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Hillcrest Family Services

Hillcrest Family Services enhances the lives of children, families and adults in need by teaching skills and providing information and resources. We advocate on their behalf and work collaboratively with local communities to provide a range of quality and innovative services. We share a historical relationship in our service to others with the United Methodist Church and the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Phone Number
563-583-7357
Website Address
http://hillcrest-fs.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/HillcrestFS
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/hillcrestfs
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Waypoint

Dedicated to aiding individuals experiencing crisis due to homelessness, poverty or Domestic Violence, Waypoint (formerly YWCA) has served as a vital community resource since 1894. Over the years, we’ve honored our tradition of improving lives through our stabilizing resources and services, including support that empowers domestic violence victims, shelter for homeless women and children, and proactive solutions for those in poverty. Accompanying our critical services is our cost-effective child care, designed to give children the skills they need to thrive.

Contact
Meghan Zalewski
Phone Number
1-319-365-1458
Email
mzalewski@waypointservices.org
Website Address
http://www.waypointservices.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/waypointservices
Volunteer Need 1
Domestic Violence Victim Services Volunteer: Waypoint Services, the Comprehensive Domestic Violence Victim Service provider serving Benton, Black Hawk, Buchanan, Delaware, Dubuque, Jones and Linn Counties is looking for volunteers to assist individuals experiencing controlling, abusive partners. Ideal candidates are non-judgmental, compassionate, encouraging, and empowering. Free training is provided.
Volunteer Need 2
Daytime Resource Program: Organizing donated personal hygiene items and assembling personal hygiene kits for individuals who are living in poverty and come to Waypoint for these needs. The need for volunteers is based on the amount of donations Waypoint receives.
Volunteer Need 3
May Baskets for the Homeless: Waypoint encourages groups, families and individuals to come together for a cause each Spring. Help an individual or family in need by gathering personal hygiene & feminine items, or monetary donations. These items will help women & children temporarily living in the shelter, and families living in severe poverty. Donations are accepted at Waypoint Services, 318 5th Street SE, Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm.
Volunteer Need 4
Madge Phillips Center Shelter volunteer assistant: Seeking volunteers to support emergency shelter staff during overnight hours (11 p.m. - 7 a.m.).
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Hope House Catholic Worker

Hope House is a Catholic Worker House of Hospitality, one of hundreds located throughout the world, but you don’t need to be a Catholic or even Christian to live here. Catholic Workers provide food, clothing and shelter because Jesus Christ did and told his followers to do it, too. Catholic workers do not receive wages for their service to the poor. We respect the dignity of each individual who comes for help and try to build community – or brotherhood – among those who live here. Ordinarily, guests are expected to be at our evening meal, to participate in weekly meetings and recreation, and to contribute to the upkeep of the house.

Contact
Tom Johnson
Phone Number
(563) 582-9079
Email
dbqcatholicworker@gmail.com
Website Address
http://stmaryplatteville.org/wp/index.php/pastoral-care/hope-house/
Volunteer Need 1
How you can help. We welcome your prayers, gifts of money, food, furnishings, linens, clothing and skilled services such as carpentry, electrical, and plumbing. Volunteer to prepare and serve one of our evening community meals. Stand in solidarity with poor people when they voice their concerns.
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Cedar Valley Friends of the Family

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family’s mission is “To provide safe shelter, confidential services, and housing assistance to individuals in crisis due to homelessness, domestic violence and sexual assault.”

Contact
Derek Stephens
Phone Number
319-269-8238
Email
derek@cvfriendsofthefamily.org
Website Address
cvfriendsofthefamily.org
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/Cedar-Valley-Friends-of-the-Family-168119284827/
Twitter Page
https://twitter.com/CVFriendsFamily
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Almost Home

Almost Home works to put people back on the path home by sheltering, serving and supporting our neighbors need. We do this through our ministries: The Guest House and The Open Closet. To volunteer, download and complete the Volunteer Application (http://www.almosthomedbq.org/Volunteer_Application_-_online.pdf) and send to execdirector@almosthomedbq.org OR Almost Home,1276 White Street, Dubuque, IA 52001.

