AmeriCorps VISTA

Community Pathways to Family Health and Recovery

About the organization

Community Pathways to Family Health and Recovery (CPFHR) is an all-volunteer, community-based nonprofit dedicated to improving our community’s support for children and families impacted by adverse events, with a special focus on those affected by substance use disorders. Our mission is to create and sustain compassionate community pathways to family health and recovery by cultivating dynamic partnerships, conducting relevant research, developing and evaluating resources, and advocating for data-driven policies and education. Current projects include researching the needs of children and caregivers affected by substance abuse and developing strategies to reduce barriers and ensure that supports and services are available across the continuum of care. Community education and youth support services are additional priorities.

This project is part of the Community Corps VISTA Program, operated by Iowa & Minnesota Campus Compact.


Member Duties: We are looking for an enthusiastic team member who can contribute to and help coordinate diverse projects; serve as a liaison between CPFHR and external parties; collaborate to expand financial resources; and help implement strategies to increase community awareness (e.g., social media, newsletter, website, and events). You will coordinate activities, monitor, and facilitate adherence to strategic plans, and offer ideas to improve efficiency and infrastructure. As liaison, you’ll identify opportunities to add additional partners and build mutually beneficial relationships. You will explore grant opportunities and assist in preparing grant applications and submissions. You will participate in generating creative ideas for fundraising. You will gain valuable skills that will serve you well for a career in health care, human services, research, and community organization.


College Graduate


Approximately $12,500

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Program Benefits: Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend, Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Training, Health Coverage*, Relocation Allowance, Living Allowance.

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Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off-hours.

Service Areas: Children/Youth, Homelessness, Education, Community Outreach, Health.

Skills: Leadership, Communications, Fundraising/Grant Writing, Team Work, Public Health, Writing/Editing, Non-Profit Management, General Skills, Computers/Technology.

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