Our Agency

 

OUR VISION



Substance abuse and addictions can steal your life, children, family, friends, health, job, and respectability. Addictions damage your life emotionally, spiritually, and financially. Recovery is not an easy process, but there is help.
 

"Community and Family Resources is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of drug, alcohol, tobacco, and gambling addictions."

Addiction, like diabetes and heart disease, is preventable and treatable; Addictions are diseases that can ruin families. Community and Family Resources offers education, treatment, support, and encouragement needed to overcome addictions to drugs, alcohol, and gambling. We also offer education and workplace support for employer tobacco policy changes.

 

 

OUR MISSION



It is the objective of Community and Family Resources to provide our customers, which includes clients, funding sources, and other agencies, with services that promote healthy behavior and lifestyle.
 

"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."

During Fiscal Year 2016, CFR offered behavioral health treatment to 3,149 individuals through a wide array of substance abuse, gambling, and mental health treatment services. These treatment services include detoxification, residential/inpatient, transitional living, outpatient, and distance treatment services. Additionally, over 11,905 individuals were served through CFR’s substance use and gambling prevention/education programs. This includes programs provided to schools, businesses, and community groups. 

 

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.

Mission Statement

"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."

Agency Objectives

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:

  1. Ensure services and programs provided by CFR meet the current and emerging needs of individuals and communities in a fiscally responsible manner.
  2. Provide stewardship and oversight of funding, programs and services; including outcomes and financial performance.
  3. Take proactive steps to achieve financial stability and ensure long term sustainable growth.
  4. Assess and address infrastructure issues to align with organizational and program/service needs.
  5. Pursue relationships and collaborations that support CFR's work and priorities.
  6. Improve and increase the image, profile, impact, and influence of CFR throughout the community.
  7. Provide information and education on issues impacting CFR and its clientele.

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 of Directors
 
Board Members: County Represented: Term Expires:
Doug Bailey, President             Hamilton Oct. 2019
James Gill  Webster Oct. 2017
Carl Bergstrom          Boone Oct. 2018
Mike Cooper         Calhoun Oct. 2019
Bill Lusher                   Boone 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