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MercyOne Resource Guide

Search for programs and resources in your community.



Grimes Volunteer Support Services, Inc

GVSS was formed in 2010 to provide assistance to area residents to help them stay in their homes.  We are an all-volunteer organization that provides transportation and other services without charge to those in need.  Our focus has always been "neighbors helping neighbors"



404 SE 2nd Street
Grimes, Iowa 50111



Phone: (515) 986-5355

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Iowa 2-1-1

There may be a time that you or someone you know needs help, but don’t know exactly what kind of assistance is available – let alone how to access it. 2-1-1 can assist by helping to clarify your personal situation and then utilize an extensive up-to-date database to determine the best resource(s) for you. 2-1-1 is a free, comprehensive information and referral system for Iowa residents.


Phone: 211

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Iowa offers hawk-i health care coverage for uninsured children of working families. No family pays more than $40 a month. Some families even pay nothing at all.

Phone: (800) 257-8563

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InnerVisions Healthcare

InnerVisions Healthcare provides you with information and the confidential support so you can make an informed and empowered decision when it comes to unplanned pregnancy, abortion alternatives, STDs and more.



1355 5oth Street, Suite 400
West Des Moines, IA 50266


Phone: (515) 440-2273
Text: (515) 783-1286

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Polk County General Assistance

General Assistance provides temporary assistance with basic and special needs to eligible Polk County residents. Individuals and families who are at risk due to a temporary crisis and/or a mental or physical incapacity and who meet income guidelines may be assisted.



2309 Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310 

Phone: (515) 286-2088

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Grants for Seniors in Iowa

Iowa is one of the senior-friendly and safest states particularly with its lower cost of living compared to others.  It is also tax-friendly for the elderly. Even though it provides affordable rents and housing for residents, some seniors may need other services. There is a broad range of programs and benefits for them which are presented by the federal government, state departments, and local establishments.

 - Rent and Housing Assistance

 - Financial Assistance

 - Health Assistance

 - Utility Bills Assistance

 - Food Assistance



A Guide to Social Security for Seniors

Whether you’re nearing retirement age, have a significant disability or are struggling to meet your basic needs, you may be entitled to Social Security. This federal program includes several different components that can provide valuable financial assistance regardless of your age. Click link below to see what you need to know about eligibility and how to claim your benefits.


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Iowa Center for Economic Success


Welcome to The Iowa Center’s VITA Tax Site.

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) grant program is an IRS initiative designed to support free tax preparation service for the underserved through various partner organizations. This service helps low- to moderate-income individuals, persons with disabilities, the elderly, and limited English speakers file their taxes each year.



Suicide and Crisis Hotline

Dial:  988

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