The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) is pleased to announce the State of Iowa has received nearly $1 million in funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to offer free crisis counseling to any Iowan who has been affected, in any way, by the COVID-19 public health emergency. The program, COVID Recovery Iowa, is available now. Counseling will take place via virtual sessions, chat, or phone call. People of all ages may join groups online to find support and learn new strategies to cope with the effects of the pandemic in a variety of creative ways.
Iowans can access services through the following options:
- Call 800-447-1985 to connect with a counselor specializing in rural issues and agriculture 24 hours a day, seven days a week
- Call the Iowa Warm Line, 844-775-9276; to connect with a peer counselor or request to get in touch with a COVID Recovery Iowa counselor
- Visit www.COVIDrecoveryiowa.org and complete a contact form and a counselor will get back to you DHS has contracted
In addition, COVID Recovery Iowa is offering virtual support groups for pre-teens (elementary), teens (middle and high school), and parents.
- COVID Recovery Iowa Pre-Teen Support Group Information
- COVID Recovery Iowa Teen Support Group Information
- COVID Recovery Iowa Parent Support Group Information
COVID Recovery Iowa Resources
Free Take-Home Food for Families
1407 W. 18th St.
3rd or 4th Saturday of the Month | 9:00 AM – 10:00 am
Questions? Call 712-202-4861
St. James United Methodist Church
2032 S. Cypress St.
3rd Tuesday of the Month | 3:00-5:00 pm
2700 Leech Ave. | 712-274-1610
Mon–Fri 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
524 14th St. | 712-258-2470
Hrs: 2nd Fri of month 3:00 pm – Until food is gone
Last Thurs of month 9:00 am – Until food is gone
500 Bluff St. | 712-255-1769
Hrs: Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 10:30 am
(photo ID required)
1415 Villa Ave.| 712-255-8836
Hrs: Tues, Wed, Thurs 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Friday from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
(closed 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm daily)
Mobile Food Pantries
Locations and Times Vary
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1021 Nebraska St. | 712-252-2477 | Dental Services: 712-202-1006
The Siouxland Community Health Center provides medical and dental assistance. The sliding fee scale is available to families who qualify.
Child Health Program
The Siouxland Community Health Center Child Health Program provides Well-Child screening examinations and immunizations to qualifying families with children from birth to 21 years of age.
1014 Nebraska St. | 712-279-6119
The Siouxland District Health Department provides services regardless of financial status. Services provided include:
- Home health nursing
- Immunizations (tuberculosis, communicable disease, cardiovascular risk reduction, and immunizations for travel)
- Laboratory services (water analysis, HIV testing, and counseling, and sexually transmitted disease testing)
- WIC Program
Women, Infants, and Children provide nutritious food to supplement diets, information on healthy eating, and referrals for health care for women who are pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding, and children to age 5.
500 Bluff St. | 255-1769
The Gospel Mission provides temporary shelter, meals, and clothing to those in need.
415 Bluff St. | 712-255-1119
The Gospel Mission Women and Children’s Center is a homeless shelter for women and children. Meals are included.
204 W. 6th St. | 712-255-1769
The Gospel Mission for Single Men With Children is a homeless shelter for single men with children. Meals are included.
916 Nebraska St. | 712-255-0084
The Warming Shelter provides temporary emergency shelter.
405 6th St. | 712-279-6348
The Sioux City Housing Authority is a public agency, established through federal and state legislation, that helps approximately 1,205 low- and moderate-income households (including families, singles, seniors, and the disabled) afford safe quality housing. SCHA administers a wide range of affordable housing programs and resources. These programs are funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Need assistance paying for rent? Click here for housing assistance information.
The Welcome Home Program is an innovative initiative that combines transitional housing and outreach services to get homeless families in Siouxland off the streets as soon as possible. Our mission is to give those families a safe, furnished place to live, clothing and food; but more importantly, it is to provide them a chance to work one-on-one with a family development specialist working toward self-sufficiency & permanent housing.
