Afton, IA
Child Care

Free diapers, clothing, formula plus free and reduced cost daycare services for children of families in need. There are 20 child care programs in the Afton, Iowa area.

Care.com

1 Miles Away

Afton , IA 50830

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Care.com is a safe and trusted conduit that offers families and care providers in Afton , IA a chance to easily connect, share care giving experiences, and get advice. The company addresses the different care needs a family may go through the life cycle; be it child care, special needs care, tutoring, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. The service enables families to find and select the best care possible based on detailed profiles, background checks, and references for hundreds of thousands of mom and families.

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Low and reduced cost childcare in Afton , IA.

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Afton , IA


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Union County Family Development Center (MATURA)

9 Miles Away

300 East Montgomery Street
Creston, IA 50801
(641) 782-3346

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Services:
FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTER provides a wide range of social service programs to assist Union County residents.

SHORT TERM ASSISTANCE for emergency - with food, clothing, rent and utilities. 641-782-8431.

HEAD START CHILD DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM provides child development activities and learning experiences Assists parents and guardians in building a better life for their children. Contact 641-782-8002.

WIC PROGRAM offers nutritional educational program that offers food packages for children 0-5 years of age and women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or who just had a baby. Contact 641-782-8431.

MATERNAL HEALTH PROGRAM provides services for pregnant women which include health education, nutrition, counseling, and support to encourage a healthy pregnancy.

CHILD HEALTH PROGRAM provides preventative health care for infants and children. Assistance is available for children with no health insurance.

CARE FOR KIDS coordinator provides information for children on Medicaid, well baby and well child screenings in Adair, Madison, Union and Ringgold counties

HAWK-I outreach for no cost, or low cost, health care coverage.

LIHEAP energy assistance for low income households with assistance paying part of fuel bills through the winter months. 641-782-3346.

CHILD CARE RESOURCE AND REFERRAL provides support to parents, childcare providers, and the community to enhance child care options List of provider referrals are available to parents to meet their individual childcare need Training opportunities offered to providers to make their child care business a successful and rewarding experience 641-782-8431.

FOOD PANTRY and food voucher (when available) for both perishable and non-perishable food items, paper products and diapers.

CLOTHING for all ages is available.

Other Programs Available:

Union County Car Seat Program
Family Development Self-Sufficiency Program
Utility Program
Weatherization Program
Volunteer Program
Chore Services
Senior Living Chore Service Program
Emergency Food and Shelter Program
Family Rewards Program
Workforce Investment Act
Food Pantry
Thrift Shop
LiHEAP (energy assistance)
WIC (women, infants, children)
Head Start

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm



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Ringgold County Neighborhood Center (MATURA)

23 Miles Away

202 North Taylor Street
Mount Ayr, IA 50854
(641) 464-2401

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Services:
RINGGOLD COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER provides the following programs through Matura Action Corporation:

HEAD START/CHILD DEVELOPMENT: provides child development activities and learning experiences Assists parents and guardians in building a better life for their children.

WIC Program: nutritional educational program that offers food packages for children 0-5 years of age and women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or who just had a baby.

MATERNAL HEALTH Program: provides services for pregnant women which include health education, nutrition, counseling, and support to encourage a healthy pregnancy.

CHILD HEALTH Program: provides preventative health care for infants and children Assistance is available for children with no health insurance.

HAWK-I: outreach for no cost, or low cost, health care coverage.

LIHEAP: energy assistance for low income households - helps pay part of fuel bills through the winter months.

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE available, call for information.

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM.

WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM.

VOLUNTEER PROGRAM.

SENIOR LIVING CHORE SERVICE PROGRAM.

EMERGENCY FOOD and SHELTER PROGRAM.

FAMILY REWARDS PROGRAM.

WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm



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Decatur County Outreach Center (SCICAP)

32 Miles Away

109 North Main
Leon, IA 50144
(641) 446-4454

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Services:
FOOD PANTRY provides food assistance to families in need through donations received from local churches, organizations, and clubs Food vouchers to local grocery stores for fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, milk, bread, potatoes, cheese, laundry soap, dish soap and toilet paper may be available

UTILITY ASSITANCE and/or LIHEAP.

