A Statewide resource is dialing 211
For families experiencing homelessness or soon to be homeless, call Waypoint.
319.366.7999 or 833.739.0065.
To reduce your wait time on the phone, you can enter your contact information into our online portal by clicking this link below.Waypoint housing assessment
Willis Dady Street Outreach
Meeting families where they’re at literally and emotionally.Willis Dady Street Outreach
Coalition for the Homeless
Or their website using the button below
The Youth Crisis and Runaway Hotline
HACAP’s “Find a Food Pantry” website can be accessed 24/7 to identify food panty resources in the community. This is updated on a regular basis and will give you the most up to date information. If you need assistance in identifying the best resource available to you, HACAP can be reached by phone and will help you identify the best resources for you.HACAP Food Reservoir Pantry & Meal Location Directory
The Linn Community Food Bank
The Linn Community Food Bank is located in the lower level of the First Presbyterian Church | 310 5th St. SE Cedar Rapids, IA, 52401
Monday – Friday | 1:00 to 3:00 P.M.
The Linn Community Food Bank provides a 3 day emergency supply of food to families in need on a first come/first served basis. You must register at the food bank. To do so, a picture ID is required for the Head of Household. Also, proof of Social Security number (SSN) is required for yourself and every member of your household before you can place your first order. Once you are registered, you only need a valid photo ID to place an order. You can add (with proof of SSN) or remove family members from your household throughout the year. Clients eligible to use food bank 12 times per year.
Green Square Meals
Monday – Friday (3:00 PM – 4:00 PM) Warm, nutritious meals. No limitations or qualifications for service.Green Square Meals
Loaves and Fishes
Tanager Place | 1030 5th Ave. SE Suite 1700 | Hours: Tuesdays, 2:30-5:00 p.m.Loaves and Fishes
Emergency Food Boxes
Call 319-365-5091, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm, Tuesdays through Friday, and Saturday from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm to schedule a pick up time. Eligibility is every 30 days.Emergency Food Boxes
Mission of Hope
Services include free lunch at the door (Monday – Friday 11:30 am – 1:00 pm)
Food pantry (Monday – Friday by appointment only)
Clothing closet (Thursdays 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM)
Weekend meal sacks (Friday 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM).
Work Life classes and Faith + Finances classes available.
Salvation Army Meal Program
Breakfast: Monday – Friday 8 AM – 9 AM Noon Meal: 12 PM – 1 PM. Warm, nutritious meal. No limitations or qualifications for service. Closed major holidays.Salvation Army Meal Program
Olivet Neighborhood Mission
Olivet Neighborhood Mission | 319-364-7946
Tuesday – Friday 8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
Saturday 9 AM – 11:30 AM | Food box once every 15 days. Kitchen pantry is available to anyone every day that Olivet is open. Identification required. No appointment necessary. Must meet income guidelines.
Together We Achieve
Together We Achieve | 319-432-9754
Hot Meal: Tuesday 4:30 PM – 7 PM Saturday 12 PM – 3 PM.
Hot Meal Program currently serving To Go.
Food box delivery available.
Food pantry available as needed.
Bridge Under The Bridge
Bridge Under The Bridge | 319-804-9009
Monday – Friday 3 PM – 6 PM
Saturday 12 PM – 4 PM
Hot meals prepared 6 days/week, weather permitting.
Food boxes distributed weekly.
Volunteer opportunities available.
Meals on Wheels
A hot noon meal is delivered to clients who are 60 years of age and older, homebound and unable to prepare a meal by themselves. Other meal options
(i.e.: breakfast bag, liquid resources, etc.) are available to those enrolled in the program. Nutrition program available in Linn County; noon meals are
served. Voluntary donations accepted. Please call for more information.
Cedar Rapids Income-Based Transit
Qualify for free fares with a valid CR Transit Income-Based Free Half Fare ID card. Please read the Income-Based Free Fare Brochure below, contact 319-286-5573, or email email@example.com for more information.Income-based Free Fare Brochure
NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION (NEMT)
NON-EMERGENCY MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION is available to most Iowa Medicaid Beneficiaries. Must call to schedule 48 hours (2 business days) in advance. Amerigroup Iowa: 844-544-1389 OR Iowa Total Care: 833-404-1061
If your Medicaid coverage is managed through the State’s fee-for-service program, or if you have other questions, contact Iowa MEdicaid Enterprise Member services at 1-800-338-8366.
Horizons and Neighborhood Transportation Services (NTS)
Horizons and Neighborhood Transportation Services (NTS): Transportation provided to work, training, and school in Cedar Rapids, Marion and Hiawatha. Rides can be scheduled on a smart phone or tablet through the NTS Horizons app. In app scheduling is available up to two weeks in advance or same day (depending on vehicle availability). Rides can also be scheduled by calling our main office Monday through Friday 8am-3pm. Cost is $6.00 per ride and can be paid for by check or money order to the driver, debit/credit card in the app, or by cash at our main office.Horizons and Neighborhood Transportation Services
To The Rescue
Wheelchair & non-wheelchair (ambulatory) transportation provided to individuals with any need (doctor appointments, dialysis, social occasions, group outings or any personal needs). All Drivers are certified caregivers who are capable of assisting individuals before, after and during transit. To The Rescue is a full service home health care company with a well-trained and caring staff available to assist a wide range of needs.To The Rescue
Tenants Facing Eviction
Iowa Legal Aid currently operates six Eviction Help Desks throughout the state.List of help desks
Need help with an eviction?
