General Relief

Social Services Office

Warren County General Assistance
301 N Buxton St, Ste 107
Indianola, IA 50125
Phone: 515-962-5132

Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00AM to 4:30 PM
Emmalee Bowlin, Director
Sandie Cate, Administrative Assistant

Appointments are required. No walk-ins accepted. Please call 515-962-5132 to schedule an appointment to receive general relief.

Public Hearing Information:
- Chapter 3 Policy

Warren County General Assistance provides assistance to Warren County residents who meet county guidelines. General Assistance follows the guidelines set forth in the county ordinance established by the Warren County Board of Supervisors. Assistance is given to the needy and poor who are unable to get assistance from other sources or that assistance is being delayed. Applicants must apply for all possible state and federal programs they may qualify for in order to receive assistance and comply with these programs.

Intake procedure: Call to apply or walk in Eligibility requirements: Warren County Residents
Warren County General Assistance includes the following services: food pantry/clothing, financial assistance for housing, rent/mortgage assistance, transportation, car gas, traveler’s aid, utility financial assistance, medical, dental, and prescription assistance, as well as information and referral for such needs.

To apply:

  • Need to complete application
  • Must bring verification of income
  • Current billing statement
  • Name and number of landlord, if needing rent voucher
If you are a Veteran that has served during designated times and have an honorable discharge you would need to contact the office of Warren County Veteran Affairs to make application with them.

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Warren County Iowa
301 N Buxton St
Indianola, IA 50125