Together with our millions of supporters, the American Cancer Society (ACS) saves lives by helping people stay well and get well, by finding cures, and by fighting back. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.
Family Financial Education Foundation is a nonprofit debt consolidation group dedicated to providing customized education and training to individuals and families helping them build critical money-management skills to better their lives. Their goal is to help people become financially stable, debt-free and better able to manage their financial resources.
The Fort Dodge Housing Agency is dedicated to providing and ensuring quality affordable housing by being an innovative leader in setting housing standards. We are committed to establishing creative partnerships and sound economic practices to benefit the entire community. Low income rental assistance program, Section 8, HUD housing. We provide basic needs such as homeless shelter, housing, assistance in paying for private housing and rental/utility deposit assistance. We also have a self-sufficiency program that supports individuals in becoming employed/educated and connects them to area/community resources. This helps clients in getting the help they need and ultimately using less public assistance in the end.
As one of 18 Community Action Agencies in Iowa, Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. (UDMO) works in conjunction with general relief offices to provide emergency assistance programs and services to low income residents in need.
The United Way of Greater Fort Dodge’s Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Program provides free tax preparation for individuals and families who qualify based on our income guidelines and ensure taxpayers take advantage of every tax credit for which they are eligible such as the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC).
Please call our receptionist, Tonia Hayes, at 515.955.8880 with any questions or to make an appointment. If she is unavailable or out of the office, please leave a voicemail with your contact information and she will call you back to set up an appointment. Appointments are available Wednesdays 4-8 PM and Saturdays 9 AM – 4 PM starting January 30 and going through April 13. More information is available at www.unitedwayfd.org/cms-view-page.php?page=free-tax-preparation.