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Housing Assistance In The Iowa Region

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Community Action Agency



Contact
2700 Leech Ave
Sioux City, IA 51106
(712) 274-1610


Description
EARLY CHILDHOOD PROGRAM provides comprehensive, research-based early childhood services to children ages 0-5

SENIOR COMMUNITY SERVICE EMPLOYMENT PROGRAM (SCSEP) helps low-income older adults 55+ to find employment

CHILD AND ADULT CARE FOOD PROGRAM (CACFP) provides meal reimbursements and nutrition education to registered child care providers

FAMILY DEVELOPMENT SELF-SUFFICIENCY (FaDSS) helps people transition from welfare to work, helping families set and achieve goals

TRANSITIONAL AND AFFORDABLE HOUSING (Crossroads Shelter for Homeless Women and Children and Welcome Home) provides housing and helps the homeless become self-sufficient

GEORGE J. WILLIAMS MEMORIAL FOOD BANK serves families in crisis by providing nutritious food

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE/GENERAL ASSISTANCE provides assistance in areas such as rent/mortgage payments, utilities, medical and dental needs, prescriptions, burials, and transportation as income eligibility guidelines and funding allow

LOW INCOME HOME ENERGY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (LIHEAP) pays a portion of a family's heating bill for the winter season; available November 1-April 30

WEATHERIZATION helps save energy costs by making homes more energy efficient

Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-5 pm

Area Served
Woodbury County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-19

SID
3146

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Des Moines County Community Action



Contact
700 Jefferson St
Burlington, IA 52601
(319) 753-2893


Description
Contact Person: Maureen Kemp Hours: M-F 8-4:30

Hours
M-F 8 - 4:30

Area Served
Des Moines County

Filed Under
Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-22

SID
3149

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Community Action of Eastern Iowa



Contact
240 N Bluff Blvd
Suite 203
Clinton, IA 52732
(563) 243-5220


Description
COMMUNITY ACTION OF EASTERN IOWA, a United Way partner agency, provides a wide variety of services for low-income households, including energy assistance, rental assistance, Head Start applications, school supplies distribution and other special projects.

Hours
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

Area Served
Clinton County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-17

SID
3151

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Community Action of Eastern Iowa



Contact
101 Lynn St
Tipton, IA 52772
(563) 275-4315


Description
CACFP HOME DAYCARE PROVIDERS: Reimburses child care providers for qualifying meals served to children in their care Also supplies nutrition education through newsletters, home visits, recipes, menus, and activity ideas.

CHORE SERVICES: Approved clients hire someone to do outside chores such as lawn mowing, snow shoveling, and trimming The program reimburses the client for the cost up to $6.00 per hour.

EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE: Clients may receive emergency funds to buy a prescription or to avoid a utility disconnection Program works best in conjunction with other assistance.

ENERGY ASSSTANCE: The LIHEAP program provides financial assistance with home heating costs between November 1st and end of April.

FADSS - A program that assists families who receive FIP to become more self-sufficient.

HEAD START: Center based preschool for children 3 or 4 years of age by September 15th of the enrollment year Centers are located in Tipton and Durant.

HOUSING INITIATIVE: This program is for renters only. Eligible participants must be renters and have an eviction notice or be homeless, or a homeowner who is losing their home and will be renting A requirement of the program is to work with an assigned case worker who will assist the individual with housing stability.

INCOME TAX: Provides free income tax preparation

WEATHERIZATION: Weatherization is available to eligible LiHEAP recipients The program evaluates the house to discover areas of heat loss and then develops a plan to address the problems that can be corrected.

Hours
Mon,Tue,Thu,Fri 8 am-4:30 pm, Wed by appointment only

Area Served
Cedar County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-22

SID
3160

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Mid-Iowa Community Action



Contact
637 S Oak St
Iowa Falls, IA 50126
(641) 648-5036


Description
Head Start
FaDDS (Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Program
WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
Maternal Health
Prenatal Education and Assistance
Nutrition Counseling
Support Counseling
Dental Hygiene
Post Partum Care
Child Health
Weatherization Assistance program
*MICA's Living With HIV program helps individuals with HIV in Boone, Franklin, Greene, Hardin, Hamilton, Marshall, and Story counties coordinate essential health services. Services include referrals to infectious disease specialists, locating medical and prescription coverage, and referrals to substance abuse and mental health programs. The Living With HIV program, in some circumstances, also helps individuals with living expenses and gasoline vouchers. MICA started the program in 2000.

The Living With HIV program is based in Mid-Iowa Community Action's Story County office in the lower level of the Story County Human Services Building, 126. S. Kellogg, Ames. For more information, call (515) 956-3312.

Hours
Mon & Fri. 1-5 /Tues. 10-12 /Wed. walki-ns 1-5 / Thu 9-1

Area Served
Hardin County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-19

SID
3392

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Mid-Iowa Community Action



Contact
6 S 2nd St
Marshalltown, IA 50158
(641) 753-5523


Description
Mid-Iowa Community Action serves low-income children and families through a variety of programs, including: Head Start preschool, Early Head Start child care, LIHEAP energy assistance, WIC nutrition, and family development programs, Project Home Mission

*MICA's Homelessness Prevention program provides families who are homeless or in imminent danger of becoming homeless, assistance with housing costs such as rent, deposit, moving fees and utility hook up.

