Why Iowa Family Services

Iowa Family Services ensures providers are qualified to work with children in a respite setting. We will match a child with a provider that best meets their needs or will hire a provider of their choice.


  • All caregivers must pass a background check, meet requirements and complete training.
  • We hire family members or friends when possible.
  • Flexibility to set your schedule to meet your family’s needs.
  • Iowa Family Services is a family and locally owned business

Eligibility/Who We Serve

  • We provide respite care to individuals on the Children’s Mental Health Waiver or on the Intellectual Disability Waiver.
  • We provide individual or group respite.

How to Get Started

  • Please contact Erik Haywood at 515-270-0093 ext. 2 to get started.
  • Or fill out a contact form
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Our Mission

Empower children and families to promote healthy growth and development by providing high-quality services to our consumers resulting in lifelong successes and strengthening of families and communities.