Address:409 Washington AveIowa Falls, IA 50126(32 Miles Away)Map & Directions
Services: Founded in 1997, The Lighthouse Center of Hope is a locally organized and funded outreach. We provide a variety of free services and programs to meet the needs of our clients and of the community.
Our Services Include:
*Confidential Crisis Counseling
*Free pregnancy tests
*Information on pregnancy, abortion and alternatives
*Post Abortion Support - Ray of Hope toll free 877-231-6202
*Free maternity clothing
*Care Closet items for mom and baby (clothes, diapers, furnishings, toothpaste, deodorant, body wash, hair spray, etc.) based on a point system
*Abstinence & STD information
*Pregnancy & fetal development information...more
*Support services and classes geared to individual's needs ( parenting classes, budget management, driving, and Bible Study, etc.)
*Personal Mentor/Friend program for men and women
Hours: Contact office
Address:425 Lafayette StWaterloo, IA 50703(41 Miles Away)Map & Directions
Services: AQUAROBICS: Adapted Aquatics for persons with disabilities.
QUALITY TIME: Provides parenting education and peer support for parents with children of all ages A meal is provided Topics include self-esteem. personal health and wellness, family relationships, communication skills, decision-making and time management.
HEALTHY CHOICES/HEALTHY FAMILIES: Get ideas for quick healthy meals,smart snack ideas, dealing with picky eaters and how to make food dollars stretch.
KIDS BEFORE AND AFTER SCHOOL: Provides before and after school care at :
Blackhawk, Cunningham, Irving, Kingsley, Kittrell, Lincoln, Lou, Henry, Lowell and McKinstry Schools in Waterloo
LAS CHICAS: A program for Latino girls ages8-18. Participate in a variety of activities from goal setting, service activities, recreational, educational to cultural awareness activities
LATINO MOMS: Provides an opportunity for moms of Hispanic descent to meet and socialize English lessons are available.
LATINO SERVICES: Services provided by bilingual staff to address needs of Latino families. Includes translation, interpretation, referrals, and job assistance services.
PASS(PARENTS ACHIEVE SUCESS W/ SUPPORT): Program for parents between ages of 21-25. Focus on self-sufficiency and parenting skills. Snacks and child care provided at no cost to participants.
PARENT EDUCATION: Prevention program utilizing teen parents to present realities of teen parenting. Programs are scheduled.
RECREATION SERVICES: Anyone interested in fitness, recreation, physical skills classes.
RESIDENCE PROGRAM: Housing for women. Rooms are single occupancy. One room is handicapped accessible. Kitchen and laundry facilities are available
STORKS NEST: Provides parents with supplies, equipment and services for effective parenting Provides a store for baby equipment and apparel.
SUMMER DAZE DAY CAMP: A summer day care program which offers a wide range of activities. Breakfast and lunch are provided free.
SUMMER MEALS: Offers breakfast and lunch for youth during the summer months This program runs June 20th-July 29th
YPT: Hudson Elementary, Lincoln, Hanson, North Cedar at Lincoln Elementary in Cedar Falls
WIZE GIRLS: This program for girls in 6th, 7th or 8th grade that meets weekly during school year The girls participate in recreation and community activities
Hours: Mon-Fri 6 am-8 pm, Sat. 8 am-1 pm
Address:114 SW State StAnkeny, IA 50023(42 Miles Away)Map & Directions
Services: ALPHA WOMEN'S CENTER is a Baptist pro life organization dedicated to providing material, emotional, and spiritual assistance to those with needs related to pregnancy, sexuality, parenting issues and post-abortion stress Services:
FREE PREGNANCY TESTS
PARENTING EDUCATION: Classes, videos and books on prenatal and parenting skills, first aid, nutrition, safety, etc. Some classes available in Spanish.
BABY CLOSET: clothing (for ages 0-2 years), diapers, wipes, formula, and linens To receive free items must attend classes in parenting, prenatal, Bible study, WIC or doctor appointments Emergency help also available.
POST ABORTION SUPPORT and ADOPTION OPTION SUPPORT
BURP BUCK PROGRAM
FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT
Hours: Ankeny: Mon and Wed 9 am-5 pm
Address:818 5th AveDes Moines, IA 50309(48 Miles Away)Map & Directions
Services: YOUNG WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER provides therapy and education to pregnant and parenting young women, ages 10-21
PREVENTION SERVICES through a variety of groups, as well as individual counseling.
