The Nest

What is the Nest

A store setting in the CAPS office that provides eligible Marshall County families access to necessary baby items by redeeming points.

The Nest serves families prenatal through the child’s second birthday that are at or below 185% of poverty.

How to earn points

Participants earn points by participating in health care and educational services provided by the following organizations and services:

  • Building Healthy Families/Strong Foundations
  • Center Associates
  • Early ACCESS for Children & Families
  • Early Head Start
  • Iowa Valley Continuing Education
  • Marshalltown Public Library
  • ISU Nutrition Classes
  • UnityPoint Health – Marshalltown
  • McFarland Clinic
  • Primary Health Center
  • Promise Jobs
  • SATUCI (Substance Abuse Treatment Unit of Central Iowa)
  • WIC/Title V Maternal Health Program
  • YSS of Marshall County








What items are available in the Nest

  • Bathing supplies
  • Bottles
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Car seats
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • High chairs
  • Pack and Plays
  • Swings
  • Sippy cups

You can support the Nest by donating these items on our wish list.

The Nest is supported by funding from Variety – the Children’s Charity