Family and Children
Seventy-seven percent of women in Iowa
are or have been married. Many of those women have children
that they support either with the help of a partner or alone.
Resources for Family Economic Security:
is a program that provides health care coverage for Iowa
children in families with limited incomes.
(Women Infants & Children) is a supplemental nutrition
program for babies, children under the age of five, pregnant
women, breastfeeding women, and women who have had a baby
in the last six months. WIC helps families by providing
healthy foods, nutritional education, and referrals to
other health care agencies.
- One in every four children in the United
States is owed child
support on a permanent basis. One in two children--every
other child in the United States, and at some point before
their eighteenth birthday--is eligible to receive child
support. Non-payment of child support is a leading cause
of child poverty and is the greatest source of financial
insecurity for families in the United States.
Community Action Association helps low-income families
throughout the state find resources to assist with basic
Iowa Department of Human Services has an online application
for State of Iowa Services (OASIS),
which is for people applying for benefits administered
Iowa has one of the highest rates of
women with children who work outside the home. Eighty-two
percent of women in Iowa with children under 18 are in the
Resources for Working Moms: