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Residential Services

Our Residential Services are licensed as an Intermediate Care Facility/Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/ID), featuring four homes: Faith, Hope, Charity & Love. Each home has been designed with children in mind, with four bedrooms, a living room, a large eat-in kitchen, three large bathrooms, an office, a medical room and a fenced in backyard with a patio.

All four homes are united by a large playroom known as the MPR or multipurpose room. Near the MPR, you will find our sensory room, a favorite for many of our children. Nursing, dietary, housekeeping, recreation and maintenances offices are also located in our residential services building, as well as our administrative offices.


  • Individual Service Plans
  • 24-hour Medical Services
  • Recreational Opportunities
  • Family and Individual Support
  • Physical Therapy Services
  • Occupational Therapy Services
  • Dietary and Nutritional Services
  • Psychological Services and Evaluations
  • Speech and Language Services including augmentative communication devices
  • Adaptive Equipment Services


Funding is provided through the Iowa Medicaid Program (TXIX) or private funds. For the majority of individuals, the Iowa Medicaid Program is administered by private health insurance companies that are responsible to determine eligibility for ICF/ID services through their assessment process.


Our Residential Services are a year-round home for up to 32 children/young adults up to the age of 21. Individuals admitted are evaluated to determine if long-term care is needed and if the individual will benefit from multidisciplinary program.  The Department of Human Services (DHS) must approve placement prior to acceptance from Faith, Hope & Charity. We consider individuals for long-term services who:

  • Are between the ages of 3 and 21 years of age
  • Have been diagnosed with development disabilities
  • Spend a majority of waking hours out of bed (ambulatory or mobile non-ambulatory)
  • Are willing and able to participate in a full day of structured threapeutic activities, and to benefit from said activities
  • Have a legally responsible party who will fulfill parental or guardianship duties
  • Do not pose a serious threat to the safety and welfare of self or others
  • Do not require a greater/lesser degree of care/services than availlable at the ICF/ID level of care
  • Do not need maternity care

The Faith Hope and Charity Placement Team will meet to determine whether an applicant can or cannot be appropriately served at this facility. The total number of residents at Faith, Hope & Charity ICF/ID shall not exceed the current license capacity. Click here for additional information on admission.


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Contact Information

Faith, Hope & Charity
1815 West Milwaukee
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Phone: 712-732-5127
Fax: 712-732-6002