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Provides case management and community assistance. Provides services for individuals with disabilities such as, emergency financial assistance, substance abuse, and case management.Back to top
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 Housing

A Place of Your Own - Online Home buyer Education


www.extension. iastate.edu/HomeBuyer/
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Helps prospective buyers prepare financially, choose an appropriate home, understand their mortgage, and be a successful home owner. Meets home buyer education requirements for USDA Rural Development loans. Cost: $45.  Back to top
American Red Cross, Brushy Creek Chapter
 
20 N 16th Street           Ft. Dodge, IA 50501

 
515-576-1911 800-340-4081

www.redcross.org
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Meets emergency housing needs of victims of disasters.
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Beacon of Hope Men's Shelter    515-571-6636  www.beaconofhope.org  All Provides a shelter for men in need.  Back to top
Crisis Intervention Service 210 S. Main       Clarion, IA 50525  515-851-1123 515-851-1208  www.CIShelps.org  All
 Provide victims of domestic abuse and sexual assault with confidential, 24-hour services including emergency shelter, safety, support & education. Back to top
Domestic Sexual Assault Outreach Center  PO Box 773 Fort Dodge, IA 50501  515-955-2273 515-573-8000 (crisis line) 888-356-2006 (crisis line)  www.dsaoc.com
dsaoc@dsaoc.com
 All Provides shelter, clothing, food, and support for the victims of domestic violence.  Back to top
Fort Dodge Housing Agency  700 17th St S Fort Dodge, IA 50501  515-573-7751  www.fd-housing.org  Web Provides assistance finding quality, affordable housing. Applicants must meet income guidelines. Also offers Housing Choice Voucher Program.  Back to top
Habitat for Humanity  118 N 12th St,
Ft. Dodge, IA 50501
 515-576-4316
www.twinrivers habitat.org
 Web Provides newly built homes for those who meet the requirements.  Back to top
Mid-Iowa Regional Housing Authority (MIRHA)  602 3rd Ave N. Fort Dodge, IA 50501  515-955-8344
Fax 515-955-6675
 ed.mirha@yahoo.com
 All Provides federal rental assistance through the Section 8 program.  Back to top
Salvation Army  126 N 7th St
Ft Dodge, IA 50501
 515-576-1281  www.usc.salvation
army.org

 All Emergency lodging for those in need of shelter.  Back to top 
Twin Rivers Habitat for Humanity Restore  118 N 12th Street   Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501   515-576-4316 www.twinrivers habitat.org/restore/  All
New and used construction and building materials, 50-75% off retail prices. Includes; windows, doors, flooring, electrical, plumbing, tools, and appliances. Back to top 
Upper Des Moines Opportunity Trolly Center
900 Central Ave, Ste 11
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-7774  mohrtman@udmo.com
www.udmo.com
 All Provides family development and promotes self sufficiency. Services include; energy assistance, food assistance, baby room, and other supportive programs for parents.  Back to top
Upper Des Moines Opportunity  1440 East 2nd St Webster City, IA 50595  515-832-6451 mohrtman@udmo.com
www.udmo.com
 Ham Provides family development and promotes self sufficiency. Services include; energy assistance, food assistance, baby room, and other supportive programs for parents.  Back to top
Upper Des Moines Opportunity  221 West Broadway St Eagle Grove, IA 50533  515-448-3704  Wrt Provides family development and promotes self sufficiency.  Services include; energy assistance, food assistance, baby room, and other supportive programs for parents.Back to top
Upper Des Moines Opportunity
Humboldt County Courthouse
Dakota City, IA 50529

515-332-3631
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Provides family development and promotes self sufficiency.  Services include; energy assistance, food assistance, baby room, and other supportive programs for parents.Back to top
USDA Rural Development Area Office 
 1301 6th Avenue North Humboldt, Iowa 50548  515-332-4411  
www.rurdev.usda
 All Provides loans and grants for rural areas. Helps people by; buying homes, fixing homes, health and safety concerns, rent assistance, and subsidized apartments.

