Fort Dodge Resources


American Cancer Society

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

Categories :   Crisis/Emergency Information, Family Services, Financial Counseling, Food & Nutrition, Health Services, Smoking/Tobacco Cessation

Phone Number :   515.570.4151

Address :   1730 River Forest Dr., Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Liddy Hora - Health Systems Manager

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Services :   Cancer Support, Career Opportunities, Education, Financial Counseling, Food and Nutrition Education, Health Education, Healthcare and Transitional Services and Support, Nutrition Education, Palliative Care, Preventative Healthcare Education, Problem Solving, Spanish Interpretor, Support Group, Tobacco Cessation, Transportation, Transportation for Medical Needs, Wellness Screenings

Beacon of Hope Ministries

Beacon of Hope is a Christ-centered homeless shelter for men. Beacon of Hope provides housing, food and clothing for homeless men.

Categories :   Clothing & Household Items, Crisis/Emergency Information, Financial Counseling, Housing & Shelter, Job Training, Mental Health Services

Phone Number :   515.955.3366

Address :   1021 1st Ave N, Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Brian Bidleman

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Services :   Emergency Shelter, Homeless Shelter

Family Financial Education Foundation

Family Financial Education Foundation is a nonprofit debt consolidation group dedicated to providing customized education and training to individuals and families helping them build critical money-management skills to better their lives. Their goal is to help people become financially stable, debt-free and better able to manage their financial resources.

Categories :   Financial Assistance, Financial Counseling

Phone Number :   877.789.4172

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Fort Dodge Housing Agency

The Fort Dodge Housing Agency is dedicated to providing and ensuring quality affordable housing by being an innovative leader in setting housing standards. We are committed to establishing creative partnerships and sound economic practices to benefit the entire community. Low-income rental assistance program, Section 8, HUD housing. We provide basic needs such as homeless shelter, housing, assistance in paying for private housing, and rental/utility deposit assistance. We also have a self-sufficiency program that supports individuals in becoming employed/educated and connects them to area/community resources. This helps clients in getting the help they need and ultimately using less public assistance in the end.

Categories :   Financial Assistance, Financial Counseling, Housing & Shelter

Phone Number :   515.573.7751

Address :   700 S 17th St, Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Celia Taylor

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Iowa Concern Hotline

A source of help and information for Iowans in need.

Categories :   Crisis/Emergency Information, Financial Counseling, Legal Aid, Mental Health Services, Parenting

Phone Number :   800.447.1985

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Iowa Gambling Treatment Program

Gambling addiction treatment services.

Categories :   Financial Counseling, Substance Abuse Services

Phone Number :   800.238.7633

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Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. (UDMO)

As one of 18 Community Action Agencies in Iowa, Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. (UDMO) works in conjunction with general relief offices to provide emergency assistance programs and services to low income residents in need.

Categories :   Crisis/Emergency Information, Family Services, Financial Assistance, Financial Counseling, Food Pantries, Housing & Shelter, Parenting, Food

Phone Number :   515.576.7774

Address :   1325 1st Ave South

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Contact Person :   Alisa Schlief

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Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program

The United Way of Greater Fort Dodge's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provides free tax preparation for individuals and families who qualify based on our income guidelines and ensure taxpayers take advantage of every tax credit for which they are eligible such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).

Please call the VITA Director at 515.571.3381 with any questions or to make an appointment. If she is unavailable or out of the office, please leave a voicemail with your contact information and she will call you back to set up an appointment. Appointments are available Monday and Thursday 5-8 PM and Friday 12 PM - 5 PM and Saturdays 9 AM - 2 PM starting January 30 and going through April 15. More information is available at

Categories :   Financial Assistance, Financial Counseling

Phone Number :   515.571.3381

Address :   United Way of Greater Fort Dodge, 24 N 9th St, Ste B, Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Jess Martens

Webster County Iowa State Extension and Outreach

Mental Health First Aid

Mental Health First Aid (adult) is a virtual training course designed to give members of the public key skills in mental health literacy and the ability to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. It is the gold standard of learning how to help others in distress. Learn more:

Mental Health First Aid

Stress on the Farm:

This 40-minute program, geared toward the agriculture community, includes information on the body’s response to stress, signs of stress, strategies to cope with stress, how to help others, and where to find resources. Now available virtually. Learn more:

Farm and Ranch Well Being and Mental Health

Iowa Concern Resources for Mental Health

Covid Recovery Iowa

Categories :   Crisis/Emergency Information, Family Services, Financial Counseling, Mental Health Services, Parenting, Public Safety, Senior Citizens, Small Business Counseling, Youth Activities

Phone Number :   515-576-2119

Address :   822 Central Ave., Suite 102, Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501

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Contact Person :   Linda Cline

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