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Va Us Department Of Veterans Affairs Community Resource & Referral Center

Address:
1533 1st Ave SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

(12 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(319) 365-0898

Website:
https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/CRRC.asp

Services:
CLOTHES CLOSET: Provides clothes to those in need

HEALTH CARE FOR HOMELESS: Helps Veterans get enrolled in health care at the VA Hospital in Iowa City

FOOD PANTRY: Offers a food pantry for Veterans Can be accessed once a month

PERSONAL HYGIENE: Offers showers, washer and dryer and personal care items

VA SUPPORTED HOUSING: VA section 8 program with mandatory case management Must agree to live in Johnson or Linn Counties, does not have to at time of application

VOCATIONAL REHABILITATION: Assists Veteran's in finding and obtaining employment

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm

A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.

-- Sidney Greenberg

St. Vincent de Paul Society

Address:
928 7th St SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

(12 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(319) 365-5091

Website:
http://www.crsvdp.org/

Services:
FINANCIAL HELP: Provides food, rent and utilities when funds are available NO FUNDS FOR GAS FOR AUTO'S OR BUS TICKETS

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE: offers holiday assistance for those in need

SHELTER PAYMENTS : Provides the funds for a person to pay for the cost of saying in a shelter Funds provided once every three months

Hours:
Food Pantry Hours Mon-Sat 9 am-2 pm, Financial Assistance Mon-Sat 9 am-2 pm
Mon-Sat 9 am-2 pm

The Salvation Army

Address:
1000 C Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

(12 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(319) 364-9131

Website:
http://www.tsacedarrapids.org

Services:
CHRISTMAS DINNER: Free Christmas holiday dinner for anyone who wishes to attend Meal is served from 11:30am-1pm

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: Services for transient families by direct request or agency referrals Local help with financial emergency

EMERGENCY DISASTER SERVICE: Basic furniture and household items, and clothing are available to disaster, fire and flood victims. Shelter is also provided.

FANS: Provides fans for those in need

FOOD PANTRY: Bring identification and Social Security card, can access every other month for a maximum of 6 times per year

FREE MEALS: Breakfast is offered Mon-Fri 8 am-9 am; lunch is offered Mon-Fri 12 Noon-1 pm

RECREATION: AAU basketball league Team basis No basketball during the summer months.

SENIOR PROGRAMS: Free fitness classes, crafts, sewing, potluck dinner, and socialization for the elderly. There may be fees for the group tours.

DAY CAMP: 9-10 week day camp for low income families

TOYS FOR TOTS AND HOLIDAY FOOD BOX: Christmas assistance to low income families

UTILITY ASSISTANCE: Provides assistance with gas, electric and water bills Appointments needed

WEATHER RELATED SHELTER for those needing respite from the summer heat or the freezing temperatures of winter The decision is determined by the local weather agencies Bring any items to keep you entertained and comfortable.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-12 Noon,1 pm-4:30 pm

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.

-- Albert Einstein

River of Life Church

Address:
3801 Blairs Ferry Rd NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

(12 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(319) 393-3709

Website:
http://www.riveroflife.org

Services:
FOOD PANTRY: Food basket for those in need

Hours:
Wed 8 am-12 noon

Cedar Hills Community Church

Address:
6455 E Ave NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

(12 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(319) 396-6608

Website:
http://cedarhillscr.org/

Services:
FOOD PANTRY: Provides pre-packaged food to families in need once per month

Hours:
Mon 5 pm-7 pm ,Wed,Fri 10 am -1 pm

'We must do something' is the unanimous refrain. 'You begin' is the deadening refrain. - The Saving Sense.

-- Walter Dwight

Olivet Neighborhood Mission

Address:
230 10th St NW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52405

(12 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(319) 364-7946

Website:
http://www.olivetmission.org

Services:
ADULT SUPPORT AND LEARNING: Provides a social group that gives adults an opportunity to make positive social connections in their community Participants have the opportunity to take part in learning and sharing process that includes speakers from a variety of community resources and a range of activities that promote discussion and support members.

AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM: Offered during the school year the program meets daily from 2:30pm-5:45pm Children are provided with a safe, fun and learning environment after school

CLOTHING DONATIONS: Accepts clothing donations

CLOTHES CLOSET: Distributes free and reduced-price clothing and household items Items include clothing for infants to adults, clothing accessories, kitchenware and small appliances What is available is based on community donations that we receive Clients can shop during business hours and receive 160 free items daily if needed

COATS FOR KIDS: Distributes winter coats and apparel for children and adults in October

EMERGRNCY FOOD PANTRY: MUST BE UNDER EXTREME CIRCUMSTANCES
Limited food available for persons who have no other resources for this service. Persons can request a food box once a month

SCHOOL SUPPLIES: Offers school supplies to those in need

SUMMER RECREATION: Offered daily during the summer months from 8:30am-5:30pm Children receive nutritious snacks and a noon meal Activities include field trips, learning, recreational opportunities, and more

Hours:
Tue-Fri 8:30 am -11:30 am, Sat 9 am -11:30 am

Metro Catholic Outreach

Address:
420 6th St SE #120
Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

(12 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(319) 739-5490

Website:
http://www.metrocatholicoutreach.org

Services:
FOOD PANTRY: Offers a food pantry for those in need The food pantry can be accessed once a month

RENT ASSISTANCE: Provides rent assistance to those in need

UTILITY ASSISTANCE: Provides utility assistance to those in need

Hours:
FOOD PANTRY: Wed 1 pm-3 pm, Thu 10 am-12 Noon, 5 pm-7 pm; FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: by appointment only

The wages of sin are death, but by the time taxes are taken out, it's just sort of a tired feeling.