*MICA's rent reimbursement claims program reimburses eligible elderly and disabled renter households a portion of their past rent payments.
*MICA's Living With HIV program helps individuals with HIV in Boone, Franklin, Greene, Hardin, Hamilton, Marshall, and Story counties coordinate essential health services. Services include referrals to infectious disease specialists, locating medical and prescription coverage, and referrals to substance abuse and mental health programs. The Living With HIV program is based in Mid-Iowa Community Action's Story County office in the lower level of the Story County Human Services Building, 126. S. Kellogg, Ames. For more information, call (515) 956-3312.

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

Area Served
Marshall County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-19

SID
3396

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Mid-Iowa Community Action



Contact
230 SE 16th St
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 956-3333


Description
Mid-Iowa Community Action serves low-income children and families through a variety of programs, including: Head Start preschool, Early Head Start child care, LIHEAP energy assistance, WIC nutrition, and family development programs, and food pantry can be visited once every 2 months and get bread daily with photo ID that proves they live in Story Co.

*MICA Story County Family Development Center offers information and referral services for low-income individuals ad families MICA may be able to help persons in need access emergency services such as: food assistance, rental assistance (depends on funding, no deposits for people being evicted or the homeless with photo ID proving live in Story Co.), furnace repairs, utilities assistance (depends on funding or if it will be a disconnect )and other services MICA works in collaboration with other nonprofit agencies and churches to help families in need.
*Provides in-home family development services Home visits to connect families with resources.
*Provide emergency dental services, dental care, children's sealants and fluoride care, fillings and extractions Elderly outreach program in clinic and long term care facilities.
*MICA's Living With HIV program helps individuals with HIV in Boone, Franklin, Greene, Hardin, Hamilton, Marshall, and Story counties coordinate essential health services. Services include referrals to infectious disease specialists, locating medical and prescription coverage, and referrals to substance abuse and mental health programs. The Living With HIV program, in some circumstances, also helps individuals with living expenses and gasoline vouchers. MICA started the program in 2000.

The Living With HIV program is based in Mid-Iowa Community Action's Story County office in the lower level of the Story County Human Services Building, 126. S. Kellogg, Ames. For more information, call (515) 956-3312

Project Share is an emergency energy assistance program through Alliant Energy Low income families may receive a one-time emergency payment to prevent electricity disconnection or to reconnect electricity Funds are not available for deposits

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

Area Served
Story County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-19

SID
3399

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Community Action-Eastern Iowa



Contact
1903 Park Ave
Muscatine, IA 52761
(563) 263-9290


Description
The OUTREACH DEPARTMENT administers a number of programs to assist persons with low income, including the elderly and/or individuals with disabilities.

The Outreach Department provides assistance through LIHEAP, utility disconnects, FEMA, furnace repairs, Head Start applications, rent reimbursement and property tax credit, income tax assistance, low cost weatherizing material, prescription medication assistance for seniors, child care assistance, preschool assistance, summer camp scholarships, financial education,and telephone credit assistance Staff can also provide a referral for coats and other community resources.

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

Area Served
Muscatine County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-22

SID
3527

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Mid-Iowa Community Action



Contact
611 4th Ave
Grinnell, IA 50112
(641) 236-3923


Description
CHILD HEALTH : Provides well child physical, developmental screening, vision and hearing screening, community referrals, nutrition education, and social assessments.

ENERGY ASSISTANCE: Assists low income home owners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season Assistance is based on household income, size, type of fuel and type or housing The application period is from November 1 through April 15th: must meet 150% of poverty level

FADSS: FADSS is an in home family development program for FIP recipients and their families which utilizes a strength based approach to improve family function and move families toward self sufficiency: must be a current FIP recipient, referred by DHS, Promise Jobs or self referral

Head Start: Provides comprehensive child development experience to children ages three to five Comprehensive social services, health, education, nutrition, and parent involvement components are also provided Volunteer role model/mentors are needed at breakfast and lunch times: must meet income guidelines and bring a birth certificate, immunization records, income statements and Social Security card/number

MENTAL HEALTH: Prenatal education services: must be at or below185% poverty level

WEATHERIZATION: Provides major energy efficiency services without cost to homeowners/renters who meet guidelines Work includes sealing air filtration leaks, high-density insulation, health and safety check, heating system repair or replacement, refrigerator diagnostic and replacement along with utility measures such as aerators, low flow showerheads, pipe wrap, waterbed blankets, carbon monoxide detectors, and compact florescent light bulbs Some minor repair is allowable for health and safety reason: must be at or below the 150% poverty level.

WIC: Provides a health screening, nutrition education, breast feeding promotion/support along with a supplemental food package for pregnant, postpartum and breast feeding women, infants and children birth to 5 years old Provides immunizations, lead screenings and care coordination for medical and dental services in are for children birth to 21 years old: must be below 185% poverty level.

Hours
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Area Served
Poweshiek County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-19

SID
3549

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IMPACT Community Action Partnership



Contact
606 Greene St
Boone, IA 50036
(515) 432-5052


Description
Low-income Energy Assistance and Weatherization Payment towards repair for furnace Various rent and utility assistance programs Outreach; emergency food pantry, housing

Hours
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

Area Served
Boone County

Filed Under
Volunteer Opportunities, Electric Payment Assistance

Validated
2019-11-24

SID
3553

User Rating
0 0

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