Clay County Resource Guide

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Abuse

CAASA - Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault
877-362-4612 (24hr line) or 712-262-4612
Website: www.caasaonline.org

Child & Dependent Adult Abuse & Neglect Reporting Hotline
1-800-362-2178 (DHS)

Children & Families of Iowa
Domestic Abuse, Mental Health, Substance Abuse, Early Childhood & Family Support
515-243-6147
Website: www.cfiowa.org

Clay County Department of Human Services
1900 North Grand Avenue, Ste E-8
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-3586
Website: https://hhs.iowa.gov/

Elderbridge Area Agency on Aging
Elder Abuse Prevention and Awareness
714 10th Avenue East
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-1775 or 800-243-0678
Website: www.elderbridge.org

Family Crisis Centers
712-722-4404 or 1-800-382-5603 (Hotline)
Website: www.familycrisiscenters.org

National Domestic Abuse Hotline
1-800-799-7233

Prevent Child Abuse Iowa
515-244-2200
Website: www.pcaiowa.org

Children's Services

Autumn's Center
Serving children and families with comprehensive behavioral health services for children ages 0-21.
120 E. 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-2922 or 800-242-5101
Email: info@seasonscenter.org
Website: www.seasonscenter.org

Care Connections of Northern Iowa
215 West 4th St., Suite 6
Spencer, Iowa 51301
712-264-3945
Website: www.ccnia.org

Cherish Center
Parenting Programs Mentoring and Counseling
1004 22nd Street
Milford, IA 51355
712-338-3333
Email: info@cherishcenter.org
Website: www.cherishcenter.org

Child Find of America
800-IAM-LOST (800-426-5678)
Email: information@childfindofamerica.org
Website: https://childfindofamerica.org

Child Health Specialty Clinic - University of Iowa at Spencer Hospital
1200 1st Ave. E.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-264-6362 or 877-270-9386
Website: www.chsciowa.org

Clay County Department of Human Services
1900 North Grand Avenue, Ste E-8
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-3586
Iowa Website: https://hhs.iowa.gov/

Healthy Families America
211 Central Ave. SE
Orange City, IA 51041
712-737-2971
Website: www.healthyfamiliesamerica.org

Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral
Assists in finding quality childcare in your area
855-244-5301
Website: www.iowaccrr.org

Juvenile Court Office
215 W. 4th St., Suite 5
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-5938

Lutheran Services in Iowa
Children, youth and family programs
605 Grand Ave.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-4083
Website: www.lsiowa.org

National Center for Missing & Exploited Children
Website: www.missingkids.com

National Runaway Safeline
Resources for parents, youth & teens
800-786-2929 (800-RUNAWAY)
Website: www.1800RUNAWAY.org

Positively Spencer Youth
Substance use and abuse prevention coalition
PO Box 1118 
Spencer, IA 51301
712-580-3833
Email: info@positivelyyouth.org
Website: positivelyyouth.com

Shriner's Hospital Referral
800-237-5055
Website: www.shrinerschildrens.org/en

Spencer Hospital
1200 1st Ave. E
Spencer, IA 51302
712-264-8300
Website: www.spencerhospital.org

Education/School Districts

Clay Central Everly Community Schools
401 Church St.
Royal, IA 51357
712-933-2241
Website: www.claycentraleverly.org

Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School
1311 East 18th Street
Spencer. IA 51301
712-262-8237
Website: www.iglls.org

Sacred Heart Catholic School
1111 4th Avenue W
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-6428
Website: https://spencersacredheartschool.com/

Sioux Central Community Schools
4440 US Highway 71
Sioux Rapids, IA 50585
712-283-2571
Website: www.siouxcentral.org

Spencer Community Schools
23 E. 7th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-8950
Website: www.spencerschools.org

Spencer High School
800 East 3rd St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-1700

Spencer Middle School
1400 10th Ave. East
Spencer. IA 51301
712-262-3345

Lincoln Elementary
615 4th Ave. SW
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-3752

Fairview Elementary
1508 5th Ave. East
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-4842

Johnson Elementary
724 West 9th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-2710

Education Services

Cherish Center
Parenting programs mentoring and counseling
1004 22nd Street
Milford, IA 51355
712-338-3333
Email: info@cherishcenter.org
Website: www.cherishcenter.org

Head Start
Jefferson School
411 E. 10th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-264-8859 or 800-245-6151
Website: www.udmo.com

Iowa Child Care Resource and Referral
Assists in finding quality Childcare in your area
855-244-5301
Website: www.iowaccrr.org

Iowa Lakes Community College
Algona, Emmetsburg, Estherville, Spencer & Spirit Lake
800-242-5106
Website: www.iowalakes.edu

