As we near the end of 2021, we want to express our sincere thank you to our team of employees, donors, and community partners who have made this challenging year possible. Your dedication to our services and community has impacted tens of thousands of individuals in crisis across Iowa this year.
Foundation 2 team: ‘Stepped up in incredible ways’
Despite COVID and all the challenges the last year has brought, our team at Foundation 2 has stepped up in incredible ways and continues to be transformative in the lives of others. Each of our programs has pushed through the adversity to help our agency show up for those in crisis.
The Independent Living Program became Fostering Futures
The Independent Living Program for young people aging out of foster care expanded and was renamed Fostering Futures. The new name better describes how the program helps young people who have aged out of foster care build and maintain stability in areas including housing, transportation, and education.
Additional community and education supports were added, including the Fostering Higher Education program, which connects young people with resources and mentors to encourage post-secondary education and training options. The new Group Violence Intervention model (funded through the SET Fund) works to reduce community violence and high-risk behaviors that can lead to involvement with the criminal justice system.
The Crisis Center saw record-breaking numbers
The crisis center experienced record-breaking contact volumes with more than 5,500 contacts (phone, text, and chat) per month in March, April, and May. This is the highest number of contacts per month in the agency’s history.
We are incredibly grateful that we have a strong, resilient, and brave team that works around the clock to serve others. Thank you for your dedication, knowledge, and passion for helping those in crisis.
Community efforts: Filling gaps for those in crisis
We could not serve thousands of Iowans without the multi-faceted support of our communities. From hundreds of volunteer hours to community advocacy and partnership, we are greatly appreciative of everyone who supported our mission in 2021. Thank you.