Address:25747 N AvenueAdel, IA 50003Map & Directions
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Services: DALLAS COUNTY COMMUNITY SERVICES is the central point of coordination for countywide system of services and supports by taking applications, making eligibility decisions, evaluating the needs of individuals, and working to create and implement a service funding plan.
GENERAL ASSISTANCE for Dallas County includes rent, utility, transportation, or burial assistance, as well as referrals to other social service agencies.
CASE MANAGEMENT serves individuals diagnosed with mental retardation, chronic mental illness, or a developmental disability, and those eligible for the HCBS Mental Health Waiver per Iowa Code section 225C.20 Manage multiple resources effectively for the benefit of Medicaid consumers; designed to help individuals gain access to appropriate and necessary medical services and interrelated social and educational services Ensures that necessary evaluations are conducted; individual service and treatment plans are developed, implemented, and monitored; and reassessment of individual needs and services occurs on an ongoing and regular basis. Contact 515-993-1720.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Address:1312 3rd StPerry, IA 50220Map & Directions
Services: MINISTERIAL ASSOCIATION provides assistance to persons who find themselves temporarily unable to pay rent or utilities because of an emergency, illness, loss of a job, or death in a family It will also provide temporary housing and food for those who are homeless. Also can provide gas vouchers and transient assistance.
Hours: Irregular - call for details
Address:1212 2nd StPerry, IA 50220Map & Directions
Services: FAMILY DEVELOPMENT CENTER provides financial assistance for rent and utility assistance.
FOOD PANTRY can assist families with food up to four times per year (once every 90 days). Serves Bouton, Perry, Woodward, Minburn and Dawson.
MATERNAL HEALTH PROGRAM provides prenatal care including: medical care from a physician, nutrition and dental assessments as well as counseling from a social worker.
WIC PROGRAM offers nutrition education and direct assistance in the form of food coupons redeemable at grocery stores, for pregnant women, infants, and children up to age five.
WEATHERIZATION PROGRAM offers insulating attic and side walls Administers federal Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program - provides heating assistance payments and furnace and hot water heater checks. This program can replace any unsafe furnace or water heater if the client owns their home or rents.
ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM may pay partially for heating bill if meet guidelines. LIHEAP.
FAMILY DEVELOPMENT is designed to assist families on ADC achieve economic and social self sufficiency.
SHARE IOWA is a non-profit self help program For two hours of volunteer service, participants can purchase a $25-$45 supplemental food package of frozen meats, fresh fruits and vegetables at a reduced cost of $22.00 in cash or food stamps. Food orders must be made in advance; a variety of food packages is available each month. Call or visit web site for local office information; this is a statewide program.
Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-3 pm
Address:139 6th StWest Des Moines, IA 50265Map & Directions
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. West Des Moines only.
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 for one month during the winter months, November- April (serves all Western Suburbs).
GAS/ELECTRIC emergency utility assistance to families experiencing financial hardship (West Des Moines only).
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 and FANS.
FOOD PANTRY serves the Western suburbs of Polk County (except Urbandale & Windsor Heights, which can go to Urbandale food pantry) 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).
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 afer 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, personal items, 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
Address:3600 86th StUrbandale, IA 50322Map & Directions
Services: MID AMERICAN ENERGY COMPANY provides utilities, including Gas and Electric.
POWER OUTAGES/LINES DOWN: Residential 1-800-799-4443, Business 1-800-329-6261.
IOWA ONE CALL (Dig Line): 1-800-292-8989.
APPLIANCE RECYLCING PROGRAM offers free pickup of qualifying old refrigerators, freezers and window air conditioners. The appliance must be in good condition, plugged in and empty at time of pickup. For more information visit www.midamericanenergy.com/ee or call 1-800-621-2757.
Hours: Mon-Sun 24 hours
Address:1724 N 1st StWinterset, IA 50273Map & Directions
Services: MADISON COUNTY MULTI PURPOSE CENTER is an Outreach Center for Matura Action Corporation It provides applications and information and referral to many programs including WIC/ MCH (TITLE V), Head Start, LIHEAP (Energy assistance), weatherization, food pantry, JTP and other community resources.
HOLIDAYS: Operation Santa Claus, must sign up in advance.
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Address:1426 6th AveDes Moines, IA 50314Map & Directions
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
Address:3850 Merle Hay Rd # 500Des Moines, IA 50310Map & Directions
Services: PROTEUS INC provides the following services:
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE primarily to non-English speaking individuals for mainly rent and utility assistance. Will assist English-speaking individuals on a limited basis in emergency situations.
EMERGENCY SHELTER PROJECT provides case management to homeless individuals, assistance to locate housing and access community services needed to transition from homeless status May be able to assist with rent, moving, clothing, transportation, emergency food, personal items, etc DO NOT HAVE TO BE A MIGRANT OR SEASONAL FARMWORKER TO QUALIFY, ONLY HOMELESS OR NEAR HOMELESS.
EMPLOYMENT and TRAINING PROGRAM provides assessment, career counseling, vocational training, Literacy/ABE/GED preparation, work experience, OJT and job placement Emergency Support services such as food and car repairs for in-stream migrants. Participants in educational programs may receive additional other support services (i.e. rental assistance, tools, and emergency transportation and child care assistance).
MIGRANT HEALTH provides health care services for migrant and seasonal farm workers. Health Aides to assess, refer and facilitate services Assistance in application for additional services such as WIC, Title 19, food stamps, etc Also serves non-documented individuals.
Address:1326-1330 6th AveDes Moines, IA 50314Map & Directions
Services: PROJECT H2O is a voluntary program established by Des Moines Water Works to accept contributions from Des Moines Water Works customers to financially assist low-income households with payment of their water bills The Salvation Army partners with Des Moines Water Works to determine who is eligible by using their criteria guidelines Each qualified applicant may receive up to $125 annually.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 am-5:30 am
Address:2309 Euclid AveDes Moines, IA 50310Map & Directions
Services: GENERAL ASSISTANCE provides temporary assistance for basic or special needs to low income persons who reside in Polk County Eligibility is determined by Financial Assistance Specialists in accordance with General Assistance Ordinance Can provide temporary rent, utility, food assistance, beds, property tax suspension, burial assistance, and medical supplies. For qualifying individuals, assistance may be available for a fridge or stove Propane assistance is also available May assist with transportation to out of town appointments.
PROPERTY TAX SUSPENSION assists elderly and disabled homeowners who may qualify for suspension of property taxes. Contact Mary Jo Smith at (515) 286-3133.
FUNERAL EXPENSE ASSISTANCE: Dan,286-3385, administered through General Assistance. Income guidelines.
BRING THE FOLLOWING INFO: Proof of income from the last 90 days, photo ID, social security cards for all household members Additional information needed will be determined at intake.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 am-4:30 pm