Our office is temporarily closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). You can still receive assistance. Please reference our contact information below.
Calhoun County Family Development Center
334 Richmond Street
Rockwell City, IA 50579
Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Closed on all Federal Holidays
The Calhoun County Family Development Center serves income eligible residents in Calhoun County. The Family Development Center is the information, application and referral center for all of the income eligible programs offered by New Opportunities, Inc. to serve families, individuals and elderly people of Calhoun County.
Back to School Supply Drive (August ONLY) Sign up Closed!
Click here for Application!
Click here to apply online
Thanksgiving Food Baskets Sign up Closed!
Christmas Gifts for Children (October-December) Sign up Closed!
How to Volunteer/Get Involved with the FDC!
You can make a Difference!
Prepare Christmas Toy Packages
Adopt a Family for Christmas
Take a name from the Giving Tree
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
(available by appointment) - Click here for Application!
LIHEAP is a federally-funded program that has been established to help qualifying low-income Iowa homeowners and renters pay for a portion of their primary heating costs for the winter heating season. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety problems (such as illness, fire or eviction). The assistance is based on household income, household size, type of fuel, and type of housing. LIHEAP currently has an income guideline of 175% POV or lower.
Other Forms Available:
|Household Size||Annual Gross Income|
|Each Additional Member Add:||$7,840|
Your application for energy assistance is also an application for weatherization of your home. Weatherization currently has an income guideline of 200% POV or lower. Visit the Weatherization page to view more information.
Food boxes are available once a month to Calhoun County families in need. Depending on availability, a food box would consist of meat, canned vegetables, cereal, soups, tuna, macaroni and cheese, hamburger helper, etc. depending on availability. There is no charge for the food pantry, but you will be asked basic household information and proof of residency in Calhoun County when applying. The New Opportunities Food Pantry is a proud partner of the Food Bank of Iowa. The Food Bank of Iowa supplements food pantry needs.
New Opportunities is happy to partner with the Food Bank of Iowa in offering a Mobile Food Pantry every other month in Rockwell City. Click here for more information.
Clothing & Housewares
Are you or someone in your family in need of clothing? Stop in to see the range of donated items available, examples include: coats, shoes, trinkets, cooking utensils, beds, linens, toys etc. The cost for the items is very minimal. The money received from these purchases is used to help out other crisis situations that do occur. All items are donated to center for re-sale. New donated items are received daily. To make a donation of clothing items, please contact Heidi to make an appointment.
Financial Literacy Counseling
Visit the Financial Literacy Counseling page for more information on how to build your financial security through reducing debt, building savings, restoring credit, budgeting and wise shopping.
Visit the Disaster Assistance page for more information on the Iowa Individual Disaster Assistance Grant Program, the Iowa Disaster Case Management Program and the application for assistance.
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