Fort Dodge Resources


Faiferlick Martial Arts & Self Defense

Faiferlick Martial Arts is a mixed martial arts gym that offers a variety of classes to students in Fort Dodge, IA and the surrounding counties within an 80 mile radius. We are a highly respected and family friendly facility that teaches our students physical, intellectual, emotional and social skills. Between our Self Defense, MMA, Taekwondo, and Jiu Jitsu classes– there’s something for you!

Owner Justin Faiferlick has over 35 years of martial arts instruction. He opened Faiferlick Martial Arts to better serve the community and provide one place that offers a variety of martial arts classes. After it opened its doors in 2014, Faiferlick Martial Arts received the Rookie of the Year Award from the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance. It has also received the “It Gets Better Dodge Youth Award.” We are proud to serve the community and give everyone a safe place to practice.

Categories :   Recreation, Youth Activities

Phone Number :   (515) 570-7532

Address :   567 South 25th Street Fort Dodge, IA

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Faiferlick Martial Arts After School Program

We are now accepting new After School students! (Ages 5-12) If you are a parent who wants your child to have tons of FUN, and to stay healthy and active, then keep reading about how you can save your child's spot in the #1 After School Camp in Fort Dodge.

We are not a daycare, county park, or babysitter. We are much better! From the moment you join our After School camp, you and your child will feel welcome because our students are like family! We focus on your child’s success in School, Sports, and Life! When other After School camps in the area simply “babysit” their students all day... We will empower and inspire your child to be his/her BEST!

We only hire the BEST coaches and they truly care about your child’s success! Our After School is operated by trusted coaches who have years of experience and who have all passed a strict level-2 background check! (The same background check required to be a School Teacher in Fort Dodge.)

It’s EASY to join our After School family! Simply fill out one of the forms on this page and we will contact you asap! This camp will sell out quickly, so don’t wait! Join today!

If you have any questions, please call or text us right now! Our office hours are from 9am-6pm Monday thru Friday. Our phone number is: (515) 570-7532. A member of our team is happy to chat with you right now!

Categories :   After-School Programs

Phone Number :   (515) 570-7532

Address :   567 South 25th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501

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Families First Counseling Services

All therapy services for individuals and families, in-home counseling (DHS contracted), counseling (Juvenile Court Services contracted) and behavioral health intervention services.

Categories :   Family Services, Mental Health Services, Youth Services

Phone Number :   515.570.4648

Address :   5 N. 27th St., Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Peggy Sells

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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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Family Foundations

Family Foundations is a family support service available to all pregnant women and families with children up to age five in Calhoun, Pocahontas and Webster Counties. This is a free service provided by the Webster County Health Department. Nurses and family support workers can come to your home or an alternate location and provide information on pregnancy, new baby, toddler growth & development, family life skills and help you find available resources based on your family’s needs.

Categories :   Family Services, Health Services, Parenting

Phone Number :   515.573.4107

Address :   Webster County Health Department, 723 1st Ave S., Suite 220, Fort Dodge

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Family Nutrition Program

The Family Nutrition Program is a free program offered through Iowa State University Extension & Outreach, Webster County, which includes 2 separate curriculums. The Buy. Eat. Live Healthy program is geared for limited income households with children ages 18 and under and consists of 8 sessions providing education on nutrition and healthy eating, food budgeting, saving money at the grocery store, hands-on cooking and food tasting, physical activity and free gifts. Lessons can be provided as a group or individually. Lessons can be given at the extension office, in partnership with an agency or in the home. This series also satisfies 16 continuing education credit hours to qualifying childcare providers. The Plan Shop Save and Cook program is available to limited income individuals 18 years of age and older, regardless of whether they have children. The four-session program is delivered to groups only at various community locations (not offered in the home) and focuses more intently on meal planning, shopping, saving money at the grocery store, understanding nutrition fact panels on food packaging and food resource management and includes food tasting and free gifts. Graduates of both programs receive a certificate and color cookbook upon completion.

Categories :   Family Services, Food & Nutrition, Health Services

Phone Number :   515.576.2119

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

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Contact Person :   Carolyn Maschino

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First Baptist Church Clothing Closet

Free clothing for anyone in need. Donations also accepted.

Tuesdays 10 am - Noon

Categories :   Clothing & Household Items

Phone Number :   515.573.3517

Address :   28 N 10th St, Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Dennis Hunter

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Food Stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Hotline

SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.

Categories :   Financial Assistance, Food & Nutrition

Phone Number :   877.347.5678

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Fort Dodge Community Foundation

The Fort Dodge Community Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that enables people with charitable interests to develop lasting legacies through funds that support causes, programs and organizations in their community that they care about, easily and effectively.

As a qualified community foundation serving Fort Dodge, Webster County and Northwest Central Iowa, the Fort Dodge Community Foundation makes grants to a wide range of nonprofit organizations and charitable causes to advance the quality of life of all citizens and to address important community issues, challenges and opportunities.