3650 Glen Oaks Blvd | 712 239-9890
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
Monthly meetings: 4th Tuesday of each month @ 7 pm
Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Church (1421 Geneva St., 51103)
The Sioux City National Association for the Advancement of Colored People secures political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights in order to eliminate race-based discrimination and ensure the health and well-being of all persons.
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The Siouxland Autism Support Group is for families and caregivers living and/or working with someone on the autism spectrum. They provide support group meetings and other activities throughout the year for families in the Siouxland Area. They also providing training for parents, teaching staff, and care providers.
401 Douglas Street, STE 519 | 712-255-3188
Siouxland CARES is a volunteer-driven community coalition formed to bring about community changes related to alcohol and other drug abuse and related violence.
701 Steuben Street | 712-255-3551
United Way advances the common good by fighting for the health, education, and financial stability of every person in Siouxland. The generosity of United Way’s donors enables them to provide grants for outcome-based programs and collaborative projects that address core needs and achieve lasting, measurable results.
801 River Drive, Suite 200 | Judy Stafford – 605 232 9929
The Waitt Institute for Violence Prevention is a private operating foundation committed to breaking the cycle of violence in our homes and communities by focusing on violence prevention on the local and national level.
715 Douglas St. | 712-252-1861 (24-hours)
The Center for Siouxland provides resources, information, emergency assistance, and transitional housing services.
2700 Leech Ave. | 712-274-1610
The Community Action Agency of Siouxland provides early childhood education, emergency assistance, heating assistance, weatherization, transitional housing, senior employment training, family development, and child care, as well as a food program.
Crisis Line: 1 – (800) 982-7233
The Council on Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence provides a 24-hour crisis line, safe emergency shelter, phone and individual counseling, children’s programming and parenting skills, support groups and services, information and community referrals, and assistance with legal options.
M-S 8:00 am – 8:00 pm | 515-344-3936
This line is to help the Spanish-speaking community in the state of Iowa with the goal of providing information, resources, and support for the Iowa community. The line is answered by professionals from the Latino community. All the information is confidential.
900 Jennings St. | 712-258-5137
The Mary J. Treglia Community House offers ESL classes, basketball, cooking, crafts, dances, family events, games, immigration services, movies, Spanish classes, volleyball, tutoring, counseling (by appointment), girl’s drill team, workshops, video games, pool, Ping-Pong, truancy mediation (referrals by the County Attorney’s office), gang prevention, after school and summer programs, senior citizen programs, and the neighborhood council program.
2450 Transit Ave. | 712-224-2803
The Mission of the Messiah provides affordable supplies for families including apparel, clothing, and specialty items.
Virtual Parent Cafe and Parent Support Group
Rosecrance provided a range of family support services including counseling, support, education, and information. One of these support services is the virtual parent support group. Parents need to know that they are not alone as their adolescent or young adult struggles with the disease of addiction.
Prevention and Early Intervention Program (PEI)
The Rosecrance PEI Program is an evidence-based alcohol and drug education program designed to provide education, support, and direction
to teens and their families who may be at risk of more serious involvement with alcohol and other drugs.
1700 Geneva St. | 712-252-0581
The Sanford Community Center strives to enhance racial harmony by building character through education, counseling, social affairs, programs, classes, and group activities for children, teens, and adults including Outreach programs and Alternative suspension programs.
5722 Sunnybrook Drive | 800-242-5101
24/7 Crisis/Talk-Line: 844-345-4569
Seasons Center for Behavioral Health offers therapy and specialized trauma services to children and families in Siouxland. Additionally, the center offers a 24/7 Crisis and Talk-Line to anyone who may be experiencing a mental health crisis or in need of additional resources.
505 5th St. #422 | 712-258-4174
Women Aware is a non-profit organization operated by women for women to foster mobility toward emotional and economic stability through advocacy, counseling, volunteer facilitator training, awareness (classes and workshops), women’s resource library, and legal assistance for women (L.A.W.).