Government Benefits Available to Citizens of Des Moines, IA

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Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa (hawk-i) is a program that provides free or low-cost health care coverage for Iowa children in families with limited incomes. The amount you pay is based on the income of the family, but no family pays more than $40 per ...
The Family Investment Program (FIP) is Iowa's Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. The FIP program provides cash assistance to support low income families with children and provides services for the families to become self-sufficien...
Head Start is a Federal program that promotes the school readiness of children from birth to age five from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development. Head Start programs provide a learning environment that su...
Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a Federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. By doing so, you can reduce the risk o...
Medicaid is a program that pays for covered medical and health care costs of people who qualify. The Medicaid program is funded by Federal, state, and local governments and is managed by the Iowa Department of Human Services. A wide range of medical ...
The School Breakfast and Lunch Programs make nutritionally balanced, low-cost or free meals available to school children each school day. Over 92,000 schools offer lunches at school, and nearly 70,000 schools offer breakfast at school nationwide. Sch...
The Special Milk Program (SMP) provides milk to children in schools and non-profit childcare institutions that do not participate in other Federal child nutrition meal service programs. Schools in the National School Lunch or School Breakfast Program...
The WIC Program provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age five who are determined to be at nutritional risk. ...
The Summer Food Service Program (SFSP) was established to ensure that low-income children continue to receive nutritious meals when school is not in session. Free nutritious meals and snacks that meet Federal nutrition guidelines are provided to all ...
The Food Assistance program is intended to promote the general welfare of low income families by raising their levels of nutrition to avoid hunger and malnutrition....
Unemployment insurance benefits provide temporary financial assistance to workers unemployed through no fault of their own that meet Iowa's eligibility requirements....
The Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) is a Federal grant program established to help reduce the heating and cooling costs for low income persons, particularly the elderly, disabled, and children, by improving the energy efficiency of their home...

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Agape Pregnancy Center Inc‎
(515) 255-0243

(515) 253-0147

(515) 274-4851

(515) 278-5864

(515) 243-7681

(515) 244-4713

(515) 241-0982

Behavioral Technologies‎
(515) 263-9109

(515) 282-6218

(515) 288-9025

(515) 633-2133

Bloomfield Township Fire Department‎
(515) 285-2873

(515) 244-3761

Catholic Charities‎
(515) 262-7290

(515) 244-2267

(515) 288-1981

(515) 255-0800

(515) 243-6147

County Of Polk: Family Enrichment Center
(515) 286-3406

(515) 276-0037

(515) 289-4781

Crest Group Homes‎
(515) 251-4565

(515) 331-1200

Door Of Faith‎
(515) 974-0545

(515) 289-1933

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