Contact Information:

23 3rd Ave. NE
Pocahontas, IA  50574
Phone:  712-335-3269
Fax:  712-335-3929
Hours:  8:00- 4:30



Orene Cressler, General Assistance

Alison Hauser, Service Coordinatior


Community Services is the county department that deals with the social services needs of county residents.  The needs may be related to service needs for persons with disabilities, emergency financial assistance, or substance abuse. The department provides the following:


  • Mental Health & Disability Supports
    For service needs and funding for persons with mental illness, intelluctual disabilities, or other developmental disabilities.

  • Targeted Case Management
    Provides assessment, referral and coordination services for persons with disabilities.

  • General Relief
    Provides temporary or emergency financial assistance to residents who are indigent or in a crisis.

  • Substance Abuse
    Funding for indigent persons needing detoxification.