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My name is Barb Fjelstul, the Director of Family Education & Support for Helping Services for Youth & Families and I have an awesome job. For almost 16 years, I have been lucky enough to meet all kinds of families across a four county area.  I ha...

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month, which we recognize by wearing purple. The color purple was chosen because in the United States military, the Purple Heart is presented to those who have been wounded while serving. For survivors of domestic vi...

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Substance abuse and addiction doesn’t just affect an individual, it affects an entire community and can have devastating outcomes. Community Coalitions have shown to be an effective way to prevent and reduce substance abuse in communities and the Winnes...

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It’s October, which means fall has arrived (with a mix of rain, sun, and snow!) here in northeast Iowa. As the season changes, one thing remains the same: The work our team does at Helping Services for Youth & Families continues to be important, imp...

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