Strengthening Families

For more information contact:
Jan Shelman
Program Director


400 S. Broadway Street
Burlington, IA
(319) 752-4000
E-mail: email



Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS)  (Learn More...)

Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS) started in 2011 – provides intensive skill-development, counseling and referral services to families who are experiencing challenges with their child’s disruptive behaviors connected to mental health needs. BHIS are funded by Magellan of Iowa; therefore, the child must be covered on Title 19 and services must have a mental health assessment by a licensed mental health therapist to be pre-authorized by Magellan.

Brief Intensive Services  (Learn More...)
Brief Intensive Services started in 2008 – offers in-home assistance to families with children ages 6 – 17 who reside in Des Moines, Henry, Lee or Louisa Counties who have no involvement with the Department of Human Services or Juvenile Court Services. Services include family team meeting, family counseling, parenting skills, anger management skills, child development information, family communication skills, role modeling, referrals to community resources, assessment of family strengths and needs, advocating for family needs, crisis intervention, as needed. Services are provided at no cost to the families and are funded by Quad County Decategorization.

Preschool Support Program (Learn More...)
The Preschool Program started in 2011 – serves families with children ages 4-5 in Des Moines and Louisa counties. Services include in-home visitation, parent workshops, educating parents about child development, nurturing, attachment and healthy family functioning. Services are provided at no cost to the family and are funded by Early Childhood Iowa Area Board.




Young House Family Services
400 S. Broadway
Burlington, Iowa 52601
fax: (319) 758-6650
E-mail: email


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