Campus Agencies

 

By working collaboratively, these five agencies have been able to provide increased and improved comprehensive services to area residents in need, they have served more people and saved money on operations and maintenance - putting those valuable dollars back into human services programs.


 
705 North 16th Street - Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 - 712.322.4017

705 North 16th Street - Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 - 712.322.4017

American Red Cross

The American Red Cross Nebraska/SW Iowa/Kansas Region serves the more than 4 million people living in Nebraska, Kansas, and three counties in Southwest Iowa that are part of the Omaha metropolitan area. The Region provides vital services to the area 365 days a year—from responding to home fires in local neighborhoods to teaching first aid and CPR to community groups.

We’re able to provide these services thanks to a corps of more than 4,000 dedicated volunteers and the generosity of our donors. The American Red Cross puts these donations to good use. The Red Cross is not a government agency and relies on donations of time, money and blood to do its work. An average of 91 cents of every dollar the Red Cross spends is invested in humanitarian services and programs.

How do we do it? By practicing what we preach: preparedness. We train our volunteers. We plan ahead for the types of disasters that strike in our community. And we train individuals, businesses and community groups so they too, can be prepared.


 
815 North 16th Street - Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 - 712.256.5603

815 North 16th Street - Council Bluffs, Iowa 51501 - 712.256.5603

Boys & Girls Clubs of Council Bluffs

It is our mission to inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, healthy and caring members of society. It is our vision to be a leader in youth development on the local and national level.

We are transforming our community by providing youth with impactful, fun, and educational opportunities in a safe environment. These opportunities are led by professional, positive role models that make a lifelong impact in the lives of those we serve. BGCM has a proven and effective approach: provide disadvantaged youth with a positive, accessible place to go; surround them with trained and supportive staff; and offer results-oriented programs that are educational, recreational and age-appropriate. BGCM’s goal is to deliver programs that create happy and healthy children today, while building a foundation of success for tomorrow – impact for a better future. This begins with the imperative to provide a safe environment that keeps kids engaged, active and happy in the hours after school, during vacation periods and throughout the summer months. Research shows that during periods of idleness and boredom, kids are vulnerable to peer pressure, violence and other risky activities. The risks are even higher for children from disadvantaged circumstances. We minimize those risks by engaging young people in activities with positive adult role models and peers, enabling them to learn powerful life skills.


 

1515 Avenue J - COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA 51501 - 712.435.5350

Heartland Family Service

The mission of Heartland Family Service is to strengthen individuals and families in our community through education, counseling, and support services.

Founded in 1875, Heartland Family Service serves more than 40,000 individuals of all ages each year from more than 15 locations in east central Nebraska and southwest Iowa. Our 50 programs provide critical human services to the individuals and families who ultimately shape the future of our community in the following focus areas: Child & Family, Counseling & Prevention, and Housing & Financial Stability.


 
1415 Avenue J - COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA 51501 - 712.323.4416

1415 Avenue J - COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA 51501 - 712.323.4416

 

MICAH House

Since 1986, the MICAH House has been a haven for those experiencing a housing crisis. The shelter provides the resources and support necessary to regain self sufficiency and reenter the community.

The mission of MICAH House is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for those families and individuals experiencing the crisis of homelessness. Our services are designed to allow our guests to use financial resources to obtain housing while they are staying with us at the MICAH House.

MICAH House provides three nutritious meals and two snacks daily to all of our residents. Additionally, we will provide bedding, hygiene products and clothing to all of our residents. Guests also have access to free laundry services and over-the-counter medications.

MICAH House staff includes one Social Work Coordinator and one Case Manager to help families and individuals begin to address their personal barriers to permanent housing. Counseling services are aimed to identify the needs of each individual in order to provide the proper referrals for success.

 


 
715 North 16th Street - COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA 51501 - 712.328.2088

715 North 16th Street - COUNCIL BLUFFS, IOWA 51501 - 712.328.2088

The Salvation Army

The Salvation Army has been serving the Council Bluffs community since 1887. We offer holistic ministries to address all ages and all aspects of life. The Salvation Army strives to be timely and efficient as it examines and addresses needs within the community. It continues to seek ways to change people's lives by elevating the human spirit through the gift of Christian love.