Our mission is to serve your immediate needs and connect you with additional resources in our community that can help you on your path to lifelong wellness. Below you will find a list of these resources.
If you need help accessing services at WACS or the programs listed below, please contact us.
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.
Crisis Intervention and Advocacy Center
Servicing victims/survivors of domestic abuse, sexual abuse, homicide, violent crime and those experiencing homelessness. Services are free, voluntary, confidential, and available to all without discrimination.
911 Court Street
Adel, IA 50003
Dallas County Phone: (515) 993-4095
24-Hour Toll-Free Crisis Line:
Spanish Toll-Free Line:
Dallas County General Relief
Residents in Dallas County facing a financial crisis may be eligible for emergency financial assistance for shelter, utilities, medical services or burial. Applications available online or call for availability.
Dallas County Resource Directory
The Dallas County Resource Directory helps locate a variety of services, including financial assistance, medical care, housing, aging, child/parenting, substance abuse, mental health, and more.
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.
Health Navigation – Dallas County
Health Navigators connect clients with resources to meet their needs, this may include assistance filling out paperwork, completing phone calls, and learning how to navigate the healthcare system. Navigators meet in-home or a location convenient for the client.
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.
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
Dallas County Closet
Visit Dallas County Closet if you live in Dallas County and are experiencing a financial hardship that is impacting your family’s ability to obtain necessary clothing items. Community families and businesses have provided an outlet where these can be obtained free of charge.