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Provides assistance to individuals or households of Shelby County who are poor or needy and is administered within the scope of monies appropriated.  Understood to be "the payer of last resort" when all other means of assistance have been exhausted, it is not an ongoing support. Assistance may be provided for utilities, cremation, prescription medication, emergency dental extraction, or rent; no deposits. An application must be completed; those applications are available at the Community Services office. All recipients of general assistance shall agree to reimburse the County for assistance received. Every applicant denied assistance is informed in writing of the right to appeal such decision to the Board of Supervisors.

Contact Information

719 Market Street
Harlan, IA 51537
844-934-4222 x 9

Categories

Basic Needs, Financial Assistance

Counties

Shelby

Map to Shelby County General Assistance

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Lutheran Services in Iowa - Des Moines

We empower families and communities by recognizing and honoring the strengths and gifts of every individual.
3116 University Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
515-271-7411

InterFaith Response, Inc.

We are a private non-profit, non-denominational organization whose mission is to provide assistance to people in Pottawattamie County who do not know where or how to access help in resolving their emergency or long-term needs.
25 South 15th St
#6C
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
712-322-0531
Counties: Pottawattamie

Cass County General Assistance

Who Qualifies for General Relief Assistance? Cass County General Relief Assistance provides assistance to residents of Cass County, Iowa who are needy and poor and in need of immediate assistance and who cannot obtain assistance from any other source.
5 West 7th St.
Atlantic, IA 50022
712-243-4424
Counties: Cass
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