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The Community Emergency Response Team Program educates people about disaster preparedness and hazards and trains them in basic disaster response skills. CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.Members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in their community.
Community Action of Southeast Iowa
2850 Mt. Pleasant Street Suite 108
Burlington, IA 52601
Monday-Friday Central Office: 8:30 am - 5 pm. Centers: 8 am - 4:30 pm
Head Start & Child Development programs provide educational & social activities, nutritious meals and snacks and medical & dental benefits for low-income children ages three to five.
Early Head Start provides similar services for children birth to three.
The Birth Through Three Program/Parents as Teachers in Des Moines County provides parent educators who provide in home services for children from birth through three years of age.
Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP) is available to child care providers.
Energy Assistance Program helps low-income households pay a portion of their heating costs.
The Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Food Program (WIC) provides medical and nutritional assessments, education and supplemental foods for pregnant women, breast feeding and non-nursing mothers, infants and children up to 5 years old.
Family Development and Self-Sufficiency (FaDSS) Family Development Specialists work with participants to help them overcome obstacles while working toward self-sufficiency.
Weatherization helps homeowners and renters decrease their energy costs by inspecting and cleaning furnaces and insulating homes.
MAP (Medication Assistance Program) helps people with chronic conditions attain their prescription meds at no cost if they don't have insurance to pay for them.
Community Action’s Neighborhood Center
700 Jefferson St.
Burlington, IA 52601
Food pantry, emergency utility bill assistance, housing help, budgeting help, etc.
Hours for the Neighborhood Center are 8 am – 4:30 pm.
Department of Housing
123 N. Marshall Street Burlington, IA 52601
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Low Rent Housing
700 Jefferson Street Burlington, IA 52601
Monday-Friday 8 am- 4:30 pm
Food Pantry & Feed America Programs, Homeless Prevention Program, MAP (Medication Assistance Program), Utility Assistance
217 S. Third Street Burlington, IA 52601
Disaster Services, Emergency Assistance/Financial/Seasonl services, Family counseling Services, Older Adult Services, Camping Activities, Worship Center/Services, Children's, Teens,Adults, Sunday School, Women & Men's Ministries, Boys & Girls Club, Character Building Programs, Community Recreation Programs, Provides Meals. Many activities.