Address:1501 Douglas AveWorthington, MN 56187Map & Directions
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
5:00-7:00 1st Sunday of month
Eligibility: Persons in Nobles county
Address:230 W Clary StWorthington, MN 56187Map & Directions
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
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:1575 18th StSpirit Lake, IA 51360Map & Directions
Services: Contact Person: Laurie Ruff Hours: M-F 9-11
Address:714 10th Ave ESpencer, IA 51301Map & Directions
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.
Hours: Mon-Thu 7:30 am-4:30pm Fri 7:30 am - 11:00 am
Address:211 Central Ave SOrange City, IA 51041Map & Directions
Services: HEALTHCARE-- Maternal health services, Healthy Families Sioux County Baby Pantry, lead program, radon awareness, STD/HIV testing, immunizations, communicable disease surveillance, TB program, disaster and bioterrorism preparedness, home care, Hospice and homemaker services via arrangement, tobacco use prevention, and senior health
Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm Monday through Friday
Address:618 14th St NE Ste 10Sioux Center, IA 51250Map & Directions
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Address:306 Golf Course RdMountain Lake, MN 56159Map & Directions
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
Address:223 2nd St NWPipestone, MN 56164Map & Directions
Services: Emergency three-day supply of food, once per month. Clients are able to choose the items they require, based on size of household. - -
Eligibility: Residents of Pipestone County
Address:104 N Main StCanton, SD 57013Map & Directions
Services: Provides Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP), TANF and Medicaid programs for children and low income families.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program) - A supplemental food program that enables eligible households to obtain a more nutritious diet Eligibility is determined by income, resources and household size Benefits are deposited into an account which is accessed by using an EBT card The EBT card is used to purchase edible, nutritious food items only.
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) is financial assistance for children when one parent is absent from the home; both parents are absent and the children are living with a relative; or both parents are in the home but one is unable to work for medical reasons or one is unemployed under certain criteria.
Medicaid - medical assistance program for certain low income people who are aged, blind, disabled or members of families with dependent children Title XIX or Medicaid covers most health services such as hospital, physician, dental, mental health, family planning, home health services, limited optometric services etc Also covers Nursing Home Care not covered by a person's own income, or by other State and federal programs. Nursing home care may be provided in skilled, intermediate nursing facilities, intermediate mental retardation facilities or psychiatric nursing homes.