Avoca, IA
Child Care

Free diapers, clothing, formula plus free and reduced cost daycare services for children of families in need. There are 6 child care programs in the Avoca, Iowa area.


1 Miles Away

Avoca , IA 51521

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Low and reduced cost childcare in Avoca , IA.

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Avoca , IA

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New Visions/MOHMS Place

31 Miles Away

1435 North 15th Street
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
(712) 256-3940

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HOT MEALS served Mon-Sun 5 pm-6:30 pm, 12 noon on special holidays; breakfast from 9 am-12 noon

62 Bed men's overnight shelter, Joshua House

LEGAL AID representatives provide information and help with evictions and SSI appeals on Tuesday evenings; service provided to Iowa residents of low income only

HEALTH CLINIC Mon 4 pm-6:30 pm, Visiting Nurse Association; Mon 4 pm-6:30 pm; distributes basic hygiene items, such as diapers, shampoo, toothpaste; provides health education, HIV testing, blood pressure checks, and general care

WATER DISTRIBUTED during hot months, daytime hours

CLOTHING when available or referrals given

DAY PROGRAM Mon-Fri 10 am-4 pm

POTTAWATTAMIE COUNTY OFFICE on site, call 712-309-0016 to see a social worker

Mon-Fri 9 am-4 pm, Sat-Sun 4 pm-7 pm; Meals served Mon-Sun 5 pm-6:30 pm

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Under the Weather

38 Miles Away

Bergan Mercy Hospital - Three South
Omaha, NE 68124
(402) 398-6300

DAY CARE for mildly sick children 8 weeks to 12 years; no drop-ins, call for availability; all supplies are to be furnished by the parent (diapers, formula, etc.); written permission and instructions are needed if medication is to be given

WILL NOT take children with rubella, RSV, measles, mumps, chicken pox, Giardia, hepatitis A, roseola, fifth disease, impetigo, ringworm, strep throat or pinkeye unless they have been on antibiotics for at least 24 hours

Mon-Sun 24 hours

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Essential Pregnancy Services

38 Miles Away

6220 Maple Street
Omaha, NE 68104
(402) 554-1000

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PREGNANCY TESTING, free and confidential

PREGNANCY PROGRAM and counseling free of charge

MOTHER MATTERS program allows women who are pregnant or parenting children up to one year of age receive Care Currency for participating in educational programs and prenatal visits; Care Currency is redeemable for maternal and infant care items such as car seats, diapers, formula, and more

FATHERS PROGRAM offers a facilitated discussion using the 24/7 Dads curriculum; free for any father regardless of children's age

PRENATAL care and delivery

STD screening/treatment for all

GED program

Mon 10 am-3 pm, Tue 5 pm-7 pm, Wed 10 am-3 pm, Thu 9:30 am-11:30 am, Fri 10 am-3 pm, Sat 9:30 am-11:30 am

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Timberlake Outreach Center

38 Miles Away

2107 East Locust Street
Omaha, NE 68110
(402) 829-1510

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COMMUNITY SERVICES and Outreach Center including:







WORKNET CLASSES open to residents and the community, including GED and ESL

DRUMSTICK ON WHEELS - holiday meal delivery
2012 registration is November 3 11 am-7 pm at Garland Thompson Men's Center, 2705 N 20th St E Must bring Photo ID, proof of residency and Social Security Cards for each member of the household Delivery Saturday, November 17

OPERATION SANTA - toys for children ages 0-18 years
2012 registration December 1, 10 am-7 pm at Garland Thompson Men's Center, 2705 N 20th St E; must bring photo ID for adult and Social Security cards for everyone in the household, including children; event is in December

ACCEPTS DONATIONS such as vehicles, and gently used furniture, clothing, household items, etc; call (402) 829-1517 for pickup arrangements for large items

Mon-Sat 9 am-6 pm

Whoever wants to reach a distant goal must take small steps.
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38 Miles Away

1616 Cass Street
Omaha, NE 68102
(402) 345-8047

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FOOD PANTRY Photo ID, social security cards for members of household, and current postmarked mail required (last 30 days)

RENT payments to prevent eviction, or to provide first month's rent for those without housing when funds are available

MAT TICKETS for clients starting new jobs for first week of employment only - employer information required and verified

VITALLY NEEDED MEDICAL PRESCRIPTIONS for the indigent, elderly on fixed incomes and permanently disabled, and those experiencing financial crisis; will assist with ONLY heart, thyroid, high blood pressure, diabetic, and asthma medications

CLOTHING, FURNITURE, INFANT NEEDS including diapers and formulas, household equipment and supplies depending on availability

FOOD BANK receives government commodity food and distributes to area pantries; serves as a resource for grocery stores, community gardens, farmers, farmer's markets and home gardeners to distribute overstocked fresh produce to community organizations



ACCEPTS DONATIONS of clothing, furniture, household items, food, etc.

BACK TO SCHOOL program offers a gift card toward a pair of shoes at Payless to children grades K-12; registration and gift card pick up

THANKSGIVING BASKETS - 2012 registration Oct 22-Nov 8
Must bring photo identification, Social Security cards (for applicant and all in the household), and proof of address (piece of mail dated within the last 30 days); distribution is November 19-21

CHRISTMAS PROGRAM - 2012 registration November 12-29 - call ext 205 for program details and qualifications

Mon, Wed, Thu 9 am-1 pm and Tue 9 am-7 pm

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