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Disaster Relief Resources

2020 Derecho

Horizons is committed to serving our clients during this time of uncertainty. We’re working hard to keep the seniors of Eastern Iowa fed and safely in their homes, clients of our Financial Wellness Counselors on track, and our NTS riders safely at work and school.

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Meals on Wheels

For home-bound seniors and their family members, the daily meal provides a sense of security knowing their loved ones are eating a nutritious meal. Contact our Meals on Wheels Department at (319) 398-3574 for questions or assistance.

To make a food donation please contact Sofia Mehaffey at (319) 398-3943.

To donate monetary funds, click here.

Financial Wellness

Our Financial Wellness team is prepared to help you navigate your budget and home-ownership journey during in the aftermath of the derecho. If you have questions, please fill out the client intake form below and one of our counselors will reach out to you.

Client Intake Form

Neighborhood Transportation Service

Our Neighborhood Transportation Service continues to run and transport those who live in Hiawatha, Marion, and Cedar Rapids to work and school. Click here for more information on how to schedule a ride with NTS.

Other Resource Links:

Find Child Care:  Child Care Resource & Referral toll free #:  855-244-5301

Individual Assistance Grants: Households with incomes within 200% of federal poverty (maximum annual income of $43,440 for a family of three) can apply for grants for home and car repairs, replacing clothes and food, and temporary housing.

SNAP Food Assistance: Iowans who receive Food Assistance can request replacement of food destroyed by the storm or power outage. Completed applications must be turned in by September 17.

Disaster Case Management: Assists all Iowans with overcoming disaster-related hardship (no income cap). Disaster case managers help you create a disaster recovery plan and provide guidance, advice and referrals.  Contact HACAP @ 319-393-7811 for an application. 

Disaster Mental Health Assistance211- When calling into 211 the caller is able to press the number 8 to speak to a crisis counselor about mental health needs. If the caller comes through 211 sharing they have the need to speak with someone, we will share the resources we have in the database as referrals for that caller.

Lost Wages Assistance Funds:The Federal Emergency Management Agency has approved Governor Reynolds’s application for the Lost Wages Assistance program, which provides eligible unemployment claimants with additional benefits. Iowans whose unemployment is the result of the pandemic, and who are eligible for at least $100 in benefits per week, will qualify for an additional $300 in weekly benefits retroactive to the week ending August 1.
 More information, eligibility requirements and the application process are available at

Eviction & Foreclosure Prevention Program Updates: More Iowans can get assistance with rent and mortgage payments under expanded eligibility for the COVID-19 Iowa Eviction and Foreclosure Prevention program.
 Those who previously received $600 in weekly unemployment benefits can now apply for assistance. Those previously denied assistance due to unemployment benefits may re-apply.

Who qualifies? Renters and homeowners at risk of eviction or foreclosure due to a COVID-19 related loss of income since March 17 who meet income and other eligibility criteria. Household income at the time of application may not exceed 80% of the median family income, which varies by household size and county.
 What’s available? Up to four months of rental assistance ($3,200 maximum), including manufactured home rent and lot rent; or up to four months of mortgage payment assistance ($3,000 maximum).
 For complete details and to apply, go to