Resource Directory

Elizabeth Stanek
Linking Families And Communities
330 1st Avenue North 
PO Box 837 
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Phone: (515) 573-1655 
Fax: (515) 573-1678 
Email: estanek@dhs.state.ia.us
www.linking-families.com

Nancy Jenson
County Extension Education Director
Pocahontas County Extension Service
305 N Main
PO Box 209
Pocahontas, Iowa 50574

Advocacy
Behavior
Child Care
Child Development
Child Protection
Child Support Recovery
Churches
Clothing
Corrections/Law Enforcement
Crisis Intervention
Dentists
Educational Services
Employment/Unemployment
Environmental Health
Family Support
Financial Assistance
Food/Nutrition
Food Pantries
Health/Wellness
Hearing
Home Health Care
Hospital
Housing
Immunizations
Iowa Concern Hotline
Iowa State University Extension
Lending Institutions/Banks
Medical
Mental Health
Nursing
Nursing Homes
Occupational Therapy

Parent Education
Parent Support
Pharmacies
Physical Therapy
Pregnancy
Preschools
Recreation/Leisure
Respite Care
Schools
Senior Citizen Services
Substance Abuse
Transportation
Victim Services
Vision
Vocational

 

 

Advocacy
County Attorney(712) 845-4546
 Contact Person: Anne Beneke
139 N. 3rd Street, Laurens, IA. 50554
Department of Human Services(712) 335-3565
 23 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Center(515) 955-2273 or (888) 356-2006
 P.O. Box 173, Fort Dodge, IA. 50501
Legal Services Corporation of Iowa(800) 392-0021
Children and Families of Iowa(515) 573-2193
 1728 Central Ave, Ft Dodge, IA 50501
   
Behavior
Department of Human Services(877) 529-6873
 330 1st Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA. 50501
Pocahontas Home Care Aide Agency(712) 335-4587
 21 3rd Avenue NE Box F, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency #8 Office(712) 335-3588
 500 NW 6th St., Box #802, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Child Care
Department of Human Services(877) 529-6873
 330 1st Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA. 50501
Department of Human Services(712)335-3565
 23 3rd Ave NE, Pocahontas, IA 50574
Childcare Resource & Referral(800) 999-5101
 611 N. West Street, Carroll, IA. 51401
Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc.(800) 245-6151
 101 Robins Avenue, Box 519, Graettinger, IA. 51342
Upper Des Moines Opportunity Inc(712)335-3335
 17 3rd Ave NE, Pocahontas, IA 50574
   
Child Development
Pocahontas Home Care Aide Agency(712) 335-4587
 21 3rd Avenue NE Box F, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Co. Nursing & Health Service(712) 335-4142
 Courthouse, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency #8 Office(712) 335-3588
 500 NW 6th St., Box #802, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Child Protection
Department of Human Services(712) 335-3565
 23 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Local Law EnforcementSEE Corrections Section
   
Child Support Recovery
Child Support Recovery Unit(888) 229-9223
   
Churches
Bethany Lutheran Church(712) 841-2181
 213 S. Harrison, Laurens, IA. 50554
Bread of Life Church(712) 335-3711
 100 3rd Avenue NW, Pocahontas, IA.50574
Christian Church – Disciples of Christ(712) 845-2455
 324 W. Section Road, Laurens, IA. 50554
Eastside Church of Christ(712) 841-2249
 Byron & Olive Street, Laurens, IA. 50554
Evangelical Covenant Church(712) 359-7706
 21822 600 St., Pomeroy, IA. 50575
Faith Community Church(712) 359-2352
 54953 290 Avenue, Palmer, IA. 50571
Faith United Methodist Church(515) 373-6034
 111 SE. 2nd, Gilmore City, IA. 50541
First Baptist Church(515) 373-6131
 205 South Gilmore Street, Gilmore City, IA. 50541
First Lutheran Church(515) 373-6347
 202 S, Gilmore City, IA. 50541
Hope United Methodist Church  
 752 Dean Street, Havelock, IA. 50546(712) 776-2326
 202 Smith Street, Plover, IA. 50573(712) 857-3428
 306 2nd Avenue NW. Pocahontas, IA. 50574(712) 335-3663
Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses (515) 373-6274
 202 SW 3, Gilmore City, IA. 50541
Our Lady of Good Counsel Church(712) 288-6480
 Fonda, IA. 50540
Pocahontas Regular Baptist Church(712) 335-3191
 610 6th Avenue NW, Pocahontas, IA.50574
Presbyterian Church(712) 335-4554
 300 NW 2nd Street, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Resurrection of Our Lord Catholic Church(712) 335-3242
 11 SW 2nd, Pocahontas, IA.
Sacred Heart Catholic Church(712) 841-2254
 263 Ralston Street, Laurens, IA. 50554
St. John Lutheran Church(712) 359-2806
 29820 590th Street, Palmer, IA. 50571
St. Margaret’s Church(712) 848-3820
 709 Locust Street, Rolfe, IA. 50581
St. Paul Lutheran Church(712) 359-2407
 705 Henrietta Avenue, Palmer, IA. 50571
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church(712) 848-3868
 301 Oak Street, Rolfe, IA. 50581
St. Peter Lutheran Church(712) 335-4201
 600 2nd Avenue SW, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
United Church of Christ(712) 288-6470
 Fonda, IA. 50540
United Methodist Church(712) 841-4476
 201 W. Main, Laurens, IA. 50554
United Methodist Church(712) 848-3888
 509 Elm Street, Rolfe, IA. 50581
Winds of Fire Fellowship(712) 335-3640
 Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Clothing
Upper Des Moines Opportunity(712) 841-2581
 250 Ralston Street, Laurens, IA. 50554
Upper Des Moines Opportunity(712) 335-3335
 17 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Corrections/Law Enforcement
Pocahontas County Sheriff(712) 335-3308
 Courthouse, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Fonda Police Department(712) 288-4411
Laurens Police Department(712) 841-4414
Pocahontas Police Department(712) 335-3536
Rolfe Police Department(712) 335-3308
   
