Helping Services for Youth & Families
PO Box 372
Decorah, IA 52101
Fundraisers We Support
- Winneshiek United Way
Hours of Operation8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday–Friday
24/7 Resource Center Crisis Line 1-800-383-2988
The line is answered by advocates or trained volunteers that are sensitive to the unique issues surrounding abuse. It is confidential and free.
Helping Services, a private nonprofit, has been serving Northeast Iowa since 1973. We are dedicated to responding to current health and safety needs of youth and families through empowerment, support, and education. Four main teams carry out the mission of healthier, safer families and communities by collaborating with donors, organizations, and volunteers:
DOMESTIC ABUSE ADVOCACY
Advocates work with survivors to help them get to safety, process a traumatic event, and live life knowing they are not to blame. Talk confidentially with an advocate by calling 1-800-383-2988.
FAMILY EDUCATION & SUPPORT
Families and communities of all configurations, incomes, and situations are shown ways to build maximum child development, positive parent-child interaction, and involved neighborhoods.
SUBSTANCE ABUSE PREVENTION
Local parents, youth, government, and businesses are prepared to stop the future misuse and illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs.
Volunteer role models equip youth to aspire, achieve, and develop to their fullest potential.
Right now you may not need anything we can offer, but your neighbors, friends or family might. Please tell them about our services.
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