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Department of Human Services (To Report Child/Dependent Adult Abuse)
Telephone: 800.362.2178

Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA)

1251 West Cedar Loop
P.O. Box 963
Cherokee, IA 51012
Crisis Line (24/7): 877.362.4612
Cherokee Office: 712.225.5003
Fax: 712.262.7616
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; 24 hour hope line - 877.362.4612
Description of services: Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault (CAASA) provides services to victims and survivors of Sexual Assault. All services are free and confidential to all men, women, and children. Services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Serving Victims and Survivors in Buena Vista, Calhoun, Carroll, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Emmet, Ida, Lyon, Monona, O'Brien, Osceola, Palo Alto, Plymouth, Pocahontas, Sac, Sioux, and Woodbury counties.

Department of Human Services

Telephone: 800.205.8893

HOPES Program (Siouxland District Health Department)

1014 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA 51105
Telephone: 712.279.6119
Fax: 712.225.2605
Hours of Operation: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Description of services: Healthy Opportunities for Parents to Experience Success offers home visitation services to Ida County families who are pregnant or have a new baby.

Medical Alert Systems

Phillips Lifeline
Telephone: 800.566.6156

Medical Guardian
Telephone: 855.299.2512

Bay Alarm Medical
Telephone: 855.969.4157

MobileHelp Medical Alert Systems
Telephone: 800.992.0079

Medical Alert
Telephone: 800.833.0850

Mid-Sioux Opportunity

401 Moorehead Street (lower level of the court house)
Ida Grove, IA 51445
Telephone: 712.786.3483 or 800.859.2025
Contact: Laura Benson
Hours of Operation: EHS/HS School Year Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Outreach every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Description of services: Early Head Start and head Start Services. Our outreach office serves as a local contact point for anyone needing assistance and is the application center for many Mid-Sioux programs. Mid-Sioux programs include W.I.C. (Women, Infants, and Children), Maternal/Child Health, Child Care Resource and Referral, Head Start/Early Head Start, Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS), Low-income Home Energy Assistance Program, and Weatherization. Crisis funds and holiday programs are also offered through our outreach offices.
Contact Person: Sally Thompson
712.364.2175 or 712.786.3483

Poison Control

Telephone: 800.222.1222

Social Security Administration

800 Oneida Street
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Telephone: 866.656.5650

Early Childhood Iowa

SHIP Siouxland Human Investment Partnership

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa

Iowa General Assembly

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1. Mapleton

412 Main Street
Mapleton, IA 51034

2. Ida Grove

701 East Second Street
Ida Grove, IA 51445

3. Odebolt

300 South Maple
Odebolt, IA 51458