NEI3A provides nutritionally balanced meals to help older persons meet recommended daily dietary requirements. We deliver 150-160 hot meals Monday -Friday to home-bound seniors.
NEI3A provides nutritionally balanced meals to help older persons meet recommended daily dietary requirements. We deliver 150-160 hot meals Monday -Friday to home-bound seniors.
To create and provide services for older persons, their caregivers, and people with disabilities to empower them to maintain their independence.
Shovel Up Dubuque helps connect volunteers willing to shovel snow for people who are elderly or incapable of shoveling their own driveways. Call 563.663.5442.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Dubuque was founded in 1931 as a non-profit, social service organization in the Archdiocese of Dubuque. The organization serves 30 counties in Northeast Iowa and is part of a national social services network through Catholic Charities USA working to reduce poverty, strengthen families and empower communities. We offer a wide variety of programs that strive to provide help and create hope for the individuals in our society who are in the greatest need. We welcome people of all faiths and backgrounds.
People can recover, reclaim and transform their lives. All people have unique strengths. Every person deserves a warm, safe and affordable place to call home. Family is the foundational structure of society and must be supported. Community provides a key to helping people achieve well-being. All people should have access to affordable health care, jobs that pay a livable wage, and economic security to plan for the future. Our mission is deeply rooted in the principles of Catholic Social Teachings.
Vision Statement “In the spirit of St Francis of Assisi we commit to provide quality health and wellness services as we respond to changing needs.”
The mission of Ennoble Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center is to provide long term, rehabilitative, and skilled care services to tri-state older adults in a homelike and family oriented setting, while demonstrating our values of compassion, integrity, respect, and stewardship.
Ennoble Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center has been providing nursing home services to the tri-state residents of the Dubuque area for more than 34 years. Established in 1977 we are located on the west side of Dubuque nestled in a quiet residential area. Our dedicated and caring employees are the strength of our business and provide compassionate, professional, loving and respectful care and services. Many of our employees have been a part of Ennoble Skilled Nursing & Rehabilitation Center’s family for more than 10 years and are trained to meet your nursing and rehabilitative needs and goals. Our employees and caring volunteers provide support to our families as well as our residents.
People can recover, reclaim and transform their lives. All people have unique strengths. Every person deserves a warm, safe and affordable place to call home. Family is the foundational structure of society and must be supported. Community provides a key to helping people achieve well-being. All people should have access to affordable health care, jobs that pay a livable wage, and economic security to plan for the future.
Foster Care Review Boards (FCRB)The Iowa Foster Care Review Board Program (FCRB) recruits, trains and supports community volunteers to serve on local community boards working to improve how permanency is achieved for Iowa children placed in foster care. AS many as 50 local boards meet monthly to review the status of children who have been removed from their parents. Advisory recommendations in the child’s best interests are provided by the boards to the Court and other system officials.
The mission of the Office of the State Long-Term Care Ombudsman is to protect the health, safety, welfare and rights of individuals residing in long-term care by investigating complaints, seeking resolutions to problems and providing advocacy with the goal of enhancing quality of life and care.
Iowa’s Long-Term Care Ombudsman program is responsible, through federal and state law, for advocating for residents and tenants of long-term care facilities, including nursing facilities, residential care facilities, assisted living programs and elder group homes.
The Office strives to fulfill this responsibility every day by working to resolve complaints that impact the health, safety and welfare of residents and tenants, as well as by informing residents and tenants of their rights.
The Retired and Senior Volunteer Program is a member of the Senior Corps network of programs that use the experience, skills, and talents of adults 55 and older to meet the needs of our community. Sponsored by UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital, RSVP has offices located in the lower level of 300 N. Grandview at the corner of West 3rd and Grandview.
