Every day, individuals in our community struggle. They struggle with work, family, school, addiction, mental health, and hundreds of other daily challenges. As a leader and innovator in the field of human services, Employee & Family Resources (EFR) offers help to those who need it most.
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE!
By making a gift today, you can help EFR continue its work of helping individuals and families overcome life’s challenges so that they can reach their full potential.
Won’t you join us?
Any gift is appreciated and you may direct your gift to be used to support one of EFR’s below programs. Donors who give $100 and above will be listed in EFR’s Annual Report. All donations are tax deductible as prescribed by law. Employee & Family Resources is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
Please use my gift where it is needed most.
Please direct my gift to one of the following programs:
- Student Assistance Program
- Substance Abuse, Problem Gambling & Violence Prevention
- ReThinking Drinking
- Every Family Rocks! Music & Movement Festival
- Every Family Rolls Bike Ride
- Substance Abuse Services
- Memorial or Tribute Gift
Student Assistance Program
The Student Assistance Program (SAP) is designed to assist students, families and schools in our partner districts to manage the impact that a wide variety of personal and family problems can have on student behavior and achievement. Many issues can negatively impact a student including those related to family conflict, emotional or mental health problems, limited parenting skills, substance abuse, bullying and other peer conflict.
Substance Abuse, Problem Gambling & Violence Prevention
Prevention Services provide substance abuse, problem gambling and violence prevention in the form of presentations, coordination of community efforts, information dissemination, and education to youth and adults regarding substance use and violence. Prevention Specialists implement research-based curricula in schools and communities, assist with drug-free policies, provide technical assistance and consultation to community coalitions, and help to create public awareness campaigns about substance abuse. Prevention Services are available to schools, community groups, and workplaces.
The ReThinking Drinking Program addresses underage drinking through a combination of restorative justice and alcohol education. Youth are referred to the program for alcohol incidents or offenses. In some cases, youth are given the opportunity to avoid court involvement on the offense if they successfully complete all program requirements.
Every Family Rocks! Music & Movement Festival
Every Family Rocks! is Des Moines’ only Family Music Festival and EFR’s signature event celebrating all families in our community. Held annually, the event features nationally recognized entertainers alongside local artists, young musicians, and lots of interactive activities for all ages. The event provides an opportunity for families to gather and celebrate being together in a fun and safe environment and raises awareness of EFR’s mission of helping people manage life’s challenges so they can reach their full potential.
Every Family Rolls Bike Ride
Join EFR at our newest event, planned for Sunday, June 11, 2017. Click here to learn more.
Substance Abuse Services
EFR provides substance abuse assessment, referral, and related services to a wide range of clients in diverse settings. In addition to self- and corrections-referred clients served at our downtown office, these include jail-based assessment and drug court case management.
Memorial or Tribute Gift
A gift made to EFR in memory of or in tribute of a friend or relative is a wonderful way to recognize and honor their impact to you and others. An acknowledgement of your contribution (no amounts are noted) will be sent to the individual or family in whatever way you request.