Proteus

Parent Organization: Proteus Incorporated

Location Information

1221 Center Street suite 16, Des Moines, IA 50309, USA

Phone 1-800-372-6031


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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The Agricultural Health Program is funded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Primary Healthcare. This program provides agricultural workers and anyone in their household with access to affordable health care. Patients can access health care at Proteus clinic locations, as well as temporary mobile clinics on-site where they are working or living.

Health care clinics are scheduled in locations where farmworkers are working and living, during the hours when workers are available for services. In these locations, workers receive vital exams such as blood pressure, temperature, height and weight, and blood profiling to check for anemia, cholesterol, and diabetes. All patients are able to have a complete physical exam.

Services:

  • Medications at $10 or less
  • Diabetic supplies (including insulin)
  • Blood pressure check and blood tests
  • Assistance to pay for the exam visit and visits to the eye doctor

Eligibility:

Agricultural workers and their families. Health insurance is not required.

Intake Process:

Call 515-271-5306 to make an appointment.

Payment:

Sliding Scale

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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The National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) is funded through the United States Department of Labor and is available across the United States. Proteus implements this program in IowaIndiana, and Nebraska.

Proteus is the recipient of the National Farmworker Jobs Program grant through the Employment and Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor. Funding provided through this program supports the response to chronic seasonal unemployment and underemployment experienced by agricultural workers, by offering educational assistance, short-term certification programs, job training, and/or career placements.  The program helps farmworkers cover costs related to career and training programs such as; tuition, books, tools/equipment, or provides a stipend for class attendance.

Services:

  • Career counseling
  • Tuition assistance
  • Job and classroom training
  • Assistance with tools/uniforms/supplies
  • License and credential completion assistance
  • Supportive services and emergency assistance
  • Job placement
  • $6 payment per classroom hour

Eligibility:

To be eligible for participation in the NFJP, an individual:

  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States
  • Must qualify as a low-income individual or family at the time of application.
  • 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 farmworker
  • Any 18+ male applicants must have registered for the Selective Service in accordance with Section 3 of the Military Selective Service Act

Intake Process:

Complete the questionnaire online.

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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The Proteus Food Security Program provides families in central Iowa with access to nutritious meals.

Services:

  • Food pantry
  • Diapers
  • Toiletries & Hygiene products

Eligibility:

Open to anyone. The pantry can be accessed once per month.

Hours:

Monday – Wednesday 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Payment:

No cost to participant.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website