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All services are listed in order by National, Statewide, Regional, County & City. National, State, and Regional links are verified annually with the latest verification date at the bottom of the page. County/City links are not verified annually due to volume. If you find that a County/City link is broken or a service is no longer available, please message the page so that it can be corrected for future use.

Medical (Doula services under Crisis Centers/Baby Items)


Affordable Childcare

State Programs

Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Child Support

Essentials (food pantries, financial assistance, household wares, vouchers, etc)

Support Groups

I don’t see my city?

Putative Father Registry

Adoption Law/Revocation

End An Adoption Plan

Pay It Forward

Recommend a Service



Medical Info


Federally Qualified Healthcare Centers- Directory

National- healthcare financing- Care Credit

National- prescription discount card- Coast2Coast

National- free clinic directory- Free Clinics

National- free/sliding fee dental clinic directory- Free Dental Care

National- prescription discounts- Good Rx

National- birth control, emergency contraception- Nurx

National- vision care- One Sight

National- patient assistance programs- Rx Assist

National- prescription assistance- Rx Outreach

National- free clinic directory- Volunteers in Medicine


Statewide- free clinics- Directory

Statewide- subsidized healthcare- Avera Ministry

Statewide- medical equipment loan directory- Iowa Compass

Statewide- health department directory- NACCHO


Cedar Rapids- Income discounts- Eastern Iowa Health Center

Davenport- mental healthcare- Humility of Mary Shelter

Estherville- medical- The Free Clinic

Muscatine- dental and vision, adults and children- MCSA

Sioux City- prescription assistance- Center for Siouxland

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Housing info


National- Affordable Housing

National- CoAbode

National- Family Promise

National- For Rent By Owner

National- Low Income Apartments

National- housing authority directory- Public Housing

National- rent assistance directory- Rent Assistance

National- housing locator- Socialserve

National- search rooms to rent- Spare Room


Statewide- Common Bond

Statewide (domestic abuse)- housing assistance- Family Crisis Centers


Northeast Iowa (homeless and/or domestic violence)- Friends of the Family

Northwest Iowa- SIMPCO

Northwest Iowa- Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc.


