Ames, IA
Financial Assistance

Everyone needs a little help sometimes. Whether you need some free food, diapers for your baby, a quick cash loan, assistance with your rent and utilities, some fresh clothing or a homeless shelter, you'll find the resources in and near Ames, IA here to help you now.


Food Pantries

Food pantries give free food to local residents. There are 87 food pantries in the Ames, IA area.


Utility & Rental Assistance

When you need money to pay your rent, utility bills or get through a difficult time, there are 37 utility payment and rental assistance programs in the Ames, IA area.


Homeless Shelters

Temporary free housing for people in need. There are 17 homeless shelters in the Ames, Iowa area.


Clothing

Programs for free and reduced cost clothes and household goods. There are 59 programs in the Ames area that offer clothing and other necessities.


Child Care

Free diapers, clothing and free or reduced cost daycare services for children of families in need. There are 17 child care programs in Ames, Iowa.


Payday Loans

Payday Loans are quick easy loans for people in financial distress. There are 11 cash loan programs available to residents in the Ames, Iowa area.


Our attitudes control our lives. Attitudes are a secret power working twenty-four hours a day, for good or bad. It is of paramount importance that we know how to harness and control this great force.
-- Tom Blandi

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brittneyerin
Ames, IA: 2 miles away
Posted: August 15, 2018

I intend to use any help I receive as a blessing to get out of the house I am living in now and can't afford. I have been staying in a friends basement while I have been finishing school and we discov...


gleebuck
Cambridge, IA: 12 miles away
Posted: August 15, 2018

Hello. We are the Buck family. Andrew is 32 and has been battleing hodkins lymphoma since May 2013. I am 31 my name is glennda and I'm 24 weeks pregnant with a boy. We have two beautiful children age...


Jlfkuhlman
Mitchellville, IA: 30 miles away
Posted: August 15, 2018

Hi my families window air conditioner went caput this weekend. we live in a mobile home and a majority of our windows dont open. we have 5 boys still at home the oldest of which has autism and mental ...


DebUre
Grand Junction, IA: 31 miles away
Posted: August 15, 2018

We are needing help with deposit and first month's rent to move out of our house. My husband was diagnosed with leukemia two months ago and so we are really needing to move out of our house due to le...


teachmetofish
Des Moines, IA: 32 miles away
Posted: August 15, 2018

whispers of the willow, that will be the name of my first autobiography. A tale of survival, one woman's journey from childhood atrocities, to mid life crisis causing the collapse of a family her los...


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