Des Moines

Child and Family Policy Center

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Anne Discher , Communications Director

The Child and Family Policy Center is a Des Moines-based nonprofit organization that links research and policy on issues vital to children and families and advocates for outcome-based policies to improve child well-being.

Brenda Chenchar
Director of Communications and Fund Development
Anne Discher
Communications Director

United Way of Central Iowa

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Teresa Taylor-Wolf, Director of Research
Teresa Taylor-Wolf
Director of Research


May 2011
DMARC conducted its second round of interviews in spring 2011 with food pantry participants to know more about where they access food, food pantry usage, healthy & secure food etc. The report... [read more]
May 2011
ETO and Results scorecard is continuing to be implemented with United Way Partner agencies and State Empowerment agencies. Training, data entry and data collection is ongoing related to the... [read more]
March 2011
I was involved in creating maps for spatial relationships between food pantry, local grocery stores and client’s travel distance to these locations. It was done for Des Moines... [read more]


April 3, 2014
Presentation - By: Charles Bruner

April 3, 2014
Meeting Materials - By: Charles Bruner, NNIP Meeting Participants

November 16, 2012
Presentation - By: Terri Taylor-Wolf, United Way of Central Iowa| Arian Bordone, Social Solutions

October 14, 2012
News article - By: Des Moines Register