Social and Mental Health Services
Northwest Iowa Care Connections
Northwest Iowa Care Connections exists to support improved access to behavioral healthcare through local resources to promote full citizenship for people with mental illness and intellectual disabilities.
24-hour Crisis Line: 844-345-4569
Address: 215 West 4th St, Suite 6, Spencer, IA, 51301
Phone: (712) 264-3945
Upper Des Moines Opportunity
Address: 1672 Northwest Blvd., Sibley, IA 51249
Phone: (712) 754-2573
Fax: (712) 754-3387
Office Hours: 8am-4pm M, W, F (Closed 12:00-12:30 for Lunch)
Food bank hours: 9am-3pm on M, W, F (donations welcome)
Dept. of Human Services (For Any Federal Assistance)
- Title XIX
Address: 160 2nd St. SE, Primghar, IA 51245
Phone: (800) 392-3895
By Appointment Only
ATLAS of Osceola County
ATLAS Group is a Christ-centered service organization birthed from the original ATLAS ministry in Sioux Center, IA. Its purpose is to help serve, equip and connect other individuals and communities who desire to touch lives for Christ through the ATLAS model.
Address: 955 2nd Ave. Sibley, IA 51249
Phone: (712) 754-4311
Fax: (712) 754-4337
Osceola County General Assistance shall be provided to residents of this county as mandated by the Iowa Code. To qualify, one must be a resident of Osceola County, be at least 18 years of age and meet current income and resource guidelines.
Contact General Relief:
c/o Osceola County Auditor’s Office
Address: 300 7th Street, Sibley, IA 51249
Ocheyedan: Held the first Wednesday of the month from 10am-noon and 5-7pm. Come to the Ocheyedan United Methodist Church, or make an appointment. Donations accepted at the Ocheyedan UMC. Call 712-758-3152. Open to everyone!
- Upper Des Moines Opportunity - Food bank hours: 9am-3pm on M, W, F (donations welcome)
- Sibley Mobile Pantry: 115 Maple Drive, Sibley IA 51249. Phone: (515) 564-0330 Schedule: https://www.foodbankiowa.org/partners/programs/mobile-pantry-program#mobile-schedule
Iowa Housing Authority Programs:
- Assistance for Renters: https://www.iowafinance.com/renter-programs/
- Assistance for Homeowners: The Iowa Homeowner Eviction Prevention Program will reopen to provide eligible COVID-19 impacted homeowners at imminent risk of eviction with mortgage assistance for up to four months, with a maximum assistance per household of $3,600. The short-term program will be available until funds are exhausted or a new federal program is launched. Program funding is provided through federal CARES Act funds.
- For additional information and to apply, visit iowahousingrecovery.com.
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program:
- The program helps qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing.
- Eligibility is based on household size and income.
- To find your local agency, you may call 2-1-1, visit https://humanrights.iowa.gov/dcaa/where-apply, or contact the Iowa Department of Human Rights at (515) 281-3861 or 1-800-351-4659. LIHEAP information is available in multiple languages on the Department's website.
Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program
- The new federal Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHWAP) will provide assistance in the form of benefit payments made directly to water vendors on behalf of households for past-due charges, fees, and taxes for drinking and wastewater services. The program will be administered by the Iowa Department of Human Rights and locally through Iowa’s Community Action Agencies that serve all 99 counties.
- Iowans may apply by contacting their local Community Action Agency starting October 8, 2021. To locate the agency nearest you, please visit https://humanrights.iowa.gov/dcaa/where-apply or call the Iowa Department of Human Rights at 515-242-3861.
- Program eligibility mirrors that of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), meaning applicants must qualify to receive federal LIHEAP benefits, total household income must be at or below 200% of the federal poverty guidelines, and a current water crisis must be present.
- The application period is open year-round. LIHWAP will run through September 30, 2023, or until funds are exhausted.
- To learn more about LIHWAP, visit https://www.acf.hhs.gov/ocs/programs/lihwap or contact your local community action agency.