Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Kimberly Kolakowski
Primary Contact Name
Jessica Navarrete
Main Address

3501 Harry Langdon Blvd
Council Bluffs, IA 51503
United States

FAMILY, Inc. East Pottawattamie Office
Walnut Community Center 415 Antique City Drive, Suite 1
P.O. Box 575
Walnut, IA 51577
United States

What We Do

Formerly known as FAMILY, Inc., our organization has transformed remarkably and now shines brightly as Firefly. While providing the same exceptional programs and services, Firefly adds a touch of magic to the community we serve. This rebranding symbolizes a deeper evolution, reflecting a renewed sense of purpose and vitality. 

Like fireflies gathering in the night, we embrace the notion of an inherent light within each individual, one that shines brighter when supported by the collective glow of fellow fireflies. With this shared illumination, Firefly continues its mission of empowering families and communities, guiding them toward brighter futures, and illuminating pathways of opportunity for all who join in our luminous journey.

Providing public health and family support services to women, children and families in Western Iowa. It is Firefly's primary goal to assist parents in becoming their child’s first and most influential teacher through education, empowerment, and wellness. With offices located in Council Bluffs and Walnut, Iowa the agency serves both urban and rural communities. These services are administered in homes, shelters, and community settings. Through its various programs, Firefly works to ensure families have access to the services and support they need to allow their children to enter school healthy, safe and ready to learn. 

Interesting Info
  • Over the past 30 years Firefly has provided over 100,000 home visits in Pottawattamie County.
  • Over the past 30 years Firefly's I-Smile program has provided nearly 10,000 in-school dental screenings with the I-Smile @ school program
  • 30% of children in Pottawattamie County cannot read at grade level by the end of 3rd grade. We want EVERY CHILD to read proficiently by the end of 3rd grade!
Geographic Location
Volunteer Opportunities

Prepare Mailings to Share Necessary Resources for Medicaid-Eligible Families
Repeats daily, 12am - 11:45pm until Thursday, May 27th, 2021