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General Assistance

Address:
1007 S Jefferson Way
Indianola, IA 50125

(11 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 962-5132

Website:
http://www.co.warren.ia.us

Services:
WARREN COUNTY GENERAL ASSISTANCE provides the following services: food and clothing pantry, financial assistance for housing, rent/mortgage assistance, transportation, traveler's aid, utility financial assistance, information and referral, medical, dental and prescription assistance.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm, closed for lunch 12 noon-1 pm

One that would have the fruit must climb the tree.

-- Thomas Fuller

Helping Hand

Address:
109 E Clinton Ave
Indianola, IA 50125

(11 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 961-3864

Website:
http://volunteer.unitedwaydm.org/agency/detail/?agency_id=34891

Services:
HELPING HAND provides clothing, furniture and household items for residents of Warren County. No charge for items Food is provided to families who are referred by Warren County DHS, Red Rock Area Community Action, pastors, etc.

Hours:
Tue 12:30 pm-2:30 pm, Thu 9 am-11am, Sat 9 am-11:30 am

WIC

Address:
104 S 6th St # North
Knoxville, IA 50138

(16 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(641) 828-2238

Website:
http://www.marionph.org

Services:
WIC PROGRAM provides nutrition education, health screenings and food packages for Women, Infants, and Children Office locations: Carlisle, Indianola, Norwalk, Pella, Knoxville, Chariton, Albia, and Corydon.

Hours:
By appointment

Between the optimist and the pessimist, the difference is droll. The optimist sees the doughnut; the pessimist the hole!

-- Oscar Wilde

IMPACT Community Action Partnership

Address:
104 S 6th St
Knoxville, IA 50138

(16 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(641) 842-6571

Website:
http://www.rracap.org

Services:
RED ROCK AREA COMMUNITY ACTION provides the following:

CHORE SERVICE/HANDYMAN (60 plus and also disabled persons).

FURNACE REPAIR.

EMERGENCY FOOD VOUCHERS.

OUTREACH, REFERRALS and RECREATION for low income individuals.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM and UTILITY ASSISTANCE.

SHELTER or RENT ASSISTANCE (will pay rent or motel for a limited time) if funds are available.

HOLIDAY PROJECTS.

PROPANE ASSISTANCE also available November through April.

COUNTY TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM (listed separately).

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

Helping Hands

Address:
110 W Main St
Knoxville, IA 50138

(16 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(641) 842-6933

Website:
http://knoxvillemethodist.org/outreach-5/helping-hands-food-pantry/

Services:
HELPING HAND provides food, clothing, furniture and miscellaneous items to low-income families Six apartments available for short term housing to those in need and four apartments for battered women and children.

Hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri 9 am-3 pm

Success is simply a matter of luck. Ask any failure.

-- Earl Wilson

New Life Lutheran Church

Address:
4380 Wakonda Dr
Norwalk, IA 50211

(17 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 285-5965

Website:
http://www.newlifenorwalk.org

Services:
NEW LIFE LUTHERAN CHURCH provides a community food pantry to residents of Warren County. Assistance is available two times per month.

Hours:
Wed 5 pm-7 pm or By appointment

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Caring Hands Outreach Center

Address:
201 9th St NE
Altoona, IA 50009

(20 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 967-4533

Website:
http://www.caringhandsoutreachcenter.com

Services:
CARING HANDS OUTREACH CENTER provides:

FOOD PANTRY serves the SE Polk School District, through church and community area donations Clients must go through the county relief before church provides assistance monetarily.

Hours:
Food pantry: Mon and Wed 4 pm-6 pm, 1st and 3rd Sat 9 am-11am

A faith to live by, a self to live with, and a purpose to live for.

-- Bob Harrington

WIC

Address:
2300 Euclid Ave D
Des Moines, IA 50310

(20 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 282-5800

Website:
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/wic/Default.aspx

Services:
WIC (Women Infants, & Children) is a supplemental nutrition program for babies, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months. Provides healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies.

WIC LOCATIONS in Iowa : http://www.idph.state.ia.us/webmap/default.asp?map=wic_agencies

FARMER'S MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM provides coupons which can be redeemed at participating farmers markets for fresh fruits and vegetables (June 1-Oct. 31).

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

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Address:
1426 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314

(20 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 282-8327

Website:
http://www.svdpusa.org/

Services:
ST VINCENT DE PAUL assists families who cannot afford utility, rent or mortgage payments, clothing, furniture and food.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE for electric bills under $750, rent and mortgage payments. Must complete the General Relief process and have approval or denial papers, as well as a landlord statement. A person is eligible for financial assistance every 6 months. Must bring photo ID, social security cards for all household members, if no social security card is available please bring tax forms DO NOT ASSIST with deposit or first months rent phone bills, electric bills over $750, YMCA rent, Randolph Hotel rent, hotels or transitional housing, bus tokens, Greyhound bus tickets, and gasoline

FOOD and CLOTHING is available every 3 months.

FURNITURE when available.

OPERATION SANTA CLAUS holiday assistance program.

LITERACY CENTER offers GED, ESL and computer classes (English and Spanish).

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3 pm first come first serve

A true friend is someone who is there for you when he'd rather be anywhere else.

-- Len Wein

Salvation Army Family Services

Address:
1326-1330 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314

(20 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(515) 282-3422

Website:
http://www.salvationarmy-desmoines.org

Services:
SALVATION ARMY FAMILY SERVICES provides:

COMPASSION IN ACTION SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM helps those who need assistance with rent and utilities. Administers emergency financial aid programs for the Des Moines Area Religious Council. Funds are intended for dire need situations and when no other community resource is available to meet the need Funds available for the first 15 people daily based on funds. By Appointment only: must call on Mondays between 8:15am-10am to make an appointment and speak to someone in person.

FOOD PANTRY (only) is based on a set geographical area in the city of Des Moines

CRIBS AND CARSEATS for children/babies are available via referrals from a referral agency (such as Visiting Nurse Services, Health Inc., etc.) only Families cannot come in and receive assistance for cribs and car seats without a referral.

DIAPERS and FORMULA for babies are based on donations received and DMARC Parents must have a photo ID and either the child's birth certificate or Title 19 card and/or WIC book Open to all of Polk County and surrounding area

MEALS: HOMELESS MOBILE CANTEEN serves breakfast starting at 5am on Tuesday and Friday mornings at the following locations: Churches United, YMCA, the neighborhood area of 6th Ave. and Forest Ave. and Laurel Village (on Tuesdays and Fridays only).

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE includes Toys for Tots, food for the family for Christmas. Call for more information. Sign-up days Nov. 5-9.

DONATIONS are accepted (monetary, clothing, furniture, household, baby & personal items).

Hours:
Financial Assistance By Appointment only (call on Mon 8:15 am-10 am to make an appointment); Food Pantry Mon-Fri 9 am-11:30 am and 1 pm-3:30 pm

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