University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital works closely with communities of families who face similar challenges based on the demands of a particular disease or condition. 

Several support groups for patients and families meet regularly at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital and in the surrounding area.

You are invited to seek out the support of others who may share concerns similar to yours by attending a support group meeting.

Some patients and families elect to use on-line support groups. 

Other related Support Groups:

UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital Support Groups and Classes

Breastfeeding Support Group

Join us at our Breastfeeding Support Group to learn more about breastfeeding and have your questions answered. Led by a board certified lactation consultant, you'll problem solve with an expert and meet other moms. The support group is free of charge.

Dates/Times: The first Tuesday of each month from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Location: University of Iowa Health Care–Iowa River Landing 105 East 9th Street Lower Level Community Room Coralville, IA 52241

Comfort4Kidneys Support Group

Our UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital kidney support group provides a supportive environment and helps patients and their families adjust to living with chronic kidney disease, kidney failure, or a kidney transplant.

If you would like to get involved, contact us at 1-319-356-7249 .

Heart Friends Support Group

Families whose child has heart disease can meet other families through the Heart Friends Support Group. In addition to support, the group holds informative meetings and seeks to raise public awareness of congenital heart conditions.

ImPACT Therapy Program

Improving Parents as Communication Teachers is a 12- to 24-week intervention program designed to improve the social skills of young children who have an ASD.

Miracle Burn Camp of Iowa

Miracle Burn Camp began in 1995 as a one-day outing for children treated for burns at St. Luke's Regional Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa. It grew into a week-long event and moved to Camp Foster on East Lake Okoboji in Iowa. The Burn Treatment Center, which provides care for pediatric patients at University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, in collaboration with the St. Florian Fire and Burn Foundation, has sponsored children from Iowa, Nebraska, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Illinois to attend camp since 1997.

Camp is free for children ages 8-18 who have experienced a...

Parenting Classes

New parents, expecting parents, and adults who care for children are invited to attend our classes.

Pediatric Rheumatology Support Group

Pediatric rheumatology patients and families support group will help patients and families connect with one another while offering education, social events, and a community event to help raise awareness about pediatric rheumatic disease.