RENT ASSISTANCE (first month's or past due).

HOMELESS PREVENTION RAPID REHOUSING program (must be below 50% of area mean income, in danger of becoming homeless).

EMBRACE IOWA applications for emergency financial assistance.

WEATHERIZATION.

GARDEN VOUCHERS.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES (available during Aug. and Sept. for families 200% of poverty guidelines).

HEAD START applications.

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT.

Hours:
By appointment



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-- Vernon Grounds




Lamoni Ministerial Alliance - United Methodist Church

33 Miles Away

Ninth & Maple Street
Lamoni, IA 50140
(641) 784-6868

Services:
LAMONI MINISTERIAL ALLIANCE has a food pantry, personal pantry, sometimes vouchers for food (once every 30 days).

Hours:
Tue 2 pm-4 pm and Thu 5 pm-7 pm



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Partners in Family Development

40 Miles Away

515 North Jefferson
Indianola, IA 50125
(515) 962-1020

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Services:
PARTNERS IN FAMILY DEVELOPMENT offers:

PARENTS AS TEACHERS educational program to families in Dallas and Warren County. Provide services and education to families to assist parents in being confident and effective in their parenting

STORK'S NEST offers an opportunity for pregnant or newly parenting women to earn needed baby items and to receive prenatal and parenting education Participants work with a trained point manager to earn points for taking healthy steps for the well-being of the mother and baby The points can be spent in the Stork's Nest for needed baby care items including diapers, clothing, cribs and car seats Program participants can also attend prenatal and parenting classes. DALLAS COUNTY ONLY.

Hours:
Irregular - call for details



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Waukee Area Christian Services - Westview Church

43 Miles Away

1155 South East Boone Drive
Waukee, IA 50263
(515) 321-0894

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Services:
WAUKEE AREA CHRISTIAN FOOD PANTRY provides non perishable food, personal items, and baby items to those in the Waukee area Non-profit outreach ministry supported by Waukee area churches.

FREE CLINIC is open Monday 6pm-8pm, patient registration 5:30pm-7pm. Services include: Illness / Minor Injury Care, Well Child Exams Sports / School Physicals, Employment Physicals, Chronic Disease Management, Diabetes - Blood Glucose Testing, High Blood Pressure Testing, Patient Assistance Program Enrollment, etc.

Hours:
Mon 4 pm-6 pm, Thu 9 am-11 am



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West Des Moines Human Services

44 Miles Away

318 Fifth Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
(515) 222-3660

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Services:
WEST DES MOINES HUMAN SERVICES CENTER provides information, outreach and referral services. Services include:

HOMELESS PREVENTION - partial rent or mortgage payment, partial rent deposit, or partial temporary housing assistance and partial emergency utilities assistance.

SHOWER is available to assist homeless individuals Call 222-3660 for hours and availability.

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM for eligible homeless families - must call to check for availability.

TRANSPORTATION for elderly or persons with disabilities. Must be WDM resident. Contact Carmen Murille, 222-3661.

HANDYMAN SERVICE available to seniors and disabled (see separate listing) 515-222-3661.

LIHEAP energy assistance or heating bill assistance is available.

GAS/ELECTRIC emergency utility assistance to families experiencing financial hardship.

H20 PLUS program assists with West Des Moines water or municipal services bill.

EICP (Energy Crisis Intervention Payments program) offers furnace repair/replacement assistance

WEATHERIZATION program offers plastic for windows, strips of wood and nails to put plastic in place - qualifying household.

AIR CONDITIONERS.

FOOD PANTRY serves Clive and West Des Moines Bring photo ID, currently utility bill, proof of income, SS cards for household members.

SHARE is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides up to 50% savings on food packages once a month. The standared food package varies monthly, and always contains packages fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. Participant receives groceries of a retail value of $44.00 for $22.00 Accept cash or food stamps; no income eligibility. Contact: Shawn, 327-8662 or Richard, 279-5783, or Share Iowa 800-344-1107.

