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Where it's At

AMP Partners


The Partnership of Iowa Foster Care Youth Councils is...

a collaboration of twelve organizations lead by Youth & Shelter Services (headquartered in Ames). The Iowa Department of Human Services is the primary grant funder for AMP but donations and local community support supplement local youth AMP councils.

The Partnership includes: American Home Finding Association (Ottumwa Council), Children’s Square USA (Council Bluffs & Sioux City Councils), Foundation 2 (Cedar Rapids), Four Oaks (Waterloo Council), Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa (Fort Dodge Council), as well as Youth & Shelter Services (Ames, Eldora, Marshalltown Councils) and its branch in Des Moines known as Iowa Homeless Youth Centers (Des Moines & Des Moines Mobile Councils), Hillcrest Family Services (Dubuque Council) and Young House Family Services (Mt. Pleasant Council).

In addition, the Partnership has linked to two consulting agencies: Research Institute for Studies in Education (RISE) at Iowa State University which evaluates the AMP program using the PAAT - Program & Activity Assessment tool and The Child and Family Policy Center for legislative advocacy. The partnership networks with other stakeholders including, but not limited to, the Iowa Foster and Adoptive Parent Association, Four Oaks Family Connections, the Iowa Aftercare Services Network, and Youth Policy Institute of Iowa.


Consider Helping!

You can make a difference to youth in foster care through a donation of your time, talent, or treasure. If you are interested in establishing a Foster Care Youth Council in your county, AMP would be very interested in meeting with you. We hope to add several new partner agencies and councils this year.


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