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Stork's Nest

VNS of Iowa Stork's Nest and Family Nest is an educational incentive program. Participants earn points for healthy behaviors such as keeping medical appointments, WIC participation, breastfeeding and school attendance. These points may be redeemed at the Stork's Nest for needed baby items such as diapers, clothing, strollers, cribs and car seats. Family Nest participants may also redeem points for needed household supplies such as laundry detergent, pots and pans, and dishwashing detergent. Call (515) 558-9950 for more information.

Who’s eligible?                

  • Stork’s Nest: pregnant women in Polk County who meet the program's income guidelines. Once enrolled, women may remain in the program through pregnancy and postpartum until the baby is 1 year old.
  • Family Nest: families enrolled in the Healthy Start & Empowerment program (families with a pregnant woman or child under the age of six); who meet the program's income guidelines.

Want to throw a Stork's Nest shower? Contact us at (515) 558-9950 for more information on how you can benefit mothers in need! 

Click here to view our Stork's Nest Wishlist!