Dickinson County Resource Guide

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Abuse

Boys Town of Iowa
35 West 1st Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-574-2684
1-800-448-3000

CAASA: Centers Against Abuse and Sexual Assault
Spencer  712-262-4612
Estherville 712-362-3200
HOPE Line 1-877-362-4612

Child and Dependent Adult Abuse and Neglect Reporting
1-800-362-2178

FCC: Family Crisis Center of NW Iowa
Sioux Center 712-722-4404
HOTLINE 1-800-382-5603
https://www.familycrisiscenters.org/

Iowa Sexual Abuse Hotline
1-800-284-7821

National Human Trafficking Hotline
1-888-373-7888
Or Text "HELP" to BEFREE (233733) if you need help or see something suspicious.

State Domestic Abuse Hotline
1-800-942-0333

Behavioral Health Services (Includes Substance Abuse)

All Those Yesterdays
Spencer, 1900 Grand Avenue North, Suite A
712-363-5886
www.allthoseyesterdays.org

Avera - Farm & Rural Stress Hotline
Farm Stress, Financial Questions, Connections to Resources
1-800-691-4336

Boys Town of Iowa
Spencer, 35 West 1st Street
712-574-2684
1-800-448-3000

Catholic Charities
Spencer, 111 4th West
712-580-4320

Champion State of Mind
Spirit Lake, 1212 18th St., Suite B
1-800-592-0180 ext. 2

Elevate
Milford, 910 10th St.
712-338-6200

www.FindTreatment.Gov
Department of Health and Human Services

H.E.A.R.T. Kinnections
Arnolds Park, 7 South Hwy 71
Okoboji, 1010 Julia Street
712-339-2422

Iowa Substance Abuse Information Center
1-866-242-4111

Lakes Counseling
Spirit Lake, 507 18th Street, Suite A
712-336-8126

Lutheran Services of Iowa
Spencer, 12 East 5th Street                                                                                              712-262-4083                                                    

NAMI - National Alliance for the Mentally Ill
24-Hour Crisis Line: 1-800-950-6264
OR, IN A CRISIS?  TEXT NAMI TO 741741
www.nami.org

National Institute on Drug Abuse Help Line
1-800-662-4357

Northwest Iowa Counseling Associates PC
Spencer, 20 W 4th St
712-262-6111

Plains Area Mental Health
Spirit Lake, 710 Lake St. Suite 2
712-320-8112

Rosecrance Jackson Centers
Spencer 712-584-2030
Sioux City, Cherokee, Denison, LeMars, Sheldon
712-234-2300

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
Spirit Lake, 1401 Hill Avenue
1-800-242-5101

Shade of the Tree
Spirit Lake, 900 Lake Street
712-330-9140

SIOUX RIVERS REGIONAL MENTAL HEALTH & DISABILITIES SERVICES
Enrollment & Financial Assistance
Spirit Lake, 1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2502
712-336-0775
www.SiouxRivers.com

Veterans Counseling Center
Sioux City
712-255-3808

Children's Issues

Child Abuse Hotline
To Report Abuse
1-800-362-2178

Child Abuse Hotline 
National
1-800-422-4453

Child Find of America
1-800-IAM-LOST
(1-800-426-5678)

Missing Children Help Center
1-800-USA-KIDS
(1-800-872-5437)

National Child Safety Council
(Childwatch)
1-800-222-1464

Prevention of Child Abuse
1200 University, City View Plaza
Des Moines, IA 50314
515-281-8726

Runaway
(National)
1-800-621-4000

Children's Services

Best Care for Better Babies
Lakes Regional Healthcare
2301 Highway 71 South
PO Box AB
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-339-6050
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
http://dickinsoncountyiowa.org/public-health/

The Caring Program for Children
1-800-223-KIDS
(1-800-223-5437)

Cherish Center
Cherish House (A Home for Expectant Mothers and their children)

Parents Connect (Parent Educational Support Group)