Categories :   Foundations

Phone Number :   515.573.3179

Address :   24 N 9th St, Ste B, Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Randy Kuhlman

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Fort Dodge Community Recreation Center (REC)

Since 1890, Fort Dodge Community REC (formerly the Fort Dodge YMCA) has dedicated itself to promoting healthy lifestyles for youth, adults and families in an environment that encourages positive character and strong values. Today, with two locations, a staff of supportive wellness professionals and a full complement of sports and training equipment and facilities, Fort Dodge Community REC is well-positioned to play a role in improving your quality of life and the quality of life of our community. Stop in for a tour or contact the REC for more information about membership or other activities.

Categories :   Recreation

Phone Number :   515.573.7107 (Downtown) or 515.574.1234 (Iowa Central)

Address :   Downtown: 1422 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge Iowa Central: Three Triton Circle, Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   David Pearson, Executive Director

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Fort Dodge Community Schools

Pre-K through 12 public education. Student Services providers assist students to be healthy academically, socially, emotionally and assist students in their career planning. Student Services providers include Student Services Director, Counselors, Bridges Case Management, Mental Health Therapist on staff, At-Risk Counselors and Coordinators, Nurses, Alternative School Staff and Drop Out Prevention Coordinator.

Categories :   Education, Mental Health Services, Youth Services

Phone Number :   515.574.5678 (Student Services) or 515.574.5772 (At-Risk Counselor/Coordinator)

Address :   819 N 25th St, Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Marcy Harms, Director of Student Services or Peg Christensen, At-Risk Counselor/Coordinator

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Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association

Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association supports, promotes and connects visual, performing and literary artists, arts organizations and businesses.

Current Fort Dodge Fine Arts Association members are: Blanden Memorial Art Museum, Comedia Musica Players, Fort Dodge Area Symphony, Fort Dodge Camera Club, Fort Dodge Choral Society, Fort Dodge Senior High Choir Boosters, Fort Museum, Harmony Brigade, Hawkeye Community Theatre, Iowa Central Community College, Karl King Municipal Band, Lizard Creek Blues Society, Saint Edmond Music Boosters, Sonshine Singers, Stage Door Productions and YWCA’s Vincent House.

Click here for Art Activities for Youth!

Categories :   Fine Arts

Phone Number :   515.573.3180

Address :   24 N 9th St, Ste B, Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Amy Kersten Bruno

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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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Fort Dodge Human Rights Commission

The Fort Dodge Human Rights Commission is a neutral fact-finding agency whose mission is to secure for all individuals within the City of Fort Dodge freedom from discrimination because of race, color, religion, creed, sex, national origin, age or mental or physical disability in connection with employment, public accommodations, housing, and credit.

Categories :   Disability Services, Education, Employment Services, Housing & Shelter, Military/Veterans Assistance, Senior Citizens

Phone Number :   515.576.2201

Address :   819 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Amanda Holmes

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Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club

The Fort Dodge Noon Lions Club provides eye screenings for all children birth - five years through day cares, pre-schools and schools. They also provide eye glasses for children through grade 12 through referral from school nurse.

Categories :   Financial Assistance, Health Services

Phone Number :   515.576.7183 ext. 211

Address :   3010 20th Ave. N., Fort Dodge

Contact Person :   Cliff Weldon

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Fort Dodge Police Department

Under Chief Dennis Quinn, The Fort Dodge Police Department (FDPD) consists of 40 sworn officers actively working for the safety and security of its citizens. The FDPD's basic mission is the prevention of crime. The FDPD attempts this goal through prevention, deterrence, and apprehension of offenders with the gathering of evidence.

Categories :   Public Safety

Phone Number :   515.573.1424 (Non-emergency); In case of an emergency, dial 911

Address :   Law Enforcement Center, 702 1st Ave S, Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Dennis Quinn, Chief of Police

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Fort Dodge Senior High

Food pantry available to students who attend Fort Dodge Senior High. Go to FDSH alternative school to acquire food items.

Categories :   Food Pantries

Phone Number :   515-9551770 Ext: 58098

Address :   Fort Dodge Senior High 819 North 25th Street Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Contact Person :   Ashley Beaumont

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Foster Grandparent Program

Foster Grandparents are men and women age 55 and older who serve as educational mentors for children age 3-10 in local schools, Head Start and other nonprofit locations. Those who meet income guidelines of less than $22,000 annually may qualify for a stipend of up to $3,000 per year. Training provided, free meals while working, assistance with travel costs to and from school each day. Paid vacations and holidays.

Categories :   Education, Senior Citizens, Volunteering

Phone Number :   515.576.5401

Address :   617 Central Ave, Fort Dodge

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Contact Person :   Tina Patterson

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