Community Services

The Pottawattamie County Community Services department serves persons with disabilities including Intellectual Disability, Chronic Mental Illness, Serious Emotional Disturbances, and Developmental Disabilities. (MH/ID/SED/DD)

Funding for services and programs as well as resource and referral, and case planning, are available through the Community Services department for individuals who meet eligibility guidelines.

The Community Services department consists of the General Assistance Program, the Mental Health Advocate, and the Southwest Iowa Mental Health and Disability Services Region. For information about Mental Health and Disability Services including resource information, please visit our regional website.

Directions to Our Office

We are located across the street and southeast of the Pottawattamie County Courthouse in the Pottawattamie County Services Building, formerly the National Guard Armory. The address is 515 5th Ave, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

"Supporting... People, Choices, and Strengths!"


Suzanne Watson
Community Services Director
Phone (712) 328-5645
Fax: (712) 328-5668
Hours 8:00am to 12:00pm
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday
Location Pottawattamie County Services Building
515 5th Ave
Council Bluffs, IA 51503