Community Services

Office Update Due to COVID-19:

Story County offices are closed to the public due to COVID-19 precautionary measures. While the Community Services office is closed to the public, we are open for operation Monday–Friday, 8:00 AM–4:30 PM. If you need immediate assistance with General Assistance or Mental Health and Disability Services (MHDS) needs, please contact our office at 515-663-2930 or by email at: communityservices@storycountyiowa.gov

Application forms for General Assistance and MHDS are available online at the following links:
General Assistance

Mental Health & Disability Services

For up-to-date information regarding food pantries and other community resources available during the current COVID-19 outbreak, please visit the United Way’s website at the following link:
United Way of Story County – COVID-19 Community Resources

For information regarding free counseling services available to any Iowan who has been affected, in any way, by the COVID-19 public health emergency, please visit the COVID Recovery Iowa website.


Responsibilities & Services

To assist Story County citizens with accessing resources and services, allowing them the opportunity to improve their quality of life.

Any Story County resident in need of assistance may apply for services. Each program has its own distinct set of criteria for eligibility. Through our office, you can find assistance with:

Contact Information

For more information, please call the Community Services office at (515) 663-2930.

View information about the Statewide Crisis Line.

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