Department of Human Services

Contact Person: see below or visit website
If applicable, what is your HOTLINE number: Child Abuse/Dependent Adult Abuse hotline 1-800-362-2178
Business Website Address: www.dhs.state.ia.us
Counties You Cover: Dickinson, Osceola, O Brien, Clay
Description of Services You Offer:

Financial assistance and other social work support services to help individuals and families achieve safe, stable, self-sufficient, and healthy lives, thereby contributing to the economic growth of the state.  Assistance provided through a needs based eligibility process for Food Assistance, Medicaid Insurance, Family Investment Program (FIP = cash grant program) and child care assistance.

Dickinson County DHS Office — 712-336-2555 — 1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2401, Spirit Lake, IA  51360

Clay County DHS Office — 712-262-3586 — 1900 Grand Avenue, Suite E8, Spencer, IA  51301

O’Brien/Osceola County DHS Office — 712-957-5135 — 160 2nd Street, P.O. Box 400, Primghar, IA  51245

What makes you different from other organizations in the area?: State agency that provides these services to anyone in Iowa who qualifies for them
Cost of Services: DHS social work services are available at no cost to qualifying individuals and families. Expectations for the financial assistance programs varies by programs. Funds for these programs is made available from both state and federal public assistance monies. All ages are served by these programs.