GARDEN PROGRAM apply in April for limited value garden voucher.

PERSONAL PANTRY includes soap, shampoo, feminine care products, toilet tissue, deodorant, diapers, and toothpaste (based on donations/availability). Bring photo ID, currently utility bill, proof of income, SS cards for household members.

CLOTHING CLOSET offers clothing and household items for low income clients; Mon, Tue and Thu 8 am-3 pm, Wed and Fri 8 am-12 noon.

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE available during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season (food baskets, toys and meals served at community center). Serves all Western suburbs (Clive, Windsor Heights, Urbandale and West Des Moines).

OTT-MTA Bus Pass Program.

RECREATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS for low-income children: camps, music/dance lessons, sport activities; children's free summer lunch program; holiday assistance and programs; as well as other human service related programs.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES for low-income children in the West Des Moines School District. Call after June 15th to schedule an appointment.

IOWA SENIOR OLYMPICS (50yrs and older) volunteer opportunities. Call 222-3660 for more information.

NOTARY PUBLIC services available by appointment. Call 222-3660 for more information.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED clothing, household items, and small appliances; Drop off Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

BUDGET assistance and information (how to set one up).

TAX PREPARATION during the tax season to qualifying individuals; by appointment. Call 222-3660.

Hours:
Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm, Program Outreach: Mon, Tue, Thu 8 am-3 pm and Wed 8 am-12 noon



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Lucas County Outreach Center (SCICAP)

47 Miles Away

117 South Grand
Chariton, IA 50049
(641) 774-5323

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Services:
FOOD PANTRY provides food assistance to families in need through donations received from local churches, organizations, and clubs Food vouchers to local grocery stores for fresh fruit, fresh vegetables, milk, bread, potatoes, cheese, laundry soap, dish soap and toilet paper may be available

UTILITY ASSITANCE and/or LIHEAP.

RENT ASSISTANCE (first month's or past due).

EMBRACE IOWA applications for emergency financial assistance.

WEATHERIZATION.

GARDEN VOUCHERS.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES (available during Aug. and Sept. for families 200% of poverty guidelines).

HEAD START applications.

YOUTH EMPLOYMENT.

Hours:
By appointment Mon-Fri 9:30 am-11:30 am



Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Instead, fear the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
-- Christ




Young Women's Resource Center

48 Miles Away

818 Fifth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 244-4901

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Services:
YOUNG WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER provides therapy and education to pregnant and parenting young women, ages 10-21

PREVENTION SERVICES through a variety of groups, as well as individual counseling.

PERINATAL SERVICES to pregnant and parenting young women ages 10-21.

DONATIONS of diapers, formula, women's personal care items, and clothing are accepted.

MISSION is to support, educate, and advocate for young women (ages 11-21) as they experience life's challenges.

Hours:
Mon-Thu 8 am-5 pm, Fri 8 am-12 noon



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Stork's Nest (VNS)

48 Miles Away

1200 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 558-9950

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Services:
STORK'S NEST offers an opportunity for pregnant or newly parenting women to earn needed baby items and to receive prenatal and parenting education Participants work with a trained point manager to earn points for taking healthy steps for the well-being of the mother and baby The points can be spent in the Stork's Nest for needed baby care items including diapers, clothing, cribs and car seats Program participants can also attend prenatal and parenting classes.

See separate listings for these VNS programs:
ADULT HEALTH MAINTENANCE/HOME HEALTH
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES/REMEDIAL SERVICES
MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH PROGRAM
STORYBOOK PROJECT
CARE FOR KIDS/EPSDT
STORK'S NEST
HEALTHY START AND EMPOWERMENT
SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM
FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM
1ST FIVE
EARLY ACCESS IOWA
I-SMILE
VENUS FAMILY PLANNING

Hours:
By Appointment Mon-Fri 7:45 am-4:30 pm; Open hours Wed noon-4:30 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon



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