Para Ti

Employee & Family Resources (EFR) provides bilingual individual and family counseling, along with in-home support to families, through its Para Ti Programa. Serving Polk, Dallas and Warren counties, EFR provides the support in Spanish and English to individuals and families when they face life’s challenges. The program offers in-office appointments with a master’s degreed therapist who is bilingual and bicultural, in addition to a bachelor’s degreed counselor who is available for home visits, school visits, and assistance in the community. Clients may access both services, or just the one they need by calling 515-273-5053.

Para Ti was founded to serve the growing Latino community in Central Iowa. The program helps people address challenges of depression and other emotional issues, family or marital problems, legal or financial concerns, or substance abuse issues. All services through Para Ti are voluntary, confidential and designed for those who desire help.

Para Ti staff are trained and qualified professionals who use best practices to help clients to sort through their concerns and set realistic goals for improvement in their lives. The staff is familiar with the experience of many immigrants, as they have personal experience themselves. Common issues that the program is able to assist with are parenting and other family concerns, employment and financial stress, immigration issues, substance abuse and addiction, and relationship struggles.

The Para Ti Programa addresses many of the common barriers to Latinos accessing help by offering low-cost/no-cost services available in their first language and delivered by qualified professionals who are familiar with their challenges.

Therapy and counseling services are available by appointment at offices easily accessible in Des Moines and West Des Moines, both located on bus lines, and offer ample free parking. Services are available on a sliding fee scale, and the Para Ti therapist is a provider for Wellmark BC/BS and Medicaid insurance. In-home support is provided at no cost. Support for this program is provided by United Way of Central Iowa.

For more information on Para Ti, reach out to Shannon Evers at 515-288-9020 or at paratireferral@efr.org.


En Español:

Employee & Family Resources (EFR) proporciona servicios de orientación individual y familiar bilingües, así como apoyo en el hogar a las familias a través de su programa Para Ti. Sirviendo a los condados de Polk, Dallas y Warren, EFR proporciona apoyo en español e inglés a las personas y familias cuando se enfrentan a los desafíos de la vida.

Para Ti fue fundado con el fin de apoyar la creciente comunidad latina en el centro de Iowa. El programa ayuda a las personas a enfrentar desafíos tales como la depresión, el estrés, las preocupaciones legales o financieras, el dolor, la pérdida o abuso y otros problemas emocionales, familiares o maritales. Además, Para Ti ofrece el apoyo de un consejero en el hogar para ayudar a los clientes en terapia con habilidades y planes de acción entre las sesiones de terapia.

Todos los servicios prestados por medio de Para Ti son voluntarios y confidenciales y están diseñados para aquellas personas que desean obtener ayuda. Los servicios de terapia y orientación están disponibles con cita previa en las oficinas de EFR en Des Moines y West Des Moines. Los servicios están disponibles en una escala de tarifas basada en los niveles socioeconómicos de los clientes y están cubiertos por Wellmark BC/BS y el seguro Medicaid.

Para obtener más información sobre el programa Para Ti, comuníquese con Francine Ybarra-Rojas por teléfono al 515-471-2415 o por correo electrónico a projectupliftreferral@efr.org.