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July 09, 2014
Charles is a 5th grader in the College Community School District and he, his mom, Misty and big sister, Deleigha live at Cedar Valley Townhomes, which is owned and operated by the Affordable House Network.
June 25, 2014
We want to share some exciting news with you about our future growth.
June 05, 2014
Four Oaks Mason City broke ground June 4 on a new facility to help young children who have mental health and behavioral issues. The center will be a Psychiatric Medical Institute for Children and provide residential treatment for children ages 5-12.
June 03, 2014
Some of you know Anne because of her longevity; she has been working side-by-side with Jim Ernst for more than 30 years. She holds strong loyalties to this agency and helped grow the Four Oaks we know today.
April 30, 2014
One year ago, Jim Ernst announced his intention to retire in 2014. The Four Oaks Board of Directors selected longtime staff member Anne Gruenewald as the next CEO. Jim will be officially retiring and stepping down on May 1.
April 30, 2014
During May, Four Oaks Iowa KidsNet team member Chris Barnett will be walking across Iowa in celebration of National Foster Care Awareness Month to raise awareness for foster care and the need for foster and adoptive parents.
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 11, 2014
This past Thanksgiving RJ and Alisha had a lot to be thankful for as they had just learned that they would soon be moving into an apartment of their own through the Partners United for Supportive Housing in Cedar Rapids (PUSH-CR) program.
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.

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