Building Direction for Families Home

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Building Direction for Families is currently accepting bids for an Early Childhood Iowa Parent Education contract serving Buchanan County. The links to the bid documents are below:

FY21 Buchanan County ECI Parent Education RFP

FY21 BDF RFP Score Sheet

What is Building Direction for Families, Inc.?

Building Direction for Families, Inc. (BDF) is a non-profit agency that provides funding for the Early Childhood Iowa, Decategorization, Community Partnerships for Protecting Children, and Community Based Child Abuse Prevention initiatives in Buchanan, Delaware, and Fayette Counties. Building Direction for Families believes families are at the heart of our communities, and envisions families growing and prospering in communities that promote family self-esteem, self-sufficiency, and self-determination.

The Building Direction for Families board is composed of representatives from Buchanan, Delaware, and Fayette Counties in the areas of health, education, and faith, plus elected officials and appointees from the Department of Human Services and Juvenile Court Services. The Board oversees the planning and implementation of our vision and mission. Anyone residing or working in our three service counties is eligible to apply to be a board member and we are always looking to add new members. Becoming a member of the Board requires minimal time commitment and is a great way to be proactive and give input as to how funds are utilized to serve children and families at the local level. Board member applications may be found under the "Board/Work Groups" link. The Building Direction for Families Board contracts with local service providers to implement programs that directly impact children, prenatal to age 18, and their families.

These state supported initiatives encourage communities to develop strategies to help improve the lives of children and families within the community.

The results of these initiatives include:

Healthy Children

Children ready to succeed in school

Safe and supportive communities

Secure and nurturing families

Stable, self-sufficient, and healthy young people

Please note our new address. BDF now shares office space with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services effective July 1, 2021.

Building Direction for Families

401 1st St W

Independence, IA 50644

Phone: 319-334-5105