Our biggest fundraiser of the year is now open! HOLIDAY LIGHTS welcomes drive through visitors Thanksgiving Night-Christmas Night at Pulpit Rock Campground in Decorah, Iowa. HAPPY HOLIDAYS from Helping Services for Youth & Families!

Our programs are designed to help people make healthier choices that ultimately result in healthier communities.

We serve eight counties in Northeast Iowa. Our services reach all residents in rural communities – no one is overlooked. Our mission and goals are important – to provide tools, resources, and encouragement for people to thrive in the places we call home.

Some results are immediate, and others take time. Our staff is invested in making a long-term change. The work that we do today impacts future generations and the quality of life in rural Iowa.

Know that your donation dollars stay right here in Iowa, working hard for you. If you would like to know more about how we can help or partner with you, call our Decorah office at 563-387-1720 or email

Since 1973 we have been a resource for Iowans to turn to for help.

We started out as a crisis line in Decorah, Iowa because neighbors were worried about teens getting in trouble. Grassroots initiatives still fuel our goals – addressing issues that local people care about. Community members want Northeast Iowa to be a better place to live – our staff wants that, too. They live in the communities they serve and are passionate about their work that makes a difference.