Family Crisis Center Receives Operating Grant

Sioux Center, Iowa — The Family Crisis Centers of Northwest Iowa have received a grant to continue operating in the upcoming year. The grant was part of more than $3.9 million in grants that were given to assist 50 agencies with homelessness assistance initiatives during the 2019 calendar year by the Iowa Finance Authority Board of Directors.

Family Crisis Centers Executive Director and CEO Shari Kastein tells us more about the $68,132 grant.

Kastein tells us about the “homelessness” designation and explains how that fits into what they do.

According to Kastein, the Family Crisis Centers are not a government entity, so they are not funded directly by the government. She says they are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, funded by grants and private donations.

Kastein says that they also do a couple of fundraisers throughout the year, such as a golf tournament that took place in September and a wine gala and auction that happens in March.

She tells us their services are free and confidential, and they’re available 24/7. She says if you or someone you know is experiencing abuse call 1-800-382-5603 any time. You can find out more at

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