ISU Online and Distance Learning
515-294-2331
Email: distance@iastate.edu
Website: www.distance.iastate.edu

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
217 W 5th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-9585
Website: www.ivrs.iowa.gov

Prairie Lakes AEA
866-540-3858
Website: www.plaea.org

Emergency & Disaster Assistance

Clay County Emergency Management
Clay County Administration Building
300 W. 4th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-264-3987
Website: https://claycounty.iowa.gov/emergency-management/

Clay County Emergency Medical Services
Clay County Administration Building
300 W. 4th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-8165
Website: https://claycounty.iowa.gov/emergency-medical-services/

Clay County General Relief
Clay County Courthouse
215 W. 4th St., Suite 6
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-9438
Website: https://claycounty.iowa.gov/general-relief/

Clay County Veterans Affairs Office
505 2nd Ave. West, Suite C
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-5547
Website: https://claycounty.iowa.gov/veterans-affairs/

Red Cross
712-252-4081
Website: www.redcross.org

Salvation Army
402-898-5942
Website: www.salvationarmyusa.org

Upper Des Moines Opportunity – Clay County Outreach
19 10th St. SW
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-7409
Website: www.udmo.com/counties/clay/

Emergency Numbers

Emergency Ambulance, Fire, Police
911

Clay County Sheriff's Office
Crime Stoppers
3115 W 4th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-3221
Website: www.claycountysheriffsoffice.com

Poison Control
800-222-1222
Website: www.poison.org

Spencer Fire Department (Non-Emergency)
10 Grand Ave.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-580-7240

Spencer Hospital Emergency Department
1200 1st Ave. East
Spencer, IA 51301
712-264-6100

Spencer Police Department
712-262-2151 or 712-580-7157
Website: https://spenceriowacity.com/government/public-safety/police

Employment

Aventure Staffing
511 Grand Ave.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-5990
Website: www.aventure.com

Iowa Work Force Development
217 W. 5th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-1971
Email: SpencerIowaWORKS@iwd.iowa.gov
Website: https://workforce.iowa.gov

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services
217 W 5th St
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-9585
Website: www.ivrs.iowa.gov

Financial Assistance

Care Connections of Northern Iowa
215 West 4th St., Suite 6
Spencer, Iowa 51301
712-264-3945
Website: www.ccnia.org

Clay County Department of Human Services
1900 North Grand Ave., Ste E-8
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-3586 
Iowa Website: www.dhs.iowa.gov
WIC Website: https://hhs.iowa.gov/programs/food-assistance/wic-Iowa

Clay County Farm Service Agency (FSA)
SW Plaza, 306 11th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-2546
Website: www.fsa.usda.gov

Clay County Veterans Affairs Office
505 2nd Ave. West, Suite C
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-5547
Website: https://claycounty.iowa.gov/veterans-affairs/

Social Security Administration
1610 12th Ave. SW
Spencer, IA 51301
866-273-6050 or TTY 800-325-0778
Website: www.ssa.gov

Upper Des Moines Opportunity – Clay County Outreach
19 10th St. SW
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-7409
Website: www.udmo.com/counties/clay/

Financial Counseling

Better Business Bureau
515-243-8137
Website: www.bbb.org

Consumer Protection Division
Attorney General 515-281-5164
Email: webteam@ag.iowa.gov
Website: www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov

Iowa Concern Hotline
Financial concerns, legal education, stress, crisis & disaster
800-447-1985
Website: www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Jamie Neff, Family Wellbeing Specialist
712-852-2865
Email: jblaser@iastate.edu
Website: www.extension.iastate.edu/clay/

U.S. Dept. of Veteran's Affairs Office
1850 Royal Ave.
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
General: 712-336-6400
Mental Health: 605-333-3230 x 6890
National Office: 800-698-2411
Website: www.va.gov

Food

AnswerLine
Information and Resources for Home and Family
800-262-3804
Website: www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/answerline

Clay County Department of Human Services
217 W. 5th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-3586
Iowa Website: https://hhs.iowa.gov/
WIC Website: https://hhs.iowa.gov/programs/food-assistance/wic-Iowa

Clay County Veterans Affairs Office
505 2nd Ave. West, Suite C
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-5547
Website: https://claycounty.iowa.gov/veterans-affairs/

Food Bank of Iowa
Grand Avenue Community Outreach
605 Grand Ave.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-580-4732
Website: www.foodbankiowa.org

Grand Avenue Community Outreach
Community Kitchen, Emergency Food Bags, Food Pantry and Clothing Outreach
605 Grand Ave.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-580-4732
Email: info@gacoutreach.com
Website: www.gacoutreach.com

