Child Passenger Safety Week
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Child Passenger Safety Week

Did you Know… 7 out of 10 car seats are unknowingly installed incorrectly. Contact Helping Services for Youth & Families to talk to a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician at info@helpingservices.org or 563-387-1720 to get the correct information to the questions you have. We would be happy to set up a free appointment to assist…

Summer Play Safety for Kids
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Summer Play Safety for Kids

Each year, of children ages 0-19, more than 12,000 children die from unintentional injuries and more than 9.2 million are treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries. The leading causes of injury death differed by age group – For children less than 1 year of age, two–thirds of injury deaths were due to suffocation. Drowning…

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Successful Diaper Drive

The Helping Services Family Education Team is excited that over the course of April, an estimated 5,145 diapers and 1,762 wipes were donated. In addition, we received $775 in financial donations. Thank you to all who generously donated diapers and money to support healthy families in Northeast Iowa. Many thanks also go out to our…

Diaper Drive
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Diaper Drive

In conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention Month in April, Helping Services for Youth & Families’ Family Education team is holding a diaper drive to benefit the families enrolled in home visiting services in Allamakee, Clayton, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties. Roughly 1 in 3 families struggle to afford diapers at the estimated cost of $100…

Child Safety This Holiday Season
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Child Safety This Holiday Season

This holiday season brings the excitement of new toys for little ones. New toys require your vigilance for your child’s safety. The potential toy dangers range from choking and strangulation hazards to batteries and magnets. To keep your child safe, follow these guidelines when choosing toys: Know the danger of balloons Follow age recommendations for…

Family Educator Home Visits
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Family Educator Home Visits

Have you ever wondered if your baby/toddler was meeting their milestones of development? Do you have parenting questions or concerns, but don’t want to ask your friend/relative because you are afraid they would think you should know this? Family Educators at Helping Services for Youth & Families can assist with your questions or concerns. Family…

Family Education: Story Time
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Family Education: Story Time

My name is Madi Brauer (they/them) and I joined the Helping Services team this fall as a family educator serving in Allamakee, Howard, and Winneshiek counties. Part of my duties as a family educator includes recruiting families to join our program and to educate families on child development. One of my favorite ways to do…

You Can Help Unlock Matching Dollars
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You Can Help Unlock Matching Dollars

Thank you for all that responded to the appeal helping us unlock the $6,250.00 in matching dollars. 50 donors have stepped up to give over $5,200.00 towards Helping Services programs. We are close to unlocking all of the matching dollars and we can not thank you enough! Consider making a gift today to double your…