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  • Social Services

    Agency: Pocahontas County Offices

    Department Duties
    Pocahontas County Social Services assists residents with social service needs and with accessing appropriate resources and services. The department assists in the following ways:

    • Mental Health & Disability Supports
      For service needs and funding for persons with mental illness, intelluctual disabilities, or other developmental disabilities.
    • I-START
      Provides prevention and intervention services to individuals with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities (IDD) and mental health needs through crisis response, training, consultation, and outreach.
    • Substance Abuse
      Funding for indigent persons needing detoxification.
    • Targeted Case Management
      Provides assessment, referral and coordination services for persons with disabilities.
    View the General Assistancepage for information on temporary or emergency financial assistance for residents who are indigent or in a crisis.

    • Pocahontas County Social Services
      General Assistance: (712) 335-3270
      Fax: (712) 335-3929
      Service Coordinator: (712) 335-3269
      23 Third Avenue Northeast
      Pocahontas, IA 50574

    Agency: Pocahontas County Offices

    Languages Available: English, Language Line

    Fees: None

    Intake: Contact Social Services office to fill out application

    Eligibility: Pocahontas County residents who are indigent or in crisis

    Documents Required: Diagnostic verification of disabilities

    Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

    Areas Served:
    • Pocahontas County

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