Des Moines

Organization: Proteus Incorporated

1221 Center Street, Des Moines, IA, USA

Phone 5152715303 | Fax 5152715309


Des Moines Homeless Prevention Project:
Funding provided by U.S. Department fo Housing and Urban Development and passed through to the City of Des Moines. The program provides emergency shelter activities, services and supplies to homeless individuals.

Services:

Hours:

Monday through Friday 8 am-4:30pm

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No


Program: FEMA

Migrant Health Project:
Funding provided by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The project provides comprehensive health services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Iowa.

Services:

Hours:

Monday through Friday 8 am-4:30pm

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No


Program: Food Pantry

A Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) food pantry. Individuals and families may receive an emergency food box once every month from any DMARC food pantry site.

Services:

Eligibility:

Individuals or families in need of emergency food assistance.

Intake Process:

Intake requires:

  • A photo ID for the head of household
  • Proof of address
  • ID for each household member

Hours:

Wednesday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Program: HOLA Program

The Hola Program is a service that hosts several agencies together once per month at the Des Moines, Iowa Proteus location. These organizations have come together to serve the Hispanic community to provide confidential, bilingual services.

Services:

  • Healthcare
  • Legal assistance
  • Financial education
  • Family planning
  • Counseling
  • Referrals to other agencies

Eligibility:

Members of the Hispanic community.

Hours:

Second Monday of each month from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Funding provided by the Iowa Department of Public Health. The projects goal is to educate migrants on the importance of immunizations and to review innumization records.

Services:

Hours:

Monday through Friday 8 am-4:30pm

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Proteus provides health care services to migrant and farmworkers located in Iowa. Patients are seen at mobile clinics, in-house clinics, and on an individual basis by a Proteus contracted licensed medical professional. Proteus uses a sliding fee schedule based on income for the health services. Vouchers are provided for other health services with the many partnership agreements with other medical professionals in the state. These includes specialty providers, dentists and vision experts. Proteus bilingual community health aides provide transportation and interpretation for these other services when needed.

Services:

  • Healthcare
  • Vouchers for health services
  • Transportation
  • Interpretation

Eligibility:

Migrant and farmworkers in Iowa

Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Payment:

Sliding Scale

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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National Farmworkers Job Program (NFJP):
Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor. This program provides employment, training, and educational activities and services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Iowa.

Services:

  • Assistance with finding a job
  • Assessment of skills and interests
  • Career counseling
  • Classroom training
  • Counseling
  • Customized training programs
  • Emergency services
  • Emergency housing assistance
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Job placements
  • Job training
  • Local job market information
  • Occupational Credentials
  • On the job training
  • Pesticide Safety Training
  • Pre-employment Training
  • Remedial education and GED preparation
  • Skill Upgrades
  • Supportive services
  • Work Experience

Eligibility:

To be eligible for participation in the NFJP an individual:

  • Must be a citizen or national of the United States, a lawfully admitted permanent resident alien, refugee, refugee under asylum, parolee or other individual legally authorized to work in the United States and;
  • Must have not violated Section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act by knowingly and willfully failing to register for the Selective Service registration and;
  • Must be able to qualify as a low income individual or family.
  • Must have been an eligible farmworker during any consecutive 12 month period within the most recent 24 month period prior to application
  • Dependents or spouses may also apply under the eligible farm worker

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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