Resources for Parents and their Families

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At EyesOpenIowa, we are firm believers in supporting all parents and have made available some support and services below that you can access in the state of Iowa. If you are a teen mom, dad or expecting a baby, this may make your life a different kind of journey. It is important to have the assistance you need. You have a very important job and we wish you success in all your future plans!

Pregnant & Parenting Students’ Rights as Students:

This Toolkit outlines the Title IX requirements schools must follow and actions students can take when faced with discriminatory practices. Title IX requires schools to accommodate pregnant and parenting students, but students often need help understanding their rights. The topics that are included are: a summary of the pregnant and parenting students’ rights under Title IX,  FAQs on mandatory accommodations, FAQs on breastfeeding on campus, avenues to filing complaints with the U.S. Department of Education, an action agenda to help students report discrimination to university officials, and government resources and assistance for low-income parents.  Know your rights under Title IX. For the toolkit, click here.

Housing:

Homelessness 
Fostercare
Aftercare/PostFostercare Services

State Assistance:

Iowa Department of Human Services  
Iowa Child Support Recovery Unit
Application for State of Iowa services such as the Family Investment Program (FIP), Food Assistance (FA) and Child Care Assistance (CCA) programs 

Continuing My Education:

Pregnant and Parenting Student Rights
How do I get my HSED/GED (general education degree)? 
Career Training Program

Financial Planning and Assistance:

Building Family Economic Success
Evelyn K. Davis Center 

Legal Questions:

Father’s Rights
Iowa Legal Aid
Minors Rights as Parents/Students
Rights of Pregnant and Parenting Teens
Student Anti-Discrimination Act
National Crittenton Foundation (Iowa parent’s rights and resources)
Domestic abuse and the law- in Iowa
Legal Rights for Teen Parents

Keeping Myself Healthy:

Managing Stress 
Is your relationship healthy?
Seeking Support
Mental Health Centers by County

Family Planning Services:

Title X clinics in Iowa
Contraceptive Methods

 

 

Fact Sheet

Access your county's fact sheet or find a CAPP grantee or family planning clinic near you!