Helpful Links

Inter-Faith Response Inc. - Offers prescriptions and eye care, bus tickets, food pantry, rent assistance to prevent eviction and utilities and heating assistance to prevent shut-offs of utility or energy services. Council Bluffs Iowa. (712) 322-0531

Salvation Army - The non-profit will refer clients to basic needs, such as shelter or a free meal for the low income. While it will vary, in some cases there may be grants for needs such as rent or heating bills, however any financial support is very limited. (712) 328-2088.

American Red Cross - Helps during an emergency and sometimes has financial assistance available. (712) 322-4017

Pottawattamie Country Homeless Link - Provides outreach, referrals and services to homeless and near-homeless individuals in the Council Bluffs area. One-time financial assistance, Short- Term Transitional Housing, and material donations are also available. (712) 309-0016

Pottawattamie County General Relief - The government agency will support residents of the county only. All applicants need to meet all qualifications in place. Among the programs provided are rental or utility bill assistance. (712) 328-5867

Alcoholics Anonymous - Alcoholics Anonymous® is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking. There are no dues or fees for AA membership; we are self-supporting through our own contributions. AA is not allied with any sect, denomination, politics, organization or institution; does not wish to engage in any controversy, neither endorses nor opposes any causes. Our primary purpose is to stay sober and help other alcoholics to achieve sobriety. 

Our Savior's Lutheran Food and Pet Food PantryOpen every Thursday (except holidays) and the second and fourth Friday of the month. Call (712) 322-6655 for an appt. Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 600 Bluff Street, Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Friendship Pantry - Open the second Saturday of the month from 1 pm to 4 pm, First Church of the Nazarene, 2616 Avenue A, Council Bluffs, Iowa. Offers non-food pantry items such as laundry detergent, toilet paper, dish soap, toothbrush and toothpaste, shampoo and soap.

Council Bluffs Ministerial Association

Western Iowa Synod, ELCA

Evangelical Lutheran Church of America

Lutheran Lakeside Camp

Sunday Worship at 9:30am
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