FAMILY SERVICES

FAMILY AND INDIVIDUAL SERVICES

NEICAC's eight Family Service offices are located in each of the seven counties we serve. These offices are the starting point for access to the

programs that operate underneath the NEICAC "umbrella". They are also the primary source of referrals to other programs for individuals

and families seeking assistance.


The Family Service Specialists are trained and experienced in dealing with the crises that individuals and families experience. Whether it is a crisis situation, applying for energy assistance, applying for the Head Start program or other programs, the specialists must first make an assessment of the situation and the applicant's eligibility for assistance. In Chickasaw, Fayette, Howard, and Winneshiek Counties our Family Service offices also administer the county General Assistance programs.

All programs have eligibility requirements mostly determined by household income. If you look at the programs listed on this website you will find each programs income eligibility. Then if you go to the link for "Poverty Guidelines" you can determine your basic eligibility for a program.

Our counties operate a Crisis Program and we often receive private donations which allows us to assist when a household is facing an emergency. The Crisis Program will provide eligible households direct assistance for needs such as utilities, rent, medical and other basic necessities. These cash donations are tax deductible as NEICAC is a 501c3 charitable organization.

Annually these Family Service offices assist over 4,800 households consisting of over 12,500 individuals. Over 3,000 referrals are made annually to other agencies that provide specific services not provided by NEICAC.

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CHANGE A LIFE

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation (NEICAC) is a 501(c)3 private non-profit operating in NE Iowa. Charitable donations from individuals, businesses, school⁄church groups, made to NEICAC are always needed and may have a tax benefit to the donor.Individuals and families in your community struggle every day to provide basic needs such as food, shelter and utilities. Your contribution to NEICAC can make the difference to provide a hand-up to self-sufficiency.

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Contact our Decorah Office

MESSAGES OF APPRECIATION

Agency Appreciations

"Thank you for your fabulous work with the Decorah community & surrounding areas. All of you truly embody the spirit of hope & change people's lives to not only help themselves but to encourage & help those around them. At a time when our country needs love & compassion, you & your staff deserve a well-deserved BRAVO." 

Rachel Buresh

KD Rae Jewelry

MESSAGES OF APPRECIATION

Embrace Iowa

"Embrace Iowa helped our family be getting us a stove. The stove we had was hazardous. When we would cook on it, it would stink the whole house up. Also, it leaked underneath the stove. That stove was so small that my two year old son could see inside the pan without standing on anything. Now, with our new stove we can cook without smelling anything or without cleaning up a leaky mess. Thanks so much for our new stove. We really appreciated it."

Fayette County Resident

MESSAGES OF APPRECIATION

CACFP

"Cheryl & Denise. Happy CACFP Week. You both are: Courageous & Calm as a Cucumber. Astounding & Accessible & Able. Cheerful & Capable. Fascinating & we are Fortunate to have you !! Positive & Peppy. Thanks for All you do!!"

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