About EveryStep

One of Iowa’s oldest and most trusted non-profit organizations has a new name.  HCI Care Services & Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa is now called EveryStep. Our people and our programs remain the same. Only our name has changed.  

EveryStep is a name that has been six years in the making. During that time, HCI Hospice Care Services, Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, Amanda the Panda and our more than 30 programs and services have come together under one umbrella, as part of one non-profit organization and a shared mission.  

EveryStep is the same independent, non-profit organization with the people and programs Iowans have trusted for decades. Our family of community-based health care and support services offer compassion and guidance during life’s most challenging moments.    

Today, our organization serves more than 60,000 people annually across all of Iowa. There is at least one EveryStep program available to residents in every Iowa county. We have grown in our ability to offer care and support to people during vulnerable moments and difficult times. We have truly become stronger together.

However, our programs have been known under many different names – programs like HCI Hospice Care Services, Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa, Amanda the Panda, HCI Giving Tree, VNS Home Care, Community Voices, Hospice With Heart, VNS of Iowa Wellness, Stork's Nest, Storybook Project – and many more.

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With so many different names for our organization's many programs, it’s been challenging to share a common story about our great outcomes and our growing impact.  

Our people and programs provide support and education to young moms; assistance to immigrants and refugees; wellness services to communities; in-home care to people who are ill, injured or facing the end of life; and compassionate support to families during times of grief and loss.  

Every program is important. Every program contributes to our mission. However, to the people we serve, our programs haven’t appeared connected to each other because they haven’t shared a common name. Until now.

Going forward, all our core programs are renamed under the “EveryStep” name, demonstrating our unity as an organization and a clear connection between our many services. We believe “EveryStep” not only envelops the wide range of services our organization provides but also conveys the comfort, care and reassurance we offer at every stage of life.  

We empower individuals, support families and strengthen communities.  When people face life’s most difficult moments, we are with them, at EveryStep.

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Our Mission

We empower individuals, support families and strengthen communities.

Our Values

We act with INTEGRITY and RESPECT.
We serve with COMPASSION.
We lead through EXCELLENCE.
We unite through TEAMWORK.

Our Vision

All individuals have access to health care and support services to live their best lives.



Where We Serve

EveryStep provides a range of services in 47 counties across the southern half of Iowa. Our locally staffed offices each serve a multi-county area. We also provide 24/7 hospice care at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston and at Kavanagh House on 56th Street in Des Moines.