Crisis Intervention
Children and Families of Iowa(515) 573-2193
 1728 Central Ave, Ft Dodge, IA 50501
North Central Iowa Mental Health Cntr(515) 955-7171
 720 Kenyon Road, Fort Dodge, IA. 50501
Department of Human Services(712) 335-3565
 23 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Dentists
Bieri & Christensen(712) 841-4930
 111 W. Main, Laurens, IA. 50554
Dennis Dahl(712) 335-3521
 608 NW 7th, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Dan Wernimont(712) 335-4132
 102 3rd Avenue NW, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Educational Services
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency #8 Office(712) 335-3588
 500 NW 6th St., Box #802, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas County Extension Service(712-335-3103)
 305 N Main, Pocahontas, IA 50574
   
Employment/Unemployment
Iowa Workforce Development(712) 335-4244
 17 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Environmental Health
Environmental Health Dept.(712) 335-3414
 Courthouse, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Family Support
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency #8 Office(712) 335-3588
 500 NW 6th St., Box #802, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Community & Family Resources(712) 335-4585
 Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Home Care Aide Agency(712) 335-4587
 21 3rd Avenue NE Box F, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas County Nursing & Health Srvce(712) 335-4142
 Courthouse, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Financial Assistance
Department of Human Service(712) 335-3565
 23 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas County General Relief(712) 335-3565
 23 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Upper Des Moines Opportunity(712) 335-3335
 17 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Food/Nutrition
Department of Human Services(877) 529-6873
 330 1st Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA. 50501
ISU Extension(712) 335-3103
 305 N. Main Street, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Upper Des Moines Opportunity(712) 335-3335
 17 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Food Pantries
Upper Des Moines Opportunity, Inc.(712) 335-3335
 17 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA
   
Health/Wellness
Pocahontas Home Care Aide Agency(712) 335-4587
 21 3rd Avenue NE Box F, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas County Hospital(712) 335-3501
 606 NW 7th Street, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas County Nursing & Health Srvce(712) 335-4142
 Courthouse, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Hearing
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency(712) 732-2257
 824 Flindt Suite 105, Storm Lake, IA. 50588
   
Home Health Care
Pocahontas Hospital Home Health/Hospice(712) 335-3430
 606 NW 7th Street, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Home Care Aide Agency(712) 335-4587
 21 3rd Avenue NE Box F, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Co. Nursing & Health Service(712) 335-4142
 Courthouse, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Hospital
Pocahontas Community Hospital(712) 335-3501
 606 NW 7th Street, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Home Health/Hospice(712) 335-3430
 606 NW 7th Street, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Comm. Hospital Ambulance(712) 335-4422
   
Housing
Mid-Iowa Regional Housing Authority(515) 955-8344
 1814 Central Avenue, Fort Dodge, IA. 50501
   
Immunizations
Pocahontas Nursing & Health Service(712) 335-4142
 Courthouse, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Local PhysiciansSEE Medical Section
   
Iowa Concern Hotline
Financial, Personal, & Legal Counseling(800) 447-1985
Department of Human Services(877) 529-6873
   
