CRISIS PREVENTION, INTERVENTION, AND REFERRAL PROGRAM
Assisting and connecting low-income individuals and families with the
resources, institutions, and agencies that can best serve them. The most
pressing needs are rent and mortgage assistance, medicine, transportation,
Volunteer Income Tax Assistance Program assists low-income persons with tax preparation
services free of charge. The goal of the program is to help families receive all of their
tax refunds and build assets.
Serving the uninsured and the underinsured, the clinic provides free physicals
and illness and minor injury care to all ages. The clinic is staffed by
volunteer physicians and healthcare providers, working collaboratively
with community agencies to provide services and education that promote
health and wellness.
Thursdays: 6pm - 8pm.
Rites of Passage
The objective of the program is to empower young African American girls in
grades three through eight to direct their energies toward positive goals throughout
their lifetime. The girls who have already participated in their program learned to
never give up on their dreams, no matter what obstacles they encounter. They learned
the value of speaking the truth, to believe in self worth, the importance of a
spiritual relationship, how to build personal relationships, basic etiquette, anger
management skills, and the importance of having good character. Soon there will be a
boys version of this program.
Achieving Self Sufficiency and Excellence Through Support helps families break
from the cycle of poverty by developing life-skills to achieve self-sufficiency. The
program strives to promote economic stability, education/career development, and
psychological health stabilization to help families overcome behaviors that
perpetuate generational poverty.
Iowa Career Access Point (ICAP)
With Iowa Workforce Development, the EMA provides computers to those who need to search
and apply for jobs online. They offer resume assistance, and information about filing