YWCA LIfe Empowerment Center

 826 1st Ave N Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 515-573-3931

www.ywca.org/
fortdodge

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A full continuum of residential treatment and care for women and children. Provides shelter for victims of abuse (women and children).  Provides transitional housing for woman recovering from substance abuse.  Back to top

 Department of Human Services Contact Information

Iowa Department of Human Services
Imaging Center 2
P.O. Box 11000
Waterloo, IA 50704

 Fax 515-564-4015
 www.dhs.state.ia.us  All  Local office and Online resource for application for Food Assistance (FA), Family Investment Program (FIP), Medicaid (including Nursing Facility), and Child Care Assistance - NOTE: Online is the fastest way to file and application.  Back to top
Webster County DHS Office
330 1st Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-955-6353
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1-877-529-6873
Fax 515-573-1678
 cwebst01@dhs.state.ia.us
www.dhs.state.ia.us
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Provides assistance with Title 19, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), low income childcare assistance, and Family Investment Program (FIP).  Back to top
 

Hamilton County DHS Office

2300 Superior St.
Webster City, IA 50595
  515-832-9555
Fax 515-832-9560
515-573-1678 (Ft. Dodge Fax)
 CHamil01@dhs.state.ia.us  Ham Child and dependent adult welfare services. Back to top
Webster County Income Maintenance Supervisor - Beth Wickwire 330 1st Ave N. Fort Dodge, IA 50501 515-573-1655 bwickwi@dhs.state.ia.us Ham, Hum, Web
Cerro Gordo County DHS Office 22 N Georgia, Ste 1 Mason City, IA 50401 641-424-8641 Fax 641-424-1759 ccerro01@dhs.state.ia.us Wrt Provides assistance with Title 19, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), low income childcare assistance, and Family Investment Program (FIP).  Back to top
Income Maintenance Supervisor - Deb Mandal 23 N Georgia, Ste 1 Mason City, IA 50401 641-421-1261 dmandal@dhs.state.ia.us Wrt
 Other DHS Services

Centralized Nursing Facility Eligibility

Imaging Center 1 - 417 East Cainsville Blvd.
Council Bluffs, IA 51503-4470 

 
800-944-1764 Fax 1-515-564-4040

 Facilities@dhs.state.ia.us
www.dhs.ia.gov

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Processes Nursing Facility ApplicationsBack to top

Centralized Service Intake Unit (CSIU) - Child Abuse Intake - Domestic Adult Abuse Intake

 2809 E. Euclid Ave
Des Moines, IA 50317

 800-362-2178

 

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To report suspected child/adult abuse.  Back to top

Child Support Recovery Unit
Ft. Dodge, IA
641-494-5957

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FIP Electronic Access Card (EAC)

866-899-5611

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To activate a card or report stolen, lost, damaged food cards. Back to top
Food Assistance Card (EBT) 
  800-359-5802

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Iowa Medicaid Enterprise (IME)
800-338-8366
All For medical billing and covered services.  Back to top
IM Customer Service Call Center
1-877-347-5678 Fax 515-564-4041
IMCustomerSC@dhs.state.ia.us
All Office to report any changes (address, income/deductions, household members)

TMS Management Group

 

 866-572-7662

 

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To schedule or ask questions about medical transportation.  Back to top

 Food

 Angel Food Ministries

 Church of Christ 905 Des Moines St Webster City, IA 50595

 515-832-2232

 www.angelfood
ministries.com

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Provides food packages to families who meet income requirements.  Back to top

 Catholic Food Pantry (Corpus Christi Church)

 416 8th St N Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 515-570-4648

 www.fd-foundation.org

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Provides food to families in need.  Back to top

 Churches of Lehigh

 

 515-359-2396

 

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Provides food packages to families who meet income requirements.  Back to top

 Eagle Grove Food Pantry

 510 South Jackson Eagle Grove, IA 50533

 515-448-4332

 

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Eagle Grove School District - Provides food packagesto families. Limited number of bags available over 3 month period.  Back to top

 Emanuel Lutheran Church Food Pantry

 208 2nd Ave NW Dayton, IA

 515-547-2405

 www.fd-foundation.org

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Provides food packages to families who meet income requirements.  Back to top