Cherished Mentors (One on One Mentoring for New Mothers)

1004 22nd Street
Milford, IA 51351
712-338-3333
info@cherishcenter.org
www.cherishcenter.org

Child Care Resource and Referral
Mid Sioux Opportunity
418 S. Marian Street
Remsen, IA 51051
877-216-8481
712-859-3885

Child Health
Children's Hospice International: 1-800-242-4453
Children's Wish Foundation International: 1-800-323-9474
Reye's Syndrome, National Foundation: 1-800-233-7393
Shriner's Hospital Referral Line: 1-800-237-5055

Child Health Specialty Clinics
Spencer, 1200 First Avenue East
712-264-6362, 712-264-6363, 1-866-219-9119

Dickinson County Department of Human Services
Dickinson County Courthouse, 1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2401
Spirit Lake, 712-336-2555 or 1-866-336-2555
Apply online at www.dhs.iowa.gov/how-to-apply

Dickinson County Head Start
1100 8th Street
Milford, IA 51351
Contact: Angie Mitchell, ECP Coordinator for UDMO Head Start, at 712-330-3346

Dickinson County Public Health
2301 Highway 71 South
PO Box AB
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-339-6050
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
http://dickinsoncountyiowa.org/public-health/

Early Childhood Iowa: Lakes Region
PO Box 146
Sheldon, IA 51201
712-363-3363

K.I.D.S: Kommunity Involvement, Development and Support
Upper Des Moines Opportunity
714 East 10th Avenue
Spencer, IA 51301
712-363-8466

Lakes Regional Healthcare: Home Care and Hospice
2301 Highway 71 South
PO Box AB
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-8709

Lutheran Services in Iowa
12 E. 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-4083

Moms of Tots - MOTS
Good News Community Church
For moms of babies and toddlers, childcare provided.

1010 Julia Street
Okoboji, IA 51351
motsspiritlake@gmail.com
9:00 to 11:00 a.m. the first and third Wednesday of the month during the school year.

Parents Anonymous Helpline
800-345-5044

Parents Connect
Parent Educational Support Group sponsored by Cherish Center, Free Meal and Childcare Provided. 

Downtown Church 

2105 N Ave.
Milford, IA 51351
712-338-3333
Fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Priority #1
1600 15th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Contact Sue Boettcher at 712-336-3488

Seasons Center for Behavioral Health
1401 Hill Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
1-800-242-5101

Upper Des Moines Opportunity - WIC

(Southeast Corner of Great Lakes Mall)
1575 18th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-1112
www.udmo.com

Clothing

Cherished Again Thrift Store
Children's Clothing and Household Furnishings
1004 22nd Street
Milford, IA 51351
712-338-3334
Open Monday-Friday, 9:00-5:00; Saturday, 9:00-4:00

Kings & Queens Local: Kaden's Closet Local
Community Outreach for Foster and Adoptive Parents (Infants to 18 years)
Good News Community Church

1010 Julia Street
Okoboji, IA 51355
712-332-5698
Or Call Tina for appointment 319-429-3400

St. Joseph Catholic Church
1309 Okoboji Avenue
Milford, IA 51351
712-338-2274
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday
Closed Wednesday and Sunday

Upper Des Moines Opportunity
(Southeast Corner of Great Lakes Mall)
Coats Only.
1575 18th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-1112
www.udmo.com

Disaster Assistance

Critical Incident Stress Management Team
24-hour access
Hotline: 1-877-225-2476
Contact Steve Hopkins: 712-330-1144

Dickinson County Healthcare Coalition
Lakes Regional Healthcare
2301 Highway 71 South
PO Box AB
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-2682
712-336-1230

Emergency Management
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite B103
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-3987

LERT - Lutheran Early Response Team
Immanuel Lutheran Church
2300 27th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Contact Nyla Bertram at 712-336-1010
Ellie Menz, IOWAY Director, 515-370-1159

