Our mission is to meet the needs of youth who have been abused or neglected to allow them to have the same chance as their peers to be healthy and productive citizens.


With so many needs, there is bound to be a fit just for you! You can make a BIG difference by just giving a little of your time, talent or treasure. Find out how you can support our mission.


Families Helping Families of Iowa is proud to offer several programs to help support the foster families and children throughout Iowa and the Linn County area.

5 Minutes

a film by Serena Collins

If you had to leave your home in 5 minutes, what would you take with you? This question is difficult for a large number of children and teens who are in Iowa’s foster care system today. It’s also a question we explore through the eyes of a child in this short film produced by Serena Collins.

By supporting Families Helping Families of Iowa, you help support thousands of families, caregivers and children who are part of Iowa’s foster care and placement system with our programs, services and events.

“On behalf of the board of directors, staff, volunteers and clients of the Catherine McAuley Center, I want to thank you for your donation…We can all do something to make life better for others and these items will make a difference in the lives of the people we serve. As you know our students survive on very limited resources and the floods have affected some more than others. We truly appreciate your time, energy and resources that you continue to share with the Center. We are grateful for your generosity, caring and support of the Center and the clients we serve.”

Catherine McAuley Center
Cedar Rapids, IA

Foster Care Statistics

Nearly 0
Children in foster care in Cedar Rapids
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National median age of children in foster care
More than 0
Number of children in foster care nationally

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