6-5-2017 Clarinda Iowa   From: The Signs and Symptoms of PTSD by Catherine Roberts   June is PTSD awareness month. According to mental health professionals, post-traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD) is a mental condition that results in a… Read More


Employment Southwest Iowa Families, Inc. is searching for a Mental Health Therapist, Licensed or Licensed eligible. Feel free to contact the agency if you have questions, (712) 542-3501. Send cover letter and resume to: or Southwest Iowa… Read More

First Annual Family Fun Night


It’s time to enjoy the company of others and celebrate SPRING! Southwest Iowa Families 4th Annual Spring Fling Tea is March 25th, at St John Lutheran Church, 301 N 13th St in Clarinda. The event will commence with… Read More

Concerned about your child’s behaviors, emotions, or social skills?

Dinosaur School  Southwest Iowa Families will begin a new session of Dinosaur School, Friday, March 3rd, 4:00 – 5:00 pm. Call 712-542-3501 if interested, have questions, or to register. An evaluation prior to joining is required to ensure… Read More

“Stalking: Know It. Name It. Stop It.”

  Southwest Iowa Families Shares Community Stalking Awareness Campaign Clarinda, IA —January is National Stalking Awareness Month, a time to focus on a crime that affected 7.5 million victims in one year. The theme—“Stalking: Know It. Name It…. Read More



It’s that time of year again when we come together to help families in our community. Each holiday season, our staff at Southwest Iowa Families puts on a project known as the Christmas Box. Through this project, we… Read More

The Great Pumpkin 5K Costume Run/Walk

The Great Pumpkin 5K Costume Run/Walk Saturday, October 29, 2016 Registration 8:30 / Race 9:00 AM Sportsman’s Park, Shenandoah 5K and 1M routes All participants will receive a SWIA Families water bottle. Dress up and come support SWIA… Read More

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Clothesline Project Display October 12th, 2016: Sidney, Iowa October 19th, 2016: Shenandoah, Iowa October 26th, 2016: Clarinda, Iowa All displays start at 5:00pm to 7:00pm The clothesline project is a t-shirt display made from victims of past abuse…. Read More