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Upper Des Moines Opportunity

Address:
1575 18th St
Spirit Lake, IA 51360

Map & Directions

(5 Miles Away - Go to: Spirit Lake, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(712) 336-1112

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

Services:
Contact Person: Laurie Ruff Hours: M-F 9-11

People who enjoy what they are doing invariably do it well.

-- Joe Gibbs

Upper Des Moines Opportunity

Address:
714 10th Ave E
Spencer, IA 51301

Map & Directions

(16 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

Upper Des Moines Opportunity

Address:
101 Robins St
Graettinger, IA 51342

Map & Directions

(23 Miles Away - Go to: Graettinger, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(712) 859-3885

Website:
http://www.udmo.com

Services:
UDMO is a community action agency administering over 20 programs to low-income people in 12 Iowa counties Each county has a local outreach office that offers help with fuel assistance, food pantries, and other emergency needs, and serves as a contact point for many programs including WIC and Head Start.

CARE FOR KIDS coordinator provides information for children on Medicaid, well baby and well child screenings in Buena Vista, Clay, Dickinson, Emmet, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, and Poccahontas

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

Humor is an affirmation of dignity, a declaration of man's superiority to all that befalls him.

-- Romain Gary

Upper Des Moines Opportunity

Address:
2905 25th St
Emmetsburg, IA 50536

Map & Directions

(29 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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Worthington Christian Church

Address:
1501 Douglas Ave
Worthington, MN 56187

Map & Directions

(31 Miles Away - Go to: Worthington, MN Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(507) 376-3418

Website:
http://www.worthingtonchristianchurch.com/food-shelf

Services:
- Groceries for those in need. Amount provided depends on size of family. Clients are able to choose which food they want. - - - Individuals may use the food shelf once a month - - - Food donations accepted

Hours:
Site Hours:3:00-7:00 Tuesday 1:00-5:00 Thursday 1:00-3:00 Friday 5:00-7:00 1st Sunday of month

Eligibility:
Persons in Nobles county

Telling someone the truth is a loving act.

-- Mal Pancoast

Manna Food Pantry

Address:
230 W Clary St
Worthington, MN 56187

Map & Directions

(31 Miles Away - Go to: Worthington, MN Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(507) 329-1951

Website:
http://mannafoodpantry.org

Services:
Three - four day supply of food is provided. Quantity is based on size of family. Families may come once per month for food and once per week for bread and perishables. Also provides NAPS (Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors) food program. - - Distributed the first Thursday of every month starting at 1:30 PM; seniors may utilize the Food Pantry this same day.

Hours:
Program Hours:- Pantry: 11 am - 2 pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday - NAPS (Nutrition Assistance Program for Seniors): 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm first Thursday of the month.

Eligibility:
Low income residents of Nobles County

The Salvation Army

Address:
114 E Blue Earth Ave
Fairmont, MN 56031

Map & Directions

(39 Miles Away - Go to: Fairmont, MN Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(507) 238-9797

Website:
http://www.thesalarmy.org

Services:
Emergency, supplemental food pantry Christmas baskets for those who qualify. Suggest calling ahead (early October) to find out if they qualify.

Eligibility:
Primarily serves residents of Martin County

Fortune sides with him who dares.

-- Virgil

Klassen Loyal

Address:
306 Golf Course Rd
Mountain Lake, MN 56159

Map & Directions

(42 Miles Away - Go to: Mountain Lake, MN Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(507) 427-3479

Website:
http://www.mountainlakemn.com/residents/other-services/loaves-fishes-food-shelf/

Services:
Food shelf: - - - Dispenses a 3-day supply according to number of people in the household. - - - May be used once monthly; twice monthly if recommended by Family Services. - - - Sometimes has diapers or baby food in stock (call to check).

Eligibility:
Primarily residents of Mountain Lake, MN

Mid-Sioux Opportunity, Inc

Address:
921 S 2nd St
Cherokee, IA 51012

Map & Directions

(48 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

In this game, by trying to win; you automatically lose.

-- Ruth Ross

Pocahontas County Outreach Center

Address:
406 NW 7th St
Pocahontas, IA 50574

Map & Directions

(50 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

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