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.

Contact:

Marlee Christoffel
mchristoffel@nwiacc.org

Or

Intake
intake@nwiacc.org

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)

  • Medicaid
  • EBT
  • Title XIX

Contact DHS:

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

Email: atlasoco@hickorytech.net

General Relief

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:

Laurie Ruf
c/o Osceola County Auditor’s Office

Address: 300 7th Street, Sibley, IA 51249

Phone: 712-754-2241

Assistance available

Iowa Residential Utility Disruption Prevention Program:

  • The program will provide eligible households with up to $2,000 towards electric, natural gas and water bills if they are at risk of disconnection due to an inability to pay due to a COVID-19 related loss of income.
  • For a full list of eligibility requirements, additional information and to apply, visit iowahousingrecovery.com.
  • Applications will be accepted between October 8, 2020, and November 20, 2020, or until funding is depleted, whichever comes first. Assistance will be awarded based on application completeness and eligibility in order received until all funds have been exhausted.

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.
  • The application period runs from November 1, 2020 through April 30, 2021, with early applications accepted beginning October 1, 2020, for households that have a member who is at least 60 years of age, or disabled, or where disconnection is imminent. Anyone facing disconnection at any time should contact their local community action agency for assistance.
  • 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.