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Community and Family Resources

726 South 17th Street Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-7261

Fax: 515-955-7628
www.cfrhelps.org

Prevention & treatment of substance abuse and problem gambling, including co-occurring disorders. Adolescent residential program for substance abusers (STARS)located at 430 N 8th St. Michelle De La Riva - Executive Director 80 1968

Business Services Executive Staff Est.
 
AA - Alcoholic Anonymous

12 North 7th St.
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-955-7723
800-417-6237


Support for people seeking help with alcohol addiction. 24-hour help line 1-800-41SOBER.(800-417-6237)




 
Alzheimer's Association

822 Central Ave. Ste 310
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-4884
800-272-3900
Fax: 515-576-2737

Information & referral for Alzheimer's & related dementia. Support groups, education & research.

Greg Woods Community Outreach Coordinator

1

2008

 
American Red Cross - Brushy Creek Area Chapter

2616 5th Ave. So. Ste.203
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-1911
712-252-4081
Fax: 712-252-4837

Disaster relief, disaster preparedness & education, armed forces emergency communications, CPR, first aid, AED Training, Lifeguard, water safety, swimming lessons.


1

1917

 
Athletics For Education & Success (A.F.E.S.)

712 3rd St N.W.
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-955-2969

Fax: 515-573-1118

After school programs. Summer programs. Music & art programs. Day care for children. Sports programs. Mentoring.

Charles Clayton - Executive Director

12

2004

 
Beacon of Hope Ministries Second Chance Thrift Store

1021 1st Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-955-3366



Christ-centered faith-based ministry working cooperatively with the community to provide safe & secure emergency shelter to homeless adult men. Offering shelter, clothing, food, for temporary assistance & preparation for self-sufficiency. Used men's clothing & shoes.

Steve Roe - Executive Director

10

2010

 
Boy Scouts of America

1912 1st Avenue South
(Burbank Insurance Bldg)
Fort Dodge, Iowa
515-227-3480



Youth service organization. We teach skills and values to prepare youth for adulthood. Cub Scouts (1st -5th), Boy Scouts (ages 11-17), Venturing Program (co-ed: ages 14-20) hobby-based. Exploring Program, co-ed:ages 14-20 (career settings). Call to join.

Zac Felch - Executive Director


1910

 
Cana

18 South 3rd Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-302-8036



Creative space where life & faith come together. Lifetree Café: life's issues explored Tuesdays noon & 7pm. Pieceworks: community art space. Solutions: women's group Fridays 9 - a wide variety of topics from Relationships to Spiritual Growth.

Barbara Huisman - Pastor

1

2011

 
Catholic Social Services

1200 3rd Ave N.W., Suite 1
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
515-576-4156

Fax: 515-576-6998

Marriage counseling, sexual and physical abuse therapy, play therapy, family therapy, child/parent therapy, mediation, premarital counseling, pregnancy counseling and adoption. Work with people from all faiths.

Karin Delger - Clinical Branch Supervisor

6


 
Children & Families of Iowa

111 Avenue O West
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-573-2193

Fax: 515-573-2798

Individual and family counseling, psychiatric telemed, in-home counseling, private & international adoption studies.

Teresa Larson-White, LBSW - Director YEP, BHIS & Community Programs; Joy Thoma - Director of CPPC, P-IHH, & Community Programs

25

1965


Community and Family Resources

726 South 17th Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-7261

Fax: 515-955-7628
www.cfrhelps.org

Prevention & treatment of substance abuse and problem gambling, including co-occurring disorders. Adolescent residential program for substance abusers (STARS)located at 430 N 8th St.

Michelle De La Riva - Executive Director

80

1968

 
Community Health Center of Fort Dodge

126 North 10th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-6500
Medical Fax 515-576-1951 Dental Fax 515-576-3340


High quality and affordable medical, dental, and behavioral care.

Dr. Janet Secor Lisa Chase - ARNP Ann Feser- ARNP Deborah Price - PMHNP Jami Wood - LISW Jennifer Zigrang - FNP-C Elizabeth Stobee - DO Holly McClintock - NP Angela McGregor - DMP Kendra Ulicki - NP Rick Joneson - PHD

30

2006

 
Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center

P.O. Box 773
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-955-2273
888-356-2006 - Crisis Line
Fax: 515-955-1958

We offer safety, support and hope to adult and child victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. This includes: shelter, counseling, advocacy, crisis line (24/7), minority outreach, support groups, homicide survivor support, community education (ALL FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL). Serving an 8 county area.

Connie Harris - Executive Director

19

1992

 
Fort Dodge Area Landlords Association

603 11th Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-573-4961



For the professionalism of land lording.

