Assistance

Clothing

Bibles for Mission Thrift Center

Provides very reasonably priced clothing, small appliances, furniture, books and knick-knacks. All proceeds go to supply Bibles for Romania. All volunteers run store.

2500 Fifield Rd.
Pella, IA 50219

Phone: 641-628-1650

Website: https://www.biblesformissions.org


The Well Thrift Store

Low cost used clothing, furniture, linens and housewares.  Assistance with financial needs and support.

419 E Oskaloosa St.
Pella, IA 50219

Phone: 641-628-3333

404 West Pleasant Street
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-205-8605

Website: https://thewelliowa.org
Email: thrift@thewelliowa.org


Helping Hands

Low cost or free household and clothing items.

110 W Main St.
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6933


Almost Free Shop

Low cost household items including clothing, toys, seasonal items and tools. Hours are Monday from 2–5pm, Tuesday 9am–12pm, and Friday from 9am–4pm.

312 E Robinson St.
Knoxville, IA 50138


Financial

Child Care Subsidy Program

Offers financial aid to qualifying families who need help paying for childcare. Applications can be downloaded for DHS website or contact DHS.

Phone: 866-448-4605

Website: https://dhs.iowa.gov


Crisis Intervention Services

Provide comprehensive sexual assault services, violent crime services, prevention programming, and emergency housing for victims of domestic abuse, sexual violence ad violent crimes for the counties of Appanoose, Davis, Jasper, Jefferson, Keokuk, Lucas, Mahaska, Marion, Monroe, Poweshiek, Wapello and Wayne.

207 A Ave East
Oskaloosa, IA 52577

Office Phone: 641-673-0336
Emergency Housing Crisis line: 1-844-673-5499
Sexual Assault Crisis line: 1-800-270-1620

Website: https://www.stopdvsa.org
Email: help@stopdvsa.org


Crossroads of Pella

Limited financial assistance available for families in the Pella school district.

712 Union St., Suite 301
Pella, IA 50219

Phone: 641-628-1212

          Mental Health Helpline: 641-629-0019

Website: https://www.crossroadspella.org
Email: info@crossroadspella.org

Fax: 641-628-3181


Celebrate Community Church

Financial and food assistance available 1–4pm on Wednesdays.

1005 N Lincoln St.
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-7603


Financial Counseling and Debt Management

See Consumer Credit Counseling under Counseling & Consultation Services


Department of Human Services (Marion County)

Offers child and adult protective services, alternate living, state assistance.

Served by Warren County DHS
1005 S Jefferson Way
Indianola, IA 50125

Phone: 515-961-5353

Toll Free Number : 1-800-286-6424
To report a change in food, Medicaid or cash assistance, call 1-877-347-5678.
TO report an incident of child abuse, call 1-800-362-2178.

Website: https://dhs.iowa.gov

Fax: 515-564-4097


Knoxville Area Ministerial Association (Formerly KAMA)

Hours: Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:00–3:00pm (phone is only answered during these hours).

Neighbor Helping Neighbor Office: Activity Center
308 E Robinson St.
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-820-1592 (Barb Betts)

Email: livingword321@hotmail.com


Social Security Administration

2429 Northgathe St., Suite A
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone: 866-964-7394
TTY: 800-325-0778

Website: https://www.ssa.gov


Marion County General Assistance

Marion County Public Health Department
2003 North Lincoln Street
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-2238


Pella Ministerial Association

Pastor Brian Nolder, Ministerial President
Email: pastor@redeemerpella.org
Phone: 641-628-1305

Rev. Doug Barnes, Secretary/Treasurer
Email: rev.doug.barnes@gmail.com
Phone: 641-620-1777


IMPACT Community Action Program

Formerly Red Rock Area Community Action Program—RRACAP

Provides utility and rent assistance and emergency food cards, elder chore service to help elderly (over 60) and disabled citizens, and home maintenance for low income families. Also, a personal pantry that provides basic hygiene and cleaning supplies, clients can access pantry every 30 days.

104 S Sixth St.
PO Box 719
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6571

Website: https://iowacommunityaction.org
Email: marion@impactcap.org


Food & Nutrition

Free & Reduced School Lunches

Knoxville: 641-842-6551 option 8
Melcher-Dallas: 641-947-3151
Pella: 641-628-1748
Pleasantville: 515-848-0555


Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

Provides nutrition guidance to childcare providers and reimbursement for serving quality meals in registered childcare settings.

Southern Iowa Economic Development Association (SIEDA)
725 W Second St.
PO Box 658
Ottumwa, IA 52501

Phone: 641-682-8741
Toll Free: 800-622-8340


Pleasantville Food Pantry

St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
104 S Columbus St.
Pleasantville, IA 50225

Phone: 515-848-3973

          Distribution is held the 4th Friday of the month at 1:00pm


Family Nutrition Program

Nutrition education program serves families with children 10 and under, or expecting a baby, who qualify for food stamps.

ISU Extension & Outreach Office
210 N Iowa St.
PO Box 409
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-2014

Website: https://www.extension.iastate.edu/marion/


Celebrate Community Church

Food assistance available on Wednesdays afternoons.

1005 N Lincoln St.
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-7603

 


Helping Hands Food Pantry

Nonperishable food items and holiday meal help for Knoxville area families.

110 W Main St.
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6933


Pella Community Food Shelf

Nonperishable food items distributed weekly for Pella School District families. Organized by Peace Lutheran Church.

419 E Oskaloosa St.
Pella, IA 50219

Phone: 641-780-1779

           Distribution day is Tuesdays for 8:00am-9:00am and 6:30pm-8:00pm


Melcher-Dallas Food Pantry

Food items for Melcher-Dallas area families. (In the old post office)

215 SW Main St.
Dallas, IA 50062

          Phone:  641-891-0508   or    641-947-5332

Distribution is on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of the month from 4-6pm


Women, Infant & Children Nutrition Program (WIC)

For children 0–5 years old and women who are pregnant, breastfeeding or just had a baby. This program provides nutritional education and checks to families to purchase baby formula, milk, eggs and other healthy foods.

Marion County Public Health Department
2003 N Lincoln St.
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-828-2238
State WIC Office: 1-800-532-1579

Website: https://marionph.org


IMPACT Community Action Program

Formerly Red Rock Area Community Action Program—RRACAP

Provides utility and rent assistance and emergency food cards, elder chore service to help elderly (60+) disabled citizens and home maintenance for low-income families.

104 S Sixth St.
PO Box 719
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6571

Website: https://iowacommunityaction.org
Email: marion@impactcap.org


Utility

IMPACT Community Action Program

Formerly Red Rock Area Community Action Program—RRACAP

Provides utility and rent assistance and emergency food cards, elder chore service to help elderly (60+) disabled citizens and home maintenance for low-income families.

104 S Sixth St.
PO Box 719
Knoxville, IA 50138

Phone: 641-842-6571

Website: https://iowacommunityaction.org
Email: marion@impactcap.org

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(641) 828-2238

Our Location

2003 N Lincoln St
PO Box 152
Knoxville, IA 50138

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