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Jones Regional Medical Center Urgent Care - Anamosa

1795 Highway 64 East
Anamosa, IA 52205

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 10 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Lindale)

153 Collins Road Northeast
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 48 min

UnityPoint Clinic - Express (Peck's Landing)

1940 Blairs Ferry Rd.
Hiawatha, IA 52233

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 36 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Marion

2992 7th Avenue
Marion, IA 52302

Current Estimated Wait:
0 hr 53 min

UnityPoint Clinic Urgent Care - Westside

2375 Edgewood Road Southwest
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

Current Estimated Wait:
1 hr 27 min

Teaching Interventions to Empower and Strengthen Families (TIES)

TIES is a FREE early intervention program targeting children 18 months to five years of age. During program sessions, parent are trained to work in a classroom as a way to actively practice their skills they are learning. It is staffed by both professionals and parents who have completed the program with their own children.

Learn more about the TIES program via the videos below.


TIES is based on Tennessee's Regional Intervention Program (RIP), which began in 1969. In 2010, the RIP Expansion Program voted unanimously to grant the Cedar Rapids' TIES program full accreditation.

There is no cost to families to participate in the TIES program. Adult family members pay with their time. After completing the program they are asked to return and help train new families.

Read a parent's testimonial regarding the TIES program. Here are a few of the many reasons parents come to TIES:

  • Aggression
  • Mealtime problems
  • Bedtime and sleeping issues
  • Running from adults
  • Destruction of property
  • Tantrums
  • Separation anxiety
  • High activity level
  • Non-compliance
  • Trouble at school

To learn more about our program, listen to a KHAK 98.1 radio interview or read a mom's blog regarding her TIES experience.

For more information email us or call (319) 558-4861.

Additional resources:

Nice Kids Finish First: Study Finds Social Skills Can Predict Future Success - information for parents and teachers of children with learning disabilities

TIES is a partnership of the ABBE Center for Community Health, Grant Wood AEA, Healthy Linn Care Network, Mercy Medical Center, St. Luke's Hospital and is funded by the Linn County Early Childhood Iowa.