Crisis Child Care Program
As a child abuse prevention program, Crisis Child Care offers safe shelter for children in times of family crisis or overwhelming stress. Care is available free of charge, 24/7, for families in Linn and Benton County with children 0–14 years of age who are experiencing a crisis and need safe child care for their children. Crisis Child Care is often the only option for many struggling, low-income families who do not have a support system or access to community resources.
Head Start/Early Head Start Wrap Around
Head Start provides full-day, full-year, quality and developmentally-appropriate childcare to low-income children and families. The goals of Head Start are to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional and cognitive development; enable parents to be better caregivers and teachers to their children; and help parents meet their own goals, including financial stability.
Paces to Quality
Paces to Quality strives to increase access to quality early care and education by serving home and centerbased early care and education providers in Linn, Benton and Jones counties with core services of onsite consultation, environmental rating scales, Quality Rating Scales, and accreditation funding. These services offer support to all home and centerbased providers who may not be familiar with the tools to improve quality. Each participant receives multiple strategies to make positive changes at his or her current skill level in early care and education environment.
Food Reservoir Program and Transitions to Housing Stability
HACAP provides a portfolio of health and human services to approximately 53,000 Iowa citizens, living in Benton, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn or Washington counties. As a community action agency, they focus on the identification of existing community needs and the provision of innovative solutions across several service domains: education, emergency services, employment, income management, housing, health, nutrition, senior services and community connections.
Rural Senior Services
HACAP’s Rural Senior Services provides home-delivered meals, center-based dining and a chore and medical equipment lending closet within Benton County.