Local Partners

Interested in serving within your community or globally? Visit our Local Bless Opportunities page or our Global Bless Opportunities page.

Alternatives Pregnancy Center

Alternatives Pregnancy Center existis to be a first stop for people facing an unplanned pregnancy, to address at risk sexual behavior and to help build healthy families.  They provide clients in the Cedar Valley with free and confidential pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, material items, parent support services and fatherhood classes. Alternatives supports couples through the adoption process and assists many others on their journey to becoming successful parents. Their on-going parent support services extend one year after baby is born and provide parents with emotional, material, social and spiritual support.

For more information visit alternativescenter.org

Boys & Girls Club of the Cedar Valley

The Boys & Girls Club of the Cedar Valley offers young people what they need and want most – adults who respect and listen to them; a safe environment where they can have fun and be themselves; and interesting, constructive activities that channel youthful energy into challenging pursuits. Programs and mentoring relationships empower youth to engage in positive behaviors, develop personal goals/skills and positively influence their community. The Boys & Girls of the Cedar Valley focuses programming on five core areas to provide safe, fun and life-changing experiences:

  • Character & Leadership Development
  • Education & Career Development
  • Health & Life Skills
  • The Arts
  • Sports, Fitness & Recreation

For more information visit cedarvalleyclubs.com

House of Hope

House of Hope is a two-year transitional housing program for single mothers and their children experiencing homelessness. House of Hope provides support and individualized case management to each woman to help her identify the necessary steps to achieve a safe, stable and secure home for herself and her children. With two years of support, guidance and stability, women are equipped to make the needed changes in their lives to reach their goals and sustain permanent housing for their families. The House of Hope also has the Pillars program for young women transitioning out of the foster care. Both programs provide life and job skills classes, mentoring and tutoring services.

For more information visit houseofhopeccd.org.

Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity works to provide decent, affordable housing that breaks the cycle of poverty, improves health, physical safety and security, increases educational and job opportunities and grows a sense of stability and dignity. By putting God's love into action, they bring people together to build homes, communities and hope. Future Habitat homeowners participate in homeowner and finace classes and put in sweat equity hours working alongside volunteers in the building process. Iowa Heartland Habitat for Humanity also has home repair programs and the ReStore a discount home improvement store where they sell donated materials. Proceeds from the ReStore help build homes in the community. 

For more information visit webuildhabitat.org.

 

LoveINC (Love In the Name of Christ)

Love In the Name of Christ (LoveINC) exists to help churches mobilize their members to be the hands and feet of Jesus in their communities. As Christians, we are called to show the love of Christ to those in need. Only through the love of Christ reflected by His people can lives burdened and broken by the world be transformed into wholeness.

For more information visit loveinccv.org.

 

Northeast Iowa Fellowship of Christian Athletes

The vision of Fellowship of Christian Athletes is to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. They focus on serving local comminities around the globe by making disciples through engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same. These relationships demonstrate the steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through integrity, serving, teamwork and excellence.  

For more information visit northeastiowafca.org

Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Nearly 1 in 8 northeast Iowans go to bed hungry. Each year, 40,000 people are served by NEIFB (nearly 40% are children and almost 10% are seniors). Northeast Iowa Food Bank provides nutritious food and grocery products to nonprofit organizations and individuals in northeast Iowa, while offering hunger education programs to the community and those in need.

For more information visit northeastiowafoodbank.org.