Dave Essing - President

8

1994

 
Fort Dodge Civitan Club

2236 2 1/2 Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-4249



A civic-minded group that primarily provides services to the disabled members of the community in the form of social activities like dances, bingo games, picnics, etc. They promote good citizenship.

Pat Scheer - Pres. Carroll Lang - Pres. Elect

30


 
Fort Dodge Community Corrections Center

311 First Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-955-6393

Fax: 515-955-7742

Supervision and programming in a structured environment that promotes stability, accountability, & long term behavioral change for probationers, parolees, work releases & OWI offenders. Probation parole field office & Residential center.

Adam Yetmar - Manager, Residential Center Jon Groteluschen - Field Office Supervisor

38

1978

 
Fort Dodge Community Foundation & United Way

24 North 9th Street
Suite B
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-573-3179

Fax: 515-955-3245

Develops funds & provides grants for charitable organizations & community projects that improve quality of life & community vitality in Fort Dodge and the region.

Randy Kuhlman - CEO

5

1995

 
Fort Dodge Correctional Facility

1550 L Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-574-4700

Fax: 515-574-4750

Correctional Facility, House sentenced offenders to state custody during their incarceration "Our mission is to protect the public, the employees, and the offenders"

Kris Weitzell - Warden

300

1998

 
Fort Dodge Noon Kiwanis

P O Box 2001
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-408-4181



Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world, one child and one community at a time. Please join us. Meetings every Tuesday at Noon.

Julie Pingel - President

35


 
Fort Dodge Noon Rotary Club

Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501




Service organization consisting of business professionals & community leaders that volunteer time, talent & resources to remedy vital needs locally as well as nationally.

Cheryl O'Hern - President

22

1995

 
Fort Dodge Noon Sertoma Club

822 Central Ave., Ste. 400
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-955-0614



Raise funds for speech and hearing. Fund raisers include Lights at Kennedy, Pork Chop dinner at Veteran's Memorial Park, Back-Pack Buddies & Adopt-A-Park project at Kennedy Park. Weekly meetings: Thursdays at Noon

Tanner Utley - President

56

1959

 
Girl Scouts of Greater Iowa

822 Central Avenue
Suite #203
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-573-8141
800-798-8141


Girl Scouts is an informal educational program designed to meet the unique needs and interests of girls ages 5 through 17.

Beth Shelton - CEO Anita Matchie - Recruitment Mgr.

3

1926

 
Habitat For Humanity Twin Rivers

118 N. 12th St.
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-4316



Non-denominational Christian organization providing decent, affordable housing for qualified individuals.

Howard Hartman - Executive Director

7

1993

 
Hope Haven Friendship Center

330 1st Avenue North
Fort Dodge,IA 50501
515-302-8555



Peer run drop-in center for adults diagnosed with mental illness. We offer education & social opportunities.Individual, group, couple & family therapy. Support & recovery groups. Open 7 days per week.

Lynae Tesdall - Therapist/Site Supervisor

10


 
Hope Sweet Hope Studio

1900 5th Avenue South
515-302-8016



Anyone can Donated items or refurbished items and Hope Sweet Hope brings them back to life.

Manager - Janelle Cravens

2

2013

 
Icky's Youth Center

125 North 27th
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
712-830-6392
515-302-8187


Provide community youth with a safe, supervised & enjoyable place to gather, build positive relationships & engage in character-enhancing activities. No fee. Open to all 5th-12th graders. Facebook: Icky's Youth Center

Caleb Carlson - Direct Austin Hill - President

1

2014

 
Krueger Counseling Center (a subsidiary of Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa, Inc.)

301 Avenue M West
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
515-955-4834

Fax: 515-955-6828

Safe, comfortable & confidential environment where individuals, couples, families & children can make positive change in their lives through the highest quality in mental health therapy.


25

1979

 
LifeServe Blood Center

2419 Fifth Avenue South, Ste A
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-3393
800-287-4903


Blood donation opportunities for volunteer blood donors. The Blood Center supplies donated blood to 49 hospitals in 44 Iowa counties.

Stacy Sime - President & CEO

265

1963

 
LifeWorks Community Services

1303 A Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-2126

Fax: 515-576-2251

Vocational & Residential services for persons with disabilities. Subcontracting and prime manufacturing. Offers on-site crews to local businesses.

Teresa Naughton - Executive Director Kristie Miller - Residential Director Curt Duffield - Vocational Director

105

1965

 
Linking Families & Communities

822 Central Ave. Ste 340
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-955-5437

Fax: 515-955-3601

Work on the quality of preschool & child care, provide tuition assistance for children to attend preschool. Provide information & resources to parents & young children. Parenting education classes.

