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Overview of Programs

  • Our Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program helps qualifying households in Woodbury County pay a portion of their primary heating costs. This assistance is available to households at or below 200% of the federal poverty level and runs from November 1 to April 30.

  • We offer several early childhood preschool programs both classroom and in-home based. These programs are offered for free to eligible families serving prenatal mothers to children up to age 5 .

  • Our Community Services staff is the first point of contact if you are needing assistance. We have many programs help individuals and families with utility, rent, food/household items, and other crisis assistance programs.

  • Our agency has the ONLY emergency food pantry open 40 hours a week. We offer non-perishable food, frozen meat, hygiene items, cleaning products, and diapers/wipes.

  • Funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is used to reimburse registered day care providers for serving nutritious meals and snacks in Cherokee, Ida, Plymouth, and Woodbury Counties. Providers take part in regular nutrition education.

  • Our nurse consultant provides on-site consultation, training and support to child care businesses, both in-home and at centers, to promote safe and healthy environments in Ida and Woodbury Counties.

  • This home visiting program is dedicated to building partnerships with Iowa families to alleviate the conditions that cause poverty by building on their strengths of resourcefulness and resilience. FaDSS engages families in dynamic partnerships to address their basic needs, improve child well-being, and develop career opportunities that, in turn, improves lives, families and communities.

  • This program helps make homes more energy efficient by installing items such as insulation, furnaces, water heaters, refrigerators, and freezers. Applicants are taken from LIHEAP clients in Woodbury and Monona counties.

  • A collaborative initiative that allows single, working parents to be given a reliable vehicle, which has been donated and refurbished.