Children's Resources for Johnson County

Information and support services that address the special needs of seriously ill children and their families as well as children who are themselves grieving due to the serious illness or death of a loved one.

1500 Sycamore St., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
2620 Muscatine Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
3109 Old Hwy 218 S., iowa City, IA 52246 · Map »
Compassionate Friends is a national nonprofit, self-help support organization that offers friendship and understanding to bereaved parents, grandparents and siblings. There is no religious affiliation and there are no membership dues or fees. The group is run by "seasoned grievers" who reach out to the newly bereaved. National website includes link to chat room and online brochure for siblings.
1105 S. Gilbert Ct., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
319-351-1043 or 1-800-373-1043 (toll free)
2533 Scott Blvd. SE, Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
1-800-401-3665 (toll free)
A division of Systems Unlimited
1916 Waterfront Drive, Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
319-337-4523 or 319-364-0259
, Iowa City, IA · Map »
877-437-6333 (toll free)
2440 Towncrest Dr., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
General Medical Care, Chronic Medical Care, Dental, Eye Care Services, Prescription Medications, Se habla Espanol
100 Hawkins Dr., Center for Disabilities & Development, Iowa City, IA 52242 · Map »
1-800-779-2001 (toll-free)
Iowa COMPASS offers information and referral, a used equipment listing service (Used Equipment Referral Service) and legal advocacy and representation (Assistive Technology Legal Project) for Iowans with disabilities and their families, friends and service providers.
1305 E. Walnut St., Des Moines, IA 50319 · Map »
Joan Buxton School Children’s Aid Fund
, Iowa City, IA · Map »
Fund for Iowa City school children to receive assistance with eye glass purchase, medications, etc.
Juvenile Court Services
855 S. Dubuque St., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
Creates wigs for children with cancer from hair donated specifically for this cause.
Fulfills the special wishes of children who are facing life-threatening illness.
1105 Gilbert Ct., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
Self-help, education, support and advocacy organization dedicated to improving the lives of individuals and families affected by mental illness.
Family centered human services agency offering programs in local schools and neighborhoods.
This maillist is sponsored by the Association of Cancer Online Resources, providing support, information, and community to everyone affected by cancer and related disorders.
430 Southgate Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
1116 Gilbert Court, Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
429 Southgate Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
Community shelter and transitional services.
This non-profit organization is dedicated to providing personalized songs for chronically and terminally ill children and young adults, free of charge. Professional song-writers, musicians and production crews volunteer to create one-of-a-kind musical portraits.
This foundation is dedicated to empowering children, teens and families as a whole while they cope with the emotional trials of both chronic and terminal illness. Site includes "Starbright World", an online community specifically for teens (patients or siblings) with celebrity chat events. In addition, the website has animated presentations and interactive games that help educate children about blood tests, IVs, chemo, managing asthma, etc. Other whole family resources available through this organization include "Great Escape" vacations and a "Share Your Story" feature on the website.
410 Iowa Ave., Iowa City, IA 52240 · Map »
319-338-7518 / 24 hour crisis line
1150 5th St., Suite #290, Coralville, IA 52241 · Map »
1-888-866-8773 (toll free)
Please Note: Iowa City Hospice does not specifically endorse the activities of these organizations, but offers their information as a sample of the kinds of materials and services that are available.