Back to School Rally

Saturday, August 13 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Registration is open for the 2022 Back to School Rally! This event is for children in foster care or adopted from foster care. We have events in Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Ankeny!

Come get the school supplies your kiddo needs to start the school year off right! If your business or community group would like to help us collect supplies, please email Angela at for information.

Get registered for BTSR 2022

Our Mission

Our mission is to meet the needs of youth who have been abused or neglected, and allow them to have the same chance as their peers to be healthy and productive citizens. Families Helping Families of Iowa is proud to offer several programs to support foster families and children throughout Iowa and the Linn County area.


Explore our programs, meant to connect kids and families with resources and opportunities to succeed at home and in school.

Ways to Give

Volunteer or donate to Families Helping Families and help make a difference in the lives of children and caregivers in Iowa.

About FHF

Learn more about Families Helping Families, including our history, programs, and ongoing annual events to support Iowa families.

5 Minutes

If you had to leave your home in five minutes, what would you take with you?

This question is a reality 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 thousands of families, caregivers, and children who are part of Iowa’s foster care and placement system with our programs, services, and events.

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Number of children in Iowa’s foster care system
National median age of children in foster care
Number of children in foster care in the U.S.

Thank you to our generous sponsors!