Resources

Adult Services
Community & Family Resources

726 S 17th St
Fort Dodge, IA
515.576.7261

Community and Family Resources is dedicated to proactively assisting individuals, families and communities to achieve healthy behavior and lifestyles through advocacy, prevention and treatment of substance abuse, problem gambling and mental illness.

Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center (D/SAOC)

PO Box 773
Fort Dodge, IA
Toll Free Hotline: 888.356.2006
Office Line: 515.955.2273


Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center offers a variety of free and confidential services including residential, counseling, medical advocacy, transportation, food and clothing, information, education and referrals, safety planning, crisis intervention, court advocacy, laundry, case management and personal hygiene supplies.

Disability Assistance
Lifeworks Community Services

1303 A St West
Fort Dodge, IA
515.576.2126


Vocational, residential and community support services for persons with mental illness, intellectual or other disabilities.

OneVision

1470 21st Ave N
Fort Dodge, IA
515.573.8243


Provides a variety of services for adults with disabilities

Family Services
Children & Families of Iowa

111 Ave O W
Fort Dodge, IA
515.573.2193


Provides individual and family counseling services, behavioral health intervention services, child psychiatric services, crisis childcare, crisis intervention, youth employment program, 24/7 Dads, domestic and international adoption services, pediatric integrated health homes case management, Girls Circle and Boys Council adolescent groups and Community Partnerships for the Protection of Children coordination.

Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center (D/SAOC)

PO Box 773
Fort Dodge, IA
Toll Free Hotline: 888.356.2006
Office Line: 515.955.2273


Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center offers a variety of free and confidential services including residential, counseling, medical advocacy, transportation, food and clothing, information, education and referrals, safety planning, crisis intervention, court advocacy, laundry, case management and personal hygiene supplies.

Iowa Department of Human Services

Iowa Department of Human Services
330 1st Avenue N
Fort Dodge, IA
515.955.6353


Provides a variety of health, food and counseling services.

Iowa Women, Infants & Children Program (WIC)

723 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA
515.573.4107


A supplemental nutrition program for babies, children under the age of five, pregnant women, breastfeeding women and women who have had a baby in the last six months. WIC helps families by providing healthy foods, nutrition education and referrals to other health care agencies. This service is provided through Webster County Health Department.

Strengthening Families Program

217 S 25th St, Ste C12
Fort Dodge, IA
515.576.2119


An evidence-based parent, youth and family skills building curriculum proven to delay the onset of adolescent substance use, lower levels of aggression in youth, increase the resistance to peer pressure in youth, reduce youth conduct programs in school and improve parent skills, including building a positive relationship with their youth, setting appropriate limits and following through on consequences while showing love and support for their children. Voluntary enrollment. Fall and winter sessions.

Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.

900 Central Ave. Ste 11
Fort Dodge, IA
515.576.7774


Family Development and Self-Sufficiency Program and in-home counseling. Also provides utility assistance. Call to make an appointment. Hours Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Food Assistance
Family Nutrition Program

217 25th St Ste C12
Fort Dodge, IA
515.576.2119


Food budgeting and low-cost meal education for families with children ages 10 and under.

Iowa Department of Human Services

Iowa Department of Human Services
330 1st Avenue N
Fort Dodge, IA
515.955.6353


Provides a variety of health, food and counseling services.

Lord's Cupboard

Lord’s Cupboard
127 N 10th St
Fort Dodge, IA
515.576.7586


Provides emergency assistance and basic household supplies that last one week. Assistance given five times per year. Assistance also available to households that have had a fire or family members of domestic situations with no income eligibility required in these emergency situations.

Salvation Army

Salvation Army
126 N 7th St
Fort Dodge, IA
515.576.1281


Offers food and nutritional programs.

Housing Assistance
Bridging the Gap

24 N 9th St Ste B
Fort Dodge, IA
515.573.3170


Provides household items, furniture, beds, etc. to low-income families. Delivery provided; referral necessary.

Fort Dodge Housing Agency

700 S 17th St
Fort Dodge, IA
515.573.7751


Low-income rental assistance program (section 8, HUD housing).

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819 1st Ave S
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
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  • Phone: (515) 576-4551
  • Fax: (515) 573-5751
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  • Office Hours:
    Monday - Friday 8:00 pm to 5:00 pm

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