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Upper Des Moines Opportunity

Address:
620 Michigan St
Storm Lake, IA 50588

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away - Go to: Storm Lake, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(712) 732-1757

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

Services:
*Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program ( LIHEAP): Supplemental help for winter heating bills.
*LIHEAP Crisis Assistance: Help in a life threatening situation for temporary shelter, fuel, blankets, heaters and furnace repair Furnace replacement may be available for homeowners.
*Weatherization Program: Provides assistance to make a home more energy efficeient - may include caulking, insulation, weather stripping and other services.
*Chore Service and Home Repair: Program serves eligible applicants age 60 and over with home chores and repairs Program is a partnership with Northwest Aging Association.
*Emergency Food Pantry: Service available to eligible families with little or no food 10-14 day supply of food and non-food items as available.
*Food Bank/Food Shelf: Variety of food and non-food items available to clients who are income eligible May be accessed once a week and items available depends on supply.
*Bread/Garden Surplus/Eggs: Items donated by businesses and people in the community - availability depends on supply.
*Emergency Vouchers: Provides eligible applicants with limited financial help for basic needs.
*Clothing/Furniture Shop: Clothing, household goods and furniture items Anyone is welcome to come in and shop.
*Referral Services: Knowledge of services and contacts in our area may benefit clients in difficult or emergency situations.
*Client Advocacy: Assisting clients with providers and organizations to receive assistance resolving difficult situations.
*Adopt-A-Family Christmas Program: Families are adopted in the surrounding communities at Christmas time and are provided with gifts and food for the holiday.
*Special Projects: School supplies, holiday food baskets, new shoes and clothing for school age kids Projects are based on available funds and need.

Hours:
Mon - Thu 7:30 am-4:30 pm Fri 8 am - 12 pm

A righteous man does not conceive of himself as righteous; he is "only doing what anyone else would do," except, of course, that no one else does it.

-- Martin Berman

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc

Address:
921 S 2nd St
Cherokee, IA 51012

Map & Directions

(14 Miles Away - Go to: Cherokee, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(712) 225-3322

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:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc

Address:
701 IA-175
Ida Grove, IA 51445

Map & Directions

(25 Miles Away - Go to: Ida Grove, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(712) 364-2175

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:
Thu 9 am-4 pm

Fanaticism consists of redoubling your efforts when you have forgotten your aim.

-- Semisonic, closing Time

Pocahontas County Outreach Center

Address:
406 NW 7th St
Pocahontas, IA 50574

Map & Directions

(33 Miles Away - Go to: Pocahontas, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(712) 335-3335

Website:
http://www.udmo.com

Services:
*Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - supplemental help for winter heating bills
*LIHEAP Crisis Assistance - Assistance available in a life threatening situation for temporary shelter, fuel, blankets, heaters and furnace repair. Furnace replacement assistance for homeowners.
*Weatherization - Assistance with stopping infiltration of cold air into a home. Can include caulking, weather stripping and attic insulation.
*Adopt a Family - Christmas program in Palo Alto and Pocahontas Counties, which allows our needy families to be adopted out for Christmas. The lowest poverty levels are served first. Forms are available to enroll families October 1.
*Holiday Projects - Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets are given to the elderly or families based upon availability.
*Food Pantry

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

Upper Des Moines Opportunity

Address:
714 10th Ave E
Spencer, IA 51301

Map & Directions

(34 Miles Away - Go to: Spencer, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(712) 262-7409

Website:
http://www.udmo.com

Services:
*Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - supplemental help for winter heating bills - November 1st through April 15th
*LIHEAP Crisis Assistance - Assistance available in a life threatening situation for temporary shelter, fuel, blankets, heaters and furnace repair. Upon availability of funding, furnace repair or replacement is available to homeowners.
*Weatherization - Assistance with stopping infiltration of cold air into a home. Can include caulking, weather stripping and attic insulation.
*Chore Service and Home Repair- Funds household repairs and chores for income eligible applicants age 60 and older. Sponsored by Northwest Aging Association.
*Emergency Vouchers - Provides eligible applicants with limited financial help for basic emergency needs.
*Emergency Food Pantries - 7 day supply of food for those who are out of food or have limited resources to purchase or obtain food.
*Food Bank - Variety of food and sundry items. Donations accepted.
*Food for Life - Meat which has been inspected and donated by area farmers. Available on an every other month basis; based on income and family size.
*Clothing Shop - Provides clothing and miscellaneous household items. Donations accepted.
*Referral Services- Information on a wide variety of services available in Northwest Iowa for those faced with situations they find difficult to solve.
*Client Advocacy - Assistance when help is needed with providers, organizations or difficult situations.
*Budget Counseling - Help for those experiencing difficulty managing their financial obligations.
*Special Projects - Clay County Community Christmas program, new hats and gloves, school supplies and more based on need and availability.
*Youth Enrichment

Hours:
Mon-Thu 7:30 am-4:30pm Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 am

You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.

-- Jan Glidwell

Mid Sioux Opportunity Inc

Address:
418 S Marion St
Remsen, IA 51050

Map & Directions

(34 Miles Away - Go to: Remsen, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(800) 859-2025

Website:
http://www.midsioux.org

Services:
COMMUNITY ACTION AGENCY

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; Emergency Crisis Intervention Payments (ECIP) may include furnace repair/replacement, temporary shelter, service continuity, etc.

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:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

Manson Mennonite Church

Address:
1310 8th St
Manson, IA 50563

Map & Directions

(42 Miles Away - Go to: Manson, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(712) 469-3387

Website:
http://www.mansonmennonite.com/

Services:
Food pantry and regular church services

Hours:
Varies by program

Catch on fire with enthusiasm and people will come for miles to watch you burn.

-- John Wesley

Upper Des Moines Opportunity

Address:
2905 25th St
Emmetsburg, IA 50536

Map & Directions

(44 Miles Away - Go to: Emmetsburg, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(712) 852-3482

Website:
http://www.udmo.com

Services:
*Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) - supplemental help for winter heating bills
*LIHEAP Crisis Assistance - Assistance available in a life threatening situation for temporary shelter, fuel, blankets, heaters and furnace repair. Furnace replacement assistance for homeowners.
*Weatherization - Assistance with stopping infiltration of cold air into a home. Can include caulking, weather stripping and attic insulation.
*Adopt a Family - Christmas program in Palo Alto and Pocahontas Counties, which allows our needy families to be adopted out for Christmas. The lowest poverty levels are served first. Forms are available to enroll families October 1.
*Holiday Projects - Thanksgiving and Christmas food baskets are given to the elderly or families based upon availability.
*Food Pantry

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

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Mid-Sioux Opportunity Inc

Address:
306 12th St SE
Le Mars, IA 51031

Map & Directions

(45 Miles Away - Go to: Le Mars, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(712) 546-6603

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:
Tue 9 am-4 pm

Be more concerned with your character than with your reputation. Your character is what you really are while your reputation is merely what others think you are.

-- Dale Carnegie

Christian Needs Center

Address:
900 6th St SW
Le Mars, IA 51031

Map & Directions

(45 Miles Away - Go to: Le Mars, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(712) 546-9428

Services:
Food Distribution Every Two Months- Voucher Needed From Agencies Working With The Person (dhs, New Opportunities, Etc), Clothing Distribution One Time Every Four Weeks Per Family. Food And Clothing Donations Accepted.

Hours:
Mon-Wed 8:30 am-12 pm and 1 pm-3:30 pm

Eligibility:
Voucher once every two months from various agencies.

Documents To Bring:
Voucher and ID

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