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Gasoline or bus ticket assistance is only available for transient individuals who are leaving the state of Iowa.
No, the Story County Furniture Bank closed permanently in May 2012.
Habitat for Humanity of Central Iowa has a store at 3504 Grand Ave. in Ames, and they take donations of building materials, tools, furniture, and appliances. They are open every week on Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 9am to 3pm and Thursday from 10am to 6pm. The store is open to the public; all proceeds from sales go towards providing affordable housing. If you have questions about donations, sales, or volunteering, call the store at 515-232-2335.
No, this office does not assist with any type of deposit. Referrals are made to other local agencies for deposit assistance.
Centralized Intake: Community Service in conjunction with Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance and The Salvation Army is providing a Centralized Intake process for rent and utility assistance for Story County Residents. Applications for rent and utility assistance can be made at Story County Community Services, one application, one location for assistance from multiple agencies. Service Coordination is also available to assist interested applicants in connecting to other resources, services, and supports.
Please contact our office at (515)-663-2930 to schedule an appointment.
Individuals requesting grocery vouchers are referred to local food pantries and the Department of Human Services to apply for food assistance. Community Services may assist on a case-by-case basis when all other resources are exhausted.
Contact a Service Coordinator in our office by calling 515-663-2930. You can also find more information at the following website:
Story County no longer operates a Case Management program as of July 1, 2016. If you are interested in Case Management services, please contact a Service Coordinator in our office to assist you with referrals to access this service.