Ames- The Emergency Residence Project

Cedar Rapids- Catholic Worker House

Cedar Rapids- Foundation 2

Cedar Rapids- Mission of Hope

Cedar Rapids- Waypoint Services

Cedar Rapids- Willis Dady Services

Council Bluffs- Micah House

Davenport- Humility of Mary Shelter

Davenport- King’s Harvest Ministries

Des Moines- Catholic Charities

Des Moines- Central Iowa Shelter & Services

Des Moines- Family Promise

Des Moines- Hawthorn Hill

Des Moines- Hope Ministries

Dubuque- Opening Doors

Iowa City- Shelter House

Mason City- New Beginnings House of Hope

Muscatine- MCSA

Plymouth County (domestic abuse)- CSADV

Sioux City- Center for Siouxland

Sioux City- Housing Authority

Sioux City- Siouxland Coalition to End Homelessness

Sioux City (single fathers welcome too)- The Gospel Mission

Sioux City- The Warming Shelter

Waterloo- House of Hope

Woodbury County- Community Action Agency of Siouxland

Woodbury County (domestic abuse)- CSADV

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Affordable Childcare


National- extended hours-

National- child care search- Care Lulu

National- newborn, temporary, permanent- Caring Nannies

National- campus-based child care services- CCAMPIS

Nationwide Directory- Childcare Center

National- Childcare Co-Op- Komae

National- Mom Trusted

National- temporary or permanent- Sittercity

National- temporary or permanent- Trusting Connections

National- emergency child care- YMCA


Statewide- child care referrals- Iowa Child Care Resource & Referral

Statewide- emergency care- Lutheran Services in Iowa

Statewide- National Head Start Association


Cedar Rapids- Waypoint Services

Ida County- scholarships- Siouxland Human Investment Partnership

Sioux City- Crittenton Center

Spirit Lake- 24 hours- Boji Babysitters

Spirit Lake- extended hours- Nature’s Escape Child Care

Woodbury County- scholarships- Siouxland Human Investment Partnership

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State Programs

Programs Explained: Terms

ACA Marketplace

Child Care Assistance


Energy Assistance LIHEAP


Food Assistance


IRS Free File Program

Job Corps

Lifeline Program


National School Lunch Program

Section 8 Housing



Unemployment Insurance


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Crisis Centers/Baby Items

Crisis Info


National- car seat distribution directory- 800 Buck-L-Up

National- baby item discounts- Amazon Family

National- free baby items- Buy Nothing Project

National- cloth diapers- Cloth for Every Bum

National- portable crib directory- Cribs for Kids

National- free formula samples & coupons- Enfamil

National- free samples- Everyday Family

National- cloth diapers- Jake’s Diapers

National- baby care package- Little Llamas USA

National- National Diaper Bank Network

National- one time free formula sample- Nature’s One

Ntional- first time mom assistance- Nurse Family Partnership

National- trade baby items/clothes- Rehash

National- car seat distribution directory- Safe Convertible Car Seats

National- cloth diapers- Share the Love

National- rewards program- Similac

National (ages 13-23)- family support programs- Teen Mother Choices

National- crib alternative- The Baby Box


Statewide- free baby items- Freecycle

Statewide- family support program- HOPES

Statewide- in-home visits, parenting education- Lutheran Services in Iowa

Statewide- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) material support, prenatal care, parenting education- Obria Medical Clinics


East Central Iowa- family rewards, diapers, wipes, clothing, on-site childcare, etc.- Young Parents Network

East Iowa- diaper bank- Eastern Iowa Diaper Bank

Quad Cities- diaper distribution centers- Hiney Heroes

Southeast Iowa- diapers, formula, bottles, etc.- Swaddling Clothes


Clay County- home visits prenatal & postnatal- Best Care for Better Babies

Des Moines- diapers and formula- Catholic Charities

Dickinson County- home visits prenatal & postnatal- Best Care for Better Babies

Harrison County- diaper distribution- Harrison County Home & Public Health Dept.

Ida County- family support program- Crittenton Center

Okoboji- children’s clothing- Kaden’s Kloset

Sioux City- diapers- First United Methodist Church

Sioux City- diapers, material support- Grace United Methodist Church

Sioux City- (refers for adoption//please read Voices and Experience before pursuing adoption material) discount diaper program- Mary’s Choice

Woodbury County- family support program- Crittenton Center

Woodbury County- family support program- Siouxland Human Investment Partnership

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Child Support

Contact Here

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Essentials info


National- feminine hygiene products- Alliance For Period Supplies

National- cell phone assistance- Assurance Wireless

National- babysitting, errands, carpooling, meal swaps, etc.- Babysitter Exchange

National- car donation program- Cars 4 Christmas

National- poverty relief program- Circles USA

National- internet discount- Comcast Internet Essentials

National- location-based resources- Community Action Partnership

National- professional clothing, workforce assistance- Dress for Success

National- school supply events- Eventbrite

National- scholarship database- Fastweb

National- backpack program- Feeding America

National- food bank directory- Feeding America

National- food assistance- Food Finder

National- food pantry directory- Food Pantries

National- education financial aid- Frank

National- car donation program- Free Charity Cars

National- mortgage & lease assistance- Gradient Gives Back Foundation

National- job search- Indeed

National- jobs access program- Lyft

National- financial assistance- Modest Needs

National- various assistance- Net Wish

National- trade clothing- Rehash

National- various assistance- Society of St. Vincent de Paul

National- education grants- Soroptimist

National- food assistance for summer- Summer Food Rocks

National- food assistance- The Little Free Pantry

National- job search for moms- The Mom Project

National- various assistance- The Salvation Army

National- food assistance database- Why Hunger

National- car donation programs- Working Cars for Working Families

National- location based assistance- YMCA

National- rideshare- Zimride


Statewide- public transit directory- American Public Transportation Association

Statewide- food pantry directory- DMARC

Statewide (domestic abuse)- resource assistance, advocacy, etc.- Family Crisis Centers

Statewide- food bank directory- Food Bank of Iowa

Statewide- case managment, family support programs- Lutheran Services in Iowa

Statewide- children’s bed assistance- Sleep in Heavenly Peace


Northwest Iowa- regional transit- Rides

Northwest Iowa- public transit- Siouxland Regional Transit System

Northwest Iowa- single parent scholarships- United Way of Siouxland

Northwest Iowa- outreach services directory- Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc.