Red Cross
800-REDCROSS
712-252-4081

Salvation Army
10755 Burt Street
Omaha, NE 68114
402-898-7700
DONATIONS ONLINE @ salvationarmy.usa.org

Education

Early Childhood Iowa: Lakes Region
PO Box 146
Sheldon, IA 51201
712-363-3363

Elderbridge Agency on Aging
714 10th Avenue East
PO Box 213
Spencer, IA 51301
1-800-243-0678
712-262-1775
http://elderbridge.org

Iowa Lakes Community College
2008 Hill Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-3439
Estherville - 1-800-242-5106
Emmetsburg - 1-800-242-5108

Hand-in-Hand
1575 18th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-298-2306
www.udmo.com

Headstart
101 Robbins Avenue
PO Box 519
Graettinger, IA 51342
1-800-245-6151
712-859-3885

Iowa New Choices Program
Iowa Lakes Community College
300 South 18th Street
Estherville, IA 51334
712-362-7931

Iowa Legal Aid
506 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
1-800-352-0017
712-277-8686
www.iowalegalaid.org

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Dickinson County
1600 15th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-3488
www.extension.iastate.edu/dickinson

Prairie Lakes AEA
23 East 7th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-4704
1-866-540-3860

Vocational Rehabilitation
217 West 5th Street
PO Box 3093
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-9585

Emergency Assistance

Dickinson County Veterans Affairs
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1508
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-0883

Dickinson County Community Services
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2502
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-0775

Upper Des Moines Opportunity
(Southeast Corner of Great Lakes Mall)
1575 18th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-1112
www.udmo.com

Emergency Numbers

Ambulance, Fire, Police
In an Emergency, Dial 9-1-1.
Non Emergency: 712-336-2525

Dickinson County Crime Stoppers
712-336-2345

Dickinson County Emergency Management
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite B103
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-3987
www.dcem.us

Dickinson County Sheriff's Office
712-336-2793

Lakes Regional Health Care
712-336-1230

POLICE DEPARTMENTS
Arnolds Park Police Department

712-332-2227

Lake Park Police Department
712-336-2525

Milford Police Department
712-336-2525

Okoboji Police Department
712-332-7845

Spirit Lake Police Department
712-336-5776

Employment Assistance

Employment Connections
1710 Lincoln Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-2048

Hope Haven
1808 Jackson Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-4052

ILCC Rehabilitation Education and Services
300 South 18th 
Estherville, IA 51334
712-362-5433
or
217 West 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-9585

Iowa Workforce Development
217 West 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-1971
1-800-798-7224

Westaff
2308 30th Street, Suite 2
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-759-1039
www.westaff.com

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Ace (WIOA)
217 West 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-1971
1-800-798-7224

Financial Assistance

Dickinson County Community Services
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2502
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-0775

Dickinson County Department of Human Services
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2401
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-2555
1-866-336-2555
Apply Online at www.dhs.iowa.gov/how-to-apply

Dickinson County Veterans Affairs
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1508
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-0883

Rural Development
Farm Service Agency
306 11th Street Southwest Plaza
Spencer, IA 51301
Contact Sheila Zobrist at 712-262-3173
or
1621 Lake Avenue
Storm Lake, IA 50588
Contact Arnold Thomas at 712-732-1200

Social Security Administration
1610 12th Avenue Southwest
Spencer, IA 51301
1-866-273-6050

Upper Des Moines Opportunity - Energy Assistance
(Southeast Corner of Great Lakes Mall)
1575 18th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-1112
www.udmo.com

Financial Counseling

Consumer Credit Counseling Service
715 Douglas Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
712-252-5666

Iowa Lakes S.C.O.R.E. Chapter
122 West 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-3059

ISU Extension and Outreach - Dickinson County
Financial Management and Counseling
1600 15th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Contact Brenda Schmidt at 712-336-3488
www.extension.iastate.edu/dickinson

Farm Management and Agribusiness
Contact Gary Wright at 712-336-3488
www.extension.iastate.edu/dickinson

Lutheran Services of Iowa
12 East 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-4083

Food

Community Table Dinner
Bedell Family YMCA
1900 41st Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Third Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Community Table Dinner - ON HOLD DURING COVID

Fellowship Center - Okoboji Bible Conference
7 South Hwy 71
Arnold's Park, IA 51331
Contact Judy Granstra 712-332-2883
Second Thursday of the month from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m.

