2021

SPRING & SUMMER 2021. New grants, State Opioid Response 2, active teen groups find innovative ways to get anti-drug messages out, mentoring pairs become pen pals during Covid-19 pandemic, generous donation to mentoring program allows Youth Mentoring to dream big!

FALL 2021. Focus on dating and stalking violence.  Annual statistics, number served.  Mentoring donation allows participants to go to Minnesota Twins baseball game.

2020

SPRING & SUMMER 2020. Adapting to change during COVID-19. Highest number of gifts provided to children in The Giving Project history.

FALL WINTER 2020. Youth Mentoring remains strong during COVID. Helping Services receives grant “Improving Tomorrow: Prevention Focused Mentoring” focusing on substance abuse prevention and problem gambling. Resource Center receives grant from the Dept. of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) for Rural Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, and Stalking Program.

2019

SPRING & SUMMER 2019. Area community foundations help Youth Mentoring flourish. Helping Services is one of the few mentoring programs in the state to receive a grant from Iowa Mentoring Partnership that will focus on serving youth impacted by opioids in rural Iowa. 2018 was another record breaking year at the Holiday Lights.

FALL & WINTER 2019. Helping Services’ Family Education & Support Program earns the Iowa Family Support Credential.

2018

SPRING & SUMMER 2018. Volunteers help us break the Holiday Lights all-time attendance record in 2017. Winneshiek County Youth Mentoring celebrates 20th anniversary.

FALL & WINTER 2018. Helping Services celebrates 45 years.

2017

SPRING & SUMMER 2017. Helping Services receives grant from Farm Credit Services of America to restock supply pantry for survivors of domestic abuse.

FALL & WINTER 2017. Youth Mentoring makes a difference. Upper Iowa University student-athletes provide support for victims of domestic violence.