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Virtual Health Fair

Thank you for visiting our "Virtual Health Fair!" We invite you to take time to learn about each organization that participated. If you have questions or want to utilize any services featured, please reach out to the organization directly.

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Amani Community Services is a culturally specific domestic violence and sexual assault agency serving African Americans in Black Hawk and Linn Counties. Our staff provides counseling, out reach services, personal advocacy, legal advocacy, children’s programming and information and referrals.

Contact:

Waterloo (319) 232-5660
Cedar Rapids (319) 804-0741

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For nearly 100 years, we've been fighting heart disease and stroke, striving to save and improve lives.

Heart disease is the No. 1 killer worldwide, and stroke ranks second globally. Even when those conditions don’t result in death, they cause disability and diminish quality of life. We want to see a world free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke.

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Amerigroup is one of two Managed Care Organizations (MCOs) that is contracted by the State of Iowa. Members are assigned by the State of Iowa and the organization follows the State of Iowa’s guidelines.

Contact:

Warren Dukes

(515) 204-6600

warren.dukes@amerigroup.com

Meet Warren L. Dukes, Community Relations Representative III: My role is strictly educational. I answer any member-related questions such as where to go if they have any claim issues, address changes or updates, and provider-related issues. I also  share with members the services that we provide to them, including the benefits that  they may not be aware of, and how to navigate the system in applying for insurance.

Resources:

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The Mission of Cedar Valley Medical Specialists, P.C. is to provide the highest quality, most cost-efficient patient care in Northern Iowa, through a community of specialty providers.

Contact:

Find the phone number for the provider you are looking for by using their directory.

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Delta Dental of Iowa – Improving the Health and Smiles of Iowans

Delta Dental of Iowa provides dental and vision benefits for more than 1.2 million Iowans. With the largest network of dentists in Iowa, getting quality dental care is simple and easy.  

Hawki – Hawki provides free or low-cost insurance benefits for children and teens. Services include exams, cleanings, fillings, sealants and more.

Dental Wellness Plan (DWP) - DWP members get preventive care such as exams and cleanings. In addition, members can get other dental services such as fillings, bridges, crowns and dentures. Members need to go to the dentist and complete their oral health self-assessment each year to keep full dental benefits.

Contact:

For more on DWP and Hawki, please visit the website linked below or call (888) 472-2793.

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Families First Counseling Services is proud to highlight two services provided in the Cedar Valley area:

Therapy: Therapy sessions are provided by licensed mental health professionals. Sessions are done in office or via telehealth. These services are designed to partner with clients while they work to manage their mental health symptoms and ultimately develop healthy coping patterns. The specialties of our therapists encompass a variety of issues and populations. Therapy services are provided to children and adults. Currently our therapy program accepts Title 19 or Wellmark Insurances along with private pay.

Behavioral Health Intervention Services (BHIS): BHIS sessions are provided by our Behavioral Health Specialists (Bachelor Level) who are trained in evidence-based practices and curriculum. Sessions are done in home or via telehealth and include individual with your child as well as family sessions. BHIS sessions are focused on developing skills for children to be able to express and cope with their thoughts and feelings in a health manner. BHIS services are provided to children typically between the ages of 4 to 18, although services can be provided to young adults in certain circumstances. Our BHIS program accepts Title 19 Insurance as well as private pay.

Contact:

We would love to talk with you and answer any questions you may have!

Contact us at (888) 316-3025 or visit our website linked below.

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Our mission at the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County is to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.

The Family YMCA of Black Hawk County is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community.

With a commitment to nurturing the potential of kids, promoting healthy living and fostering a sense of social responsibility, the Y ensures that every individual has access to the essentials needed to learn, grow and thrive. The Y has the long-standing relationships and physical presence not just to promise, but to deliver, lasting personal and social change. 

Contact:

Waterloo 319-233-3531

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Friends of the Family works tirelessly to help survivors and victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. We take pride in our advocacy efforts, which began in 1992. Over the years, we have expanded our organization to aid people in 20 Iowa counties.

Contact:

Main Office (319) 352-1108

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We offer counseling services for all ages, 3 years and up. At Hope Tree, we use client centered services in a unique environment. We are situated on ten acres in the heart of Waterloo, IA, allowing us to offer clients a variety of indoor and outdoor counseling experiences. Hope Tree is dedicated to promoting diversity and serving a multi-cultural population. We are committed to preserving the environment within our community and we aspire to empower clients to feel whole and live fully.

Contact:

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Hope Tree Counseling is now offering telehealth counseling services. Simply call (319) 232-4673 to schedule today.

Our Mission Statement

At Hope Tree we believe that healing is possible for all people through providing holistic, compassionate, ecosystemic counseling services throughout all seasons of life. We strive to mend the whole person. Our services include animal and nature therapeutics, trauma informed care, play therapy, EMDR, and drama-based therapies.  Hope tree offers clients opportunities to receive sessions in nature, in the presence of horses, and in our office. Our staff specializes in the treatment of substance abuse, trauma, depression, anxiety, PTSD, grief, loss, family issues, divorce, and life transitions. We strive to inspire growth and change for people. Like a tree that grows, strengthens and spreads its roots, finding hope and healing is possible at Hope Tree.  

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It is our goal to keep you and your loved ones mentally safe and healthy during this challenging time.

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Iowa Compass has information about programs and services for Iowans with disabilities, their families, and service providers. Access thousands of local, state and national programs for people with health-related conditions and disabilities. Call, email, chat, text or search the website for answers to your disability-related questions.

Contact:

(800) 779-2001

Text: Text the word ‘Compass’ to 85511

Chat/Email: https://iowacompass.org/contact/

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Established to deliver quality healthcare in the state of Iowa through local, regional and community-based resources, Iowa Total Care is a Managed Care Organization (MCO) and subsidiary of Centene Corporation (Centene). Iowa Total Care exists to improve the health of its beneficiaries through focused, compassionate and coordinated care. Our approach is based on the core belief that quality healthcare is best delivered locally.

Contact:

Member Services (833) 404-1061 (TTY: 711)

24/7 Nurse Advice Line (833) 404-1061 (TTY: 711)

Pharmacy Services (877) 281-9627 (TTY: 711)

Email You can send us an email using your Iowa Total Care online account on our website linked below.

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The League of Women Voters of Black Hawk-Bremer Counties

  • promotes active and informed participation through voter registration and voter education
  • provides leadership for legislative public forums when the state legislature is in session
  • provides leadership for non-partisan public forums for candidates for local and state office
  • researches and studies issues
  • discusses findings to reach consensus in open, constructive and stimulating settings 
  • observes and monitors public meetings
  • takes action -- for or against issues which the membership has studied and reached consensus 

Contact:

lwvbkb@gmail.com

While Election Day this year will look different in many ways, making your voice heard has never been more important. If you’re planning to vote-by-mail, it’s not too early to request your ballot. Check out 411.org for everything you need to know as we approach Election Day. Confirm your registration, find your polling place, and learn about important deadlines for in-person and absentee voting.

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Love INC (Love In the Name of Christ) networks churches across denominational lines and leverages our collective impact to bless those in need in our community.

When our local churches, united in the purpose of showing Christ's love in our community come together, we are a powerful force for transformation: not only to individuals and families, but to the entire community.

Contact:

(319) 266-1264

Lutheran Services In Iowa Logo

Our Mission: Lutheran Services in Iowa responds to the love of Jesus Christ through compassionate service.

Contact:

Waterloo (319) 233-3579

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We receive, rescue, and purchase all varieties of food, being mindful of cultural, dietary, and situational necessities of our clients and our partners. Food is sorted and stored, to be ordered, assembled, and delivered throughout our vast 16-county service area.

We partner with over 200 agencies, including schools, pantries, churches, community meal-sites, senior centers, day cares and other non-profits. The children, seniors, families, and individuals who experience chronic or situational hunger, are the ones who benefit from the support we receive.

Contact:

(319) 235-0507

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The Regional Autism Assistance Program (RAP) is part of Child Health Specialty Clinics. CHSC is overseen by the University of Iowa Division of Child and Community Health and part of the Carver College of Medicine and the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics. RAP teams help Iowa families navigate local supports and services for children and youth ages 0-21 with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).

Family Navigators are staff members who are part of the RAP team and are also the parent or caregiver of a child with special health care needs. They will listen to your concerns, offer emotional support, and connect you with supports and services based on your family’s needs and goals.

There is no cost to the family for family navigation services. 

Contact:

To be connected to a Family Navigator with the Regional Autism Assistance Program, contact Erika Hertel at (319) 384-9284 or erika-hertel@uiowa.edu.