Dickinson County Department of Human Services
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2401
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-2555
1-866-336-2555
Apply Online at www.dhs.iowa.gov/how-to-apply

Dinner Date - Lake Park
Lake Park Community Center
903 Market Street
Lake Park, IA 51347
Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 a.m.
Contact Jim or Marilyn Kessler at 712-832-3540

Dinner Date - Spirit Lake
Lakes Area Senior Center
2101 Zenith Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-5247

Food Pantry
Spirit Life Fellowship
2504 Enterprise Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-0114
Second and Fourth Saturdays from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

Food Stamp Application Available Online 
www.dhs.iowa.gov/how-to-apply
Or Call 1-877-937-3663

Grand Ave Community Kitchen
605 Grand Ave
Spencer, IA 51301
712-580-4732
email: info@GACOutreach.com
Monday, Thursday and Saturday 5:30-7:00pm

Meals on Wheels - Spirit Lake, Arnolds Park, Okoboji, Milford
800 21st Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-4444

Meals on Wheels - Lake Park
Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing of Lake Park
1304 South Market Street
Lake Park, IA 51347
712-832-3691

Mobile Food Pantry
First Presbyterian Church
1220 South Market Street
Lake Park, IA 51347
712-832-3401
First Thursday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.

Ruby's Pantry
3rd Monday of each month 6-7:30pm.  Door opens at 5pm
Regional Worship Center
Crossroads Drive
Sherburn, MN
507-547-2369

Sister's Home Style Entrees
(frozen meals delivered to your door)
1303 22nd Street N.
Humboldt, IA 50548
515-332-1828

Upper Des Moines Opportunity
(Southeast Corner of Great Lakes Mall)
1575 18th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-1112
www.udmo.com

The Well Food Pantry
Good News Community Church
1010 Julia Street
Okoboji, IA 51355
First and Third Saturdays from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Women, Infants and Children
Upper Des Moines Opportunity
101 Robbins Avenue
Box 519
Graettinger, IA 51342
800-245-6151
712-859-3885

Health Concerns

Alzheimer's and Related Disorders
1-800-272-3900

COVID-19 Test Iowa Clinic
Free testing for COVID-19
Door D at Lakes Regional Healthcare
Spirit Lake, 2301 Highway 71 South
Monday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
Tuesday-Thursday: 7:00 am – 9:00 am and 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Friday: 7:00 am – 9:00 am
www.testiowa.com
www.lakeshealth.org/services/covid-19/

Deaf Services Commission of Iowa
515-281-3164
www.state.ia.us/government/dhr/dhs

Dickinson County Public Health
Immunizations, blood pressure checks, child safety seat program, developmental screenings
Spirit Lake, 2301 Highway 71 South
712-339-6050
www.lakeshealth.org/services/dickinson-county-public-health-immunizations/

Eye Care America, National American Academy of Ophthalmology
1-877-887-6327

Family Crisis Line - Spirit Lake
24-Hours
712-336-1255
1-877-362-4612

Farmer's Stress Hotline - Avera
24-Hours/7 days a week
For farmers, ranchers, rural residents, and concerned family members
1-800-691-4336  Free and Confidential

Free Medical Services
The First Christian Church
205 North 7th Street
Estherville, IA 51334
712-209-1213
Second Tuesday of each month, Check-in Time 6:00 to 6:30 p.m.

