Cedar/Jones Early Childhood IowaEarly 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 andenduring 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, 563-263-9996Cedar County Case ManagementIndividual 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 for more information regarding Iowa Valley Habitat for Humanity Cedar County Public HealthCedar 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 AffairsThe 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 utility bill assistance, early childhood education, home weatherization, and other services for Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Counties in Iowa. For appointments or questions for the Tipton office, call 563-549-9375 or call 563-324-3236 or visit our website at www.caeiowa.org. Cedar County Food Pantries and other resourcesIowa Department of Human Services-Muscatine CountyIowa Kids NetIowa 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.Domestic Violence Intervention ProgramMission Statement: The Mission of the Domestic Violence Intervention Program is to provide comprehensive support and advocacy services to victim/survivors, focusing on immediate and long-term safety, empowerment, dignity, and hope. In collaboration with the community, we strive to end domestic abuse through education, accountability, and social justice. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach: Cedar CountyThe 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.