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KEEP THE IOWA JUVENILE HOME OPEN
Keep IJH Open is a group of people dedicated to getting the truth out about the Iowa Juvenile Home.  There are many misconceptions that has lead to the devastating closing of the Iowa Juvenile Home.  This is an injustice to the youth the home serves, the staff who work there and the community that the home resides in (Toledo, Iowa).  This is a site where you can gather information and share your opinions about the closing.

Here are some of the state resources that you can contact:

Charles Palmer- Director of DHS cpalmer1@dhs.state.ia.us 515-281-5452

Amy Lorentze
n McCoyPublic Info Officer/DHS Spokes Person amccoy@dhs.state.ia.us 515-281-4848

Jimmy Centers
- Brandstad Spokesman - 515-725-3507

Mark Smith
- House Leader (D) – mark.smith@legis.iowa.gov 515-281-3221 (Marshalltown)

Nathan Kirstein
- Disability Rights Iowa Attny- (no individual numbers listed)
400 E. Court AvenuePhone: (515) 278-2502
Fax: (515) 278-0539Toll Free: (800) 779-2502
Email: info@driowa.orgTTY: (515) 278-0571
Suite 300TTY Toll Free: (866) 483-3342
Des Moines, IA 50309

Ruth Cooperrider
–State Ombudsman
ruth.cooperrider@legis.iowa.gov 515-281- 3592
"The Office of the Ombudsman serves as an independent and impartial agency to which citizens can air their grievances about government"

KWWL: Shelley Russell
319-291-1264

KCRG: Cedar Rapids
319-398-8422

KCRG: Iowa City
319-337-9999

KCRG: Dubuque
563-583-9999

KGAN:
800-642-6140

KCCI: Des Moines
515-247-8888

Tama News Herald:
641-484-2841

Register Your Opinion with the Governor's Office at: