Supportive Resources in Linn County

If you are seeking housing assistance, please call 319-366-7999

Hot Meals


  • Mission of Hope - 1700 B Ave NE, M-F 12-1pm

  • Green Square Meals - 605 2nd Ave NE, M-F 4:30-5:30pm

  • Salvation Army - 1000 C Ave NW, M-F 8-9am & 12-1pm

  • 1st Lutheran Church - 1000 3rd Ave SE, Sat 4:30-5:30pm

  • 1st Presbyterian Church - 310 5th St SE, Sun 4:30-5:30pm


Food Pantries


  • Loaves and Fishes - 1251 3rd Ave SE, (319) 363-2029

  • Metro Catholic Outreach - 420 6th St SE, Suite 120, (319) 739-5490

  • Salvation Army - 1000 C Ave NW, (319) 364-9131

  • St. Vincent de Paul - 928 7th St SE, (319) 365-5091

  • More Local Food Pantries


Clothing Closets


  • Harambee House - 404 17th St SE, M-Th 8am-7pm & F 8am-5pm

  • Olivet Neighborhood Mission - 230 10th St NW, T-Sat 8:30-11:30am

  • More Basic Needs Resources


Financial Assistance


  • General Assistance - 1240 26th Ave Ct SW, (319) 892-5600

  • Helping Hands - 601 2nd Ave SE, (319) 366-2651

  • Metro Catholic Outreach - 420 6th St SE, Suite 120, (319) 739-5490

  • Salvation Army - 1000 C Ave NW, (319) 364-9131

  • St. Vincent de Paul - 928 7th St SE, (319) 365-5091

  • More Information on Financial Resources




1. Talk to your landlord as soon as possible about your situation. 

2. Be open minded when speaking to your landlord.

3. Be honest with them about your current situation.

4. Be ready to explain your game plan or options to your landlord:

    A. Are you going to be receiving the Stimulus Check and/or Unemployment?

             I. If so, when do you believe you will receive this and how much do you plan on

                giving to your landlord at that time.

    B. What is your job status?

             I. Is your job on hold? If so, when do you believe you will return?

             II. Will you be searching for new employment during this time?

    C. Discuss other options that could be available to make up your late rent.

             I. Can this month's rent be spread out into a payment plan?

             II. Do you have skills that would allow you to do maintenance or other work for

                 your landlord?


Make sure to put any payment plan or other plan in writing and have it signed and dated by your landlord.


A landlord cannot file an eviction at this moment in time, however you still need to pay your rent or come up with a plan that works for both you and your landlord.

If you do not pay your rent or agree to a plan with your landlord they can file an eviction once the moratorium has been lifted.

If a landlord is currently trying to evict you during the moratorium call Iowa Legal Aid COVID-19 Specific Number: 1-800-332-0419 (Mon-Fri 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM)








Domestic Violence


  • Friends of the Family - (800) 410-7233

  • Riverview Center Sexual Assault Advocacy -  888-557-0310

  • Waypoint Domestic Violence Advocacy - (319) 363-2093


Emergency Hotlines




Counseling and Therapy





  • Linn County VA - (319) 892-5160

  • connects Veterans, their families and friends, and other supporters to mental health information, a tool for finding local mental health resources, and videos of Veterans sharing their inspiring stories of recovery.


Need additional resources?

Visit our partners for additional supportive services and look at the Linn County Resource Sheets.

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