Contact
Gwen Kirchhof
Phone Number
(563) 583-6572
Email
execdirector@almosthomedbq.org
Website Address
http://www.almosthomedbq.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/AlmostHomeDBQ
Volunteer Need 1
Board or Committee Service - Help develop the long-term vision and goals of Almost Home, steward its resources and oversee its progress toward achieving its mission.
Volunteer Need 2
Open Closet Coordinator - Organize and direct the workflow of our free, retail-experience store. Schedule and train volunteers, assign duties, lead by example with a customer service centered attitude.
Volunteer Need 3
Associate Guest House Coordinators - Assist the Guest House Coordinator with shelter operations. Work directly with homeless men, providing hope, kindness and structure to those in need. Requires patience and empathy.
Volunteer Need 4
Administrative Specialist - Receive calls and visitors, answer questions, data entry, prepare correspondence. Assist with event planning, fundraising and more. Requires an outgoing, welcoming personality.
Volunteer Need 5
Overnight Hosts - Work directly with homeless men, providing hope, kindness and structure to those in need. Requires patience and empathy. Minimum one shift per month please.
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St. Stephen’s Food Bank

St. Stephen’s Food Bank mission is to work in partnership with local non-profit organizations by distributing cost effective food recovery services to those in need.

Contact
Kathy Hutton
Phone Number
563-557-7474
Email
Kathy@ststephensfoodbank.org
Website Address
Http://www.ststephensfoodbank.org
Volunteer Need 1
Fundraising and community outreach events
Volunteer Need 2
Sorting and moving food product in the warehouse
Volunteer Need 3
Cleaning of the warehouse
Volunteer Need 4
Picking up donated product from local donors
Volunteer Need 5
Handy people with skills
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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA)

The Iowa CASA program recognizes the importance of advocating for the best interests of abused and neglected children in the court system. The Iowa CASA program solely provides trained and qualified community individuals to advocate for the best interests of children who come before the court as a direct result of abuse or neglect as defined by the state child welfare laws. All Iowa CASAs must submit an application, provide three personal references, complete a personal interview with CASA staff, pass background checks, complete thirty (30) hours of pre-service training and take an Oath of Confidentiality with a Judge before being appointed to a case.

Contact
Kerry Brennan
Phone Number
563-538-4649
Email
Kerry.brennan@dia.iowa.gov
Website Address
https://childadvocacy.iowa.gov/staticpages/index.php?page=HoeferCoordinator
Volunteer Need 1
Court Appointed Special Advocates Upon completion of pre-service application and training requirements, CASAs are assigned to a case. CASAs meet with the child in person at least once every 30 days and gather information from professionals about the child and case in order to make informed recommendations to the Juvenile Court regarding the best interest of the child. Additional duties include: attending meetings, reading case file information, writing reports for court, and attending court hearings. CASAs average 8-10 hours per month working on a case. CASAs also obtain 12 hours of in-service training each year.
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Project Concern

Project Concern educates and empowers those in need by providing personalized information and lasting solutions. The 211 call center provides individualized referrals and serves as the community’s Homeless Hotline. 211 is free, confidential and available 24/7. Project Concern’s Homeless Coordinator provides case management to clients who need immediate shelter and who are working towards independent living. The Shelter Plus Care program provides supportive services and permanent housing for those who are homeless with disabilities. The Foster Grandparent Program engages low-income seniors in the community in volunteering at local schools, reading with children. Project Concern strives to connect people to services, promote self sufficiency, provide information and advocacy, and encourage involvement.

Contact
Amy Hendricks
Phone Number
563-588-3980
Email
financeco@project-concern.org
Website Address
http://project-concern.org/
Facebook Page
https://www.facebook.com/pcdbq
Volunteer Need 1
211 Operator - Volunteers complete a training in order to be able to answer 211 calls anytime Mon-Fri (8-4) and provide information and referrals directly to those in need. A committment of 2 hours per week is requested with this volunteer opportunity.
Volunteer Need 2
Foster Grandparents - If you are 55 or older and enjoy working with children, please contact Project Concern to apply for the Foster Grandparent Program. Volunteers receive a stipend of $2.65 an hour for their service.
Volunteer Need 3
Receptionist/Clerical - The receptionist is the first person individuals meet when they enter Project Concern! Project Concern is looking for a warm, welcoming and out-going individual to help with receptionist duties Monday-Friday. Agency hours are 8am-4pm. Tasks include answering phone calls and directing clients to the proper department, greeting walk-ins and assisting staff with various administrative projects
Volunteer Need 4
Special Projects - Please share your interests and skills with us in order for us to identify a project for you to assist us with.
Volunteer Need 5
Fundraising Committee - if you would like to help with the planning or implementation of an agency fundraiser, please contact us.