Good Samaritan Society - Home Care
1710 Lincoln Avenue, Suite A
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-3412
800-832-5342
https://www.good-sam.com/locations/home-care-spirit-lake

Hearing Aid Bank, Lions
515-232-2215

Hearing Impaired
Hearing Aid Helpline: 1-800-521-5247
Hearing and Speech - National Association: 1-800-638-8255
Hear Now (Financial Aid): 1-800-648-HEAR (1-800-648-4327)
Helpline: 1-800-EAR-WELL (1-800-327-9355)

Iowa Compass Center for Disabilities and Development
1-800-779-2001

Iowa Department for the Blind
Des Moines, 524 Fourth Street
515-281-1333
800-362-2587
contact@blind.state.ia.us
https://blind.iowa.gov

Kindred Hospice
1370 Lake Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-2941
866-752-4692

Lakes Regional Family Medicine
Spirit Lake, 2301 Highway 71 south
Monday-Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
712-336-3750
www.lakeshealth.org/services/family-medicine/

Lakes Regional Healthcare
Spirit Lake, 2301 Highway 71 South
712-336-1230
www.lakeshealth.org

Lakes Regional Healthcare - Home Care/Hospice
Spirit Lake, 2301 HWY 71 South
712-336-8709

Mesothelioma Guide
1-888-385-2024
www.mesotheliomaguide.com/mesothelioma/

QuickCare at Lakes Regional Family Medicine
Same-day appointments for common, non-emergent health concerns such as earache, allergies, nausea, minor burns or cuts, or cold or flu symptoms.Available Monday through Thursday from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm and Saturdays from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. Call for an appointment.
Spirit Lake, 2301 Highway 71 South
712-336-3750
www.lakeshealth.org/services/quickcare-at-lakes-regional/

Respiratory Clinic
For those with COVID-19 symptoms
Door B at Lakes Regional Healthcare
Clinic located within Lakes Regional Family Medicine

Spirit Lake, 2301 Highway 71 South
Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
712-336-6696
www.lakeshealth.org/services/covid-19/

St. Croix Hospice
1701 38th Avenue West, Suite 100
Spencer, IA 51301
712-264-5674
www.stcroixhospice.com

Teen Health Line
1-800-443-8336

Veteran's Affairs Medical Center
2501 West 22nd Street
Sioux Falls, SD
1-800-316-8387
www.va.gov

Veteran's Affairs - Spirit Lake Clinic
1850 Royal Ave
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-6400

Vision Impaired
American Foundation for the Blind
1-800-232-5463
www.afb.org

Housing

Accura Health Care of Milford/Stonebridge Suites Assisted Living
1600 13th Street
Milford, IA 51351
712-338-4742

Accura Health Care of Spirit Lake
1912 Zenith Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-3300

Cherish House
A Home for Expectant Mothers and Their Children, Sponsored by Cherish Center
1004 22nd Street
Milford, IA 51351
712-338-3333
info@cherishcenter.org
www.cherishcenter.org

Community Housing Initiatives
Spencer, 14 West 21st Street
712-262-5965

Discovery House
1411 Hill Avenue
PO Box 163
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-4740
712-336-5340

Heritage Landing Senior Living Apartments
1305 Jeppeson Road 
Milford, IA 51351
712-338-2909
www.good-sam.com

Keelson Harbour Senior Living
2810 Aurora Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-4501
Fax: 712-336-4509
https://www.keelsonharbour.com/

Low-Rent Housing Agency
Section 8 HUD Voucher Office serving Dickinson County
710 Lake Street, Suite 5
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-2318
Fax: 712-336-3760

Murphy Management
Broadway Village, Sunrise Apartments, Milford & Spirit Lake
208 East State Street
Algona, IA 50511
515-295-2927

Northwest Iowa Regional Housing Authority
919 2nd Avenue Southwest
PO Box 336
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-7460

Pearl Valley Rehabilitation and Nursing of Lake Park
1304 South Market Street
Lake Park, IA 51347
712-832-3691

