Category Archives: General Helping Services

Invest Our Children, Grandchildren, and Community’s Future

Start here to see how families in Northeast Iowa can navigate pivotal moments from birth through adulthood to lead a healthy, successful life.   We are here to help.

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Faith in Action

By Katie Lawless | Quietly, diligently, without being asked, they work behind the scenes to improve the lives of children and families in our communities. They don’t ask for praise or recognition, but we are impressed by their commitment, and … Continue reading

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Three Ways to Give to Helping Services Without Spending Your Own Money

What if we told you that you can earn dollars to keep services available without dipping into your wallet? You can. Here are three options you can use to give without even thinking about it. We’ve also put together a … Continue reading

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Burr Oak Luther League Dinner for Mentoring on February 16

Guest Post by Shannon Nagel | Youth Helping Youth is the theme this year for the Burr Oak Luther League Ham and Turkey Dinner. The proceeds from our Ham and Turkey Dinner event will benefit the Mentoring Programs at Helping Services. 

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Prevention Winter 2013 | A newsletter to keep clients, supporters, staff, and volunteers connected

In today’s world, things don’t get done without the hands of volunteers.  They are indeed the heart of Helping Services. Our diverse services share a common goal: promoting healthy kids, adults, families, and communities.  Because of great and growing requests … Continue reading

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Volunteering: Opportunity for Appreciation

By Katie Becker I’ve had the fortunate experience of both being a volunteer and working in volunteer management. The one thing they each require is a healthy amount of appreciation of others’ time, of others’ needs, and of others in … Continue reading

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Volunteers Make It Mission Possible

By David Runyon Remember the TV show Mission Impossible?  Dramatic music, characters with quick and decisive movements, clearly-defined problems, well-coordinated and executed strategy, and then, at the end, mission accomplished?  Well, our work in Northeast Iowa sometimes feels like “mission … Continue reading

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Examples of Sustaining Gifts

Our mission carries on because of local giving. Each week we are thankful for the businesses and individuals who send a check to keep services available to children and adults in Northeast Iowa. However, planned and sustainable giving are even … Continue reading

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Volunteers Help Adults and Kids During Crisis

By Teresa Dehning | Team: Domestic Abuse Resource Center Goal: Help adult and child victims heal, move forward, and live free from abuse Volunteer Roles: Answer the Crisis Line, transport a client and children to a safe place, house a … Continue reading

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