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General Assistance

General Assistance provides short term assistance to Clinton County residents who are poor or needy for reasons not directly attributed to themselves. This fulfills the duties of the county per Code Chapter 252.25.

Programs Available for Clinton County Residents

  • Rent Assistance
  • Utilities Assistance (Electric and Water)
  • Limited Dental Assistance
  • Emergency Prescriptions and Local Medical (Limited) Assistance
  • Indigent Cremation Assistance
  • Emergency Shelter

General Assistance Application

Indigent Cremation Assistance Application

Schedule An Appointment/Contact:

Tracey Dickey
General Assistance Worker
563-244-0563 ext. 5537

Community Resources

  • Community Action
    • 563-243-5220 or 563-324-3236
    • 1900 N. 3rd Street
    • Heating assistance (October - March), utilities, rent child care
  • Carroll Assistance Center
    • 563-374-1520
    • 1520 E. Jefferson Street, Wheatland, IA 
    • Food pantry, limited assistance for crisis situations, clothing, etc.
  • DHS
    • 563-242-0573
    • 121 6th Ave. South
    • FIP, Food Stamps, Title 19, Iowa Health and Wellness
  • HUD
    • 563-243-1280
    • 215 6th Ave. South, Suite 33 (Housing Authority)
    • Food pantries, limited assistance for crisis situations, clothing items, baby items and household items
  • Information and Referral and Benevolent Store
    • 563-243-5818
    • 219 1st Ave.
    • Food pantries, limited assistance for crisis situations, clothing items, baby items and household items
  • Referral Center*
    • 563-659-9612
    • Food pantry, thrift store and limited assistance for crisis situations
    • *Dewitt Community School District residents only
  • Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)
    • 563-243-7787
    • 1900 N. 3rd St.
    • Volunteers assist with meals on wheels, filing income tax, applying for Medicare and numerous other community projects
  • Veterans Affairs
    • 563-242-1151
    • 1900 N. 3rd St.
    • Emergency assistance for Veterans in crisis sitations, including rent and utilities
  • Victory Center
    • 563-242-9016 - Men's shelter
    • 563-243-1744 - Women's shelter
  • WIC Program
    • 563-243-9329
    • 215 6th Ave. South
    • Supplemental nutrition program for women, infants and children
  • YWCA Rapid Rehousing Program
    • 833-849-8976
    • 317 7th Ave. South
    • Assist individuals in obtaining safe, affordable, permanent housing

 

Administration Building

1900 N. 3rd St.
Clinton, IA 52733
Driving Directions

Contact Information

563-243-6210

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Holiday Closures

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