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April 04, 2014
The Jane Boyd Community House Board of Directors has appointed Dorice Ramsey as the agency’s Executive Director. Ramsey currently serves as the Director of Wellington Heights programs and will continue to oversee that work.
March 26, 2014
For the first time in more than 50 years there are plans for five new single-family homes in an 18-block area of Wellington Heights, a core neighborhood in Cedar Rapids.
March 26, 2014
My son and I had just been reunited after three years. He had been in living in two separate residential treatment placements. Both Jeffery and I have suffered tremendous losses in a short time.
March 26, 2014
Darrell* is funny, patient and ultimately a good father, but that didn’t stop him from becoming addicted to meth. Eventually Darrell was arrested and his 2 year old son, Gabriel*, was removed from his care by the Department of Human Services.
March 26, 2014
Mercy Medical Center operates an in-house print shop. Each year, Mercy prints a variety of promotional materials for Four Oaks, free of charge. Four Oaks is able to put funds that would have been spent on printing back to its mission.
March 11, 2014
Sharon was looking for a new beginning for her and her children after moving back to Iowa following a 20-year career in the military... Watch Sharon tell her story in her own words and read the stories of several other Four Oaks kids and families
February 12, 2014
How does your company decide where to direct volunteer time and funds? Most likely, it’s important that the recipient organization improves quality of life in the community where employees work and play.
February 07, 2014
Amber never dreamed she would be a single mom to four beautiful girls through adoption and foster mom to a fifth girl, but fate had other plans.
February 07, 2014
“Some of these kids come to us so severely traumatized that to them, there is no hope, no future, just pain,” says Bob Sheehan, Program Officer at Four Oaks.
January 27, 2014
Partners United for Supportive Housing-Cedar Rapids (PUSH-CR) are currently working to furnish apartments for the homeless. Household items are being collected to help more than 125 families. The next drop-off date is Saturday, January 11.
January 14, 2014
“Does it take time? Sure. Is it worth it? Absolutely,” says Tracy Bennett, in reference to all the ways that Toyota Financial Services (TFS) and its employees have supported Four Oaks over the past few years.
January 09, 2014
“His grandmother called him ‘the most feeling child I’ve ever met,’ and this proved to be accurate,” Michelle said. Eddie exuded empathy and kindness for others around him—his friends, his family, and animals— in a way that was quite remarkable.
November 21, 2013
Congratulations to Deb Knake, Iowa KidsNet Matching Manager, who has received the Minnie Rubeck Award by the Greater Cedar Rapids Community Foundation.
October 22, 2013
Jane Boyd, a Four Oaks affiliate, recently underwent a website redesign thanks to local web design company Geonetric.
September 25, 2013
Four Oaks today launched the public phase of its TotalChild Commit to a Child campaign, announcing it has raised $3.86 million of its $6 million campaign goal.


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