Leadership & Vision

Lloyd VanderKwaak
Dear Friends,

For more than 80 years, our organization has dedicated itself to the care and support of children with special health care needs and their families here in central Iowa. Through the years we have added services to meet changing needs in the community. We have grown from a home that cared for a small number of children convalescing from childhood illnesses, to an organization that provides multiple residential and community services to more than 2,500 children with special health care needs and their families each year.

Whether a child lives with us here at ChildServe, or lives at home with their family, we come alongside each family, providing the care, service, and support they need. ChildServe is continually striving for new and better ways to serve families. We’re committed to improving families’ access to our services and improving communication with families - as we work toward our common goal of making their child’s life great.

As you look through our website, please take time to read the stories of the children who are featured throughout this report. Stories like these inspire us, and children like these bring us back to work each day with a passion and drive to fulfill our mission: to partner with families to help children with special health care needs live a great life!

Lloyd VanderKwaak, EdD
President and CEO