Family Resources announces more layoffs 

Family Resources, Davenport, has announced a second round of employee layoffs and a reduction in services now available at the agency.

The nonprofit agency that provides confidential services to survivors of domestic abuse, human trafficking and violent crimes said in a news release Thursday, June 6, that “due to changes in contracts that provide services through the Children’s Mental Health System, Family Resources will be experiencing another round of layoffs.” 

The announcement was sent to the media and posted on Family Resources’ Facebook page.

Family Resources leaders would not state how many positions would be cut. 

But in May, a Worker Adjustment & Retraining Notifications (WARN) filing by Family Resources, posted with the Iowa Workforce Development, reported there would be 26 layoffs. 

The layoffs are set to go into effect Sunday, June 30. 

“This round of layoffs will be much smaller … (due to) an overwhelming outpouring of support from our community,” Mary Egger, development director for Family Resources, said in an email message Thursday to the QCBJ.

The first round of layoffs was announced in early May. 

She added that Family Resources can benefit from the public’s help through volunteering time and making financial donations. (Go here to learn more about donating to the agency.)

Your support means everything to us, and together, we can navigate through these challenging times and emerge stronger than ever,” said Ms. Egger.

A few months ago, Family Resources moved to a new home at 1414 W. Lombard St., next to the Genesis Medical Center – West Campus facilities. The building once housed medical services for Genesis. 

Family Resources previously was located on the Annie Wittenmyer campus in Davenport, where a new housing redevelopment is proposed. 

In announcing the latest round layoffs, Family Resources officials added that due to changes in state government, the agency will no longer be providing contracts for Crisis Stabilization Residential Services, Crisis Stabilization Community Based Services, Co-Response with Law Enforcement, and Care Coordination (Juvenile Court Liaison, Health and Human Services Liaison and Complex Families).

“The most important thing for our community to know is despite the challenges we face, our commitment to serving those in need remains steadfast,” Ms. Egger told the QCBJ.

Services still available at Family Resources include:

  • Survivor Services: The agency provides free, confidential services to survivors of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, human trafficking, homicide, and other violent crime. Services are offered in Clinton, Jackson, Scott, Muscatine, Louisa and Cedar counties in Iowa, and Rock Island, Henry and Mercer counties in Illinois.
  • Mental Health and Counseling: Family Resources is a  private provider of mental and behavioral health services in Muscatine and Scott counties. Therapists provide individual, family and group therapy services on an outpatient basis.
  • Coordinated Assessment Program (CAP): This is funded, in part, by the cities of Davenport and Bettendorf, Scott County, John Deere Foundation and United Way. This program is currently only provided in Scott County and serves youth and families in need of services by offering comprehensive care coordination.
  • Integrated Health Homes (IHH): This holistic care coordination is for individuals with Medicaid and a qualifying mental health diagnosis. Services are offered in Scott and Muscatine counties. In addition through generous support of donors, Holistic Care Coordination is offered to youth and families who do not qualify for IHH or CAP.
  • Iowa Aftercare Services Network: Family Resources is a member of the Iowa Aftercare Services Network which provides voluntary services and support to young people ages 18-24 who have aged out of foster care or other court-ordered placement. Services are offered in the eastern Iowa region.
  • Foster and Adoption Services: The agency offers licensing and support to prospective and current foster and adoptive families. Services are offered in 17 counties eastern Iowa.
  • High Roads Advantage Program: This program promotes literacy and economic stability for young adults and families by providing effective, rewarding, work-based education that integrates basic skills in real work situations for youth ages 16-24.

“Help us raise awareness about our mission and the services we offer. Share our social media posts, tell your friends and family about our work, and encourage others to get involved,” said Ms. Egger.

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