Riverwest Apartments
668 Terrace Park Blvd
Milford, IA 51351
712-338-7228

WEL-Life Assisted Living at Spirit Lake
1819 23rd Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-3553
www.wlspiritlake.com

Legal Services

Iowa Civil Rights Commission
515-281-4121

Iowa Concern
1-800-447-1985
www.extension.iastate.edu/iowaconcern

Iowa Legal Aid
506 Nebraska Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
712-277-8686
1-800-352-0017

Iowa Mediation Services
20 West 6th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-7007

Juvenile Court Services
215 West 4th Street, Suite 5
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-5938

Lawyer Referral Service of Iowa State Bar Association
1-800-532-1108

University of Iowa Legal Clinic
College of Law
Iowa City, IA 52242
319-335-9034

Medical Equipment & Medical Loan Closets

Iowa Compass
1-800-779-2001

Lake Park American Legion Auxiliary
Marilyn Kessler
Lake Park, IA 51347
712-832-3540

Milford American Legion Auxiliary Unit 384
LaVonne Siemers
1360 Terrace Park Blvd
West Okoboji, IA 51351
712-332-5089

Sanford Home Medical
2317 Circle Drive West #4
PO Box 465
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-9363
1-866-838-8934
Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

Numbers to Know

Alliance for the Mentally Ill
Support, Education and Information to Families, Friends and Individuals with Mental Illness
1-800-950-6264
1-800-950-NAMI

Bets Off
Iowa Gambling Treatment Program Hotline for Gambling Concerns for Yourself and Others
1-800-BETSOFF
1-800-238-7633

Better Business Bureau, Des Moines
Financial Information
1-515-243-8137

Consumer Protection Division - Attorney General
Consumer Rights
1-515-281-5926

Consumer Protection Division - Emergency
9-1-1

Healthy Families
Prenatal Health Care Questions and Information
Available 24/7

1-800-369-2229

Iowa Concern
Financial Questions, Legal Issues, Family Transitions. 
Available 24/7

1-800-447-1985

Iowa Office of Latino Affairs
The Spanish Helpline -  La Linea de Ayuda
1-515-344-3936

ISU Extension and Outreach's AnswerLine
Questions related to Home and Family.
Monday-Friday 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
1-800-262-3804

ISU Extended and Continuing Education
Off-Campus Credit Courses, Non-Credit Conferences
Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
1-800-262-0015

National Human Trafficking Hotline
Call Specialists Available 24/7 if you need help or see something suspicious.
1-888-373-7888
Or text "HELP" to BEFREE (233733)

National Runaway Switchboard
A person can report oneself as a runaway or report that a family member has runaway. 
1-800-RUNAWAY
(1-800-786-2929)

Poison Control
Health Concerns related to coming into contact with poison.
1-800-222-1222

SIOUX RIVERS Regional Mental Health & Disabilities Services
EMERGENCY CRISIS LINES
Seasons Center Mobile Crisis Response 1-844-345-4569
Assessment & Stabilization Center 1-712-560-7996
Plains Area Mental Health 1-888-546-0730
Creative Living Center 1-800-345-9724
YourLifeIowa.org 1-855-581-8111

Teen Line
Personal and Health-Related Information and Referral
Available 24/7

1-800-443-8336

Veteran's Medical Center
Medical Care and Mental Health Services (Sioux Falls)
1-800-316-8387

Veteran's Regional Office
Information on Veterans' Benefits (Des Moines)
1-800-827-1000

Your Life Iowa
Find support 24/7 for problems with Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling, Mental Health and Suicidal Thoughts
YourLifeIowa.org
1-855-581-8111 Call
1-855-895-8398 Text

Senior Services

AARP
1-800-523-5880
www.aarp.org

Alzheimer's and Related Disorders
1-800-272-3900

Dependent Adult Abuse
1-800-362-2178

Dickinson County Community Services
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2502
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-0775

