Iowa Department of Human Services- Child Care Assistance
DHS CCA Eligibility
Human Services River Place Office
2309 Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310-9930
The Centralized Child Care Assistance Eligibility Unit determines eligibility for child care assistance. You can apply online via the "Family Portal" link at the listed website or choose the link for the printable version in English or Spanish. Once filled out, this application should be sent to the address listed if you choose to do a paper application.
Iowa Prescription Drug Corporation
This program helps provide affordable medication to Iowans in need. Call the toll free number 1-866-282-5817 with questions or to request assistance.
Louisa County Department of Human Services (DHS)
12635 County Road G56
Wapello, IA 52653
*The Wapello County Office is by Appointment Only- please call before coming to this office.
Many of the services are provided out of the Muscatine County Office. Call for location of specific services.
Homecheck Assessment: This energy efficiency assessment is available for FREE to residential customers within the service area for whom Mid-America delivers the primary heating fuel. Call 800-545-0762 for more information.
E-SMART Kids, Parents and Teachers is an online resource that offers games, materials, a glossary and more to provide education on electrical safety.
Muscatine County Community Services
315 Iowa Avenue
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
The mission of Muscatine County Community Services is to provide quality services following mandates and policies established by the State of Iowa and Muscatine County. These services will be provided in a fair, respectful, and cost effective manner to persons who are indigent, low-income, or disabled.
Services & Programs
Eastern Iowa MHDS Region
As of July 1, 2014, Iowa's community-based, person-centered mental health and disability services system provides locally delivered services, regionally managed with statewide standards. Local access to mental health and disability services for adults shall be provided either by counties organized into regional service system or by an individual county that is exempted from joining a region as provided in Iowa Code 331.389. Adult residents of Iowa will have access to mental health and disability services regardless of the location of their residence. Rule: Iowa Code 331.389.1.a. Regional leaders, guided by the regional management plan, coordinate quality community services that support individuals with disabilities in obtaining their maximum independence.
The Eastern Iowa Mental Health and Disabilities Services Region was formed under Iowa Code Chapter 28E to create a mental health and disability service region in compliance with Iowa Code 331.390. The Region was approved by the Department of Human Services on May 23, 2013, and officially began operating on July 1, 2014. The Region serves Cedar, Clinton, Jackson, Muscatine and Scott Counties, with a total population of approximately 298,523 according to the July 1, 2012 census.
Services provided: Case Management/Social Work, General Assistance, Trust Services, Veterans Affairs, Disability Services, and Food Pantry
Muscatine County Department of Human Services
315 Iowa Avenue Suite 2
Economic programs - cash welfare payments, food stamps, medical assistance (Medicaid), Medicare reimbursement, state supplemental assistance, nursing/residential facility benefits, and information and referral. Service Programs - Adoption, Child Day Care, Child Protective Assessments, Dependent adult protective investigations, Family centered services, family preservation services, foster care, foster home-licensing, in-home health related care, waiver services and information and referral. Please call to schedule an appointment.
Partnerships for Prescription Assistance
Online contact form available on website.
This is a resource that helps individuals find prescription medication assistance programs and free/low-cost clinics.
Property Tax Credit/Rent Refund Program- Senior Resources
1808 Mulberry Avenue
Muscatine, IA 52761
The Property Tax Credit/Rent Refund program at Senior Resources assists elderly or disabled persons to fill out forms to receive a property tax credit or rent refund between the motns of February through May. To qualify individuals must be 18 years or older and totally disables or 65 years and older and meet income guidelines. Contact Laura Vargas for more information.
1221 Center Street, Suite 16
Des Moines, Iowa 50309
Iowa City Office
1548 South Gilbert Street
Iowa City, Iowa 52240
Patrick Taggart, Regional Director
Briana Reha-Klenske, Health Care Manager
Mission Statement: We provide communities with health, educational and economic opportunities.
Proteus serves immigrant, minority, and low-income populations to make their dream of a brighter tomorrow a reality by helping them overcome language and cultural barriers in order to better provide for their families.
