Organization Name Description of Services Contact
Capstone Behavioral Healthcare – Newton Mental health outpatient, substance abuse/chemical dependency, supported community living, psychological testing, therapy 641-792-4012

FB:  @CapstoneBehavioralHealthcare

Caring Hands Outreach – Altoona Food pantry, clothing closet, and thrift store serving Colfax-Mingo, SE Polk, and Bondurant School Districts 515-967-4553 (Phil Simmons, Miriam Cody)


Central Iowa Building Trades Apprenticeship opportunities

(Samantha Groark)

CICS and CICS Mobile Response –Newton,  Jasper County Free, confidential 24-Hour Crisis Line (Can request a 2-person team to meet with you)


Crisis Outpatient Treatment Services






Jarica White (

Colfax Historical Society – Colfax Museum and community center for receptions and events 515-674-0215
Colfax Police Department – Colfax Information on internet safety, drug education, crime victim rights, etc. Office:  515-674-9668

Non-Emergency: 641-792-5912

Colfax Public Library – Colfax Public computers and i-pads; check out books, movies, games; activities for kids and adults 515-674-3625

Colfax-Mingo Food Pantry – Colfax Food assistance 515-953-9953, 515-971-2292, 515-494-8721, 515-661-2045, 515-674-3018, 515-975-1720
Community Support Advocates – Des Moines Assist individuals with mental illness or disabilities aged 14 and older with access to integrated health care needs 515-883-1776 (Natalie Milbourn)

Crisis Canines of the Midlands Animal assisted therapy partnering with first responders and with community outreach efforts

FB: @CrisisCaninesoftheMidlands

Crisis Intervention Services – Oskaloosa Crisis counseling/support/housing services for sexual assault, domestic abuse 24/7 Hotline:  1-800-270-1620

Employee and Family Services – Des Moines Drug education and prevention 515-471-2334 (Joe McQuerry)

Habitat for Humanity Assistance with home ownership and/or repairs 515-471-8686 x 102 (Cassie Nemmers)

House of Mercy – Newton Substance use disorder treatment and mental health programs for individuals and families 641-792-0717 (Mariah Gonzales)

Howard St. Christian Church – Colfax Backpack Partners food program for students for weekends and breaks

Blessing Box

Table of Grace Food Give-Away

515-971-1077 (Bert Burns)


515-577-0369 (Traci Dunsbergen)

Impact Program Assistance with bills for food, utilities, housing, and emergency needs 515-518-4770

Iowa Department of Public Health Addiction (drugs, gambling) services; mental health services, suicide prevention 855-581-8111 (call)

855-895-8398 (text)

Iowa Safe Schools – Des Moines Education and training for prevention of bullying and support for LGBTQ students 515-381-0588
Jasper County Elderly Nutrition Free, delivered meals to anyone 60 years or older and their spouse

Connections to organizations for rent relief, tax credits


Mingo Caring Corner – Mingo (city library) Food pantry and clothing closet FB:  MingoCaringCorner
National Alliance on Mental Health (NAMI) – Jasper County Various education outreach and support groups for teens and adults living with mental illness, as well as their families 515-292-9400

National Suicide and Crisis Lifeline Crisis counselor will assist you or a loved one in emotional distress of suicidal crisis 988
Optimae – Des Moines Behavioral healthcare, mental health services for individuals, groups, and families 515-243-3525
PCM Clothing Closet – Prairie City Clothing closet 515-497-0221

FB:  @pcmClothingCloset

Prairie Escape Wellness Center – Prairie City Chiropractics, massage therapy, sound healing, infrared sauna, yoga 515-497-0234

FB/IG:  @effectivewellnessia


Pregnancy Center of Central Iowa – Newton Free, confidential pregnancy testing, counseling, referral to support services (housing, medical, etc.) Rita Baker