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LYON COUNTY SIOUX COUNTY PLYMOUTH COUNTY CHEROKEE COUNTY IDA COUNTY
FaDSS is a voluntary program that provides in-home support to families in order for them to gain independence from public assistance.


Eligibility: Households receiving Family Investment Program (FIP) benefits.


A certified FaDSS Specialist meets with a family that is receiving assistance from the State of Iowa Family Investment Program (FIP) twice a month to:
  • Envision a better future

  • Identify family strengths

  • Identify goals and develop a plan to reach them

  • Strengthen parenting skills

  • Deal with family challenges & issues

  • Overcome social & financial barriers

  • Become independent of FIP

  • Celebrate the success that FaDSS is designed to:

    • Increase self-advocacy
    • Empower families to remain self-sufficient
    • Build on family strengths
    • Improve self-esteem
    • Promote education
    • Encourage career planning
    • Enhance job skills
    • Secure affordable housing
    • Offer referrals to community services
    • Provide encouragement & support

To be directed to the Iowa FaDSS State website, please click this link: www.iowafadss.org