November 13th Trivia Night

The UAW and volunteers of Family & Children’s Council are organizing a Trivia Night fundraiser, Thursday November 13th.   Teams of six compete against each other for a traveling trophy, prizes and bragging rights.  Questions are taken from ten different categories to see which team will take home the trophy.  All proceeds will benefit Family & Children’s Council programming.

When:  November 13th, Thursday 6:00pm – 9:00pm 2014

Where: UAW 838 in Waterloo  (Near the intersection of LaPorte Rd and Mitchell Ave.)

How:  Grab five of your friends and sign up today!   Registration is $100.00 for each team of 6 players.

Door Prizes, raffles, food sales and a cash bar are all available to assure everyone has a good evening.

To register on-line, complete the form below.   

Click here to pay your team’s registration fee of $90.00.

Harvesting for Prevention Auction & Dinner


Harvesting for Prevention InviteHarvesting for Prevention RSVP

To register online, review the form below.   You will then need to follow this link to use Paypal

Family & Children’s Council is hiring a part time Program Coordinator!

Family & Children’s Council is accepting applications for a new team member to join our child abuse prevention and strengthening families team.

The Program Coordinator works an average of 20 hours a week with flexible schedule and the opportunity to pick up additional work hours, if needed.   This position oversees Wise Guys, new programming for 24:7 Dad, and is an active member of our parenting education team.

24:7 Dad is a new initiative to work with fathers through group based education in Waterloo/Cedar Falls.   Sadly statistics share 53% of dad’s feel they are replaceable.   Family & Children’s Council believes in strengthening families by teaching parents how to remain actively engaged in their child’s life through lessons surrounding communication, discipline, parenting, safety and more.

Please review the job description and contact Shelly Smith at 234-7600 for more information.

To apply, interested applicants need to submit a cover letter, updated resume and references to Shelly Smith at as soon as possible.   Interviews will be scheduled for qualified applicants.

Wise Guys, Dad’s Program Coordinator – Job Posting

Family & Children’s Council is Moving!


Did you know Family & Children’s Council is moving?  Beginning May 31st we will close the office to move into 2051 Kimball Avenue, Waterloo Iowa 50702.   The new office is in the northeast corner of the Kimball Ridge Center, and has it’s own parking area and ground floor entrance.   We anticipating resuming operations around June 10th!

This past fall our landlord, KWWL, notified all tenants of their re-development initiatives for the current building.  Unfortunately Family & Children’s Council learned we had to find new offices by July of 2015.   We appreciated the support and advanced notice which led to planning to move when programming would be least affected.   A planning committee took shape and explored many options for relocating in Waterloo, Cedar Falls and Evansdale.  Throughout the tours, site visits, conversations and researching of hidden costs the option that always remained in the top two preferences was the Kimball Ridge Center.

The Kimball Ridge Center, owned by Covenant Medical Center, Inc., used to be Shoitz Hospital until it’s closure in the 1980’s. Since then Covenant has moved it’s Wellness and Rehab center into the site and serves as landlord to the Volunteer Center of the Cedar Valley, Cedar Valley Hospice, NEI3A (the old Hawkeye Valley Area Agency on Aging), RSVP program, Horizons, WIC and now Family & Children’s Council.

FCC’s new office is also known as Dr. Verdine’s old office, the former Swine Flu inoculation center and several other medical offices that used to be housed in this space.   The new office offers some special features our staff are excited to tell you about.

  • 2051 Kimball has it’s own parking area and ground floor entrance with plenty of signage to direct or visitors.   If you take the alley between the Hospice home and the Medical Arts Center towards the back, you will see the entrance on your right.
  • FCC will host the WIC nutrition program one day a week, as well as the i-smile dental program once a month and the Iowa State Extension nutrition program once a quarter.
  • FCC will host parenting education programs in our new office, in the classrooms of the Kimball Ridge Center and offer them at current locations including the House of Hope and Women’s Center for Change.
  • The Kimball Ridge Center is on the bus route for those without transportation and near a pharmacy, Family Dollar Store and other retail shops so parents who use the bus can multitask their errand running.
  • FCC will have a secured lobby area for visitors, plenty of office space for staff and be able to house a budding non-profit or agency needing an incubation site until they are fully operational.
  • There are other features too that are interesting for the staff to enjoy, feel free to ask them!

We need your help, please consider donating some time to help with packing, moving or unpacking between May 26th and June 7th.   Your donations will be used to offset moving costs including the need to install our own networking and phone cabling and outlets.   Please contact Shelly Smith at or 319-234-7600 extension 17.