ChildServe Foundation Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 1 review
Issues: Health, Human Services, Seniors
Location: 5406 Merle Hay Road PO Box 707 Johnston IA 50131 USA
ChildServe is a not-for-profit organization that partners with families to help children with special health care needs live a great life. Originally founded in 1928 as a convalescent home for children, today ChildServe provides specialized pediatric health care services to more than 2,000 children in Iowa. Through the support of private insurance, public funds, and the philanthropic efforts of the ChildServe Foundation, ChildServe offers accessible, family-centered care unique to each child’s needs, hopes, and dreams. More information about ChildServe’s mission and opportunities can be found at www.childserve.org.
Programs: The Convalescent Home for Children Network includes: Children's Habilitation Center, a residential facility that is home to 68 severely disabled children. Around the clock nursing care is provided, as well as extensive therapy services including physical, occupational, recreational, music and aquatic therapies. CHC Homes provides group home residential care to 32 severly disabled children and similar services as Children's Habilitation Center. Our ChildServe programs serve more than 350 children annually who are living at home and have severe disabilities and/or chronic health conditions with a wide range of services including Respite Care, Integrated Day Care, Case Management, Supported Community Living, Home Health Care, Adaptive Equipment, and physical and occupational therapy. Des Moines Hearing and Speech Center serves children with hearing and speech disorders.
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My daughter has been attending ChildServe for about a year now, and my wife and I have been pleased with the care she has received. We chose ChildServe because the child care provider we were using before had high school students taking care of the kids in the afternoon, and they were awful. ChildServe does not do this. They have well trained, attentive adults that care a lot about the kids they care for, and they don't switch them out with high school kids in the afternoon. They also follow your lead when your trying to do something like potty training, which is very helpful. My daughters current Lead teacher is awesome, and I feel good driving away as I go to work.
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