Hawki/Medicaid

Hawki/Medicaid

Hawki offers free or low-cost health care coverage for kids and teens under 19 years of age.

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WIC Information

WIC Information

Helping pregnant women, breastfeeding women, postpartum women, and children under 5 stay healthy.

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Apply for Head Start

Apply for Head Start

Comprehensive early childhood education for low-income children (ages 3-5) and their families free of cost.

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Find Food Near You

Find Food Near You

Food pantries, meal sites, schools, and community organizations across our 9 county service area.

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Apply for Crisis Utility & Water Assistance

Apply for Crisis Utility & Water Assistance

Those needing help with disconnection notices, reconnections, past due bills for utility and water, or help with LP/Deliverable fuel customers.

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Mercy’s Health Equity Fund awards $10,000 to HACAP Food Reservoir

Mercy’s Health Equity Fund awards $10,000 to HACAP Food Reservoir

Mercy Medical Center is pleased to announce that it will be awarding funds from its newly created Health Equity Fund to eight local nonprofit agencies. The Health Equity Fund is designed to provide individuals in Linn County and seven surrounding communities with the opportunity to attain full health potential – regardless of social position or other socially defined circumstances – through assistance from local nonprofit organizations.

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Formula Shortage Update from the Departments of Public Health and Human Services

Formula Shortage Update from the Departments of Public Health and Human Services

In Iowa and nationwide, infant formula is in short supply. The Iowa Departments of Public Health and Human Services are working to provide information and resources to Iowans who are impacted by the shortage.

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SNAP Recipients Now Eligible for Head Start

SNAP Recipients Now Eligible for Head Start

The new policy change will allow for more families to be reached and help those receiving SNAP to easily participate in more programs and services that can help ease the burden of looking for local assistance programs.

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Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for ten counties impacted by severe weather, including Benton County.

Gov. Reynolds issues disaster proclamation for ten counties impacted by severe weather, including Benton County.

Gov. Kim Reynolds issued a disaster proclamation for ten counties in response to the March 5 severe weather. The governor's proclamation allows state resources to be utilized to respond to and recover from the effects of this severe weather in Adair, Benton, Decatur, Jasper, Lucas, Madison, Polk, Tama, Warren, and Wayne counties. In response to the governor's proclamation, the Iowa Individual Assistance Grant Program (IIAGP) and the Iowa Disaster Case Management program(IDCM) have been activated.

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Infant Formula Recall Issued

Infant Formula Recall Issued

Abbott is initiating a proactive, voluntary recall of powder formulas, including Similac, Alimentum and EleCare manufactured in Sturgis, Mich., one of the company’s manufacturing facilities. The recall does not include any metabolic deficiency nutrition formulas.

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