For heat assistance: http:\\www.dcaa.iowa.gov/bureau_EA/whos_eligivle.html
Department of Human Services Contact Information
You are able to apply for a variety of services. The fastest way to file an application and get an appointment is by filing on www.dhs.state.ia.us.
Health Insurance For Children Under Age 19
Insurance may be free or at a maximum of $40.00 per family. To apply:
www.hawk-i.org Locally you may call 1-800-657-5856 for NICAO Family Health Center.
Emergency Financial Assistance
Has anyone in your household been laid-off? Have your work hours been reduced? Do you need assistance with rent, mortgage, utilities or other bills? Contact: North Iowa Community Action at 1-800-873-1899
Worth County Ministerial
Emergency assistance up to 100.00 per time. This is the Good Neighbor Fund - contact the Worth County Sheriff Office to make a request.
Eligibility per person/family Once per year (unless extenuating circumstances)
Gas Up to : $20.00 (For Vehicle Use Only)
Groceries Up to $25.00 per person with a maximum of $100.00 (used to supplement, not replace Manna or other food distribution service. (No Alcohol or Tobacco Products)
Meals Up to $8.00 per meal, per person maximum, can be combined with Motel stay
Motel Up to 1 night stay, can be combined with Meal allowance
Medicine Up to : $125.00, can be use for medical care
Utilities Up to $100.0 (water, heat, electricity, etc. No cable TV or cell phones)
Travelers in need may receive both Motel and Meal Assistance
IOWA FORECLOSURE HOTLINE
Call 877-622-4866 if you are facing foreclosure, or if you can't make payments.
Call if you are in foreclosure now. Call if you are seriously behind in payments and are facing default (which can lead to foreclosure.) Call if you foresee that you won't be able to make future payments. The earlier you make he call, the more likely the Hotline may be able to assist you.
Free Tax Return Preparation for You by Volunteers
The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program (TITA) offers free tax help to low-to moderate-income (generally, $50,000.00 and below) people who cannot prepare their own tax returns. Certified volunteers sponsored by various organizations receive training to help prepare basic tax returns in communities across the country. To locate the nearest VITA site call 1-800-906-9887.
Military families and personnel get free tax help!
Manna of Worth County
Manna or Worth County along with the help of local charitable organizations and funds has been able to serve many families. Manna is located at 94 9th Street North in Northood. This is the Manna distribution site and food voucher location. Those seeking assistance should call 641-324-8588. All requests are confidential.
Worth County Share Shoppe
The Share Shoppe is a non-profit organization that provides household goods and clothing to anyone that needs it. Donations are requested but not required. If you have a emergency need and can not wait until normal open hours; call and they will give you access to the building. More information under Residents - Worth County Share Shoppe.
Thursdays 1 to 4 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. to noon.
appointment (for emergencies, only)
by calling 641-324-1471
Worth County Transit
The Worth County Transit operates out of the Worth County Public Health office. For fare information, see our site under Residents - Worth County Transit. Individuals that can not afford to pay a fee may ride at no charge for a minimal number of times. Contact 641-324-1741
Crisis Intervention Services 641-424-9133
The mission of Crisis Intervention Service is to provide persons affected by domestic violence, sexual assault or homicide with professional, confidential, 24-hour services including safety and support and to prevent violence in our communities through education.
Limited Health Care for people age 19 to 64 and for pregnant women
Iowa Care For Worth County
Community Health Center of Fort Doge
126 North 10th Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
What types of medical care are paid by Iowa Care?
IMPORTANT: Medical providers do not have to offer all of the services on the above list. IowaCare is a limited benefit program. It's a good idea to ask about what will be paid for when you call to make an appointment.
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