Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS)admin2023-01-09T15:30:25+00:00
What is Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS)?
The Family Development and Self Sufficiency (FaDSS) program is an intensive in-home visitation program for families at or below the 175% of the poverty level. The FaDSS program design recognizes that at-risk families face many issues and respond well to long-term, intense personal interaction with trained staff to move to emotional and economic independence. FaDSS believe that families can become strong, self-sufficient community members through their voluntary participation in the array of individualized services that the FaDSS program offers.
Home visits are the foundation of Sieda’s FaDSS program. Visits in the home allow the family and the Specialist to foster a trusting relationship. During these home visits, an array of assessment tools are completed with family members. The FaDSS Specialist works with the family to identify goals based on the family’s strengths and needs. FaDSS provides advocacy, support, and connections to community resources to assist the family as it strives toward independence.
All FaDSS Specialists are Certified Family Development Specialists.
For any openings, please call 641-814-2759.
Participants are no longer required to be on FIP.
The eligibility for entering our program is now 175% of the poverty level.
The FaDSS program is available in Appanoose, Davis, Jefferson, Keokuk, Mahaska, Van Buren & Wapello counties.