General Assistance

General Assistance is also a part of the Community Services Department. The General Assistance (GA) program assists persons in need of rental, utility or medication assistance contingent upon qualification of programs available.    General Assistance can offer three separate programs depending on individual need:  the poor program, back to work program, and one time assistance program.  The GA Specialist obtains information regarding eligibility verification for this program.  To find out more about this program, call the General Assistance office at 712-328-5867.

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Hope 4 Iowa

The HOPE 4 IOWA Crisis Call Line connects individuals in crisis to a helping hand and the resources to address and improve mental wellness. Available 24/7. For more information visit our website here.








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Pottawattamie County Emergency Notification System

Pottawattamie Alert is the countywide emergency notification system serving all residents within Pottawattamie County and its communities.

Part of the Alert Iowa System, Pottawattamie Alert is a high-speed notification and weather warning service. This no-charge service is available to businesses and residents of Pottawattamie County and its Communities that allows public officials to warn citizens of pending emergencies, critical public information during disasters, recommended protective actions, and provides automated severe weather warnings tailored to your preferences. The system can also be used to provide other important information to communities.