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Rock County Veterans Services Office

Address:
204 E Brown St
Luverne, MN 56156

Map & Directions

(15 Miles Away - Go to: Luverne, MN Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(507) 283-5061

Website:
http://www.co.rock.mn.us/veterans.html

Services:
Advises and assists veterans and their dependents with all state and federal veterans benefits, such as: - - - Burial benefits - - Service-connected disability compensation - - Veteran survivor insurance - - Veteran/Military health insurance - - G.I. Bill educational training - - G.I. Life Insurance - - Home loan guaranteed by the U.S.D.V.A. - - Transportation to VA Medical Center - - Outpatient medical care through the V.A. - - Financial assistance through the V.A. for dental work - - Survivors and dependents education - - “State Soldiers Assistance Program” (SSAP): provides veterans who are unable to work as a result of temporary disability with cash assistance toward housing (rent, mortgage, and utilities) and other personal needs. There are strict income and asset requirements. - - Information about and referrals to other service agencies for chemical dependency treatment and vocational rehabilitation.

Eligibility:
Veterans in Rock County


Upper Des Moines Opportunity

Address:
1672 Northwest Blvd
Sibley, IA 51249

Map & Directions

(18 Miles Away - Go to: Sibley, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(712) 754-2573

Website:
http://www.udmo.com/

Services:
Limited assistance with basic emergency needs such as rent, utilities, and medicine for low-income residents of Osceola County Indigent care approval for University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics.

Hours:
8:30 am-4 pm Mon through Thu
Fris call (712) 754-2241


Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc

Address:
302 S Lincoln St
Rock Rapids, IA 51246

Map & Directions

(19 Miles Away - Go to: Rock Rapids, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(712) 472-3746

Website:
http://www.midsioux.org

Services:
APPLICATION CENTER for Mid-Sioux programs

INFORMATION and referrals to other community services

CRISIS FUNDS pay a portion of rent, utilities, food, gas, medicine, and other bills to help families out in a crisis situation

HOLIDAY FOOD provides special meals during the holiday season

HOLIDAY FAMILIES helps families in need have a brighter holiday season

BACK-TO-SCHOOL program provides donated school supplies for area children

CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP) is an extension of the national school lunch program which reimburses child care providers a set reimbursement rate for serving nutritious meals and snacks to children in their care

FOOD PANTRY provides a three-day supply of food to families who are out of food and money; pantries located in each outreach office

FOOD FOR LIFE provides families in need with packages of frozen meat donated by local livestock producers; guidelines and availability of meat may vary between counties

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT AND SELF SUFFICIENCY(FaDSS) program is available to anyone receiving FIP benefits thru the state of Iowa; clients meet with staff twice per month with the goal of self-sufficiency

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION programs including Head Start, Early Head Start, and a Child Development Center; locations in Akron, Cherokee, Ida Grove, Le Mars, Orange City, Rock Rapids, Rock Valley, Sioux Center, and Hawarden

WEATHERIZATION program offers energy efficient repairs to homes

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LiHEAP) assists families with heating costs by paying a portion of their utility bill; it is not intended to pay a household's total energy costs; program available November 1st-April 30th

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

MATERNAL HEALTH program offers payment for child birth and/or parenting classes; education about labor, delivery, infant, and self care; referrals to other health care or local community services, including help finding a dentist; presumptive eligibility for Medicaid; help arranging delivery; social assessments and referrals; referrals for family planning and child health care; and Care Coordination services, including transportation and translation assistance

CHILD HEALTH program provides financial assistance for un-insured or under-insured children needing medical and dental care; children from birth to age 21 receive:
-Well-child examinations by family physicians
-Immunizations and lead screenings
-Nutrition assessments and counseling
-Oral health screenings, fluoride varnishes and sealant applications by a registered dental hygienist and payment for dental examinations
-Care coordination services, including transportation and translation assistance

CARE FOR KIDS coordinator provides information for children on Medicaid, well baby and well child screenings

Hours:
Wed 9 am-4 pm


Southwest Health and Human Services

Address:
1091 N Hiawatha Ave
Pipestone, MN 56164

Map & Directions

(34 Miles Away - Go to: Pipestone, MN Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(507) 825-5024

Website:
http://www.swmhhs.com/locations/pipeston-county/

Services:
Emergency general assistance is short-term assistance for persons in a financial crisis because of: - - - Fire, flood, storm - - Illness, accident - - Theft - - Utility shut-off - - Eviction, foreclosure - - Moving expense - - Necessary home repairs - - Need for furniture or appliance replacement or repair - - Able to use once a year only. - - Pipestone County receives a very small amount of EGA for the year so when it has been used there is no more emergency assistance available.

Eligibility:
Residents of Pipestone County; single adults and couples without minor children. Emergency must be resolved with the funds. Must have paid 50% of net income toward basic needs in the past 60 days. There is a 30-day residency requirement and currently living in Pipestone County.


Tomorrow is only found in the calendar of fools.

-- Og Mandino

Pipestone County Veterans Services

Address:
811 5th St SE
Pipestone, MN 56164

Map & Directions

(34 Miles Away - Go to: Pipestone, MN Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(507) 825-1171

Website:
http://www.pipestone-county.com/board/departments_offices/veteran_services.php

Services:
Advises and assists veterans and their dependents with all state and federal veterans benefits, such as: - - - Burial benefits - - Service-connected disability compensation - - Veteran survivor insurance - - Veteran/Military health insurance - - G.I. Bill educational training - - G.I. Life Insurance - - Home loan guaranteed by the U.S.D.V.A. - - Transportation to VA Medical Center - - Outpatient medical care through the V.A. - - Financial assistance through the V.A. for dental work - - Survivors and dependents education - - “State Soldiers Assistance Program” (SSAP): provides veterans who are unable to work as a result of temporary disability with cash assistance toward housing (rent, mortgage, and utilities) and other personal needs. There are strict income and asset requirements. - - Information about and referrals to other service agencies for chemical dependency treatment and vocational rehabilitation.

