Address:302 S Lincoln StRock Rapids, IA 51246Map & Directions
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
Address:618 14th St NE Ste 10Sioux Center, IA 51250Map & Directions
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Address:204 E Brown StLuverne, MN 56156Map & Directions
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
Address:1672 Northwest BlvdSibley, IA 51249Map & Directions
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
Address:630 S Minnesota Ave #100Sioux Falls, SD 57104Map & Directions
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
Address:1113 E 14th StSioux Falls, SD 57104Map & Directions
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
Address:811 E 10th St #41Sioux Falls, SD 57103Map & Directions
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.
Address:225 E 11th St #200Sioux Falls, SD 57104Map & Directions
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.
Address:521 N Main Ave #201Sioux Falls, SD 57104Map & Directions
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
Address:505 N Western AveSioux Falls, SD 57104Map & Directions
Services: ICAP Housing Services in Minnehaha County:Bright Futures: A comprehensive program aimed at helping eligible homeless participants to enter and maintain permanent housing and move toward self-sufficiency. Program participants can receive a broad range of housing services, along with tenant education that teaches the participants the skills they need in order to be successful renters.Dakota Dream Saving Fund: Matching savings program for the purchase of a home, for every $1.00 saved, participants are matched with $3.00 with a maximum savings of $2,000.00. Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program: aims to help two specific groups - persons who are at great risk of homelessness and those who have become homeless. Services that can be provided include case management, security deposit and rent assistance. These services are aimed at helping participants to retain their housing, therefore avoiding homelessness, or to re-enter appropriate permanent housing as quickly as possible. There is a waiting list for this program, and a Care Referral form is needed to get in the program. Heartland House: The Heartland House is a rapid re-housing program for families experiencing homelessness with the goal of self-sufficiency. Housing and support services (education, job search, nutritional information, living skills, and intensive family case management) are provided.Heartland House Donations: Call prior to dropping items off, drop off items. Fridays from 12:00pm - 3:00pm or by appointment. The Heartland House accepts the following items: Clothing - children's and infant items - any size, diapers, dishes, toys/games, tools, furniture, baby furniture, VCR's, TV's (no counsel TV's), microwaves, bedding/linen supplies - pillows (washable filling), sheet sets, towels (kitchen and bath), household items, and hygiene/personal Items.Housing Repair / Rehabilitation: Provides a zero-interest, five-year decreasing balance loan for eligible homeowners to be used for accessibility modifications for persons with disabilities, in addition to making necessary repairs for health, safety and code compliance.Self-Help Housing Rehabilitation: Eligible participants will work with program staff to identify their specific needs and to create a work plan. The Program Coordinator will find the best funding sources available to the homeowners and assist them throughout the process.Weatherization and Furnace Replacement Program: Aimed at making housing for low-income persons more energy-efficient and less costly for the residents. The residence is audited and a list of needs is developed. The program provides the materials and pays contractors for the labor to weatherize the home (caulk cracks, insulate, weather-strip, fix windows, etc.). Furnaces can be repaired or replaced, if not repairable, through the program. In addition, some inefficient/high-cost non-operating appliances (range / refrigerator / water heater) can also be replaced in certain circumstances.
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm (CT), Monday - Friday
Eligibility: Vary by program Adults Teens Children Families
Documents To Bring: Vary by program