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In our roles, recruiting mentors is a key piece of having successful mentoring matches. One of our greatest challenges is recruiting male mentors. The number of requests we receive for male role models is far greater than the number of mentor applicants. ...

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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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On October 1, 2018, a total of seventy-seven students from eight different schools came together at Camp EWALU by Strawberry Point for a Youth Leadership Day. This annual event invites youth from Allamakee, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Howard and ...

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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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Are you someone that thinks that pumpkins are the ultimate happiness? If that is the case, you would have been jubilant at the group Youth Mentoring event held October 13 at Pinter’s Gardens & Pumpkins in Decorah. From the minute the youth and m...

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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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