Our Agency



Substance use, addictions, and mental illnesses 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.

Addiction, like diabetes and heart disease, is preventable and treatable. Community and Family Resources offers education, treatment, support, and encouragement needed to overcome mental health issues or addictions to drugs, alcohol, and gambling. We also offer education and workplace support for employers. 




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 2020, CFR offered behavioral health treatment to 2,742 individuals through a wide array of substance use, gambling, and mental health treatment services. These treatment services include detoxification, residential/inpatient, crisis stabilization, transitional living, and outpatient treatment services. Additionally, over 3,000 individuals were served through CFR’s substance use and gambling prevention/education programs. This includes programs provided to schools, businesses, and community groups. 


Brief History of Community and Family Resources 

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. In 2021, CFR earned its second consecutive three-year accreditation from the international accrediting body, CARF, for its detoxification/withdrawal management, residential treatment, intensive outpatient treatment, and outpatient treatment programs.

Today, CFR offers outpatient behavioral health services in Boone, Calhoun, Hamilton, Humboldt, Pocahontas, Story, Webster, and Wright Counties. Additional Prevention services are also included in Franklin, Hardin, and Kossuth 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 use, 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.

CARF Gold Seal of Accreditation

CARF International accreditation demonstrates a program's quality, transparency, and commitment to the satisfaction of the persons served. 

CARF International is an independent, nonprofit accreditor of health and human services. Toll free (888) 281-6531.


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."

Philosophy of Treatment
CFR’s treatment programs use a blend of research based treatment approaches that have been shown to be helpful in assisting individuals to achieve their treatment goals. The clinical teams at each facility are composed of professional staff and counselors who understand substance use, mental health, and gambling disorders.
CFR understands that addiction is a chronic disease of the brain and that relapse is often part of the recovery process.  Having access to and involvement with other community resources (such as housing, spiritual, medical, economic, social, mental health, trauma/abuse, sexual preference, employment, education, legal, transportation, etc.) significantly aids success and establishes hope in developing a long term recovery - oriented lifestyle. CFR’s professional staff work closely with individuals to identify and access community resources to achieve person-centered and agreed-upon recovery goals and learn the skills necessary to maintain recovery from mental health and substance use disorders. Treatment decisions that are made in partnership with each client and provider are guided by industry standards.
CFR recognizes how adult and adolescent substance use, problem gambling, mental illness, and related concerns affect family members, friends, co-workers, and the community. CFR encourages family members/friends to identify how they’ve been affected by the issues of their loved one, begin to work on making positive changes for themselves, and seek supportive services to begin the process of their own healing. Educational opportunities, family groups, and support are offered to family members and friends to learn how to be a recovery support person. This may include participation in community-based family support groups like Al-Anon, Nar-Anon, or topic-specific support groups.
CFR’s mission is to provide high quality, community-based, behavioral health care services. Strengths-based services are provided in a respectful and confidential manner. You will be treated with dignity and respect. Services will be as responsive and accessible as possible to you, your family, and the community we serve. Every person regardless of race, beliefs, gender, age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or source of payment can expect the most appropriate service to help meet their needs at Community and Family Resources.
CFR Code of Conduct/Ethics
CFR is an equal opportunity provider and a proud partner of Food Bank of Iowa. Click here for the USDA Nondiscrimination Statement.

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 and updated in August 2017:

  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. Improve and increase the image, profile, impact, and influence of CFR throughout the communities we serve.

It is the objective of Community and Family Resources to provide our customers, which includes persons served, 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.

CFR staff are bound by the highest moral, legal, and professional standards for their conduct and services they provide. CFR shall strive to enhance the principles of competency, accountability, responsibility, nondiscrimination, and service excellence by the policies and procedures it adopts and by the day-to-day practices it follows. All staff maintain respect for the privacy and well-being of individuals served by the agency and for the welfare and protection of the general public. In addition to the CFR Code of Conduct/Ethics, all staff shall be bound by the code of ethics of their respective professions.
Board of Directors
Board Members: County Represented: Term Expires:
Scott Becker Calhoun     Oct. 2022
Carl Bergstrom, President            Boone Oct. 2021
Latifah Faisal Story Oct. 2024
James Gill          Webster Oct. 2023
Jerry Kloberdanz Hamilton Oct. 2022
Dean Kluss                  Wright Oct. 2022
Bill Lusher, Secretary Boone Oct. 2022
Gwenda Naylor Webster Oct. 2023
Lauris Olson, Vice President         Story Oct. 2022
Bruce Reimers, Treasurer         Humboldt Oct. 2021
Louis Stauter           Pocahontas Oct. 2023
Natasha Terrones Story Oct. 2022
Bob Thode, Assoc. Vice President                Webster Oct. 2021

Michelle De La Riva

Michelle De La Riva, Executive Director, earned her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Therapy from Purdue University and is a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist and Certified Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Michelle has worked with Community and Family Resources since 2005. She has served as an Adolescent Counselor, Co-Occurring Disorders Coordinator, and Clinical Director. Since 2012 she has served as the agency’s Executive Director, working to improve agency processes for both the staff and the people that we serve. Michelle currently serves as the Secretary of the Iowa Behavioral Health Association and is also a Board member of the Iowa Board of Certification and the Second Judicial District Department of Correctional Services.

Pam Barkley

Pam Barkley, Controller, has been part of the Community and Family Resources team since 2004. Pam graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from Iowa State University in 1999. Pam loves to hear about our client successes, whether they be large or small. Accounting generally does not lend itself to being able to help people, but through CFR staff, she can celebrate client successes and provide support to the CFR staff who positively affect the lives of our clients.

Sally Carnes

Sally Carnes, Operations Director, has been a part of the Community and Family Resources team since 2006. Sally received a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Iowa State University. Throughout her career at CFR, Sally has held various roles within the agency, encompassing clinical, financial, and administrative functions. She is grateful for the opportunity to support the behavioral health treatment and prevention services offered at CFR, and is inspired by the recovery journeys of those we serve. In her free time, Sally enjoys reading, being outdoors, and spending time with family.

Andrea Jondle

Andrea Jondle received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice and Psychology from Buena Vista University in 2003 and is currently the Clinical Director of Addiction Programs at Community and Family Resources. A strong advocate for quality client care and best practices, she is actively involved in all facets of programming and remains current in changes that occur in the behavioral health field. Andrea has worked with adolescents and adults with addiction disorders since 2005 and is experienced in working with individuals with co-existing mental health and gambling disorders. Andrea was recognized as the 2014 Manager of the Year. Andrea is a member of several agency committees including Quality Assurance, Training Committee, and Marketing Committee. She is also active in several Webster County community collaborations including Family Treatment Court, Clinical Consultation Team, Human Services Provider Committee, and the Department of Corrections Advisory Team. Andrea is an active member of her community and enjoys spending time with her family outside of work.

Cary Williams

Cary Williams, Mental Health Clinical Director, graduated from Graceland with her BA in Psychology and a minor in Sociology. She graduated with her Master’s Degree from the University of Iowa in Social Work. Cary is currently a LISW, and a Registered Play Therapist – Supervisor, Certified Autism Specialist. She has had advanced training in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, EMDR, Theraplay, Parent/Child Interaction Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Dialectical Behavioral Therapy, and Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics. Cary has supervised bachelors and master level students as well as therapists working towards their independent licensing and play therapy certification. Cary has 13 and 1/2 years of counseling experience with clients ages 1-99. She enjoys fishing, gardening, traveling, swimming, para sailing, and just being outside in general during her free time.