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RAP teams can help families:

  • Connect to autism information and screening
  • Communicate with diagnostic facilities, specialty and therapy providers, and other area resources
  • Explore insurance, waiver, and other funding options for Applied Behavioral Analysis and other needs
  • Navigate education, health, and social service systems
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Riverview Center provides free and confidential advocacy services to anyone affected by sexual assault. Our services are available for individuals who have been impacted by sexual violence directly, or for individuals whose loved ones have experienced sexual violence. Riverview Center's services are available anytime anyone would like support.

Medical and legal advocacy is offered where our advocates support survivors during legal proceedings or medical exams, and help connect survivors with resources to help meet their basic needs. Peer counseling and therapy services are available to support survivors during their healing journey. Our 24 hour hotline provides support, information, and counseling.

Contact:

Waterloo (319) 939-9599

Prevention Education Opportunities:

Riverview Center also provides prevention education and training to open up age appropriate conversations with schools, businesses, law enforcement, community resources, and more to provide information on a wide variety of topics.

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The Salvation Army exists to serve the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of impoverished and underserved populations. The guiding principle of The Salvation Army is meeting human needs, without discrimination. The Salvation Army has been active in Black Hawk County since 1899, taking a comprehensive approach to service provision by offering a variety of programs and services to meet short-term emergent needs as well as providing long-term, stabilizing support.

Contact:

(319) 235-9358

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Services offered by The Salvation Army:

  • Financial assistance
  • Food assistance
  • In-kind goods assistance
  • Emergency shelter
  • Year-round youth programming
  • Poverty-alleviation programs
  • Seasonal assistance
  • Emergency disaster services
  • Spiritual care
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Tri-County Child & Family Development Inc. is a local non-profit corporation. We have the privilege of holding the Federal grant to implement the Federal Head Start program in Black Hawk, Buchanan, and Grundy counties in Iowa. Tri-County Child & Family Development is a single purpose agency, founded

30+ years ago, with hopes of keeping a viable Head Start program in our area. Our mission has been to serve the children and families in these counties.

Contact:

(319) 235-0383

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UNI-CUE's Mission is to provide a positive environment for lifetime learning in which individuals may pursue and continue their educational goals and prepare for careers.

Its staff embrace the concept of continuing and part-time education and collaborate with the University and the City of Waterloo to match resources with the community's needs. 

Contact:

(319) 433-1220

UnitedHealthcare Logo

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives by simplifying the health care experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and sustaining trusted relationships with care providers. The company offers the full spectrum of health benefit programs for individuals, employers and Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 800,000 physicians and care professionals, and 6,000 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide.

Contact:

(800) 615-3503

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Waterloo Housing Authority

Please note that our office is open BY APPOINTMENT ONLY due to COVID-19. WALK-INS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED AT THE CURRENT TIME.

Contact:

If you have questions about any of our programs, please contact our office by phone at 319-233-0201.

Section 8 Rental Assistance - 1056 available vouchers

    • Participants pay 30-40% of monthly income toward rent; the Housing Authority pays the Landlord the difference up to the rent being charged
    • All units must past Housing Quality Standards initially, and each year thereafter
    • Approximately 850 on waiting list (1½ - 2years) – applications are taken on Thursdays BY APPOINTMENT ONLY – to schedule an appointment to apply contact our office at 319-233-0201.
  • Family Self-Sufficiency Program Gives current Section 8 participants the opportunity to earn an “escrow” savings account due to increased earnings from work while on the program
  • Voucher Homeownership Allows current Section 8 participants to purchase a home, with the Housing Authority paying a portion of the mortgage payment to the lender (same calculation as regular Section 8)
  • VASH (Veterans Assisted Supportive Housing)
    • 19 available vouchers
    • Provides supportive services and rental assistance to chronically homeless veterans
    • Referrals must be received from the Cedar Rapids Resource & Referral Center (part of the Iowa City VA Medical Center)

Ridgeway Towers Public Housing

  • 50 unit 1-bedroom subsidized apartment complex for 62+
  • Rent is based on 30% of monthly income – this includes all utilities
  • Cable/Wi-Fi provided for an additional $25.00 charge/month
  • The current waiting list is 3-6 months. Applications can be mailed to anyone over the age of 62; please contact our office at 319-233-0201 if you would like an application

Down Payment Assistance Program

  • Up to $3,500 for down payment for first-time homebuyers; contact our office for further information

Classes (Open to the Public)

  • FDIC Money Smart financial literacy program
    • twice per year in April and October
    • Free of charge but must register
  • Homebuyer Education
    • Quarterly in January, April, July and October
    • Cost is $20.00/person; must register
    • Qualifies them for our down payment assistance program

More organizations to come as we continue to post health fair submissions. Check back!