Refugee Child Care Business Development Program – Core Grant

Committed to supporting programs which have proven to be an example of best practices, IWF is proud to invest in this outstanding program for a sixth year. LSI helps refugee women to increase their families’ financial stability by becoming registered in-home child care providers through the Iowa DHS; thereby also improving the number of quality culturally and linguistically appropriate childcare spots available for refugee parents who are seeking to go to work or school. Support from IWF has enabled LSI to not only expand this program in central Iowa but to also offer technical assistance and training to other communities and organizations, e.g., in Cedar Rapids, interested in starting a refugee childcare training program.