Assistance is available for 1) Families with children under 18, and 2) Community members who do not have children in the house. Funds may be used for rent/house payments, utilities, car repairs, employment needs, dental, and mental health.Applicants must fill out the correct application and turn it in, along with their bill/proof of need.
Individuals may call to request assistance for basic life needs, which may include financial assistance for utilities and rent, rent deposit, furniture, prescriptions (non-narcotic), and car repair. If St. Vincent de Paul may be able to assist, a home visit will need to be scheduled. If St. Vincent de Paul cannot help, the person will receive info...
A United Way program in partnership with Ford Toyota of Fort Dodge that accepts donated cars. Each car is assessed and services to make sure it is safe and good running order. Cars are then donated to be given to an eligible family that is low income and lacks personal transportation.
Ames Ford and United Way of Story County have partnered to bring Wheels For Work to Story County. Ames Ford accepts donated vehicles, then completes a safety inspection and any necessary repairs. In partnership with United Way of Story County and referral agencies, the Wheels for Work program then selects and donates the vehicle to a family in need
Provides financial assistance for unexpected large expenses such as emergency home repair, vehicle repairs and/or employment-related expenses.