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mail: 1001 S. 18th Ave, Marshalltown, IA 50158

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Steps to Success


MICA's Steps to Success program funds crisis intervention services that help people experiencing emergency needs in Story County.



The Steps to Success program aids families by expanding access to services that mirror the Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) model, which is designed to help families meet their goals and develop ways of overcoming barriers to their success.



FaDSS works through family development specialists, who meet one-on-one with families in regular home visits. Together, specialists and families address barriers to self-sufficiency. They complete assessment tools and develop goals around areas critical to the family's overall well-being, such as employment, substance abuse, education, physical health, and mental health.



Family Development is a powerful model. It empowers families to take control of their lives and create change. Family Development equips families with the skills they need for a successful future: strong problem-solving and goal-setting skills, an understanding of the dynamics at play in their lives, and a vision for the future.


Meet income guidelines


Reside in Story County

Do you qualify for Steps to Success?

To qualify for MICA's Steps to Success program, you must:

Find out more by calling our Story County Family Development office at 515-956-3333.