Welcome to your public health network.

The Monona County Board of Supervisors, Board of Health and Burgess Health Center are collaborating to improve the health of Monona County.  As a result, Burgess Health Center is now coordinating the services and programs offered through Public Health.  We are committed to promoting and protecting the health of people and the communities where they live, learn, work and play.

State Assistance

Iowa Concern
Beardshear Hall
Ames, IA 50011

Iowa Legal Aid
1111 9th, Suite 230
Des Moines, IA 50314
email: info@iowalaw.org

Iowa Department of Human Services
Assistance Programs- Disaster Assistance, Health Care, Family Services, Assistance programs, Mental Health and Disability, Safe Haven

Social Security Administration
3555 Southern Hills Dr.
Sioux City, Iowa 51106
National Number: 1-800-772-1213

Community Assistance

211 Iowa
Dial 211 OR Text your Zip Code to 898211

Siouxland District Health Department
1014 Nebraska St.
Sioux City, IA 51105
Emergency Line – monitored 24/7 for emergencies: 712-234-3903

Farming Resources

Beginning Farmer Center
211 Curtiss Hall
513 Farmhouse Road
Ames, IA 50011
515- 357-6680
email: kwtovar@iastate.edu

Veteran Resources

Monona County Veterans Affairs Office
Monona County Courthouse, 3rd Floor
610 Iowa Ave Onawa, IA
email: mocvoa@mononacounty.org

VA Community Resource & Referral Center
4280 Sergeant Road, Suite 104
Sioux City, IA 51106


3047 South 72nd
Omaha, NE 68108

Disability Resources

Crossroads of Western Iowa
301 10th, Onawa, IA 51040

Mental Health Disability Services – Southwest Iowa Region
227 S. 6th, Suite 128, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

Iowa COMPASS (Center for Disabilities and Development) – Iowa City
Center for Disabilities & Development
100 Hawkings Drive #221, Iowa City, IA 52242

Employment Resources

Iowa Workforce Development – IowaWorks
2508 4th, Sioux City, IA 51101
email: SiouxCityIowaWORKS@iwd.iowa.gov
Main Website: https://www.iowaworkforcedevelopment.gov/contact

Promise Jobs
Customer Service (Iowa Workforce Development Customer Service)
email: PROMISEJOBS@iwd.iowa.gov

Educational Resources

Western Iowa Technology Community College (WITCC)

  • Corporate College
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • High School Equivalency Diploma
  • Lifelong Learning
  • TRIO Student Support Services
  • Veterans and Military
  • Solutions for Businesses

4647 Stone Ave, Sioux City, Iowa 51106
email: info@witcc.edu

Iowa Western Community College

  • High School Equivalency Test (GED)
  • GED Preparation
  • Basic Skills Training
  • English as a Second Language (ESL)

2700 College Rd., Council Bluffs, IA 51503
email: admissions@iwcc.edu

Parental Resources

Burgess Public Health – Learning for Life Program
Provides families with young children personalized home visits with a certified parent educator. Assistance with car seats, diapers/wipes, and education on children’s development.
1600 Diamond St., Onawa, IA 51040
email: dlahr@burgesshc.org

(AEA) Area Education Agency
Northwest Area Education Agency
801 10th, Suite A, Onawa, IA 51040

Early Childhood Iowa – Head Start/Early Head Start
West Central Community Action

  • Head Start – comprehensive early childhood development program serving low-income children from age three to five and their families.
  • Early Head Start – child development and parenting education program delivered through home visitation for prenatal women and families with children aged birth to three.

1408 “A” Hwy 44, Harlan, Iowa 51537
email: ersea@westcca.org

Family Inc. – 1st Five
1st Five is a public-private partnership bridging primary care and public health services in Iowa.
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd, Suite 150, Council Bluffs, IA 51503
712-256-9566 Ext. 219

Iowa State University – Extension and Outreach Monona County
Family & Food
119 Iowa Ave., Onawa, IA 51040
email: xmonona@iastate.edu

AnswerLine Home and Family Hotline – Iowa State University
Provides information and resources for Iowa consumers with home and family questions
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
2150 Beardshear Hall
515 Morrill Rd
Ames, IA 50011

Child Care Nurse Consultant (CCNC)
Program designed to improve the health and safety of Iowa’s children while they are enrolled in childcare and early education
105 N. Main St.
Denison, Iowa 51442

Maternal Resources

Family Inc.
In-home nursing visits focus on both newborn care and maternal care.
3501 Harry Langdon Blvd, Suite 150
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Burgess Public Health – Learning for Life Program
Free education program for parents in Monona County. Serving families from prenatal until kindergarten to help give them the best possible start in life.
1600 Diamond St.
Onawa, IA 51040
email: dlahr@burgesshc.org

Special Need Resources

ASK Resource Center
State of Iowa’s Parenting Training and Information Center for families of children with disabilities.
5665 Greendale Rd, Ste D,
Johnston, IA 50131
Toll Free: 1-800-450-8667

Center for Siouxland
Providing assistance, information and direction to help people, empower lives and build futures.
715 Douglas Street
Sioux City, IA 51101
Toll Free: 1-877-580-5526

Dental Assistance Resources

Oral Health – ISMILE
Registered dental hygienist visits all preschools in the area providing oral hygiene education, oral health screenings, and fluoride varnish application for all children who return consents to the school.
3501 Harry Langdon Boulevard, Suite 150
Council Bluffs, IA 51503

Monona County – 712-256-9566 Ext. 220
email: laddison@familyia.org

Children Referral/Abuse Resources

Child Welfare Information Gateway
Children’s Bureau/ACYF
330 C Street SW, DC 20201

Child Care Resource & Referral
West Central Community Action
Assist families in selecting childcare providers who best meet the needs of a child and their family.
1408 “A” Hwy 44
Harlan, Iowa 51537
email: info@westcca.org

Weatherization/Utility Resources

West Central Community Action
Federally funded program by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) designed to assist low-income families meet the cost of home heating

LIHEAP, Weatherization, utility assistance, emergency food assistance.

801-B 10th St.
Onawa, IA 51040


  • Low-Income Household Water Assistance Program (LIHAP) – Monona County Outreach Center
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – Monona County Outreach Center