Embrace Iowa

EMBRACE is a financial assistance program funded by the Des Moines Register that can provide funding towards the purchase of appliances, car repairs, dental service, medication, eyeglasses, furniture, home repairs, household items , beds, and other misc. needs. This program cannot provide immediate financial assistance.

To be eligible for the EMBRACE program you must be a resident in Iowa with a household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Funding availability varies and is not guaranteed. To apply for this opportunity please call or visit your local Community Action Agency

About Debra Schrader

Debra Schrader is the Executive Director for the 4 R Kids ECI area board. Debra grew up in southwest Iowa and graduated from Prescott Community High School. As a non-traditional student she attended Southwestern Community College and earned an associate’s degree in accounting while raising a family on the family farm. Debra has been in the helping profession for more than 20 years and finds the work rewarding. Her passion is impacting policy and practice change and building collaborations. She is a lifelong learner, loves to dive into data, and is not afraid to think outside the box. Debra lives on the family farm with her husband David and has two grown daughters with families of their own. In her spare time she enjoys spending time with family, traveling to the Caribbean, cooking/baking, gardening (especially flowers) and taking long walks at sunset.
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