Good News Community Church
1010 Julia Street
Okoboji, IA 51355
712-332-5698

Hope Lutheran Church - Everly
206 N Washington St.
Everly, IA 51338
712-834-2767

Home Delivered & Congregate Meals - Elderbridge
714 10th Ave. East
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-1775 or 800-243-0678
Website: https://elderbridge.org

Occasions
Spencer Area Activity Center / Senior Center
104 East 4th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-1728
Email: spencersaac@gmail.com

Seasons Center Food Pantry
120 E. 5th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-2922

Spencer Community Schools Food Pantry
Spencer Middle School
1400 10th Ave. East
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-3345 

Spencer Public Library Little Free Pantry
21 E 3rd St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-580-7290

Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc. - Clay County Food Pantry
19 10th St. SW
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-7409
Website: www.udmo.com/counties/clay

Health Concerns

Alzheimer's Association
800-272-3900
Website: www.alz.org

American Cancer Society
800-227-2345
Website: www.cancer.org

American Foundation for the Blind
Website: www.afb.org

Birthright
605 Grand Ave.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-8271
Helpline: 800-550-4900
Website: https://birthright.org/spencer

Child Health Specialty Clinics - University of Iowa at Spencer Hospital
1200 1st Ave. E
Spencer, IA 51301
712-264-6362 or 877-270-9386
Website: www.chsciowa.org

Grand Avenue Community Outreach
Medical and Dental Clinic
605 Grand Ave.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-580-4732
Website: www.gacoutreach.com

Hope Haven
Support Services for disabilities and development
712-476-2737
Website: www.hopehaven.org

Iowa Compass Center for Disabilities and Development
Connecting people with disabilities & complex health related needs to services and supports in your community.
800-779-2001
Website: www.iowacompass.org

Iowa Dental Association
515-331-2298
800-828-2181
Website: www.iowadental.org

Iowa Department of Human Services, Clay County
1900 North Grand Ave., Ste E-8
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-3586 or 855-889-7985
Iowa Website: https://hhs.iowa.gov/

Iowa Total Care
1-833-404-1061
Website: www.iowatotalcare.com

Iowa Healthy Families Line
1-800-369-2229
Website: https://hhs.iowa.gov/programs/programs-and-services/child-care/hcci

Lions Clubs of Iowa
Hearing & Vision Support Services
515-232-2215
Email: info@iowalions.org
Website: www.iowalions.org

Medicare
General Info: 800-633-4227
SHIIP - (Senior Health Insurance Information Program)
Spencer Hospital: 712-264-6198
Website: www.medicare.gov

Planned Parenthood
800-230-7526
Website: www.plannedparenthood.org

Spencer Hospital
1200 1st Ave. E
Spencer, IA 51301
712-264-8300
Website: www.spencerhospital.org

Spencer Hospital - Abben Cancer Center
1200 1st Ave. 
Spencer, IA 51301
712-264-6550
Website: www.spencerhospital.org

Spencer Hospital - Home Health and Hospice
1200 1st Ave.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-264-6380
Website: www.spencerhospital.org

Sunshine Services Inc.
1106 E. 9th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-7805

Hotlines & Resources

AnswerLine
Food, Home and Family Information and Resources
800-262-3804
Website: www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/answerline

Beginning Farmer Center
877-232-1999 
Website: https://beginningfarmer.iastate.edu/

Iowa 2-1-1
Resource referral for housing, health, food, family, transportation, employment, education and legal assistance.
Phone: 2-1-1
Website: www.211iowa.org

Iowa Concern Hotline
Financial concerns, legal education, stress, crisis & disaster.
800-447-1985
Website: www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern/

Season's Center 24/7 Crisis/Talk Line
844-345-4569

Suicide and Crisis Lifeline (988)
800-273-8255

Teen Line (open 6-9pm)
800-852-8336
Text: TEEN to 839863
Website: www.teenlineonline.org

Housing

Cherish Center
Parenting programs mentoring and counseling
1004 22nd St.
Milford, IA 51355
712-338-3333
Email: info@cherishcenter.org
Website: www.cherishcenter.org

Clay County Environmental Health
Administration Building
300 W. 4th St
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-8165
Website: https://claycounty.iowa.gov/environmental-health/

Community Housing Initiatives
712-262-5640
Website: www.chihousing.com

Discovery House
1411 Hill Ave.
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-5340
Website: www.mydiscoveryhouse.com

Northwest Iowa Regional Housing Authority
2016 Highway Blvd., Ste. N
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-7460
Website: www.nwirha.org

Upper Des Moines Opportunity – Clay County Outreach
19 10th St. SW
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-7409
Website: www.udmo.com/counties/clay/

Legal Services

Consumer Protection Division
Attorney General
515-281-5962 or 888-777-4590
Email: consumer@ag.iowa.gov
Website: www.iowaattorneygeneral.gov

