Address:1400 S Saratoga StMarshall, MN 56258Map & Directions
Services: Rental and Mortgage Assistance: - - - Helps people find affordable housing, connects people to job resources, and works with people on a plan to be in stable housing long-term - - - Often able to assist with past-due rent or mortgage, first month’s rent and deposit for homeless individuals and families, application assistance, transportation assistance, and more.
Eligibility: Homeless or about to become homeless;
Cottonwood, Jackson, Kandiyohi, Lincoln, Lyon, McLeod, Meeker, Redwood, Renville counties
Address:1091 N Hiawatha AvePipestone, MN 56164Map & Directions
Services: Emergency general assistance is short-term assistance for persons in a financial crisis because of: - - - Fire, flood, storm - - Illness, accident - - Theft - - Utility shut-off - - Eviction, foreclosure - - Moving expense - - Necessary home repairs - - Need for furniture or appliance replacement or repair - - Able to use once a year only. - - Pipestone County receives a very small amount of EGA for the year so when it has been used there is no more emergency assistance available.
Eligibility: Residents of Pipestone County; single adults and couples without minor children. Emergency must be resolved with the funds. Must have paid 50% of net income toward basic needs in the past 60 days. There is a 30-day residency requirement and currently living in Pipestone County.
Address:811 5th St SEPipestone, MN 56164Map & 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: Serves veterans and their families
Address:204 E Brown StLuverne, MN 56156Map & Directions
Eligibility: Veterans in Rock County
Address:405 4th StJackson, MN 56143Map & Directions
Eligibility: Veterans and their families residing in Jackson County
Address:402 White St # 101Jackson, MN 56143Map & Directions
Services: Emergency assistance is short-term, one-time assistance in an 18 month period for persons in a financial crisis because of fire, flood, storm, illness, accident, theft, utility shut-off, eviction, foreclosure, moving expense, necessary home repairs, or need for furniture or appliance replacement or repair.
Hours: Site Hours:8 am - 12 noon; 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm Monday - Friday
Eligibility: Residents of Jackson and Cottonwood Counties
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:1575 18th StSpirit Lake, IA 51360Map & Directions
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.
*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 - 3 to 5 day supply of food for those who are out of food and have limited resources to purchase or obtain food.
*Food Bank - Variety of food and sundry items. Donations accepted.
*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.
*Angel Fund - Limited financial help to meet the needs of children.
*Special Projects - Holiday food, gifts, new school clothes, school supplies, etc. based on need and availability.
Hours: Mon-Thu 8 am-4 pm
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:108 8th St S #3Saint James, MN 56081Map & Directions
Eligibility: Veterans, widows, and orphans of veterans and active military and their dependents in Watonwan County