Child Welfare Emergency Services, Shelter

Child Welfare Emergency Services

Serving Lyon, Sioux, Osceola, O'Brien, Dickinson, Clay, Buena Vista, Emmet, Palo Alto, and Kossuth Counties in Iowa.


45 Bed Capacity – male and female, separate units

Safety and Security – staff secure

Maintenance including lodging and meals

Education provided on site by AEA

Crisis Management

Recreation and leisure opportunities

Scheduling and transportation for mental health evaluations

Documentation specific to needs

Ages 12-17


Youth not appropriate include those who are actively physically assaultive, medically unstable, IQ under 70, or severe mental health needs. 

For more information on CWES or Shelter placement services, contact:

Nikki Lawson, CWES and Admissions Coordinator

Lewis Russell, Shelter & CWES Caseworker

call  712-362-5608 ext 114