What Do We Do?
American Home Finding is a licensed, private, non-profit social service organization that serves Southeast Iowa.
American Home Finding Association’s Services/Programs include:
Adoption Services. American Home Finding Association is a licensed, child placing agency, finding adoptive homes for both infants and special needs children.
Birth Parent Services. When faced with the many decisions surrounding an unplanned pregnancy, individuals and couples can be assisted through counseling.
Family & Individual Counseling. The Agency provides private counseling for individuals and families. Play therapy is offered for children between 3 and 10 years of age. An hourly fee is charged for services
Maternal Health Clinic provides for women’s pregnancy health issues. 333 Church Street, Ottumwa . 641-682-8784
Child Health, this program provides health care services, such as lead testing, as well as dental care. 333 Church Street, Ottumwa . 641-682-8784
The WIC Program is a nutrition program for pregnant/postpartum/breastfeeding women, and infants and children 5 years of age or younger. The program provides supplemental food through a voucher system, nutritional education, and referral for appropriate health care. Eligibility is determined by a qualified nutritionist based on criteria such as income and nutritional risk. The WIC office is located at 333 Church Street, Ottumwa . 641-682-8784
Foster Grandparent Program is designed for senior volunteers (55+) to help exceptional or special needs children. A Foster Grandparent may be seen as a teacher, mentor, counselor, friend or even substitute grandparent. 217 East Fifth Street, Ottumwa . 641-682-3449 Ext 103.
Teen Health Center is located in the Ottumwa High School. The center seeks to improve the overall physical and emotional health of adolescents; and provides primary and preventative health services. The center is staffed by local pediatricians and other professional staff. 641-683-4444 extension 2215.
Child Care Center is a licensed child care center located in the Ottumwa High School. The center cares for newborn to preschool age children and gives priority placement to student parents, but welcomes placements from the general public. 683-4444 extension 2112.
Emergency Shelter Care for children and adolescents. The program is co-ed and can serve up to 15 adolescents. Residents can remain at the shelter up to 30 days while their family, DHS and or/juvenile court considers other plans and placement alternatives. 641-937-5272.