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Warren County General Assistance
1007 S. Jefferson Way
Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: 515-962-5132

Office Hours: 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday - Friday

Appointments are Recommended. Please call 515-962-5132 to schedule an appointment to receive general assistance funding.

Betsy Stursma Community Services Director

Sandie Cate Administrative Assistant

Mallory Wells Assistant


Public Hearing Information:
Chapter 3 Policy

Warren County General Assistance provides assistance to Warren County residents who meet county guidelines. General Assistance follows the guidelines set forth in the county ordinance established by the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Assistance is given to the needy and poor who are unable to get assistance from other sources or that assistance is being delayed. Applicants must apply for all possible state and federal programs they may qualify for in order to receive assistance and comply with these programs.

Intake procedure: Call to apply or walk in.
Eligibility requirements: Warren County Resident.
Warren County General Assistance includes the following services: food pantry/clothing, financial assistance for housing, rent/mortgage assistance, transportation, car gas, traveler’s aid, utility financial assistance, medical, dental, and prescription assistance, as well as information and referral for such needs.


To apply
please provide the following for everyone in the household::

A completed application
Income Verification (i.e. pay check stubs for the last 30 days, employers written statement, Social security Administration statements (SSI, SSA, SSDI), Child Support, Foster Care Income, FIP, Veterans Benefits, etc.)
30-days of bank account transactions or other means of showing how money has been spent over the previous 30-days
A copy of your lease agreement, if needing rent assistance

If you are a Veteran that has served during designated times and have an honorable discharge you would need to contact the office of Warren County Veteran Affairs to make application with them