Apply for free consultations at the link below.free consultations
Iowa Department of Human Rights
Metro Care Connection
Our centers are staffed by licensed pediatric nurse practitioners who provide physical and preventive health services to students in a youth-friendly environment. Services are provided to students regardless of ability to pay.Metro Care Connection
Community Health Clinic
Walk-in Care, Eye Exams. Prescription services
His Hands Free Clinic
His Hands Free Clinic is licensed and experienced healthcare professionals are here to serve you. All services are free, but appointments are required.His Hands Free Clinic website
The Energy Assistance program helps assist qualified applicants with the partial payment of heating costs on utility bills. This program is not intended to pay your household’s total energy costs, but to pay a portion of residential heating costs.Energy Assistance
Apply for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
Apply for SNAP benefitsApply for SNAP
Family Promise of Linn County
Family promise of Linn County provides housing, meals and help to families who are homeless or nearly homeless.Get help
Click button below for information.Metro Catholic
The Ecumential Community Center of Cedar Rapids, Iowa provides helping hands.Helping Hands websites
General Assistance from Linn County
General Assistance serves individuals and families in Linn County who are experiencing a financial crisis.
Rent or Mortgage Interest
General Assistance can assist temporarily for up to 2 months or provide ongoing assistance depending on the situation.Linn County General Assistance
Linn County Community Services
Linn County Community Services – Core Services organizes and participates in many community human services activities and collaborations.Linn County Community Resources
Financial Invest Program (FIP)
Iowa’s Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program. FIP provides cash assistance to needy families as they become self-supporting so that children may be cared for in their own homes or in the homes of relatives.Financial Invest Program
Iowa Medicaid Application Portal
Click button below for application.Iowa Medicaid Application Portal
Click button below for information.Safelink
Click button below for information.Assurance Wireless
Stand Up Wireless
Click button for more information.Stand Up Wireless
Click button for more informationQLink
Click button for more informationTruConnect
TotalChild and Family Care
Click button for more information.Four Oaks TotalChild
Child and Adolescent Outpatient Services
Linn County Family Services
Programs: Peer Group, Reaching Families, School to Home, and Wraparound (Children’s Mental Health Fund).
Click button below for more information.
Domestic Violence Resources
Click below for more information.DVIP website
Safe at Home
Click the button below for more information.Safe at home website
Madge Phillips Center Shelter
Click button below for more information.Waypoint Services
Friends of Family, Victim Services
Click button for more information.Friends of the Family
Disaster & Recovery
Disaster Distress Helpline
Click on the button below for more information.Disaster Distress Helpline
American Red Cross
Click on the button below for more information.Red Cross website
Teaching Kids About Emergency Preparedness
Click on the button below for more information about teaching kids about emergency preparedness.Teaching Kids About Emergency Preparedness
FAFSA Questions about Homelessness
How to answer questionsLearn more here
Tip Sheet for Understanding Student Loans
Help for young people – understanding student loans the basics.Learn more here
College Transition for Homeless Youth
Supports for College Transition for Homeless YouthLearn more here
Applying for FAFSALearn more here
These professionals would be able to help file your FAFSA Application.Learn more here
US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Search for HUD field and regional offices, local PHAs, Multifamily and Public Housing locations, homeless coordinated entry system points of contacts, and USDA rural housingLearn more here
Iowa Finance Authority
From mortgage or down payment assistance and rental programs that provide affordable homes, to low-cost funds for drinking water, help for beginning farmers and more—we impact all Iowans.Iowa Finance Authority
Iowa Housing Search
A free resource to help you find a rental home that fits your needs and budget.iowa Housing Search
Providing quality rental housing at affordable pricesMatthew 25
Affordable Housing Network
Affordable housing located in the Cedar Rapids area. Accepts Section 8 subsidy. Efficiency – 4 bedroom apartments and houses. There currently is a waitlist.Affordable Housing Network
Willis Dady Homeless Services
Low Barrier entry level job positions as well as permanent supportive housing.Learn more here
Find a job and see current openingsLearn more here
Matthew 25 Tool Library
Looking for a tool to help complete a jobLearn more here
Before and After School Assistance
Is located at all of our elementary school and middle schools. it also provides summer discovery camp options.Learn more here
The Achievement Academy at Jane Boyd Community House is an out-of-school program for kids from high-risk communities in the Cedar Rapids School District.Learn more here
Child care assistance
Do you need assistance paying for child care? Apply here for income-eligible families.Learn more here
Get Free Tax Prep Help
VITA and TCE Services
The IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) and the Tax Counseling for the Elderly (TCE) programs offer free tax help for taxpayers who qualify. Click below to find a provider near you.IRS Volunteer Income Tax Assistance
Home Buyer Program
Horizons Homebuyer Education
Financial Wellness CenterLearn more here
Iowa Finance Authority Homebuyer Programs
Types of Assistance:
– Down payment or closing cost assistance.
– Acquisition and rehabilitation assistance for a home after it as been purchased.
Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility Program
Check out the Wheelchair Ramp Accessibility ProgramLearn more here
First Time Home Buyer Program
Are you a first time home buyer? This program could help you.Learn more here
See what is available for rehabilitation.Learn more here
Homeownership Incubator Program
AHNI’s Homeownership Incubator Program is a single-family housing rental program that is designed to be a “home ownership incubator,” helping renters prepare for homeownership. The program offers special benefits to renters; who are required to actively participate in the Homeownership Program requirements at all times while renting their new home. Once an adequate down payment is saved and your credit profile is achieved, you will be ready for homeownership! The home you rent will be yours to purchase.Learn more here