Assistance

The following is a short list of agencies who provide assistance in the Mahaska Community. Keep scrolling for food, housing, financial legal, and other needs. United Way of Mahaska County has a more comprehensive resource directory.

Food

  • Ecumenical Cupboard
    205 South D Street
    Open M-W-F 10 a.m. to 12 noon
    641.676.4031
  • End of Month Meals
    Dinner served at rotating churches
    641.673.6041
  • SNAP (Food Stamps)
    Mahaska DHS
    410 South 11th
    641.673.3496

Financial

  • Love INC
    Financial support and education
    500 High Ave. West
    641.673.3750
  • Salvation Army
    Financial support
    641.672.1867
  • Iowa FIP
    Cash assistance to needy families
    Mahaska DHS
    410 South 11th
    641.673.3496

Housing

  • Homeless Coalition
    Emergency Shelter and rental assistance
    641.670.0717
  • General Relief
    Mahaska County
    301 1st Ave. East, Oskaloosa
    641.672.2625
  • Section 8
    Income-based rental vouchers
    220 South Market, Oskaloosa
    641.673.8361

Legal

  • Iowa Legal Aid
    Free legal advice on civil matters
    112 East 3rd Street, Ottumwa
    641.683.3166
  • Crisis Intervention Services
    Support for sexual assault and domestic abuse victims
    500 High Ave. West, Oskaloosa
    641.673.0336

Other

  • SIEDA
    Utility assistance
    114 North Market, Oskaloosa
    641.673.8758
  • Hew Hope Community
    Thrift store and new parent support
    308 5th Ave. West, Oskaloosa
    641.676.1602
  • Oskaloosa Rides
    Fixed-route bus service
    641.676.6043