RESOURCES & VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

Resources

211 Hotline & Website


There may be a time that you or someone you know needs help, but don’t know exactly what kind of assistance is available – let alone how to access it. 211 can assist by help clarify your personal situation and then utilize an extensive up-to-date database to determine the best resource(s) for you. 211 is where you go when you don’t know where to turn for help, acting as a single point of contact to thousands of social service programs. 


211 is a free, comprehensive information and referral system linking Iowa and Nebraska residents to health and human service programs, community services, disaster services and governmental programs. 211 is a one-stop source of information for people looking for services.


FEMA

FEMA disaster assistance may be available for individuals impacted by Severe Wind Event -- Derecho occurring in August 2020.


Individuals who sustained damages as a direct result of the disaster can apply for FEMA disaster assistance (DR-4557-IA). Registrations can be completed by contacting FEMA’s toll-free Helpline at 1-800-621-3362, 6:00AM—10:00 PM CST. Registration is also available online at http://www.disasterassistance.gov or through the FEMA Mobile App (available 24/7).


Registration Fliers in English/Spanish: 2020/09/registration-fliers-eng.span-dr.4557.ia.pdf

Civil Right Flier: 2020/09/civil-rights-flyer_rev.-10-31-19_eng_v2_5f510a2d69247.pdf



The Churches of Marion Food Pantry


864 12th ST - downtown Marion, Iowa, across the alley from the First Presbyterian Church

Open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1-3 pm; appointments: 319-775-0208

Currently under modified procedures due to COVID-19


LSI Offers Teletherapy


In response to COVID-19, LSI is now providing teletherapy and virtual home visits for all clients utilizing our Behavioral Health and Intervention Services (BHIS) and Therapy. 

We know the need for behavioral support for kids and teenagers at home has grown during this crisis. That’s why our BHIS team can connect with families via video or phone calls to conduct free weekly sessions to practice skills like anger management and healthy communication. Our expert therapists are ready to provide tips and treatment for Iowans of all ages experiencing anxiety, depression, PTSD, and more. 


https://lsiowa.org/Therapy/


Healthcare Coverage for Children

 

Medicaid and CHIP (Iowa’s Hawki) provide free to low-cost health insurance, and we are covering more kids and teens than ever.

Your kids may be covered for doctor and dentist visits, hospital care, prescriptions, and more.

 

For more information and to learn how to apply, contact your are HACAP representative. See below.

 

Please note that with the current health situation, we are now able to complete Presumptive Eligibility applications via phone.  Presumptive Eligibility is a fast track to coverage for those in urgent need.

 

Michele Canfield 

Health Alliance Outreach

Hawkeye Area Community Action Program

 (p) (319) 739-1510   (c) (319) 551-4329

(F) 319-366-8936

Stephen Ministry

 

Need Someone to Talk To? Contact Stephen Ministry


Stephen Ministry provides one-to-one (over the telephone for now!), confidential care for those who are struggling through a difficult time – experiencing grief, divorce, job loss, chronic illness, or other life crises. Trained Stephen Ministers are compassionate lay people with the skills for distinctive Christian caregiving. To get more information about receiving care or becoming a Stephen Minister, contact our Stephen Leaders through the church office.

Volunteer Opportunities

FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth)


The FLY (Feeding Lunches to Youth) program is designed to help kids have a nutritious lunch every weekday during the summer months. Summer can be a challenging time for families who have school lunch assistance, and unfortunately, this year, we expect even more families to be facing financial uncertainty and hardship. 

The FLY program is expanding to 13 sites in response to the expected increase in demand.  There will be changes in order to address the safety of everyone helping and those receiving the lunches. One of those changes is that churches who support the FLY program will now be responsible for a week at a time, rather than one day each week. This is to help reduce the number of different people who will be coming in and out to prepare and deliver on a daily basis.

LCR will be responsible for staffing  June 15 -19,  July 13 – 17, and  Aug 10 – 14.

Sign Up Here: 
FLY Lunch Prep Link     https://signup.com/go/OawnmRQ 
FLY Delivery Link          https://signup.com/go/AQKumoD

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Jill - jill@lcrmarion.org. THANKS so much for your help with this ministry!


United Way Volunteer Now


Volunteer needs are changing quickly so be sure to check back often for updates. 

It is important to volunteers, community organizations, and Volunteer Iowa that we all take precautions when volunteering. We value that individuals want to volunteer in this time of need; however, personal health and safety are always of primary importance. If you are feeling ill or exhibiting symptoms, please consider ways to volunteer virtually or by phone to limit the potential for viral transmission. View the CDC recommendations for age limits and health status when considering volunteering and view the Iowa Guidelines for Volunteers and Volunteer Organizations during COVID-19.