Iowa Civil Rights Commission
515-281-4121 or 800-457-4416
Website: https://icrc.iowa.gov/

Iowa Concern Hotline
Financial concerns, legal education, stress, crisis & disaster
800-447-1985
Website: www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern/

Iowa Legal Aid
800-532-1503
Website: www.iowalegalaid.org

Iowa Mediation Service
515-331-8081
Website: www.iowamediationservice.com

Iowa State Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
515-243-3179
Email: isba@iowabar.org
Website: www.iowabar.org

Medical Equipment

Avera Home Medical Equipment
116 E. 11th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-580-3923
Website: www.avera.org/services/home-medical-equipment/

Good Samaritan Society - Home Care
1710 Lincoln Ave., Ste. A
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-3412
National: 888-307-0039
Website: www.good-sam.com

Lincare
2800 Highway Blvd.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-6749
Website: www.lincare.com

Mental Health/Counseling Services

All Those Yesterdays
605 Grand Ave., Suite 29 (3rd Floor)
Spencer, IA 51301
712-363-8066
Email: ryan@allthoseyesterdays.org
Website: www.allthoseyesterdays.org

ATLAS of Spencer
816 S Grand Ave.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-580-3277
Email: atlasofspencer@gmail.com
Website: www.atlasofspencer.com

Avera Medical Group - Behavioral Health Clinic
116 E 11th Street, Suite 101
Spencer, Iowa 51301
712-264-3515
Website: www.spencerhospital.org/our-services/specialty-services/

Bets Off
800-BETSOFF
Website: https://888betsoff.org/

Care Connections of Northern Iowa
215 West 4th St., Suite 6
Spencer, Iowa 51301
712-264-3945
Website: www.ccnia.org

Catholic Charities
607 1st Ave. W.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-580-4320
Website: www.cathchar.com

Inpatient Behavior Health Services at Spencer Hospital
1200 1st Ave. East
Spencer, IA 51301
712-264-6228
Email: mental_health@spencerhospital.org
Website: www.spencerhospital.org

Lutheran Services
605 Grand Ave.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-4083
Website: https://lsiowa.org/

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Northwest Iowa
300 Sioux Valley Drive
Cherokee, IA 51012
712-357-5428
Email: namiofnwia@gmail.com
Website: www.naminwia.org

Northwest Iowa Counseling Associates
20 W. 4th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-6111
Website: www.nwiac.com

Personal Assistance Services (PAS)
Free counseling & resources for Farm Families
833-999-FARM (3276)
Website: www.farmfamilywellness.com

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
201 E. 11th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-2922 or 800-242-5101
24/7 Crisis Line: 844-345-4569
Email: info@seasonscenter.org
Website: www.seasonscenter.org

Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (988)
1-800-273-8255

Teen Line (open 6-9pm)
800-852-8336
Text: TEEN to 839863
Website: www.teenlineonline.org

Senior Citizens

AARP
Website: www.aarp.org

Elderbridge Agency on Aging
714 10th Avenue East, Suite 1
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-1775 or 800-243-0678
Website: www.elderbridge.org

My Caring Plan
980-890-6880
Website: www.mycaringplan.com

Occasions
Spencer Area Activity Center / Senior Center
104 East 4th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-1782

RSVP Volunteer Program
Iowa Lakes Community College - Spencer
1900 Grand Ave.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-8858
Website: https://iowalakes.edu/continuing-education/rsvp/

Social Security Administration
1610 12th Ave. SW
Spencer, IA 51301
866-273-6050 or TTY 800-325-0778
Website: www.ssa.gov

Substance Abuse

Alcoholics Anonymous
Sioux City Office: 712-252-1333
Website: www.aa.org

Positively Spencer Youth
Substance use and abuse prevention coalition
PO Box 1118
Spencer, IA 51301
712-580-3833
Email: info@positivelyyouth.org

Rosecrance Jackson Centers
1713 McNaughton Way
Spencer, IA 51301
712-584-2030 or 800-472-9018
Website: www.rosecrancejackson.org

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
201 E. 11th St.
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-2922 or 800-242-5101
24/7 Crisis Line: 844-345-4569
Email: info@seasonscenter.org
Website: www.seasonscenter.org

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Helpline (SAMHSA)
800-662-4357 (24/7 Helpline)
Website: www.samhsa.gov

Transportation

Rides: Regional Transit Authority
522 10th Ave. E
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-7920
Website: www.nwiarides.org

 

This resource guide is updated once per year. If you have any additions or changes, please contact ISU Extension and Outreach Clay County.

For additional copies or to report any changes to this book, please go to:

ISU Extension and Outreach
Clay County
110 West 4th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-2264
xclay@iastate.edu
www.extension.iastate.edu/clay

Last Update: January, 2023