Dickinson County Department of Human Services
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2401
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-2555
1-866-336-2555
Apply Online at www.dhs.iowa.gov/how-to-apply

Dickinson County Public Health
2301 Highway 71 South
PO Box AB
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-339-6050
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
http://dickinsoncountyiowa.org/public-health/

DIckinson County Veteran Affairs
Dickinson County Courthouse
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 1508
Spirit Lake, IA 51320
712-336-0883

Elderbridge Agency on Aging
714 10th Avenue East
PO Box 213
Spencer, IA 51301
1-800-243-0678
712-262-1775
http://elderbridge.org

FOOD....See FOOD Section in this Resource Guide

Good Samaritan Society - Home Care
1710 Lincoln Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-3412
800-832-5342
www.good-sam.com/spiritlakehomecare

Health Information Center
1-800-336-4797

Hearing Aid Bank, Lions
515-752-4337

Home Instead Senior Care
1608 Okoboji Avenue
Milford, IA 51351
712-338-6150
712-262-0456
www.homeinstead.com/602

HOUSING...see HOUSING section in this Resource Guide

InHome Fitness Solutions
Keeping You Strong, Keeping You Home
515-422-6343
tdukes@inhomefitnesssolutions.com

Iowa Lakes S.C.O.R.E. Chapter
122 5th Street
Spencer, IA 51301
712-262-3059

Iowa Protection and Advocacy Services
3015 Merle Hay Road, Suite 6
Des Moines, IA 50310
800-779-2502
www.ipna.org

Kindred Hospice
1370 Lake Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-2941
866-752-4692

Lakes Regional Healthcare - Home Care/Hospice
2301 HWY 71 South
PO Box AB
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-8709

Northwest Iowa RSVP/Volunteer Program
800 21st Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-6577
Monday and Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Respite Angels
Caregiver Relief in Dickinson, Clay and Emmet Counties
PO Box 318
Estherville, IA 51334
712-229-6064
respite.angels@yahoo.com

Seniors and Lawman Together
Dickinson County Sheriff's Office
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-2793

SHIIP
Senior Health Insurance Information Program
To check Medicare part D/Medicare Advantage plans to ensure proper durg coverage
712-336-6698

Social Security
1610 12th Avenue Southwest
Spencer, IA 51301
1-866-273-6050

Stay In Home Care, Inc.
3301 HWY 71 South
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
or
310 Main Street
PO Box 154
Royal, IA 51357
855-933-2595
stayinhomecare.com

Upper Des Moines Opportunity
(Southeast Corner of Great Lakes Mall)
1575 18th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-1112
www.udmo.com

Veteran's Affairs Home Health Care
1850 Royal Ave
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-6400
712-336-6425

Support Groups

AA - Alcoholics Anonymous & Al-Anon
MONDAY - AA
11:30 a.m. 712-336-0657
IA Great Lakes Women's Group

Spirit Lake, Senior Center, 2100 Zenith Ave

8:00 p.m. 712-336-0657 (Al-Anon at same time)
Chip Group
Milford, St, Joseph's School, 1301 Okoboji Ave.
*1st Monday open meeting