Proteus, Inc. is an Iowa-based private, 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been serving migrant and seasonal farmworkers, immigrants, and others since 1979. Proteus has been serving the Hispanic and Latino communities in Iowa for more than 30 years through grant related funding.
204 7th St.
Durant, IA 52747
We accept messages and need requests any day or time.
We are a nonprofit helping families in Eastern Iowa and Illinois struggling with the cost of medical equipment, medical prescriptions, or medical care for chronic or life threatening conditions up to age of 30. We provide financial support, assistance with finding long term solutions like patient assistance programs, transportation costs, and referrals to other nonprofits and agencies
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
SHIIP Helps helps seniors make decisions regarding Medicare and other health coverage options. The locations/contact information of qualified counselors for this program in Cedar, Muscatine, and Louisa counties are as follows:
Cedar: Tipton Senior Center, 111 Orange St., Tipton, IA 52772 (563) 886-3293
Muscatine: Senior Resources, 1808 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, IA 52761 (563) 263-7292
Louisa (no locations in Louisa county): Great River Medical Center, 1227 Agency St., Burlington, IA 52601 (319) 752-9200
Senior Resources, 1808 Mulberry Ave., Muscatine, IA 52761 (563) 263-7292
Social Security Office- Burlington
3920 Division Street
Burlington, IA 52601
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Call office to verify hours as they may be subject to change or closed on certain holidays
Social Security Office- Davenport
4319 N. Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52761
Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
Call to verify times as they may be subject to change or the office may be closed on certain holidays.
Social Security Office- Iowa City
400 S Clinton St.
Iowa City, IA 52240
Call for location-specific office hours.
Spay/Neuter Assistance for Pets (SNAP)
1229 Northwood Lane
Muscatine, IA 52761
SNAP provides financial assistance for low-income pet owners to get their pet spayed or neutered.
For individuals outside of Muscatine County, call 888-977-2942 to find the SNAP program nearest you.
Take Control of Your Money Online Course
Take Control of Your Money is a free online course for those who wish to improve their finances. The course is self-paced and includes several online and printable tools as well as audio-visual lessons and quizzes.
Go to http://courses.extension.iastate.edu/course/view.php?id=29
Create an account and follow the online instructions to access the training.
If you already have an ISU account you may log in and search for the training.
Tipton Parks and Recreation
The Tipton Parks and Recreation includes the High School track, softball fields, tennis courts, horseshoe courts, playgrounds, disc golf, and pavilions. It also includes the James Kennedy Family Aquatic Center. Swimming lessons are available through the Aquatic Center.
*Children who qualify for free or reduced lunch may also qualify for other free or reduced fees through the Parks and Recreation Department. Applications are available online.
United Neighbors- Crisis Prevention
808 Harrison Street
Davenport, IA 52803
We provide immediate assistance to families and individuals with urgent financial needs, by obtaining funds, making appropriate referrals, providing information or advocating on their behalf.
We provide assistance, referral and information for people in our service area who may be in need of services and don't know how to access help. We advocate for families or individuals, helping them find community resources to help them become more self-reliant.
United Way of Muscatine Kids First Program
208 West 2nd Street Suite 201
Muscatine, Iowa 52761
The purpose of the Kids First fund is to provide funding for students in the Muscatine Community School District who have a need as identified by an MCSD employee. Some of the things the Kids First fund has covered are shoes, clothing, gas for college visits, school supplies, and activity fees.
USDA Rural Development Rehabilitation Loans and Grants
563-886-6006, Ext. 4
USDA Rural Development, Tipton, Iowa
The USDA Rural Development office in Tipton has two programs available to assist with home repairs. Eligibility for both program sis tied to income and asset guidelines.
Home Repair Loan Program: Intended to improve in terms of safety and sanitation. The interest rate is 1% and the loan may be repaid over up to 20 years. Loans up to $20,000 may be available.
Home Repair Grant Program: The individual must be 62 years or older and unable to repay the money granted. The funds are intended by improve the health, safety, or accessibility of the home. Maximum grant amount available is $7,500.