-- Paula Poundstone

Christ Episcopal Church

Address:
220 40th St NE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52402

(12 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(319) 363-2029

Website:
http://www.christepiscopal.org

Services:
FOOD PANTRY: Food assistance available Tuesdays only from 3:30pm-5pm Up to eight food items of choice. Breads, pastries as available. May access one time per week. No qualifications, just a need for food.

Hours:
Pantry available Tue 3:30 pm-5 pm, First Saturday of the month 10 am-12 Noon

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Linn County Veterans Affairs

Address:
1240 26th Ave Ct SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

(12 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(319) 892-5160

Website:
http://ww.linncounty.org

Services:
BENEFITS ASSISTANCE: Helps eligible veterans apply for compensation and pension programs to assist veterans and their dependents, obtaining military records and awards, distributing grave markers and flag holders for Linn County, networking with Veteran's Administration Hospitals, networking with other VA facilities and social service agencies, conducts Mind Body Medicine Support Groups for PTSD

BURIAL ASSISTANCE: Assists with funeral expenses, burial expenses and grave markers, obtaining a flag

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE: Veterans may receive 3 months of temporary assistance Assistance may include utilities, rent, original mortgage interest, funeral, burial expenses and grave markers

FOOD PANTRY: The Linn County Veteran Affairs food pantry is open year-round to qualifying Linn County veterans and their families

HUDBASH: Section 8 housing assistance for Veterans

TRANSPORTATION: Assistance is granted to eligible veterans by referral to the Disabled American Veteran Transportation at the VA Medical Center in Iowa City Client must have a scheduled appointment at the VAMC when they call Appointments for a ride can be made by calling 319-339-7061 or 1-800-637-0128 and asking for the DVA van office

VETS STAND DOWN: A collaboration of events coordinated between local Veteran Affairs agencies and community agencies who serve the homeless This is a one day a year event

Hours:
Mon-Fri 7:30 am-4 pm evening appointments available

The odds of hitting your target go up dramatically when you aim at it.

-- Mal Pancoast

Heritage Agency On Aging

Address:
6301 Kirkwood Blvd SW
Cedar Rapids, IA 52404

(12 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

Telephone:
(319) 398-5559

Website:
http://www.heritageaaa.org

Services:
911 CELLULAR PHONE PROJECT: A free cellular phone that dials 9-1-1 only is available to all seniors over the age of 60. The phone can be used for extra security when there is no other phone available Used cellular phones are donated to Heritage and no fees will be charged by the cell phone company for this usage

CAREGIVER SUPPORT: Iowa Family Caregiver Program connects caregivers to the many resources available such as planning assistance, referrals, training, respite care, support groups, and counseling

CASE MANAGEMENT: A coordinated system where highly trained professionals from your county work as a team to assess, identify and secure the services needed to help people remain in their homes for as long as it is possible A care plan assures the most appropriate level of services A case manager is assigned

ELDER ABUSE INTERVENTION PROGRAM: Coordinates The Elder Abuse Intervention Program, which focuses on the prevention, detection, reporting, and intervention for dependent and independent seniors age 60+ who are at-risk or victims of elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation

FARMER'S MARKET VOUCHERS: Provides Farmer's Market vouchers to persons 60 and older

INFORMATION AND ASSISTANCE: The web site has aging related materials available, and lists of providers

INVOLVEMENT ON-LINE: Monthly on-line magazine on aging topics, issues, and services at www.involvementonline.org

INVOLVEMENT TV SHOW: Partners between Heritage, Kirkwood It's a source for news and information that affects the lives of older adults in East Central Iowa The monthly show airs on the Kirkwood Cable Channel or local PATV

MONEY MANAGEMENT: Offers daily money management services to help low-income older persons who have difficulty budgeting, paying routine bills, and keeping track of financial matters because of physical or mental impairments The program's goal is to promote and prolong independent living for the individuals who are at risk of losing their independence due to inability to manage their financial affairs Offers Representative Payee assistance Volunteers have been screened; reference checks completed and are being matched with clients

SENIOR DINING AND HOME DELIVERED MEALS: Nutritious meals and socializing for person 60+ years and their spouses Heritage funds more than 40 meal sites in our seven county region Call for the location nearest you Hot home delivered meals to homebound persons Elderly Waiver meal provided for those who are eligible

SHIIP: Referrals to volunteers who explain Medicare, Medicare Part D counseling, and Long Term Care insurance

VOLUNTEER SERVICES: Provide volunteers with opportunities to serve on Task Force committees in each county of the region, and a variety of other informational and advocacy projects Provides trained volunteers to work with low-income individuals as bill payers and/or payees Also recruits volunteers for Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

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