HCI Care Services & Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa
A Community Partnership
In 2012, HCI Care Services (formerly Hospice of Central Iowa) and Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa (VNS of Iowa) formed a community partnership to better serve our communities’ most vulnerable populations.
Currently, HCI Care Services & VNS of Iowa serves 60,000 Iowans in 47 counties, via more than 30 programs, ranging from prenatal support and education to end-of-life care. We share a common mission, vision and set of values.
About HCI Care Services
HCI Care Services was founded in 1978 and provides compassionate care and support to an area covering nearly half of Iowa. Its family of services include:
- HCI Hospice Care Services – Locally-based offices throughout a 44-county service area each cover multiple counties, providing care and support to hospice patients and their families wherever they call home. In addition, 24-hour care is provided in our Des Moines-based Kavanagh House and the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. www.hcicareservices.org | (800) 806-9934
- HCI Giving Tree thrift stores – Sales and donations to HCI Giving Tree thrift stores benefit services and programs for patients of HCI Hospice Care Services and their families. Visit www.hcigivingtree.org. Store locations include:
- Urbandale - our large flagship thrift store at 3330 100th Street in Urbandale opened in 2010. The store gladly accepts gently-used donations of furniture, clothing, accessories, décor and more. (515) 270-2414
- Des Moines' East Village - opened in 2015, our second location at 521 East Locust, Suite 102 in Des Moines offers stylish finds in a smaller boutique atmosphere.
- Amanda the Panda, founded in 1980, joined the HCI Care Services & VNS of Iowa family in 2014. Based in West Des Moines, Amanda the Panda provides comprehensive and ongoing services for children, teens, adults and families struggling with a death of a loved one.
About Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa
Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa was founded in 1908 and provides dozens of medical, education and support services to our communities’ most vulnerable individuals, including children, young mothers and families, adults and older Iowans, immigrant and refugee populations. www.vnsia.org | (515) 288-1516
In addition to the many grant-funded programs which “live” under the VNS of Iowa name, the organization offers several independently-branded services, shown in bold type below. VNS of Iowa helps those who need:
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