Resource Connection provides current, online information about human service and health resources to residents of the Southwest Iowa MHDS Region.  To access locations on a map, click on the address listed.

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West Central Community Action Page County Outreach

Food Pantry, Free Clothing, Low Income Home Energy Program/Weatherization Program, Senior Aid Program, Head Start Programs (Mandy&Laura) Contact: Linda Ash Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm
Categories: Basic Needs, Childcare/Youth Programs, Disaster Services, Financial Assistance, Food Assistance, Medications, Seasonal Programs/Misc.
Last updated: 9/28/2016

West Central Community Action Pottawattamie County Outreach

Energy assistance and weatherization for heat bills and home repairs; Assistance with fuel/energy/utility bills for low-income person(s) and families. Contact: Toni Blackman or Denise Batt Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am to 3pm
Categories: Basic Needs, Financial Assistance, Seasonal Programs/Misc.
Last updated: 9/28/2016

West Central Community Action Senior Aide Program

Address:
Box 709
Harlan, IA 51537

Phone #: (712) 755-5135 ext. 230

Website: www.westcentralca.org

Email: inielsen@westcca.org

Employment and training for low-income seniors (55+). Contact: Ivy Nielsen Hours: Monday through Friday, 8am to 4:30pm
Categories: Senior Programs, Training and Employment
Last updated: 9/28/2016

West Central Community Action Shelby County Outreach

Address:
1018 6th Street
Harlan, Iowa 51537

Phone #: 712-755-5602

Website: www.westcentralca.org

Assistance with Food Pantry, Free Clothing, Low Income Home Energy Program/Weatherization Program, Senior Aid Program, HeadStart Programs Contact: Dena Matthews at 712-755-5602 Hours: Monday through Friday, 9am-3pm
Categories: Basic Needs, Childcare/Youth Programs, Financial Assistance, Food Assistance, Seasonal Programs/Misc., Senior Programs
Last updated: 9/28/2016

West Central Community Action-Child Care Resource & Referral

Address:
Box 709
Harlan, IA 51537

Phone #: 800-945-9778

Website: www.iowaccrr.org

Email: cjensen@westcca.org

Child Care Resource and Referral (CCR&R) provides resources, education and advocacy to support quality child care. CCR&R is available to assist families in finding and selecting child care providers who best meet their family's specific needs. Child Care Consultants provide on-site consultation to all preschools, before and after school programs, centers and home providers. Child Care Resource and Referral provides professional development to help child care professionals meet their annual requirements. Contact: Carol Jensen
Categories: Childcare/Youth Programs
Last updated: 9/28/2016

West Central Community Action-Head Start

Address:
701 10th St.
Harlan, IA 51537

Phone #: 800-698-5886

Website: www.westcentralca.org

Early childhood development for low-income families.
Categories: Childcare/Youth Programs
Last updated: 9/28/2016

West Central Community Action’s FaDSS Program -Positive Parenting

Positive Parenting Class; (Four, 1 ½ hour sessions). This is a fun and educational way to learn effective tools for parenting and to help you become a well-balanced healthy person. Curriculums include: Boys Town Model, Nurturing Program, Erik Erickson’s Stages of Development, Psychologically-based techniques, and much more. • You must attend all classes to fulfill your Promise Jobs, DHS, and FaDSS Requirements • Certifications Awarded • No charge
Categories: Seasonal Programs/Misc.
Last updated: 1/9/1900

West Central Community Food Pantry-Onawa

Address:
801 10TH Street
Onawa, IA 51040

Phone #: 712-423-2603 (Brenda Holman)

Food Pantry Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm (4 times/year limit).
Categories: Food Assistance
Last updated: 3/6/2015

West Central Shelby County Food Pantry

Address:
1018 6th St. Harlan, IA 51537

Phone #: 712-755-5602

Website: www.westcentralca.org

The West Central Shelby County Food Pantry is open Monday-Friday 8:00 am-4:30 pm  for residents of Shelby County.  There are no income restrictions but the pantry can only be utilized a maximum of 4 times per year per family.  Please call ahead to schedule pick up.  Each pantry is generally enough food for 3-4 days.
Categories: Food Assistance
Last updated: 9/28/2016

WIC Program of Pottawattamie County

Address:
300 W Broadway #9
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Phone #: (712) 328-5886

Supplemental Food Program for Children ages 0-5 years and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding and /or 6 months postpartum
Categories: Food Assistance
Last updated: 1/4/1900