The Growing Together Campaign

ChildServe is growing! We recently announced the relocation and expansion of our Des Moines location, and launched the $10 million Growing Together fundraising campaign.

DAISY Award 2023

DAISY Award 2023

Meet the amazing ChildServe nurses who earned the prestigious DAISY award for going above and beyond in the care they provide.

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The Snack Shack at ChildServe

The Snack Shack at ChildServe

The Snack Shack at ChildServe is an opportunity for teens and young adults to build important job readiness skills and increase independence!

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Top Workplace 2023

Top Workplace 2023

ChildServe is pleased to announce that we have once again been recognized as a Top Workplace for 2023. ChildServe earned the top spot for the “Meaningfulness” award across all participating organizations in the Des Moines Register’s 2023 Iowa Top Workplaces survey.

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Ames Expansion 2023

Ames Expansion 2023

ChildServe is excited to share that the expansion project to double the space and double the impact in our Ames community is now complete!

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Bubble Ball 2023

Bubble Ball 2023

ChildServe made history by raising a record-breaking $1.19 million at the 13th annual Bubble Ball. Not only was this a first for ChildServe, the event set the record for donations made during a fundraising gala event in the Des Moines metro.

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Shane’s Story

Shane’s Story

When 18-year-old Shane was in a motorcycle accident, he experienced severe injuries to his brain and spinal cord. With support from his ChildServe team, and a variety of specialty equipment and technology, he fought hard to regain the strength to walk and talk.

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2022 DAISY Award Winners

2022 DAISY Award Winners

Meet the amazing ChildServe nurses who earned the prestigious DAISY award for going above and beyond in the care they provide.

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ChildServe is Growing in Eastern Iowa

ChildServe is Growing in Eastern Iowa

ChildServe is growing to serve more children in Eastern Iowa! We will double the size of our Iowa City location and open our first satellite location in the state: ChildServe Cedar Rapids!

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ChildServe’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit

ChildServe’s Pediatric Rehabilitation Unit

ChildServe’s new pediatric rehabilitation unit is the only freestanding, comprehensive pediatric inpatient rehabilitation program for children and young adults in the state of Iowa. The 14-bed unit features a six-bed nursery and eight private rooms. Check out this inside look at the new unit and it’s unique features!

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Bubble Ball Funds New Technology

Bubble Ball Funds New Technology

Introducing the Bioness Vector System We are 'Out of this World' excited to share that Bubble Ball 2022 has successfully funded the Bioness Vector System — a specialized rehabilitation tool that provides the powerful gift of hope — by helping children and young adults...

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Sibshops at ChildServe

Sibshops at ChildServe

In 2022, ChildServe will host unique, fun-filled events for siblings of children with special healthcare needs. Learn more.

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Autism Acceptance: Tackling the Grocery Store

Autism Acceptance: Tackling the Grocery Store

In ChildServe’s Autism Program, we get to hear about life’s ups and downs from the families we serve. One thing that comes up often is the dreaded trip to the grocery store. For many families, a quick trip to the store is part of a weekly routine.  For parents of kids with autism, it can feel overwhelming and full of challenges. Read our a list of tips to help parents of kids with autism face trips to the grocery store (or any public place) more confidently.

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ChildServe has Big News!

ChildServe has Big News!

After more than 25 years serving as President/CEO of ChildServe, Lloyd VanderKwaak will retire on June 30, 2018. Teri Wahlig, MD will become ChildServe’s next CEO and David McKenzie will serve as President/COO.

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ChildServe Named to Iowa’s Top Workplaces 2017

ChildServe Named to Iowa’s Top Workplaces 2017

The Des Moines Register recently named ChildServe to the list of Iowa’s Top Workplaces 2017. ChildServe was ranked #9, making 2017 the fourth year in a row that ChildServe has been named to the top 15 large employers in the state.

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DAISY Award Winner

DAISY Award Winner

ChildServe nurses make an amazing difference in the lives of children, young adults, and families across Iowa. Individually, nurses can transform the lives of those they help support. For the Dearinger family, ChildServe nurse Pat Rice-Larimer has done just that.

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7th Annual Bubble Ball Gala: Art Alive!

7th Annual Bubble Ball Gala: Art Alive!

The poptastic event has raised $1,000,000 for kids with special healthcare needs since it’s inaugural event in 2011. Check out this year’s amazing creations to see how designers brought art to life!

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ChildServe improves the health and well-being of nearly 5,800 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.

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