Iowa State University Extension
ISU Extension – Pocahontas County(712) 335-3103
 305 North Main Street, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Lending Institution Banks
Citizens State Bank 
 200 North Main, Pocahontas, IA. 50574(712) 335-3322
 601 West Elm Avenue, Pocahontas, IA. 50574(712) 335-4588
First Community Bank(712) 288-4421
 212 Main Street, Fonda, IA. 50540
Meta Bank(712) 841-2588
 104 North 3rd, Laurens, IA. 50554
Laurens State Bank(712) 845-2627
 102 South 3rd, Laurens, IA. 50554
Pocahontas State Bank 
 528 Hanson, Palmer, IA. 500574(712) 359-2297
 11 West Elm Avenue, Pocahontas, IA. 50574(712) 335-3526
 233 North Main, Pocahontas, IA. 50574(712) 335-3567
Rolfe State Bank 
 202 West Elm Avenue, Pocahontas, IA. 50574(712) 335-3200
 316 Garfield St, Rolfe, IA 50581(712) 848-3480
Bank Iowa(515) 373-6244
 106 SE C Ave. Gilmore City, IA 50541 
   
Medical
Pocahontas Cnty General Relief-Veterans(712) 335-3565
 23 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA 50574
Pocahontas Nursing & Health Service(712) 335-4142
 Courthouse, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Department of Human Services(712) 335-3565
 23 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Trimark Physicians 
 608 NW 7 Street, Pocahontas, IA. 50574(712) 335-5632
 307 Hwy. 10 West, Laurens, IA. 50554(712) 841-4516
 101 S Main, Fonda, IA 50540(712) 288-4426
   
Mental Health
Children and Families of Iowa(515) 573-2193
 1728 Central Ave, Ft Dodge, IA 50501
North Central Mental Health Center(515) 955-7171
 720 Kenyon Road, Fort Dodge, IA. 50501
Pocahontas County CPC(712) 335-3565
 23 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Seasons Center(712) 335-3866
 201 1st Avenue SW, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Nursing
Pocahontas Cnty Nursing & Health Srvce(712) 335-4142
 Courthouse, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Nursing Homes
Fonda Nursing & Rehabilitation Center(712) 288-4441
 607 Queen, Fonda, IA. 50540
Hovenden Memorial Good Semaritan(712) 845-4915
 304 East Veteran’s Road, Laurens, IA. 50554
Pocahontas Manor Care Center(712) 335-3386
 700 NW 7th, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Rolfe Care Center(712) 848-3351
 303 2nd Street, Rolfe, IA. 50581
   
Occupational Therapy
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency #8 Office(712) 335-3588
 500 NW 6th St., Box #802, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Parent Education
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency(712) 335-3588
 202 1st Avenue SW Box 196, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Iowa Central Community College(800) 362-2793
 330 Avenue M, Fort Dodge, IA. 50501
ISU Extension(712) 335-3103
 305 N. Main Street, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Parent Support
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency(712) 335-3588
 202 1st Avenue SW Box 196, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Home Care Aide Agency(712) 335-4587
 21 3rd Avenue NE Box F, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Nursing & Health Service(712) 335-4142
 Courthouse, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Pharmacies
Pocahontas Pharmacy(712) 335-3119
 701 West Elm Avenue, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Ressler Drug Company(712) 845-4374
 101 North 3rd Street, Laurens, IA. 50554
   
Physical Therapy
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency(712) 732-2257
 824 Flint Suite 105, Storm Lake, IA. 50588
Pocahontas Community Hospital(712) 335-3501
   
