We help children, families, and individuals in Eastern Iowa.

You can browse our help articles, book an appointment with one of our team members, or start a conversation online.

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Job Opportunities
We are looking for compassionate caregivers at HeadStart!
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Disconnect Notices
It's best to contact us right away if you receive a disconnection notice. We may be able to help prevent disconnection.
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Help With My Children

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Early Childhood Child Care

Head Start provides high-quality, no-cost child care for children 0–5 years (subject in income requirements).

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Other Child Care

If you do not qualify for Head Start or want to explore other options, we'll help you to build a list of providers to meet your needs.

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Assistance with Setting Goals

If you receive Family Investment Program benefits or are income eligible you can enroll in Community Action's Family Development and Self-Sufficiency program.

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Diapers

We may have diapers available for pickup in office. Contact your closest office for more details on sizes and availability.

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Child Care in my Home

Consultation services are offered at no cost and there are no income guidelines.

Help With Paying Bills

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Income Limits

All of our programs have income limits. On this page, we break down income requirements for each of our programs.

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Power Disconnected

Being disconnected from utilities is an emergency. Submit a service ticket and we'll try to assist you with getting reconnected.

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Disconnection Notice

Start a conversation now so we can work together to try to prevent disconnection or restore service.

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Disaster Assistance

We may be able to assist if there is a declared disaster for your area. You can see active declarations here.

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Home Energy Conservation

There are things you can do to conserve energy while also saving yourself money, like cold washing your laundry. Get more tips here.

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About Us

We are the Community Action Agency for Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine, and Scott Counties in Iowa, and we provide services to over 25,000 people every year. We want to make eastern Iowa a better place to live, work, and enjoy life.

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We help over 25,000 Iowans every year to pay bills and improve their lives and the lives of their children. Help us continue that story.