Family Nutrition Program

Clarion
Ft. Dodge
Humboldt
Webster City

515-532-3453
515-576-2119
515-532-3453
515-832-9597

 

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One-on-one or small group workshops on nutrition, food budgeting, and low-cost meal planning for families with children 10 & under.  Back to top

  Food Stamps Hotline

 

  800-359-5802

 

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Provides general information, food stamp guidelines, and food stamp benefit information. Back to top

Iowa Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC) Webster County Public Health

 723 1st Ave South
Ft. Dodge, IA 50501

 515-573-4107

www.webstercountyiowa.org
public_health@webster
countyia.org

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Supplemental food program for pregnant women and children under five years.  Back to top

 Iowa Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

 820 James St Webster City, IA 50595

 515-832-9565

marilynm@hamiltoncountypublichealth.com 

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Supplemental food prgram for pregnant women and children under five years.  Back to top

Iowa Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

 Faith United Methodist Church107 4th Street N.
Humboldt, IA 50548

 515-332-2492

 

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Supplemental food program for pregnant women and children under five years of age.  Back to top

 Iowa Women, Infants, and Children Program (WIC)

 115 1st Street SE
Clarion, IA 50525 

 515-532-3461
Fax: 515-532-3762

www.wrightpublichealth.org 

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Supplemental food program for pregnant women and children under five years of age.  Back to top

 Lord's Cupboard

 Jewell, IA
50130

 515-827-5148

 

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Provides food packages to families who meet income requirements. Back to top

 Lord's Cupboard Food Pantry (First United Methodist Church)

 127 N 10th St
 Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 515-576-7586

www.fumcfd.org
lordscupboardfd@hotmail.com

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Provides a food package upon referral from DHS.  Back to top

 Proteus, Inc.

107 N 7th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 515-573-8225

 www.proteusinc.net

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Provides food vouchers for those who qualify. Back to top

 Salvation Army

 126 N 7th St  Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 515-576-1281

 www.usc.salvationarmy.org

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Provides a noon meal for those in need.  Back to top

 Salvation Army Food Pantry

 126 N 7th St Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 515-576-1281

 www.usc.salvationarmy.org
RonaldCook@usc.salvationarmy.org
CarolCook@usc.salvationarmy.org

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Provides emergency food and nutrition programs. Emergency Medical assistance depending on funding.  Back to top

 Spend Smart-Eat Smart

 


www.extension.iastate.edu/foodsavings All Vast on-line resource for healthy food on a budget, including recipes, videos, meal planning tools, and shopping strategies. Back to top

 Stratford Community Food Pantry

 Stratford, IA 50249

 515-838-2173 or 515-838-2440


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Provides food packages to families who meet income requirements. Back to top

 United Methodist Church Food Pantry

107 3rd St NW Dayton, IA

 515-547-2225

 www.fd-foundation.org

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Provides food packages to families who meet income requirements. Back to top

 Upper Des Moines Food Pantry

 900 Central Ave Suite 14 Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 515-576-7774 

 www.udmo.com

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Provides assistance with food packages/vouchers for those who qualify. Back to top

 Upper Des Moines Food Pantry

 626 2nd St Webster City, IA 50595

515-832-6451 

 www.udmo.com

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Provides assistance with food packages/vouchers for those who qualify. Back to top

Upper Des Moines Food Pantry

 Humboldt County Courthouse Dakota City, IA 50529

515-332-3383

 www.udmo.com 

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Provides assistance with food packages/vouchers for those who qualify. Back to top

 Upper Des Moines Food Pantry

113 West Broadway Eagle Grove, IA
50533
 515-448-3704

 www.udmo.com

Wrt Provides assistance with food packages/vouchers for those who qualify. Back to top
Webster County SHARE- New Covenant Christian Church      3318 5th Avenue South Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501   515-955-6222 
Web Provides a monthly food package for a reduced fee, plus community service.

