Cedar Rapids non-profit moves to a new location

A local non-profit that supports children in foster care has moved to a new location.

Families Helping Families of Iowa (FHF) has moved to 6000 Seventh St. SW in Cedar Rapids. The new location will house the organization’s administration office and Clothing Closet.

“We are thrilled to have finally found the perfect new location for Families Helping Families after many years of searching. This building is larger, more accessible and will allow for the organization to grow and support Iowa’s foster families for many years,” said Melissa Carlson, executive director of Families Helping Families of Iowa.

The purchase of the new building was made possible, in large part, thanks to generous donations from The Hall-Perrine Foundation and Scott and Penny Olson.

“We are so appreciative of the support we have received over the years from so many businesses and individuals,” said Ms. Carlson. “Thanks to Hall-Perrine, The Olson’s and many others, we will be better able to fulfill our mission and provide clothing, school supplies, tutoring, activity scholarships, and much more to local foster kids in need.”

The non-profit moved to its new location in August. A public open house is being planned.