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Community Resources

Housing Resources


For families experiencing homelessness, soon to be homeless, or needing housing support in general. Connect with Waypoint by phone call or utilizing the coordinated housing entry form provided.  319.366.7999 or 833.739.0065.  IowaHousingHelp

Willis Dady

Outreach program to help individuals that are experiencing homelessness. Homeless Outreach | Cedar Rapids, IA | Willis Dady Homeless Services

Foundation 2 Youth Shelter

The Foundation 2 Youth Shelter is a 24/7, 365 day a year emergency shelter for youth experiencing a personal or family crisis which makes it necessary to temporarily live away from home. The shelter is open to youth between the ages of 11-17. Contact the Foundation 2 Youth Shelter at 319-366-8797. Foundation 2 Crisis Services | Crisis prevention & intervention


Food Assistance Resources


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. HACAP | Building Stronger Communities

Food Pantries

List of food pantries throughout the Cedar Rapids and Marion area. Linn- Food Assistance (

The Churches of Marion Food Pantry

The Churches of Marion Food Pantry provides an emergency supply of food to those in need. Pantry is open Tuesday and Thursday from 1-3pm. Located at 864 12th St. Marion, IA 52302. The Churches of Marion Food Pantry – Marion, Iowa | Marion IA | Facebook

29th Street Mission – Food Distribution Center

The 29th Street Mission distributes food, garden produce, paper products and personal hygiene items. We serve a clientele that has limited means for obtaining these items. The mission is located in the Marion First Baptist Church at 1260 29th St in Marion, IA. Hours: 9 – 11 am on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 29th Street Mission Outreach | (


Financial Assistance Resources


The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program designed to assist low income families meet the cost of home heating by providing a one-time payment to the heating utility. Energy Assistance | Hawkeye Area Community Action Program (HACAP)

HHS Portal

HHS has made a smoother process for applying for medical, SNAP, and FIP benefits through their portal. To create and maintain an account use the link provided. Self Service Portal Home Page (

General Assistance

General Assistance serves individuals and families in Linn County who are experiencing a financial crisis: Rent or Mortgage Interest, Utility bills, Water, Electricity, & Gas. General Assistance | Linn County, IA – Official Website (

Marion Cares

Marion Cares provides families with advocacy, programming, and personal relationships to address basic needs and equip them with next steps to grow in their faith and thrive in the Marion community. Marion Cares can help with emergency rental assistance for those in need. Contact (319) 377-5344.  Marion Cares | Our Children. Our Families. Our Community. | Marion Iowa


211 is a free, comprehensive information and referral system linking Iowa residents to health and human service programs, community services, disaster services and governmental programs. 211 is a one-stop source of information for people looking for services.  PHONE: DIAL 2-1-1.


Mental Health/ Social Service Resources

Foundation 2

Foundation provides several services in regard to crisis help. Foundation 2 Crisis Center provides trained, compassionate telephone counselors 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. You can reach a crisis counselor by calling 319-362-2174 in the Cedar Rapids local calling area or 1-800-332-4224 anywhere else in Iowa.

Mobile Crisis Outreach/ J-FAST is intended for situations where a client would benefit more from a face-to-face meeting than from a call to the Foundation 2 crisis phone line. For this service please contact 319-247-0030.  Community & School Based Services (Linn County) | Foundation 2 Crisis Center

Waypoint Domestic Violence Victim’s Services Program

Waypoint’s Domestic Violence Victim Services Program (DV Program) offers free, confidential services to domestic violence victims and survivors, as well as their families. Through a safety net of supportive services, the DV Program helps empower victims and survivors to safely move forward in their lives. For advocacy contact 1-800-208-0388. Domestic Violence | Counseling | Advocacy | Cedar Rapids, IA (

Riverview Center

Riverview Center provides sexual assault services in Iowa. Services are free regardless of biological sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, immigration status, English proficiency, race and/or ethnicity, incarceration status, disability or background. Riverview Center is a safe space. For services, contact 319-540-0080.  Home – Riverview Center

Covenant Family Solutions

Covenant Family Solutions provides counseling services for individual, family, and marriage. Covenant specializes in several therapies ranging from play therapy to EMDR. To speak with someone about options for mental health services call 319-200-2516. Covenant Family Solutions | Unleash Your Potential

Ascent Therapy Group

Ascent Therapy Group provided counseling for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. Ascent has several evidence based practices for counseling services. Ascent is located in Marion and to connect with a counselor contact 319-286-4546. Counselor and Therapist in Marion, IA – Ascent Therapy Group (

Mercy Family Counseling

Mercy Family Counseling provides services that address a wide range of individual, couple and family issues. Families who have concerns about their children’s behavioral, emotional, or adjustment problems, attention or learning difficulties may seek help at Mercy Family Counseling. To inquire about services contact (319) 398-6575.  Family Counseling – Hiawatha, IA – Mercy Medical Center (


For more resources, please connect with the Linn County Resource Page: Community Resources | Linn County, IA – Official Website (, or contact our Family Resource Specialist Shawn Knighton via telephone at 319-730-3633 or by email at