Elizabeth Stanek - Executive Director

2

1999

 
Lion's Den

731 Exposition Drive
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-0623
515-571-7615


Use of chapter house for wedding receptions, graduations, holiday parties, etc.



1921

 
Lizard Creek Ranch

1762 Johnson Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501




Group foster care/home

KLH Properties - Owners

100

2061

 
Loyal Order of Moose

424 1st Avenue S.
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-573-7371

Fax: 515-576-7651

Fraternal organization and participants in community service and charities. Moose Family Center & Women of the Moose Chapter.

Todd Kuhn - Administrator Bob Spencer - Governor


1911

 
Lutheran Family Service

409 Kenyon Rd. - Ste. C
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-573-3138

Fax: 515-573-3130

Individual, couple, family, & pregnancy counseling. Adoption services.

Max Phillips - Executive Director

23

1901

 
Masonic Fraternity Ashlar Lodge #111 A.F. & A.M.

Lodge Address: 712 3rd St. NW
Fort Dodge, IA 50501

Mailing Address: 343 Loomis Ave
Fort Dodge, IA 50501



515-573-3452



An institution that promotes the fellowship & traditions of the Masonic Fraternity. Meetings held 1st Thursday of the month.

Jim Underwood - Worshipful Master


1858

 
Northwoods Community Support Services

330 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-6487

Fax: 515-576-6023

Provide services to people with disabilities that live in the community.


14

1998

 
Northwoods Living

1470 21st Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-573-8243
515-573-5757
Fax: 515-576-4269

ICF/ID, Sheltered Work, Home & Community Based Services, Supported Community Living, Financial Management, Representative Payee Program, Town Square Apartments.

Linda Smith - Administrator

130

1989

 
One Vision

1470 21st AVe N
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-573-8243







 
Order of the Eastern Star Aurora Chapter

712 3rd St. NW
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-573-7545



An institution that promotes the fellowship & traditions of the Order of the Eastern Star. Meetings held 3rd Thursday of the month.

Jan Carpenter - Head Officer



 
Rifle & Pistol Club, Ft. Dodge

300 So. 13th St.
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-570-0827



Gun club.

Al Little - President


1959

 
Soldiers Guardian Wings

302 Ave C




Non Profit

Beatrice Martin - Founder


2008

 
Town Square Apartments

330 Central Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-6615



Independent living with supportive services.

Debbie Pickett - Property Mgr.


2008

 
Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.

113 South 10th Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-576-7774

Fax: 515-955-1386

Assistance for crisis, food, heat & weatherization. In-home services.

Jamey Whitney - Executive Director

9

1966

 
Veterans of Foreign War, Walter Porsch Post 1856

518 South 29th Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-955-4986



The purpose of the VFW is to be fraternal, patriotic, historical,and educational to preserve, strengthen comradeship among its members, and to maintain true allegiance to the Government of the U.S.

Ron Arends - Commander Chris Weiland - Senior Vice Commander

3

1930

 
Webster County Veterans Affairs

723 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-573-1479

Fax: 515-573-1491

Mon-Tues: 8A-4P; Wed, Thurs & Fri: 8A-1P

Dan Lewandowski - Director



 
Webster County Veterans Affairs

723 1st Avenue South
Fort Dodge, Iowa 50501
515-573-1479

Fax: 515-573-1491

Mon-Tues: 8A-4P; Wed, Thurs & Fri: 8A-1P

Dan Lewandowski - Director



 
Y.O.U.R. Inc. Head Start 0-5

214 South 13th St.
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-573-2453
888-484-1039
Fax: 515-573-2832

YOUR, Inc. Early Head Start serves pregnant women & children birth to three years in a home visitor program. Services help parents with parenting skills & support them in their efforts. A 90 minute weekly visit is a requirement. Income eligible families in Wright, Humboldt, Hamilton, & Webster counties are served by a trained staff.

Bonnie Calvert - Director

43

1965

 
Young At Art Foundation, Inc.

P.O. Box 371
Fort Dodge, IA 50501




Art enrichment education. Artful Dodger project.

Helen Miller


1994

 
Youth Shelter Care of North Central Iowa,Inc.

301 Avenue M West
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-955-4222

Fax: 515-955-6828

Emergency shelter for youth. In-home counseling service, BHIS.

Sara Anderson - Executive Director

30

1979

 
YWCA of Fort Dodge

826 1st Avenue North
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
515-573-3931

Fax: 515-573-3950

Center for Life Empowerment, all levels of substance abuse treatment, homeless shelter, Programs on parenting. Yoga & nautilus.

Jason Fitzgerald - Executive Director

20

1909