2-1-1 Resources and Referral Hotline (211)

2-1-1 is an easy-to-remember three-digit phone number that provides information for basic health, human services, or community resources and is free, confidential, and available 24/7.

Dial 211.

Other Categories: Hotlines

Your Life Iowa

  • Crisis line and resources. 

  • Live chat is available.

  • Your Life Iowa also has a hotline and treatment search function. Use their facility locator.

  • When you don’t know who to turn to about a problem with alcohol, drugs, gambling, suicidal thoughts or mental health, Your Life Iowa is here for you 24/7. We provide free, confidential support and connect you to resources meant to help you get your life back on track.


Care for Yourself

Free mammograms, pap tests, HPV, & cervical diagnostic testing, & yearly office visit to women ages 40-64 who are uninsured or under-insured, or women who have HPV cancer symptoms.


IMPACT Community Action Partnership

IMPACT Community Action Partnership reduces the barriers and burdens that families in poverty experience by increasing access to essential needs. Assistance may be available for food and personal hygiene, utilities (heat, water, and cooling), housing (rent, deposit, and mortgage), and emergency needs.
All services are available in the office, over the phone, and by a scheduled home visit. Several programs can also be accessed via online application, email, or postal mail. See our website or contact our team by phone or email to learn more. 


3226 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311

MICA (Mid-Iowa Community Action) Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program and Maternal Child Health programs

Mid Iowa Community Action 

WIC Times and locations:

Newton Salvation Army

  • 1st Monday of every month
    9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Tuesday of every month
    10:00 a.m - 5:00 p.m.
  • 2nd Monday and Wednesday of every month
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Howard St. Christian Church in Colfax

  • 1st Wednesday of every month
    8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
1001 S. 18th Ave.
Marshalltown, IA

United Way of Jasper County

  • Provides financial assistance to a variety of health and human services programs. 
  • Funding for agencies
312 1st Ave. W., PO Box 844
Newton, IA 50208

Food Pantries in Jasper County

Salvation Army- Newton

Emergency assistance with rent and utilities for low-income residents of Jasper County who have received utility disconnects or rental evictions. Also offers food pantry, clothing, and household assistance.

301 N. 2nd Ave. E.
Newton, IA 50208

Free Lunch

Connections Peer Support- Capstone

  • Lunch service Monday - Friday.
  • Warming and Cooling Shelter from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m
  • For Mental Health - see Capstone BH link
306 N. 3rd Ave. E.
Newton, IA 50208

Discover Hope 517 Ministry

  • Free community meals are available. Hours Monday to Friday from 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
  • Showers available from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Warming and cooling location from 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Men's restoration house- transitional housing (Holds up to 12 men) see website for application. 
733 1st Ave. E.
Newton, IA 50208
Monday thru Friday, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Free laundry to those who need assistance.

Salvation Army assists with this program. 

Other Categories: Other Resources

Travel Immunizations

Travel Immunizations - CDC, TripPrep, and other clinics

International travel increases your chances of getting and spreading diseases that are rare or not found in the United States. Find out which travel vaccines you may need to help you stay healthy on your trip.

Check needed immunizations:

If you are traveling out of the United States, you can check recommended vaccines on the following sites: 

  1. CDC   Website: CDC Travel destination  1-800-232-4636 or 800-CDC-INFO
  2. TripPrep  

Locations near Jasper County that offer Travel Medicine Clinics: 

  1. Iowa Clinic Travel Medicine Website: Iowa Clinic Travel Clinic Telephone: 515-875-9190  Location: Urbandale 
  2. University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics  Website: UIHC Travel Clinic Telephone 319-356-8133 Location: Iowa City
  3. Polk County Health Department  Website: Polk County Travel Clinic- Immunizations  Telephone: 515-286-3798 Location: Des Moines
  4. McFarland International Travel Clinic Website:  Travel Clinic Telephone 515-663-4892 Location: Ames

Please check with your pharmacy or medical providers. Jasper County Health Department does not offer privately paid vaccines. 

Keywords: travel vaccines, immunizations, abroad travel, international trips

800-232-4636 or 800-CDC-INFO

Utility assistance, Eviction prevention

Jasper County General Assistance

Low-income Jasper County residents’ assistance for individuals applying for Social Security Disability, crisis funds to avoid utility disconnect or eviction, and a 1 time fill for certain meds. 

Keywords: medication help, rent assistance, emergency funds

315 W. 3rd St. N. Suite 200
Newton, IA 50208
8-4:30, M-F

Disclaimer: This information was provided by agencies in the community. It may not be all-encompassing and some information changes often. For Jasper County offices and contact information, browse our county directory.

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