In 2011 Operation Threshold participated in a community collaborative aimed at securing additional funding for home visitation programming in Black Hawk County. Our agency was selected among other community service providers to apply for funding available through the Iowa Department of Public Health.
Operation Threshold’s Parents As Teachers (PAT) program was established in Black Hawk County in 2015 with funding from the Shared Visions program of the Iowa Department of Economic Development. PAT is a free and voluntary home visitation program, parent education for families with children aged 0 through 5.
Black Hawk County Nest program is an incentive based parent education program for income-eligible families. Nest is available for pregnant women, post-partum mothers, and their children up to 5 years of age. Participants earn incentive points for healthy behaviors such as keeping doctor appointments and attending parent and preventative educational classes. The points are then redeemed for incentive items such as diapers and wipes.