The Mop Shop is the brain-child of Mindy and Missy Dalgarn who became aware of the need for cleaning supplies during the 2013 holiday season. They were surprised and saddened to discover that a significant number of county residents included “cleaning supplies” on their holiday wish lists hanging on the angel tree in the lobby of a local bank. In follow-up conversations with various community agencies, food pantries, and the regional food bank, it became clear that while the need was acknowledged, food pantries’ primary focus was, understandably, on the procurement and distribution of food. Based upon the premise that if people cannot afford food, they likely cannot afford cleaning supplies, The Mop Shop was created. Its most basic goal is to insure families possess the primary ingredients necessary to live in a clean, safe, and healthy environment, an environment that enhances an individual’s self esteem. With a donation of space from the Village of Elizabeth and a seed grant from The Pollination Project, The Mop Shop opened its doors in the Municipal Building last August. The shop is open every Monday, with the exception of holidays, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. In just 6 months, nearly 250 clients and family members, from nine communities within the county, have registered. Clients need only indicate that they are “in need” and complete a one-time registration sheet. Operating as a NON 501(c)(3) charitable organization, The Mop Shop relies solely on the generosity and goodwill of local businesses, community organizations, churches, schools, family and friends. TMS received early support from Tammy’s Piggly Wiggly, Timothy’s Table, Gasser’s True Value, the University of Illinois Extension, Galena Bible Church, and the employees at Premier Bank in Dubuque. Since then, The Lord of Love Lutheran Church in Galena has designated the third Sunday of every month as “Mop Shop Sunday,” Galena’s Taste of Home Cooking School donated $500, and the Galena Territory Association office staff, Apple River State Bank, friends and family made generous donations over the holidays. Most recently, 12 cases of mops and brooms were donated by the Libman Company, a $250 donation was received from Premier Bank, and the Jo Daviess County 4-H Federation is putting the finishing touches on a winter “Rag Drive.” Goals for 2015 include increasing the organization’s outreach, adding to its volunteer roster, partnering with the county transit system to provide transportation to clients, promoting TMS through social media and continued donation solicitation. While the local Mop Shop has continued to grow, it is the Dalgarns’ ultimate vision that THIS Mop Shop be the first among many and that it serve as a blueprint for others in the Tri-State area and throughout the nation. To learn more visit www.themopshop.org or find The Mop Shop on Facebook. For further information, please contact Missy Dalgarn at 815-776-0012 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Shalom Spirituality Center is a sacred space in a peaceful environment. The word “shalom” is a Hebrew word in Scripture that means peace. Shalom offers a great variety of individualized and group retreat opportunities and programs for persons of all ages, cultures and religious affiliations. Programs and retreats integrate spirituality in mind, body and heart. Programs exist for spiritual growth along with a prayerful environment for deepening one’s prayer life. Other emphases include: support and renewal for married persons, widowed and divorced and inter-generational groups such as grandparents/grandchildren; creating awareness, educating and supporting dialogue regarding different cultures and social issues; support and education for those who are in the grieving process; prayer opportunities such as Taize Prayer and Centering Prayer; promotion of physical and mental well being such as Tai Chi and Yoga; spiritual direction, a labyrinth and meditation garden, and relating to the arts — music and writing. A wellness center for therapeutic massage and healing touch is available for all attendees. Religious, nonprofit, civic, education, business and professional groups may rent the Shalom facility for meetings, staff/board retreats, spiritual gatherings, etc. (a few hours, a day, overnight or longer). Four conference rooms with a variety of sizes and decors are available to accommodate groups of 10-50. The chapel offers flexible seating for groups up to 130 people. Fifty-five private bedrooms (some double occupancy) and can sleep up to 75 people). Shalom’s food service department can accommodate your group’s snack and meal needs. (Special dietary needs can be accommodated.) Shalom’s atmosphere of spirituality and peacefulness attracts many groups and they return annually because they enjoy hospitality, central air conditioning, free wi-fi, reasonable rates and more. Background: Shalom Retreat Center was established in 1989 as a ministry of the Sisters of St. Francis and is included under the Sisters of St. Francis’ 501(c)(3) status. The building was constructed in 1881. In 1989, it became Shalom Retreat Center. The center is located adjacent to an 81-acre prairie and has many safe walking paths. In 2014, we changed the name of our Center from Shalom Retreat Center to Shalom Spirituality Center because the board and staff felt the word, “spirituality” describes our ministry in the 21st century. Shalom offers a significant amount of assistance for those unable to afford the full cost of a given program or retreat through contributed services and reduced fees. Shalom also keeps its fees very affordable. Shalom offers seekers an experience of place. The spirits of St. Francis and St. Clare and the Sisters of Saint Francis offer a stillpoint to an increasingly chaotic world. Shalom holds out an alternative to the stress and shifting sands of today’s living, and instead focuses retreatants on living lives of faith and deepening spirituality, which is life-giving and lasting.
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.
Every year, AARP Tax-Aide helps millions of low- to moderate-income taxpayers get the credits and deductions they deserve. Tax-Aide in Dubuque has been operating for 30 years. Currently there are two sites, one at St. Matthew Lutheran Church at 18th and White Streets and one on the west side of Dubuque at the Hills and Dales Lifetime Community Center. In 2015, volunteers helped prepare over 2000 tax returns for area residents. As a result, almost $3 million of federal and state tax refunds flowed into the local economy. Started in 1968 by four volunteers, AARP Foundation Tax-Aide is now the nation’s largest free, volunteer-run tax preparation program. Nationally, in 2013, over 35,000 volunteers worked at nearly 5,000 Tax-Aide community-based sites in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It helped 2.6 million people navigate complicated tax codes, receive proper credits and deductions, and file their federal, state and local tax returns. This help is more critical than ever as the U.S. tax code has become increasingly complicated. Older and low- to moderate-income people who use AARP Foundation Tax-Aide face particularly difficult tax situations: * Many older taxpayers are unaware of the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) or believe they don’t qualify for it. One of the most important forms of income support for low-income workers, the EITC reduces tax liability and can generate a refund. * Retirees accustomed to the short 1040EZ often face new provisions and complex forms to determine the taxable portion of their retirement income, different standard deduction amounts, permissible health care deductions, and, if they sell their house, treatment of capital gains. * If the spouse who has always handled taxes dies or becomes incapacitated, the other spouse may be unsure of how to proceed. Ready and able AARP Foundation Tax-Aide volunteers are trained and IRS-certified each year to ensure their knowledge of revisions to the U.S. tax code. With their help, taxpayers received $1.3 billion in refunds and more than $244 million EITCs. By using AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, these low- to moderate-income taxpayers also avoid preparation fees and pitches for high-interest tax credit or refund loans.
