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. (Resource Directory is a downloadable PDF.)

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
      108 First Ave East, 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