Pregnancy
Community Opportunities Incorporated(800) 642-6330 ext. 311
 603 West 8th Street, Carroll, IA. 51401
Pocahontas Home Care Aide Agency(712) 335-4587
 21 3rd Avenue NE Box F, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Cnty Nursing & Health Srvce(712) 335-4142
 Courthouse, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Upper Des Moines Opportunity(800) 245-6151
 17 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Preschools
Beanstalk Preschool (4 yr. olds)(712) 288-4465
 Fifth & Main, Fonda, IA. 50540
Kids Corner (3 & 4 yr. olds)(712) 841-5437
 403 West Main Street, Laurens, IA. 50554
Laurens Marathon Early Childhood 
Program (4 & 5 yr. olds)
(712) 841-5000
 300 W. Garfield, Laurens, IA. 50554
Upper Des Moines Headstart (3, 4, 5 yr.)(800) 245-6151
 101 Robins Avenue, Graettinger, IA. 51342
Pocahontas Area All-Start Preschool (4yr.)(712) 335-4025
 202 1st Avenue SW, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pomeroy/Palmer Preschool (4 yr. Olds)(712) 468-2838
 60580 190th Avenue, Pomeroy, IA. 50575
Pocahontas Area Early Childhood
Special Education
(712) 335-4025
 202 1st Avenue SW, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Recreation/Leisure
Fonda Golf Course(712) 288-6419
 Fonda, IA. 50540
Fonda Library(712) 288-4466
 Fonda, IA. 50540
Fonda Swimming Pool(712) 288-6301
 Fonda, IA. 50540
Gilmore City Public Library(712) 373-6562
 308 South Gilmore Street, Gilmore, IA. 50541
Laurens Golf & Country Club(712) 841-2287
 Laurens, IA. 50554
Laurens Public Library(712) 841-4612
 273 N. 3rd Street, Laurens, IA. 50554
Laurens Swimming Pool(712) 841-4772
 250 Lake Street, Laurens, IA. 50554
Palmer Library(712) 359-2296
 502 Hanson Avenue, Palmer, IA. 50571
Plover Library(712) 857-3532
 301 Main Street, Plover, IA. 50573
Pocahontas County Conservation(712) 335-4395
 702 NW 7th Street, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Public Library(712) 335-4471
 14 2nd Avenue NW, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Swimming Pool(712) 335-3424
 30 Court Square, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Rolfe Library(712) 848-3143
 321 Garfield Street, Rolfe, IA. 50581
Rolfe Swimming Pool(712) 848-3500
 506 4th Street, Rolfe, IA. 50581
Varina Library(712) 288-6233
   
Respite Care
Department of Human Services(712) 335-3565
 23 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Schools
Gilmore City Bradgate School(515) 373-6124
 402 SE East St, Gilmore City, IA
Laurens-Marathon School(712) 841-5000
 300 W. Garfield, Laurens, IA.
Newell-Fonda Community School(712) 288-4445
 Fonda, IA. 50540
Pocahontas Area Community School(712) 335-4311
 202 1st Avenue SW, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Catholic School(712) 335-3603
 305 SW 3rd, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pomeroy-Palmer Consolidated School(712) 468-2268
 202 East Harrison Street, Pomeroy, IA. 50575
   
Senior Citizen Services
Congregate Meals: 
     Laurens City Hall(712)841-2577
 272 N 3rd St, Laurens IA 50554
     Havelock (M-W-F)(712)841-2577 or (712)776-2698
 Hope United Meth Church, Havelock, IA 50546
     Hinde Community Center(712)335-3937
 20 SW 1st St, Pocahontas, IA 50574
     Senior Citizens Meal Site(712) 288-6455
 Fonda, IA. 50540
Iowa Work Force Development Center(712) 335-4244
 17 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Co. Nursing & Health Service(712) 335-4142
 Courthouse, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Home Care Aide Agency(712) 335-4587
 213 rd Avenue NE Box F, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Substance Abuse
Community & Family Resources(712) 576-7261
 726 S. 17th Street, Fort Dodge, IA. 50501
Trinity Regional Hospital(515) 573-7378
 Contact: Recovery Center
 802 S. Kenyon Road, Fort Dodge, IA. 50501
   
Transportation
Department of Human Service(877) 529-6873
 330 1st Avenue North, Fort Dodge, IA. 50501
Pocahontas County General Relief(712) 335-3565
 23 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Pocahontas Transit(712) 335-3704
 20 SW 3rd Street, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Victim Services
Domestic/Sexual Assault Outreach Cntr.(515) 955-2273
 P.O. Box 173, Fort Dodge, IA. 50501
Children and Families of Iowa(515) 573-2193
 1728 Central Ave, Ft Dodge, IA 50501
   
Vision
Dr. Steve Roberts, Optometrist 
 204 South 3rd Street, Laurens, IA. 50554(712) 845-4308
 15 3rd Avenue NW, Pocahontas, IA. 50574(712) 335-4308
Dr. Sinek and Radig, Sinek Vision Clinic(712) 335-3298
 203 N. Main Street, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency(712) 335-3588
 202 1st Avenue SW Box 196, Pocahontas, IA. 50574
   
Vocational
Iowa Workforce Development Center(712) 335-4244
 17 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA 50574
Upper Des Moines Opportunity(712) 841-2581
 250 Ralston Street, Laurens, IA 50554
Upper Des Moines Opportunity(712) 335-3335
 17 3rd Avenue NE, Pocahontas, IA 50574
Vocational Rehabilitation(712) 732-6548
 824 Flindt Drive, Storm Lake, IA 50588