Siouxland rural communitites- food pantry directory- Food Bank of Siouxland

Siouxland rural communitites- household items- Mom’s Thrift & Referral Center


Cedar Rapids- daily meals, food pantry, clothing- Mission of Hope

Council Bluffs- daily meals- MOHM’S Place

Davenport- clothes, personal necessities- Humility of Mary Shelter

Davenport- weekly meals, food bank, monthly giveaways, etc.- King’s Harvest Ministries

Des Moines- food pantry- Catholic Charities

Des Moines- clothes, daily meals, furniture- Hope Ministries

Dickinson County- general assistance, money management, family resources, etc.- Dickinson County Community Services

Dubuque- daily meals, clothing, etc.- Dubuque Rescue Mission

Iowa City- laundry, hygiene, etc.- Shelter House

Muscatine- homeless prevention- MCSA

Okoboji- food pantry- The Well Food Pantry

Rock Island- daily meals- Christian Care

Sioux City- social services, public transit- City of Sioux City Government

Sioux City- parenting resource center- Crittenten Center

Sioux City- food pantry- First Lutheran Church

Sioux City- toiletries, feminine hygiene, etc.- First United Methodist Church

Sioux City- food pantry, school supplies, etc.- Grace United Methodist Church

Sioux City- food pantry, general assistance- Hope Center

Sioux City- food pantry-St. Thomas Episcopal Church

Sioux City- rent, utility, and food assistance- Siouxland Coalition to End Homelessness

Sioux City- daily meals- Siouxland Soup Kitchen

Sioux City- food pantry, voucher program, jobs program, etc.- The Gospel Mission

Sioux City- rent & utility assistance, food & holiday assistance, case management- The Salvation Army

Sioux City- case management-The Warming Shelter

Sioux City- case management, resource referrals- Women Aware

Spirit Lake- food pantry- Spirit Life Fellowship

Woodbury County- car donation, general assistance, energy assistance, etc.- Community Action Agency of Siouxland

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Support Groups

Support Info


National- CoAbode

National- La Leche League International

National- Meetup

National- Moms Club International

National- MOPS

National- pregnancy and post partum- My Red Tent

National- Parents Without Partners

National- Postpartum Support International

National- support group directory- Psychology Today

National- Single and Parenting

National- Single Mom

National- The Life of a Single Mom


East Central Iowa- various support groups (women, men, African, etc.)- Young Parents Network

Central Iowa- Yess


Cedar Rapids- House of Hope

Okoboji- Moms of Tots (MOTS)

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I don’t see my city?

Don’t worry. There are resource links added to the website every day and it’s possible that your area has not been researched yet. If the administrator is not currently working on other projects, your city can be made a priority. Please contact the page here.

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Putative Father Registry

Contact Here

Father’s Rights Support- Sky is the Limit Foundation

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Adoption Law/Revocation

Law Info

Shall be signed not less than seventy-two hours after the birth of the child to be

released, by all living parents. The seventy-two-hour minimum time period requirement

shall not be waived.

If such request is by a signing parent, and is within ninety-six

hours of the time such parent signed a release of custody, the juvenile court shall order the release revoked.

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End An Adoption Plan

If you are looking for help in severing your relationship with an adoption facilitator:

Saving Our Sisters

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Pay It Forward

If you have been a recipient of help, you know firsthand how essential volunteers and/or donations were to your success. Please consider volunteering for or donating to any of the vital organizations on this page.

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Recommend a Service

Know a service applicable to moms and children in this state, but it’s not listed? Please share it by contacting the page: Here.

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*This page does not provide legal advice

*Verified 8/19