Address:106 N Jackson St # 1Mt Pleasant, IA 52641Map & Directions
Services: VETERAN SERVICES: Helps wartime veterans or the family of a wartime veteran with rent, utilities, and limited medical expenses in time of need
Hours: Tue 10 am-12 Noon, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm,6 pm-8 pm, Wed 8 am-12 noon, Thu 10 am-12 Noon, 12:30 pm-4:30 pm,
Address:106 N Jackson StMt Pleasant, IA 52641Map & Directions
Services: GENERAL ASSISTANCE: Provides assistance on a temporary basis for a limited period of time It can be used to pay for basic needs that include rent/lot rent; interest on original mortgage; utilities-gas, electric, and water; burial; and food vouchers for clients who are unable to work Linn County prescription information may be obtained here also Can not be on Subsidized Housing
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-12 Noon, 1 pm-4:30 pm
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Address:2701 SE Convenience Blvd #2Ankeny, IA 50023Map & Directions
Services: RED ROCK AREA COMMUNITY ACTION PROGRAM offers:
LIHEAP - Low-income Home Energy Assistance (utility bill) Applications are accepted November 1st
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
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: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
Address:2011 Forest AveDes Moines, IA 50311Map & 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
Address:24 & Cottage GrvDes Moines, IA 50312Map & Directions
Services: CROSS MINISTRIES is an outreach program established to assist people in crisis with basic survival needs such as rent, rent deposits, mortgage payments, utility bills, birth certificates, etc. CROSS can sometimes assist with vouchers for laundry, bus tokens and storage costs. Other services:
HYGIENE PANTRY includes items such as soap, shampoo, paper products, tooth brushes, toothpaste, diapers, etc
DO NOT ASSIST WITH CAR GAS.
FOOD PANTRY open Wed 3pm-6pm and Sat 9am-noon; bring ID for each person, and a current piece of mail No geographic boundaries.
SCHOOL SUPPLIES PROGRAM distributes school supplies for Head Start -12th grade. August 9, 2012 5 pm-8 pm and August 10, 2012 10 am-12 noon (or until supplies are gone). Bring proof of income and IDs for all family members
RENT DEPOSIT assistance does not require a letter from General Assistance (need to bring Landlord statement, proof of income and expenses for the last 30 days.)
Hours: Tue-Fri 9 am-12 noon and 1:30 pm-4:30 pm (Office Hours), Specific hours for financial assistance vary