2020 Success Stories


Masks for the Frontlines Iowa formed early in the pandemic (3/20/20) in response to a need expressed by the frontline (medical staff, social workers, service workers) when PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) was difficult to find. Hearing stories of people having to reuse masks and having limited or no access to masks, sent this group into mass production of fabric masks. What started as a small group developed into more and more sewists coming together and sharing their talents. Over

Media Alerts

Polk County Mental Health and Disability Services Region Allocates CARES Act Relief Funds 

September 29, 2020 (Des Moines, IA) The Polk County Mental Health and Disability Services (MHDS) Region and Governing Board awarded $504,642.52 today to 10 agencies and mental health providers to support mental health and disability needs within the community due to COVID-19. Read the full media alert here