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Information for People Who
Have Lost Their Jobs

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Where to Go
When You Have Lost Your Job

The following is a list of local agencies which provide services and resources for unemployed persons.

Black Hawk County Department of Human Services
Second Floor/Pinecrest Building
1407 Independence Avenue. Waterloo. 50703
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm.
Phone: 319-291-2624.
E-mail: communityservices@co.black-hawk.ia.us
• one-time prescription reimbursement
• "state papers" for indigent care at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City
• rent assistance

Iowa Department of Human Services/Black Hawk County
1407 Independence Avenue.  Waterloo. 50703
Phone: 319-291-2441.
email: cblack01@dhs.state.ia.us
• food stamps
• I-Hawk medical care for children (birth-age 18)
• household assistance
• dependent persons assistance

Iowa State Extension
3420 University Avenue, Suite B.  Waterloo IA  50701
Phone: 319-234-6811
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
• family, home and childcare information

Iowa Workforce Development/Region 7
3420 University Avenue, Suite G. Waterloo.  50701
Phone: 319-235-2123
email: Region7.Web@iwd.iowa.gov
• unemployment compensation
• Family Investment Program (FIP)
• job search services
• job training services

North East Iowa Food Bank/Cedar Valley Food Pantry
106 East 11th Street, Waterloo.  50703.
Phone: 319-235-0507/ext. 102
Hours: Monday-Thursday, 8:00am-4:30pm;
           Friday, 9:00-11:30am. (by appointment)
email: jroberts@secondharvest.org
• emergency and supplement food packages.  (No means test)

Operation Threshhold Community Action Agency
405 Chestnut St., Waterloo.
Phone: 319-291-2065
Hours: Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am - 5:30 pm,
            Friday, 8:00 am - 12:00 pm.
• emergency rental and utility assistance
• mortgage foreclosure prevention
• affordable housing
• home weatherization
• Womens, Infants and Children's Nutrition Program (WIC)
• Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program
• Family Development Self-Sufficiency

St. Vincent de Paul Society
Office: 522 Bratnober St., Waterloo IA 50703.
Retail Store: 320 Broadway. Waterloo IA 50703.
Phone: 319-232-3366.
• emergency assistance, clothing, furniture and household necessities, food
• advice and referral services


Free Community Clinics

Free community clinics offer basic health services at no charge.  These clinics can also provide referral to medical specialists and prescriptions. (No means test or insurance required)

Wednesdays, 10:00am-2:00pm
(and Thursdays, Noon-5:00pm during the school year)
Salvation Army ACE-SAP Clinic
207 Logan Ave., Waterloo. 
Phone: 319-235-9358

Thursdays, 6:00-8:00pm
East Side Ministerial Alliance
East 4th & Adams Sts., Waterloo. 
Phone: 319-235-5580.

Saturdays, 9:00-11:30am
Bishop House/Jubilee United Methodist Church
610 Allen St., Waterloo. 
Phone: 319-236-0199.

Tuesdays, 6:00-8:30pm
I-Hope Free Medical Clinic
722 S. Hackett, Waterloo.
Phone: 319-830-5400.

In case of an emergency medical need, contact Kristin Wentworth at Northeast Iowa Area Health Education Center (319-235-3760).


Food Purchasing Cooperatives

These cooperatives provide monthly food packages, including meat, fresh vegetables and fruit, available at up to 50% off retail prices.  (No means test.)

Angel Food Ministries/First United Methodist Church
723 Washington St., Cedar Falls IA 50613. 
Phone: 319-266-1713
Online orders:

Share Iowa
/Black Hawk Labor Temple
1695 Burton Ave., Waterloo. 
Phone: 319-


Free Community Meals

Various churches or organizations provide free community meals ona regular basis. (No means test)

• Weekly Meals

Monday - Friday, 11:30am-1:00pm
The Salvation Army
89 Franklin St., Waterloo. 
Phone: 319-235-9358.

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. 5:00-6:30
St. Francis Catholic Worker House
321 E. 8th Street, Waterloo
Phone: 319-232-2116

Mondays, 4:30-6:00pm
Kimball Avenue United Methodist Church
1207 Kimball Ave., Waterloo
Phone: 319-232-4103.

Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00pm
Queen of Peace Catholic Church
Third & Mulberry Sts., Waterloo. 
(use Third Street entrance) 

Tuesdays, 4:30-6:00pm
First United Methodist Church
723 Washington St., Cedar Falls.
Phone: 319-266-1719.

Thursdays, 5:00-8:00pm
The Neighborhood Hub/Jubilee United Methodist Church
East 4th & Newell Sts., Waterloo. 
Phone: 319-234-5307.

• Monthly Meals

First Friday of the Month, 5:00-6:30pm.
Sacred Heart Church. 627 W. Fourth St., Waterloo.

Last Wednesday of the Month, 5:00-6:00pm
Apostolic Pentecostal Church
1625 Downing Ave., Waterloo

Last Wednesday of the Month, 4:30-6:00pm
First Baptist Church of Waterloo
434 Baltimore St., Waterloo
Phone: 319-234-1537

More Local Resources

Click here for a list of other local social service agencies

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Posted 07.11.09  •  Last Update: 10.15.10

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