Mission, Vision, Values & History
COMMITTED TO HELPING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES
We are committed to comprehensively helping children and families through all of their struggles. We assure success through the use of innovative care that brings the child, family and community together in a wide-ranging way to build a stronger tomorrow.
Four Oaks assures children become successful adults.
The Four Oaks symbol represents the family, the community and the agency standing together with the child to build a future strong as the mighty oak.
Four Oaks services are focused on and rooted in the family. We empower children and families to achieve stability, self-sufficiency and permanency.
Embrace the potential.
Children and families come to come to us for help for many reasons, which is why each family we serve receives integrated personalized care. Each child is cared for as a unique, special someone who matters. Children may come to us with psychiatric and emotional problems; they stay with us until they feel secure. Some have been in trouble with the law, got into drugs or ran away from home; that’s when we work with them to teach them healthier ways to live. Others have challenges in the classroom; we teach them in a way that works for them. And when kids need a safe, secure home, we find foster care or a forever family.
Kids, family, community and you.
We know that when children hurdle all obstacles to success, whether it be housing, education, family stability or safety, our families, homes, neighborhoods and communities are stronger. Four Oaks believes in a family-centered approach. Children need adults to guide them. Sometimes, adults need help with parenting. We work to heal and to help families become stronger.
Four Oaks relies on our dedicated team and on the community to build a support system for each child and family to be successful. From schools to businesses, service clubs to churches – all are vital to creating a community that is committed to allowing our best asset – our children, to succeed.
The Four Oaks Enterprise comprised of Four Oaks and Affordable Housing Network, Inc., work together to best serve children and families across Iowa. By combining resources and collaborating across programs and sites, we are able to create a continuum of care to address a variety of barriers to success. This comprehensive approach creates improved, more long-lasting results for those we serve.
Committed to helping children and families and assure their success through the use of innovative care to build a stronger tomorrow.
Affordable Housing Network, Inc.
Provides decent safe and sustainable housing which promotes stability for families and individuals, and creates community.
HELPING CHILDREN AND FAMILIES SUCCEED
It’s more than our mission – it’s the passion that permeates everything we do. From a home in rural Cedar Rapids in 1973, Four Oaks has grown to become one of Iowa’s strongest organizations devoted to helping children and families succeed through an extensive network of programs. We now serve children and families across all of Iowa’s 99 counties.