Eligibility:
Serves veterans and their families


Affordable Housing Solutions

Address:
630 S Minnesota Ave #100
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Map & Directions

(39 Miles Away - Go to: Sioux Falls, SD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(605) 332-0704

Website:
http://www.siouxfallshousing.org

Services:
Provides short or long term rental assistance and mortgage payment assistance to persons who are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and meet income limitations. Case management services available for both housing and non-housing issues Assistance with past due utility bills and other housing-related supportive services may be available There is a waiting list for rental and mortgage assistance No waiting list for case management services and some supportive services.

Hours:
8:00am - 5:00pm (CT), Monday - Friday

Eligibility:
Serves persons who are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS and meet income limitations Adults Families

Documents To Bring:
No documentation needed for initial application


All things are difficult before they are easy.

-- John Norley

Veterans Community Resource

Address:
1113 E 14th St
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Map & Directions

(39 Miles Away - Go to: Sioux Falls, SD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(605) 274-1540

Website:
http://www.voa-dakotas.org

Services:
The Per Diem program works to house eligible veterans in community-based housing.  Upon completion of the program, veterans will assume the lease and this will become their permanent housing.  Services provided include: assistance with rent; furniture; utilities; food and coordination with community resources.

Hours:
9:00am - 4:30pm (CT), Monday - Saturday

Eligibility:
Homeless and at risk veterans and families. Adults Families

Documents To Bring:
Copy of DD214


South Dakota Department of Labor and Regulation, Sioux Falls Job Service

Address:
811 E 10th St #41
Sioux Falls, SD 57103

Map & Directions

(39 Miles Away - Go to: Sioux Falls, SD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(605) 367-5300

Website:
http://www.bhssc.org

Services:
Eligible applicants (migrant and seasonal farm workers and their dependents) may receive, depending upon availability of funds, assistance with financial aid for vocational schools and colleges, subsidized on-site training programs, employment counseling, job placement, testing and evaluation, financial assistance in relocating for education training and job placement, and emergency financial services such as, but not limited to, emergency food, medical, rental assistance, and transportation costs.


Community Outreach

Address:
225 E 11th St #200
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Map & Directions

(39 Miles Away - Go to: Sioux Falls, SD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(605) 331-3935

Website:
http://thecommunityoutreach.org/

Services:
An ecumenical ministry supported by churches, Sioux Empire United Way, and other donors in Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner Counties.Community Outreach assists people who are struggling with basic financial and non-financial needs by providing information, referral to other resources, and where appropriate, financial assistance in the following areas:Rental/security deposit and/or 1st month's rent for people seeking housingEviction Prevention assistanceUtility shut off prevention assistance for water, lights, and heating. (Community Outreach staff will determine if disconnect notice is required). Transportation assistance (Sioux Falls Bus passes or gasoline) for job search, new employment, multiple medical appointmentsCar repairs where the vehicle is needed for employment.Co-administers Sharing Christmas (holiday assistance program) with the Center of Hope.

Hours:
9:00am - 12:00noon; 1:00pm - 4:00pm (CT), Monday - FridayAppointment for all financial assistance are scheduled Thursdays at 9:00am for the next week. They fill up fast.

Eligibility:
Open to residents of Lincoln, McCook, Minnehaha, and Turner Counties For most clients from Minnehaha County, a meeting with Minnehaha County Human Services will be required prior to the appointment with a TCO Caseworker. Adults Teens Children Families

Documents To Bring:
Call for information, depending on service provided. Community Outreach staff will determine if disconnect notice is required for utility assistance.


Minnehaha County Human Services

Address:
521 N Main Ave #201
Sioux Falls, SD 57104

Map & Directions

(39 Miles Away - Go to: Sioux Falls, SD Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(605) 367-4217

Website:
http://www.minnehahacounty.org

Services:
Provides emergency assistance with:ShelterRent and depositsUtility bills (must have a disconnect notice for water, lights, or heating)Food and non-food itemsBurialTransportation assistance: either gasoline or bus ticket for transients/nonresidents stranded here and needing to get home. Out of town travel assistance is not offered to MC residents.Dental careMedical care (hospitalization)MedicationsIdentification and or birth certificate (if needed for the purposes of obtaining employment/housing) The majority of assistance provided is in the form of a no-interest loan for which a lien is created. The client does not receive any bill from County but is expected to repay the debt, starting in a time frame created by the caseworker. If there is no payment made for a period of about 18 months, the debt does get sent to collections.Intake procedures: Walk-ins are handled on a first-come, first-serve basis at 8:00am and 1:00pm, Monday - Friday.Lincoln County residents may apply at either the Sioux Falls office (Monday - Friday) or Canton office 8:00am - 5:00pm, Tuesdays.Canton office:723 E. 5th StreetCanton, SD(605) 941-5833

Hours:
8:00am - 5:00pm (CT), Monday - FridayWalk-in appointments: 8:00am and 1:00pm (CT), Monday - Friday

Eligibility:
Minnehaha County residents and emergency assistance for transients Adults Teens Children Families

Documents To Bring:
1. Photo ID and social security cards for all members of the household 2. Two months wage / income verification 3. For utility requests, a disconnect notice 4. For rent request, copy of your lease (that includes a list of everyone who is approved to live at that address) 5. For HSC requests, a letter of referral from the referring agency


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