The Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) provides services for:
Go to the website: www.dhs.iowa.gov to search for the wide range of services provided, including: programs dealing with cash assistance, child care assistance, food assistance, and healthcare coverage for children, elderly and people with disabilities.
There are many, many programs and we encourage you to
It can be frustrating to deal with a bureaucracy that operates so many different government programs. There will be a lot of new words, and a lot of acronyms, (an abbreviation for something, such as TANF, which stands for temporary assistance for needy families), and it can be confusing. (See advice later in “Surviving Bureaucracies.”)