Community and Family Resources Brief History
Community and Family Resources (CFR) has been a free standing comprehensive substance abuse provider dedicated to serving families since 1968. Comprehensive Prevention Services began in 1982, and services for problem gambling began in 1997. The agency has been licensed by the State of Iowa to provide Substance Abuse Services since 1978. In 2011, CFR also became accredited as a Mental Health Service Provider by the Division of Mental Health and Disability Services under the Iowa Department of Human Services.
Today, CFR offers outpatient behavioral health services in Boone, Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Story, Webster, and Wright Counties. Prevention services are also included in Franklin and Hardin Counties. CFR’s residential treatment facilities, detoxification unit, transitional living/halfway housing, and administrative offices are located in Fort Dodge. Community and Family Resources is focused on integrated and exceptional behavioral health care and prevention services to those seeking help for substance abuse, mental illness, co-occurring issues, or problem gambling.
The agency’s Board of Directors includes elected county officials as well as individuals with a desire to represent their county and CFR’s mission. CFR maintains a Board of Directors with between 11 and 18 members, representing each of the counties based on population, level of service, and interest to serve.
"Community and Family Resources is dedicated to proactively assisting individuals, families, and communities achieve healthy behavior and lifestyle through advocacy, prevention, and treatment of substance abuse, problem gambling, and mental illness."
CFR's objectives (which are not listed in any order of importance) as outlined by the CFR Board of Directors in the strategic plan prepared with the assistance of State Public Policy Group in May, 2007:
It is the objective of Community and Family Resources to provide our customers, which includes clients, funders, and other agencies, with services that promote a healthy behavior and lifestyle, through advocacy, treatment, and prevention of substance abuse, problem gambling and mental illness.
|Board Members:||County Represented:||Term Expires:|
|James Gill, President||Webster||Oct. 2017|
|Doug Bailey||Hamilton||Oct. 2019|
|Carl Bergstrom||Boone||Oct. 2018|
|Mike Cooper||Calhoun||Oct. 2019|
|Bill Lusher||Boone||Oct. 2019|
|Linda Murken||Story||Oct. 2019|
|Lauris Olson||Story||Oct. 2019|
|Bruce Reimers||Humboldt||Oct. 2018|
|Louis Stauter||Pocahontas||Oct. 2017|
|Bob Thode||Webster||Oct. 2018|
|Stan Watne||Wright||Oct. 2019|