Below are several links to resources for individuals and families who may need assistance during the COVID-19 outbreak. This is not an exhaustive list of services available to the public. We will update information as more information is known.
Childcare programs provide an essential support for working families. At this critical time, we must ensure these vital resources withstand a pandemic while keeping children and their families safe.
The Department of Human Services (DHS) does not recommend preemptive childcare closure at this time, and, in fact, stands ready to address childcare shortages created by any school closure.
Should local officials, employers or parents call your center seeking openings due to a COVID-19 closure, please visit www.iowaccrr.org/families or call 1-855-244-5301 to help coordinate alternate sites.
Individuals with questions of a legal nature should call the COVID-19 Legal Information Hotline at 1-800-332-0419. It was developed in partnership with Iowa Legal Aid, the Iowa State Bar Association and the Polk County Volunteer Lawyer Project. The hotline can assist Iowans with business and compliance issues, eviction, denial of unemployment benefits, employment issues and other personal legal concerns. You will be asked to leave a message and someone will return your call.