Community Resources

Cedar/Jones Early Childhood Iowa
Early Childhood Iowa (formerly Community Empowerment) was established by legislation during the 1998 Iowa legislative session in an effort to create a partnership between communities and state government to improve the well being of families with children prenatal through 5 years of age.

This iniative allows citizens to decide what is best for children and their families in their own communities and how best to use Early Childhood Iowa funds granted to local areas.

Cedar/Jones Early Childhood Iowa promotes and demonstrates community collaboration, establishes community needs and priorities, develops a system for comprehensive services to support families and communities, and coordinates programs and funding to meet the identified needs of children prenatal through 5 and their families.




Big Brothers Big Sisters
“Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and
enduring professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Bigs (volunteers) and Littles (mentees) spend one hour a week together improving peer relations, social skills, academic successes, learning to avoid risky behavior, and more! Tipton programming includes Bigs in Blue, High School Bigs and Community Based Mentoring.  Contact us for more information, 563-263-9996

Cedar County Case Management
Individual case management services were developed to help you and your family makes choices about the kind of services you want, to encourage you to participate in deciding who will provide those services, and allow you to take responsibility for setting goals and working toward them.

Click here for a list of Cedar County Food Pantries.

Cedar County Public Health
Cedar County Public Health is a multifaceted agency that provides intermittent skilled nursing care, home care aide/homemaking services and public health services such as immunizations, disease surveillance, health education, rehabilitation, health promotion and public health education.

Cedar County Veterans Affairs
The Commission of Veterans Affairs provides assistance to Cedar County Veterans who were discharged under Honorable Conditions and/or their family members. Veterans need to have served 90 consecutive days of active Federal service.

Community Action of Eastern Iowa
Community Action of Eastern Iowa provides assistance to over 25,000 individuals each year as we work to carry out our mission to eliminate the causes and conditions of poverty. We are the designated Community Action Agency for Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Counties in Iowa. Other contracts and services are provided in an area that encompasses 24 Iowa and 7 Illinois counties. Staff are available to answer questions about programs, take applications, and determine eligibility. Please call our Tipton office at (563) 886-3191 or toll free (800) 920-3191 to find out what you need to bring to apply for assistance.

Iowa Department of Human Services-Muscatine County

Iowa Kids Net
Iowa KidsNet was established in 2006 and is a statewide collaboration of agencies working to create safe, permanent connections between children and families through foster care, adoption and reunification with birth families. This work is done under a statewide Recruitment and Retention of Resource Families contract. Iowa KidsNet is the single statewide service provider for Iowans interested in becoming foster parents or adopting from foster care. Iowa Kids Net is contracted by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) to recruit, train, license and support Iowa’s foster and adoptive families.

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Cedar County
The Cedar County Extension Council, county staff and ISU Extension and Outreach staff work together to provide research-based learning opportunities for our citizens. Through this partnership, we carry Iowa State University’s land-grant mission across Cedar County.  Over the years we have been here to assist during times of war, natural disasters and economic changes along with the the good times. Cedar County Extension is available to every citizen of Cedar County. We can anticipate trends, build relationships, and catalyze opportunities because we are part of the ongoing life of our communities, committed to healthy people, healthy environments, and healthy economies.  Through this website you will be able to see what is available for you.

Wheels For Wishes is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit car donation program established to benefit charities such as the local chapters of Make-A-Wish®. Since our founding in 2009, Wheels For Wishes has donated over 25 million dollars to the chapters of Make-A-Wish helping them grant thousands and thousands of wishes for children across the country who have been diagnosed with life-threatening medical conditions.