other families will be enrolled if space is available, or placed on our non-priority wait list if no openings are available.
For more information on the FaDSS program call us at 712-274-1610.