 Military/Veterans' Services

 Family Assistance-National Guard

 1659 Nelson Ave Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 515-573-3851

 

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Provides assistance with financial issues, coping with deployed soldiers, and child care.  Back to top

 Fort Dodge Human Rights Commission

 819 1st Ave S Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 515-576-2201

 www.fortdodgeiowa.org

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Provides services to eliminate discrimination through: law enforcement, education, and community outreach.  Also provides mediation services. Back to top
Hamilton County Veteran's Affairs 500 Fair Meadow Dr.     Webster City, IA 50595 515-832-9595
Ham Provides financial aid for veterans and their widows. Back to top
Humboldt County Veteran's Affairs 620 Sumner P.O. Box 331 Am. Legion,   Humboldt, IA 50548 515-604-6256
Hum Provides financial aid for veterans and their widows. Back to top





 Unity Point (Trimark) VA Clinic

 2419 2nd Ave N Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 515-576-2235

 

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 Wright County Verteran's Affairs


120 1st Ave NW
Clarion, IA 50525

 515-602-6208 515-293-0128

coliver@co.wright.ia.us 

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Provides financial aid for veterans and their widows.  Back to top

Webster County Veterans' Affiars

 723 1st Ave S Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 515-576-0428

www.webstercountyia.org

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Provides financial aid for veterans and their widows.  Back to top

 Financial

First Children's Finance 501 Sycamore Street
Suite 502
Waterloo, Iowa 50703
319-234-2665 Fax 319-234-2706 www.firstchildrensfinance.org angie@firstchildrensfinance.org
Provides financial and business-development assistance to high-quality child care businesses serving low- and moderate-income families. Back to top
Free Tax Preparation/VITA
(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
ISU Extension and Outreach
311 Bank St,
Webster City, IA
515-297-1543 (during tax season)
OR 515-832-9597
bwollan@iastate.edu
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IRS-certified volunteers prepare and transmit income tax returns for low and moderate income households whose tax issues are within the scope of the program.  By appointment. Back to top

Free Tax Preparation/VITA
(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

Ellsworth Public Library
1549 DeWitt St, Ellsworth, IA
515-836-4852

bwollan@iastate.edu
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IRS-certified volunteers prepare and transmit income tax returns for low and moderate income households whose tax issues are within the scope of the program.  By appointment. Back to top

Free Tax Preparation/VITA
(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

Humboldt Public Library
30 6th St N
Humboldt, IA
515-332-1925

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IRS-certified volunteers prepare and transmit income tax returns for low and moderate income households whose tax issues are within the scope of the program.  By appointment. Back to top
Free Tax Preparation/VITA
(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

Fort Dodge Area Senior Center
617 Central Ave
Fort Dodge, IA
515-573-3429

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IRS-certified volunteers prepare and transmit income tax returns for low and moderate income households whose tax issues are within the scope of the program.  By appointment. Back to top
Free Tax Preparation/VITA
(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)

Location TBA
Sponsor: Fort Dodge Community  Foundation and United Way
822 Central Av,Ste 405
Fort Dodge, IA

515-573-3170

volunteertax@gmail.com
(during tax season only)
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IRS-certified volunteers prepare and transmit income tax returns for low and moderate income households whose tax issues are within the scope of the program.  By appointment. Back to top
Free Tax Preparation/VITA
(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
Dayton City Hall
202 1st Ave SW
Dayton, IA
515-547-2711

bwollan@iastate.edu
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IRS-certified volunteers prepare and transmit income tax returns for low and moderate income households whose tax issues are within the scope of the program.  By appointment. Back to top
Free Tax Preparation/VITA
(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
ISU Extension and Outreach
210 1st St SW
Clarion, IA
515-532-3453
bwollan@iastate.edu
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IRS-certified volunteers prepare and transmit income tax returns for low and moderate income households whose tax issues are within the scope of the program.  By appointment. Back to top
Free Tax Preparation/VITA
(Volunteer Income Tax Assistance)
Eagle Grove Memorial Library
101 So Cadwell Ave
Eagle Grove, IA


bwollan@iastate.edu
Wrt IRS-certified volunteers prepare and transmit income tax returns for low and moderate income households whose tax issues are within the scope of the program.  By appointment. Back to top
Iowa Consumer Credit Counseling
 800-955-5765
All Provides financial counseling.  Back to top

