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Making an Impact
A Miracle for Braelyn
For the second time in her life, 11-year-old Braelyn and her family received the news that doctors had found a cavernous angioma on her brain stem. This meant undergoing a life-threatening surgery and slow, extensive recovery.
“Her father and I were devastated and at a loss for words,” said Heather, Braelyn’s mom. “Braelyn looked at us as we couldn’t hold back the tears and said, ‘It’s going to be okay. I’ve done this once, and I’ll do it again.”
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Change Lives at ChildServe
See how our donors make a difference.
As the largest rehabilitation provider of our kind in the Midwest, amazing moments happen every day at ChildServe: from kids and teens regaining independence after an accident or surgery, to children reaching developmental milestones like feeding themselves and speaking. We make these great life moments happen in both inpatient and outpatient settings.
Your Impact: ChildServe‘s cutting-edge rehabilitation technology and therapy spaces are funded by our generous donors. Your support enables us to expand programs or start services in new communities to reach more kids.
We believe kids with complex medical needs deserve to live meaningful, fun-filled lives – either at home with their families with support from our Homecare nursing team, or at ChildServe‘s uniquely designed residential programs. We offer the only pediatric long-term care program in the state of Iowa, as well as an outpatient Complex Care Clinic.
Your Impact: Donations recently funded new technology and facility enhancements in our residential group homes – enabling us to create the only group home in the state designed for individuals with complex medical needs.
Autism & Behavioral Health
Our Behavioral Health & Autism experts help make amazing moments possible each day… The first time a child with autism tells their parent, “I love you;” the first time a child asks to play with a friend as they build social skills; children meeting emotional and behavioral milestones that once felt like insurmountable barriers. These moments inspire us to make our mission accessible to more children and families across Iowa.
Your Impact: With your help, we recently expanded our programs to meet the needs of our community, taking nearly 700 kids off the waiting list for services since 2020.
We design our community services to meet kids and teens where they’re at: from helping children in Supported Community Living develop daily skills like getting ready for school on their own, to providing teens in Day Habilitation a safe place to gain life and social skills while engaging with friends.
Your Impact: Along with remodeling our Respite Center (one of only two overnight respite options in the state of Iowa), donations have funded fun-filled local day trips, new wheelchair-accessible vans, and so much more!
ChildServe improves the health and well-being of more than 5,600 children each year through specialized clinical, home, and community-based programs and services. We serve children with developmental delays, disabilities, injuries, and other special healthcare needs.