PERINATAL SERVICES to pregnant and parenting young women ages 10-21.
DONATIONS of diapers, formula, women's personal care items, and clothing are accepted.
MISSION is to support, educate, and advocate for young women (ages 11-21) as they experience life's challenges.
Hours: Mon-Thu 8 am-5 pm, Fri 8 am-12 noon
Address:1111 9th St #320Des Moines, IA 50314(48 Miles Away)Map & Directions
Services: VISITING NURSE SERVICES OF IOWA includes a variety of programs, including:
ADULT HEALTH MAINTENANCE CLINICS provide blood pressure check; foot care; blood glucose, hemoglobin and total cholesterol tests Services are provided at local community and senior centers, and other community locations. 515-558-9591.
HOME HEALTH CARE Services are provided to individuals with rehabilitation needs or chronic health conditions who are residing in their homes and are unable to access Health Care Services in a clinical setting, or could be best served at home Skilled Registered Nurses provide services, including wound care; medication administration; physical assessments; monitoring vital signs; infusion therapy; catheter care; nutrition assessment; health education and home safety assessments Social Workers provide case management, counseling and access to community resources Home Care Aides provide assistance with home management, personal care, meal preparation and laundry. Residents of Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Story and Warren Counties who are insured or uninsured; also accept Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance and provide a sliding fee scale based on income and financial resources 515-558-9591.
MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES program offers therapy groups, individual, couples and family counseling conducted by a mental health counselor Counseling services can be used to address any number of challenges including treatment for children/youth with SED, stress management, relationship issues, communication, parenting and any other situation causing distress. 515-558-9946
MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH PROGRAM provides nursing visits to pregnant and parenting women living in Clinton, Dallas, Jackson, Jasper, Mahaska, Polk, Poweshiek and Scott Counties Services include: prenatal and postpartum health education, child development screening. Interpretation services are available for Spanish, Somali, Karen, Burmese, Chin, Vietnamese, Arabic, Swahili, Nuer, Bendi, Laotian, Thai Dom and Thai-speaking mothers and families. 515-558-9946.
STORYBOOK PROJECT supports children with incarcerated parents by enhancing the relationship between the child and their parent due to the difficult period of separation Community volunteers help organize monthly reading sessions at the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women in Mitchellville, the Newton Correctional Facility and the Iowa Correctional Release Center in Newton Volunteers assist incarcerated parents and grandparents with selecting and reading a book to their child via recording, and sending the book and recording home to their child The program also offers a parenting class for mothers at the ICIW in Mitchellville 515-288-1516.
CARE FOR KIDS/EPSDT provides health information to families, referrals to health providers that accept Title 19, health education, parenting education and referrals to community resources and services The program also provides transportation to health care appointments, available to Medicaid recipients under age 21 To receive transportation, families must call by noon at least 2 business days before the scheduled appointment to receive transportation Care for Kids serves families in Clinton, Jackson, Jasper, Mahaska, Polk and Poweshiek Counties Services are provided in English and Spanish. 515-283-1422.
STORK'S NEST offers an opportunity for pregnant women to earn needed baby items and to receive prenatal and parenting education. Pregnant or newly parenting women in Polk County who are living on an income less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Level Participants are eligible to participate Stork's Nest participants work with a trained point manager to earn points for taking healthy steps for the well-being of the fetus and newborn The points can be spent in the Stork's Nest for needed baby care items including diapers, clothing, cribs and car seats Program participants can also attend prenatal and parenting classes through the Stork's Nest Services are provided in English, Spanish and other languages, as available 515-558-9950.
POLK COUNTY HEALTHY START AND EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS offer voluntary case management services to families that would like extra support to ensure a healthy mom, healthy child and healthy family Services include home visits; prenatal, postpartum and parenting education; child development screening and education; support and therapy groups; links to other resources; parent involvement opportunities; transportation to and from healthcare and other appointments; and interpretation services. Bilingual case managers and interpreters are available for non-English speaking families, as available Referrals can be made by a physician, social worker, family member or friend 515-558-9946.
SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM offers companionship and assistance with daily living needs to homebound adults through the Senior Companion Program. The program recruits and trains adult seniors, age 55+, who provide support to homebound adults in Polk and Warren Counties to help them maintain a happy, healthy life at home. Senior Companions assist with picking up medication; providing respite for caregivers and family members; and companionship. 515-558-9957.
FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM provides one-on-one assistance to high risk children with special and exceptional needs who attend elementary and preschools in Polk County Foster Grandparents are low-income elderly volunteers who receive an hourly stipend and reimbursement for volunteer related expenses such as transportation and meals with students as part of their volunteer work Foster Grandparents are matched with children who are from low-income households; perform academically below grade level; have mental or physical disabilities; and/or are diagnosed with a behavior disorder In schools, Foster Grandparents are matched with identified students to provide one-on-one support including reading assistance; clarifying and translating group instructions; and helping a child stay focused and on-task In child care and preschool settings, Foster Grandparents act as a calming influence for children and assist in the development of motor and learning skills and self-help skills. 515-558-9975.
1ST FIVE assists medical practitioners in Polk and Dallas Counties to provide social/emotional, family stress and parental depression screenings during well-child medical exams Providers refer families with elevated risk factors to the 1st Five program, which provides care coordination to link children and families to needed community resources and services, including counseling, food assistance, housing, child development programs and support for children with specialized needs After resource and referral information is provided to the family, the VNS of Iowa Care Coordinator then apprises the referring medical provider to the outcome of the referral. 515-558-9608.
EARLY ACCESS IOWA is a free statewide, central point of contact and directory for children with disabilities and specialized needs, their families, their service providers and other members of the community Early ACCESS provides information and referrals to community-based services through a website, an online searchable resource directory and a toll-free telephone service Information specialists are available via telephone and e-mail, Mon-Fri 8am-7pm 1-888-IAKIDS1 (1-888-425-4371) or visit www.EarlyACCESSIowa.org.
Hours: Mon-Fri 7:45 am-4:30 pm
Address:2011 Forest AveDes Moines, IA 50311(48 Miles Away)Map & Directions
Services: COMMUNITY SERVICES administers:
LIHEAP (low income heating assistance program) provides assistance with utility bill. Applications are accepted November 1st
Hours: Office Mon, Wed, Fri 8 am-5 pm; Tue & Thu 8 am-7 pm; Food Pantry Mon-Fri 11 am-12:45 pm and 3 pm-close of business
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Address:601 Grand AveDes Moines, IA 50309(48 Miles Away)Map & Directions
Services: CATHOLIC CHARITIES is a non-profit, social service organization and serves central and southwest Iowa
COUNSELING SERVICES provides supportive relationships to individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of issues. Work with people of all faiths and offer services at several locations. Offer bilingual counseling in Des Moines, Perry and Osceola. Insurance is accepted and there is a sliding fee scale for those who do not have any insurance. 515-244-3761.
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Hours: Mon, Wed, Fri 8 am-4:30 pm, Tue & Thu 8 am-6 pm
Address:2550 Martin Luther King Jr PkwyDes Moines, IA 50310(48 Miles Away)Map & Directions
Services: AGAPE PREGNANCY CENTER offers free pregnancy tests, STD tests, information about pregnancy, parenting materials, abortion procedures and risk information, adoption and post-abortion counseling.
MUST CALL FIRST for assistance with clothing or diapers.
DONATIONS, the following donations are accepted: Baby and children's clothing, children's books, maternity clothes, toys and games, furniture Donations of household items and nice small furniture are sold to raise money for the program All items must be clean. Call for an appointment to drop items off.
Hours: Mon and Thu 10:30am-6:30pm, Tue 10:30am-4:30pm
Address:200 E Grand AveDes Moines, IA 50309(48 Miles Away)Map & Directions
Services: 1. Food Pantry- Assists individuals and families in need with food items. Pantry hours: Tues 10-12:00 am and Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs 1:30-3:30 pm Eligible every 2-3 months.
2. Prescription Assistance- Assist individuals in obtaining one month supply of prescription medication up to $50 every 6 months.
3. Utility Assistance- Assist households when funding is available in jeopardy of a utility disconnect. Must reside in Woodbury County and meet other eligibility criteria. Individuals visit with counselor to help assess their current situation and ensure they are connected with all available local, state, and or federal programs.
4. Clothing- Assist those in need in obtaining a clothing voucher to an appropriate agency when available.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm
Address:1326-1330 6th AveDes Moines, IA 50314(48 Miles Away)Map & Directions
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