General Relief Office

General Relief Office

Business Hours: Monday – Friday | 8am – 4:30pm | Subject to Cass County Holidays
General Assistance Director:
Debbie Schuler
Cass County Courthouse
5 West 7th Street
Atlantic, IA 50022
(712) 243-4424
fax: (712) 243-6666

What is General Relief Assistance?

Cass County General Relief Assistance shall be provided to residents of this county as mandated by the Code of Iowa, Section 252.25. The purpose and policy of such provisions of relief, where appropriate, is to direct the applicant in removing barriers to self-sufficiency and economic self-support to prevent, reduce, or eliminate dependency. It is not intended to be, nor shall it be, an ongoing support.

Who Qualifies for General Relief Assistance?

Cass County General Relief Assistance provides assistance to residents of Cass County, Iowa who are needy and poor and in need of immediate assistance and who cannot obtain assistance from any other source. They must be at least 18 years of age and meet current income and resource guidelines.

What Services are Available?

Assistance may be provided for rent, utilities, or indigent burial, to name a few. A voucher system is utilized with direct payment to the vendor, never cash.  General Relief is unable to assist with deposits or first month rent payments.

How to Apply?

Call 712.243.4424 for an appointment.
PLEASE BE ADVISED — Funding may not always be available due to County budget constraints.