TUESDAY - AA
7:00 P.m. 712-336-0657

Discussion Group

Spirit Lake, Lakes Regional Healthcare - downstairs

WEDNESDAY - AA
12:00 p.m. 712-336-0657

Noon Brown Bag

Spirit Lake, Discovery House, 1411 Hill Ave

7:00 p.m. 712-336-0657 
IA Great Lakes Group

Milford, Harbor of Joy, 1204 L Ave

THURSDAY - AA
8:00 p.m. 712-336-0657
Candlelight Meeting

Arnolds Park, Arnolds Park City Hall, 1107 S. Hwy 71

FRIDAY - AA
3:00 p.m. 712-336-0657

Milford, Harbor of Joy, 1204 L. Ave

8:00 p.m. 712-336-0657 
Keep It Simple Group

Spirit Lake, First Presbyterian Church, 3501 Hill Ave

SATURDAY - AA
11:00 a.m. 712-336-0657
Women's Big Book Study

Spirit Lake, Lakes Regional Healthcare - basement

8:00 p.m. 712-336-0657 
12 & 12 Group

Spirit Lake, St, Alban's Church, 2011 23rd Street

SUNDAY - AA
10:30 a.m. 712-336-0657
Big Book Group

Spirit Lake, Spirit Lake Public Library, 702 16th Street

7:00 p.m. 712-336-0657 (Al-Anon at same time)
Beginner's Group
Spirit Lake, Discovery House, 1411 Hill Ave

Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group
First Thursday 2:00-3:00 p.m.
Keelson Harbour Senior Living ,  2810 Aurora Avenue
Spirit Lake, 712-336-2941 - Roin or Heather
https://www.keelsonharbour.com/

Bereaved Parents
Third Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.
Good News Community Church, 1010 Julia Street
Okoboji, Contact Dar Winkowitsch at 712-330-7582

LiveStrong - Cancer Survivor Support Program
Monday & Wednesday 1:15-2:30pm, 12 week program
Bedell Family YMCA, 1900 41st Street, Spirit Lake
Spirit Lake, Contact Scott Hunter, 712-336-9622

Celebrate Recovery
12-Step Program for Hurts, Habits, Hang-Ups or Addictions
Tuesday 7:00 p.m. No Appointment Necessary.

Good News Community Church, 1010 Julia Street
Okoboji, Contact Jay Birdsall at 712-330-1294 or 712-332-5698

Diabetic Support Group
Open to anyone dealing with Diabetes, spouse, family member, friend
Mondays 7:00-8:00 p.m. 
Lakes Regional Healthcare , Big Spirit Room (lower level)
Spirit Lake

Grief Share
Lost a spouse, child, family member or friend.
Mondays 6:30-8:30 p.m.  April-July & Sept-December
Okoboji Bible Conference , 7 Okoboji Grove Rd.
Arnolds Park, 712-330-7091

Iowa Great Lakes Memory Care Support Group
Wednesdays 10:00-11:30 a.m.
First Presbyterian Church, 3501 Hill Ave
Spirit Lake, 712-336-1649 - office@fpcspiritlake.org

Narcotics Anonymous - Lakes Area
Thursday, 7:00 p.m.
Discovery House, 1411 Hill Ave
Spirit Lake, 1-800-897-6242

Parkinson's Disease Support Group
2nd Tuesday of month at 9:30am-10:30 a.m.
Bedell Family YMCA Community Room, 1900 41st Street
Spirit Lake, 712-336-9622

Parents Connect
Parent Educational Support Group Sponsored by Cherish Center, Free Meal and Childcare Provided.
Downtown Church
2105 N Ave.
Milford, IA 51351
712-338-3333
Fourth Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Respite Angels Caregiver Support Group
Thursdays at 9:30-11:30 a.m.
Calvary United Methodist Church, 679 W. Okoboji Grove 

Transportation

Boji Rides
712-339-5886

Chopper's
712-330-6276

Golden Mullet
712-331-1945

Harley Rides
712-330-2587

Lakes Taxi
712-339-0329

My Taxi
712-330-2726

Okoboji Cab
712-209-5060

PJ's Cab
712-330-5826

Royalty Rides
712-330-9929

Regional Transit Authority
1-800-358-5037
712-262-7920

 

Compiled by:

ISU Extension and Outreach
Dickinson County
1600 15th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-3488
xdickinson@iastate.edu
www.extension.iastate.edu/dickinson

Dickinson County Community Services
1802 Hill Avenue, Suite 2502
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712-336-0775
www.dickinsoncountyiowa.org/community-services/

 

Last Update: January, 2021
To request updates, contact:
Sue Boettcher
712-336-3488
boettche@iastate.edu