Our mission is to build community by utilizing bicycles to promote healthy living and wellness along with environmental sustainability. We are a volunteer-run non-profit operating under the 501(c)(3) status of the Dubuque Rescue Mission. We accept donated bicycles, repair them, and check them out to members of the community. Bikes are checked out for a period of three months. Deposits typically range from $50 to $100, depending on the quality of the bike. At the end of the three month period, if the patron returns the bicycle in similar condition, the full deposit minus a $25 shop fee will be returned. The bicycle is then tuned up to be checked out again. If the patron chooses to keep the bicycle beyond the three month check-out period, the bicycle’s City of Dubuque license will be transferred to the patron, and the bike is theirs to keep. Volunteer mechanics meet Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday nights from 6-8pm at the Coop space located at 2206 Central Avenue. Both experienced bike mechanics and those who would like to learn the art are welcome. Bike checkouts occur on a weekly basis and once per month at the downtown Farmers Market during the summer months.
Our Mission is “Getting Seniors Where They Want to Go”. What this represents is that nearly 250 members, age 65 and over, who would have difficulty, if not an impossible task to get where they need to go in the community are able to do so. We are providing (July 2014) a record over 1,000 rides a month, and we have a waiting list of potential members, pending additional volunteers. Currently, 148 volunteers are involved. Nearly half of the rides we provide are to medical, dental or vision appoints of some type, but the other half of the destinations are as varied as our members. More and more folks are reaching an age where they lose some of their physical mental abilities, and often are therefore precluded from driving themselves, but who are still interested in staying involved in the community. While Dubuque has a very good public transportation system, it does not always serve the needs of older citizens who cannot get to a bus stop or in the case of the Mini-Bus system, are unable to ride on an extended route, or are unable to schedule their ride accurately in advance. Taxi service in Dubuque is offered as well, from a variety of credible companies, but the price of the ride can sometimes be prohibitive, particularly if the trip is one that must happen frequently. We offer door to door service, and our volunteer drivers are able and willing to offer personal assistance as well. Members must be ambulatory, in that they must be able to walk and move on their own, however, we can and do accomodate folks who must use walkers or canes. We are not equipped, since we are using private cars and volunteers to provide rides for anyone in a wheelchair. Members pay a $45 annual fee, and $4 per leg of a ride, which covers about 50% of the costs of operations. Other revenue includes individual contributions (25%), a City of Dubuque Purchase of Service (15%), and grants from foundations and bequests (10%).
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.
Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging coordinates services for individuals to help them maintain the independence they desire. Services we provide include option counseling, case management, meal programs, caregiver support, respite services, consumer protection, evidence base health programs, advocacy, and recreation and education programs. We serve the following counties in Iowa: Allamakee, Black Hawk, Bremer, Buchanan, Butler, Chickasaw, Clayton, Delaware, Dubuque, Fayette, Grundy, Hardin, Howard, Jackson, Marshall, Poweshiek, Tama, Winneshiek.
The Iowa Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) and the Senior Medicare Patrol National Resource Center, divisions of Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging, help provide education and assistance to empower seniors and caregivers to protect personal information. These programs serve all 50 states as well as the District of Columbia, Guam, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Operated through the University of Northern Iowa’s Center for Energy and Environmental Education, Green Iowa AmeriCorps is a community service program. Our organization was founded in 2009 to address conservation and sustainable usage of energy resources in several Iowa communities as they struggled to rebuild from the devastating floods of 2008. Since the start of the flood recovery, Green Iowa AmeriCorps has been an active community partner. Members are trained as energy auditors and contribute to a comprehensive home energy program. Other involvement in the community includes deconstruction projects, creating energy educational programs for all ages, and assisting in the development of energy-related community outreach events. With the addition this year of the new site in Fairfield, we now have six sites spread throughout Iowa in Black Hawk, Dubuque, Jefferson, Linn, Polk, and Winneshiek counties.
In 2010 Green Iowa AmeriCorps was listed as one of the most innovative AmeriCorps programs in “Transforming Communities through Service: A Collection of 52 of the Most Innovative AmeriCorps Programs in the United States” by Americas Service Commissions and Innovations in Civic Participation. Chosen from 1,100 State Service Commission programs, Green Iowa AmeriCorps was selected for our weatherization and energy audit services. According to the publication, these services produce a lasting community impact by “providing residents with reduced utility bills and the education to become more conscious of energy use. This will enable Iowans to reduce overall demand for power and promote an energy-independent state.” In addition, we were recognized for our collaborative efforts with other service programs and for potential of program replication.
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