Iowa Legal Aid

 108 8th St S Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 800-532-1275

www.iowalegalaid.org

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Provides legal help, consumer issues, civil rights, and education.  Back to top
Iowa Legal Aid South Central Regional Office 1111 9th Street Suite 230 Des Moines, Iowa 50314 515-280-3636
800-532-1275 (Hamilton County)


www.iowalegalaid.org
Ham Provides free legal services. Priorities are set for problems with income maintenance, health, housing, family law, employment, consumer, education, and individual rights.
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Legal Services Corporation of Iowa 

 Regional Office 600 1st St NW Mason City, IA

 1-800-392-1503

 

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 North Central Iowa Small Business Development Center

217 25th St South Suite C-12 Fort Dodge, IA 50501 

 515-576-6242

 

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Provides professional business counseling for small business on: planning, finance, human resources, management.  Back to top
Proteus, Inc. 107 N 7th St. Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501 515-573-8225

 www.proteusinc.net

 All Provides stipends for gas, tuition, and other support services for agricultural workers.  Back to top
Take Control of Your Money

www.extension.iastate.edu/families/take-control All Free on-line course covering the major elements of managing your finances successfully. Back to top

 Thrift Shops

Closet Consignments 419 Sumner Avenue Humboldt, Iowa 50548 515-332-3018
Hum Provides a various selection of second hand clothing, shoes, bedding, toys, books, and music for discounted prices. Back to top

 Goodwill Industries

 2735 5th Ave S Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 515-955-4688


www.shopgoodwill.com 

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Provides a various selection of second hand clothing, shoes, bedding, house wares, toys, books, and music for discounted prices.  Back to top

 Key on Central

 1036 Central Ave Fort Dodge, IA 50501

 515-573-4331

 

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Provides a various selection of second hand clothing, shoes, bedding, house wares, toys, books, and music for discounted prices.  Back to top
Proteus, Inc 409 Kenyon Rd Fort Dodge, IA 50501 515-573-8225

 www.proteusinc.net

All Provides clothing, health care, and education for seasonal/migrant agricultural and farm workers.  Back to top
Repeat Boutique 928 Central Ave Fort Dodge, IA 50501  515-576-6982
Web Provides a selection of second hand clothing for discounted prices.  Back to top

 Secrets

 514 Front St Moorland, IA 50566

 515-549-3383

 

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Provides a selection of second hand clothing for discounted prices. Back to top
The Clothing Closet - First Baptist Church 28 10th St N Fort Dodge, IA 50501  515-573-3517 firstbaptistfdia@gmail.com   www.firstbaptistfortdodge.net
Web Provides free clothing to those in need.  Back to top

 Trinkets and Treasures Boutique

 501 Main St Dakota City, IA 50529

 515-604-4135

 

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Provides a various selection of second hand clothing, shoes, bedding, house wares, toys, books, and music for discounted prices.  Back to top
Village Store Too 12 North 25th St Fort Dodge, IA 50501 515-573-5757

 www.oppvill.org

Web Serving adults with disabilities.  Division of Northwoods Living.  Back to top

 Community Services

 Hamilton County Social Services

 500 Fair Meadow Dr Webster City, IA 50595

  515-832-9550

 www.hamiltoncounty.org  ptreibel@hamiltoncountymhsb.org

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Emergency Assistance, Targeted Case Management, Friends Forever Social Education Center, County Social Work, Representative Payee, and Guardianship.  Back to top

 Humboldt County Community Services

 Humboldt County Courthouse Dakota City, IA 50548

 515-332-5205

 danderson@humboldtcountyiowa.org

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Provides case management and community assistance.  Back to top

North Central Iowa Case Management 

120 1st Ave NW Suite 7 Clarion, IA 50525

515-602-6905


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Webster County Community Services 330 1st Ave N Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501    515-573-1485 www.webstercountyiowa.org
Web Provides case management and community assistance.  Back to top

 Wright County Community Services

 115 1st St SE Clarion, IA 50525

 515-532-3309

 

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Provides services for individuals with disabilities such as: emergency financial assistance, substance abuse, and case management. Back to top