Cedar Valley's Promise

"Uniting for the Love of Our Children" 

 "Parents, families and communities, united for the love of our children, will be informed and wholly involved in nurturing our children to ensure access to resources needed for optimal development."


1.      Children are Supported and Nurtured

2.      Children are Safe

3.      Children are Healthy

4.      Children are Learning

5.      Children are Leaders



Carole Gustafson

Phone (319) 291-2603 ext. 1

Email:  cgustaf@dhs.state.ia.us

The new

 Cedar Valley’s Promise Director

(Decat Coordinator / Early Childhood Director / CPPC Coordinator)


Carole Gustafson comes to us after retiring from the Waterloo Schools as a school social worker.  Her 24 years at the schools, along with 16 years in other jobs in the Cedar Valley will bring a unique perspective to the work she will do for us.  She is excited about meeting you all and will be getting in touch personally to introduce herself.  ~~ SAVE THE DATE ~~

Black Hawk County Community Interagency

Who: Anyone serving families in the Cedar Valley

When: 3rd Wednesday of every month

Time: 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Where: First United Methodist Church, 614 Rudolph Street, Waterloo

Cost: FREE


Join with other agencies and organizations starting Wednesday, September 20, and every 3rd Wednesday of the month from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., to learn about a featured organization and share opportunities and services about your own agency. Featured organization in September will be HOUSE OF HOPE.


House of Hope is a 2-year transitional house for homeless single mothers and their children. Staff walk alongside single mothers to break down the barriers holding them in the cycle of homelessness and attain self-sufficiency. Karin Rowe, executive director, will be sharing current numbers, the organizations plans for expansion, and how families can be referred and receive services from House of Hope.


Please feel free to share this Save the Date widely!


Black Hawk County Community Interagency is an initiative of Black Hawk County Community Partnerships for Protecting Children (CPPC).

    What's Where in Parenting (Handbook)


Cedar Valley's Promise Policy Board
 Decategorization Governance Board

Agendas & Minutes - Advisory
 Community Partnerships for Protection of Children (CPPC)
Youth in Transition Advisory
Early Childhood Iowa Coalition

Carole Gustafson
Jackie Groen
Administrative Assistant