Assistance Resources

There are many resources in Waverly to assist our residents.

General Community Assistance

Waverly-Shell Rock Area United Way         

This organization provides many services to area residents.  Their mission is "improves lives and strengthens the education, income & health of our communities by securing funds and promoting services for those in need."  If you or someone you know is in need of assistance, please contact this organization.
Dial 2-1-1 for 24 hour crisis assistance or referrals

Unite Iowa

Waverly-Shell Rock Area United Way has joined Unite Iowa.  As partners, they can serve the people in the community by collaborating with providers across health and social services.  

Northeast Iowa Community Action Corporation

NEICAC is a 501(c)3 private non-profit operating in NE Iowa that provides assistance with basic needs such as food, shelter, and utilities by charitable donations from individuals, businesses, school/church groups. 
Programs offered: Low-Income Home Energy Assistance, Low-Income Water Assistance, Emergency Utility & Rent Assistance, Food Pantry, Head Start, Weatherization, Family Development & Self-Sufficiency Program, Energy Crisis Intervention Program, Tenant Based Rental Assistance, and Disaster Assistance when declared by the Governor

Select the above link to learn more about their programs and eligibility or visit their office at:

117 West Bremer Avenue, Waverly, IA 50677
Hours:  Monday and Wednesday: 8:00am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-12:00pm  
Other times by appointment by calling (319-)352-4532 or emailing

Food Programs

Northeast Iowa Food Bank

Provides food and grocery products to nonprofit organizations and individuals in NE Iowa.  Programs include:

  • Mobile Food Pantry located at the Waverly City Hall - 200 1st. St. NE, Waverly.  Second Tuesday of each month from 5:30pm - 6:30pm

  • Elderly Food Boxes through the Senior Center for homebound Seniors and Bags of Food for Seniors in need who come to the Center.

Call (319)235-0507 for details.

Saint's Cafe Community Meal

Free Community Meal at St. Paul's Lutheran Church- 301 1st Street NW, Waverly.
Every Monday night from 5:00pm - 6:30pm
Transportation is available
Call (319)352-1484

Peace United Community Meal

Free Community Meal at Peace United Church 1800 11th Street SE Waverly.
Every Thursday night from 5:30pm- 6:30pm
Call (319)352-3151

Northeast Iowa Area Agency on Aging

This organization connects older adults, caregivers, and persons with disabilities to the services they need to remain independent.  
Programs offered: congregate meals at the Waverly Senior Center, home delivered meals, frozen and shelf stable meals for weekends and inclement weather, and Senior Farmers Market Program
Call LifeLong Links at 1-800-779-8707 for eligibility and details.

Summer Lunch Program

Weekday lunches and activities for youth ages 5-18 June 12- August 11 at Southeast Elementary- 809 4th Street SE, Waverly
11:30am - 12:00pm Lunch
12:00pm - 1:30pm Enrichment Activities
Transportation is available.  Call (319) 352-2582 (Waverly-Shell Rock Area United Way) for details.

WIC (Women, Infants, & Children)

Resources and aid for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and for children under the age of 5 who are found to be at nutritional risk. 
Programs offered: supplemental nutritious foods, nutrition education and counseling at WIC clinics, screening and referrals to other health, welfare and social services
Call 1-800-532-1579 for details and eligibility requirements.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)

This program provides nutrition benefits to supplement the food budget of needy families so they can purchase healthy food and move towards self-sufficiency.
To see if you are eligible for SNAP, visit
For additional questions, Call: (877)347-5678

Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)

This resource provides cash for families with low or very low incomes to meet basic needs.  To be eligible, an individual must have a child that is 18 years old or younger, be pregnant or be 18 years or younger and the head of household. 
For general questions, Call: 1-800-972-2017

Emergency Assistance

Bremer/Butler Crisis Fund/ Salvation Army

Provides emergency living assistance to Bremer or Butler County residents
Call Crosspoint Church (319)483-5116 for eligibility and details.

Cedar Valley Friends of the Family

Provides assistance to anyone that is suffering from domestic violence/ sexual assault and/or is struggling with homelessness.
Programs offered: emergency safe shelter, rapid-rehousing, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, and prevention education
Call (319)352-1108 or the 24/7 hotline 1-800-410-SAFE

Helping Services for Youth & Families

Provides emergency food boxes and transitional housing to individuals and familes who are victims of domestic violence.
Call 1-800-383-2988 24 hours a day.

Amani Community Services- Black Hawk County

Offers an array of services that focuses on the survivorship and advancement in the community.
Located at 2315 Falls Ave, Suite #3, Waterloo,  IA    50701
Office Hours:  Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Call: (319)232-5660
24 hour crisis line

Bremer County Veterans Affairs

Provides general assistance to veterans or immediate family members of veterans.
Call (319)352-4209 or email for details.

Housing Services

Public Housing Programs

Iowa Northland Regional Housing Authority
211 20th Street NW, Suite A, Waverly, IA 50677
Call (319)483-5079 or email

Low Rent Housing Agency of Waverly
320 15th Street NW, Waverly, IA 50677
Call (319)352-3394 or email

Iowa Rent and Utility Assistance Program
This program may provide eligible renters with help with rent and utility bills.
For questions or need assistance, Call: 1-855-300-5885

Transportation Services

Select this link to view transportational resources in the area.

Educational Resources

Bremer County Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Free educational resource for science and research-based nutritional and family information
Call (319)882-4275 with your questions.

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