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.

May Mobile Food Pantry - HACAP


Wednesday, May 6th - Lindale Mall parking lot, 2 pm

Friday, May 15th - Vet's Memorial Stadium parking lot, 1 pm

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.

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.

Information for Non-Filers

On 4/10/2020, the IRS launched a new portal on their website where non-filers can enter their information in order to receive the Economic Impact Payment. It can be found here.  

FaDSS has a FAQ working document where Coordinators access information (click here). It is updated with resources and information as they develop it.  

Volunteer Opportunities

Make Scrub Caps

Healthcare workers are in need of scrub caps to protect their foreheads from the plastic face shields they are wearing as part of their protective gear.

A video on how to make the caps is located at this link:

Our staff has a contact with the University of Iowa Children's Hospital who would be able to accept our donations.


Make Surgical Masks

Go to our downloads page for instructions and the pattern for surgical masks.

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.