Your Child's Future Begins Now

Sometimes, parents and caregivers need help learning how to manage a growing family and household. That’s why YSS offers the Healthy Futures program.

Knowledgeable, caring staff provide one-on-one support to parents and children, with the goal of further improving program participants’ parenting skills, resulting in a happy and healthy family.

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This voluntary home visitation program is available to every woman in Story and Boone County who is pregnant and/or parenting children who are age five and younger.

To become eligible to participate:

  • Respond to a questionnaire offered at a prenatal appointment with your doctor, or
  • Contact: Cindy McVicker, Healthy Futures Program Lead


Building a Home for Healthy Growth

As part of the Healthy Futures program, a certified family development specialist offers in-home prenatal support, information on parenting and child development, as well as available community resources.

Screenings: For maternal depression, child development, and home safety are offered to every family receiving services.

Parenting Education: Evidence-based parenting curriculum educates parents about their child’s development stages, and provides tools to help them be the best parents they can be.

Family Assistance: A development specialist assists the family by providing referrals to appropriate resources. Special funds are also available to assist during a crisis (when available).

Community-Driven Support

Healthy Futures is made possible through many generous donors, including the program’s largest financial supporter Boone and Story County BooSt Together for Children/Early Childhood Iowa.

YSS collaborates with several other highly respected organizations to make this valuable program available:

  • Boone County Family Birth Center & OB/GYN
  • Boone County Family Medicine
  • Boone County Hospital OB/GYN
  • Doran Clinic for Women
  • McFarland Clinic OB/GYN

For More Information

If you have questions about the Healthy Futures program, please contact:
Cindy McVicker, Healthy Futures Program Lead

You may also send us an email using the following form, and we will get back to you.

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Reach out today!

Please feel free to contact us with questions or for more information. If your request is urgent in nature, we request you contact us by phone at 515.233.3141.