Our students and families are valued, and we truly believe in and live out our Waukee motto to #GiveLove. If your family would benefit from connecting to a service or resource, please reach out to your building counselor. They are happy to connect with you and make sure you get the support you need. Click on the headings below to expand information about each resource area. Finding Help: Have you noticed a change in your child’s mood or behavior? Has your child’s behavior become too challenging to manage on your own? Click on the guide below for answers on where to get started. (Student ID number required to apply)
Waukee Area Christian Services
Website | Phone: 515.987.5523 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waukee Area Christian Services offers many supports to the community in regards to food and health needs:
Dallas County Closet
Website | Email: email@example.com
Dallas County Closet is a community-run, nonprofit that accepts clothing donations in order to provide clothing to those in need. The shopping link to sign up for an appointment is posted monthly via Facebook.
Dallas County Health Navigators
Website | Phone: 515.993.3750
The Health Navigation program is available to all Dallas County residents. Health Navigators connect clients with resources to meet their needs. This may include filling out paperwork, completing phone calls, or learning how to navigate the healthcare system. The program aims to help clients improve their overall quality of life and advocate for their own health needs.
Free Clinics of Iowa
Website | Phone: 515.954.7508
The Free Clinic is a nonprofit outreach that serves the health needs of the uninsured and underinsured in the community.
It can be difficult to find a dental provider who accepts Medicaid and other types of dental insurance. Whether you have insurance or not, you can download the flyer to find a dental provider. If your child is under 21 years of age and does not have dental insurance, look for information on the Dental Voucher Program through EveryStep in the flyer below.
Iowans are able to access dental insurance at a very affordable cost and sometimes free through the Hawki Dental Only plan. Check out the flyer below to find out how to apply.
Website | Phone: 515.558.6243
EveryStep assists uninsured and underinsured children and pregnant women sign up for health insurance through Medicaid or Hawki to find a doctor and dentist. Assistance from EveryStep is free and available year-round. Staff who serve families in Polk and Dallas counties speak English and Spanish. Other languages are served by interpreters from EveryStep’s Interpretation Program.
Dallas County General Relief
Website | Phone: 515.993.1731
Dallas County General Relief may be able to help with emergency food assistance, shelter, or utilities. They offer an online application to complete for eligibility.
Iowa Finance Authority
Iowa Housing Search
A free resource to help you find a rental home that fits your needs and budget.
Student Assistance Program
Website | Phone: 515.244.6090 or 800.327.4692
Employee & Family Resources (EFR) offers a Student Assistance Program (SAP) designed to assist students, families, and schools with a wide variety of personal and family issues that can impact student behavior and achievement. SAP provides support to students and their families through in-person counseling, telephone counseling, as well as written and online resources.
Website | Phone: 515.243.3459
Ellipsis serves kids and their families with residential care and treatment, counseling and therapy, behavioral health intervention services, care coordination, and family support. In doing so, they are committed to helping kids and families overcome turbulent pasts to build successful, rewarding futures.
Heart of Iowa
Website | Phone: 515.993.5869 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Heart of Iowa Community Services is a community-based brain health, disability, and social services organization. Heart of Iowa specializes in coordinating provider access and financial assistance for a range of human service needs.
FRL DISCOUNTS FOR FAMILIES
Free & Reduced Meals
Website | Phone: 515.987.2719 | Email: email@example.com
Waukee Community School District has made it easier for families to apply for free or reduced-priced meals. Parents or guardians can now apply and submit online in minutes anytime using an internet-enabled computer. Eligibility criteria for Free and Reduced Meals can be found here. All applications will be processed online. If you qualify for Free & Reduced Meals, you may also access:
AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES
Website | Phone: 515.987.2761 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Waukee Community Education classes provide opportunities for learning, service, and fun to people of all ages. We look to serve the needs of our community by connecting people, ideas, and resources. Each year, Waukee Community Education continues to improve by offering new and community-favorite classes in the fall, winter/spring, and summer.
Website | Phone: 515.421.4021 | Email: email@example.com
Courage League Sports and Opportunity On Deck have joined forces to increase the positive impacts on youth through the growth and evolution of adaptive and no-cost recreation programs. Both organizations have created programs for underserved youth to give them the opportunity to play and build self-confidence.
Picnic & Play
Website | Phone: 515.987.2719 | Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Waukee Community Schools Nutrition Services Department will provide an opportunity for families to pick up free breakfast and lunch for children under the age of 18. This program runs from June through August each summer. Visit the website for additional details about pick-up locations, days, and times.
City Parks & Recreation
Beyond the Bell
Website | Phone: 515.987.2761 | Email: email@example.com
Beyond the Bell (BTB) programs are offered for students currently enrolled at these six school sites: Grant Ragan, Maple Grove, Radiant, Shuler, Walnut Hills, and Woodland Hills Elementary. Our programs provide a safe, fun, and positive environment for children. We provide open communication between the staff, parents, and schools to ensure that each child’s needs are met on a daily basis.
DHS Childcare Availability
This website offers a statewide list of registered childcare providers. Individuals can search by address to find options near them and then click on those options to access contact information and additional details about the childcare provider.
Website | Phone: 515.868.0507
YMCA Before and After School Programs are offered for students currently enrolled at these three school sites: Brookview Elementary, Eason Elementary, and Waukee Elementary. A trained staff of childcare professionals provides specific activities, each of which is balanced throughout the day or week.
Our students and families are valued, and we truly believe in and live out our Waukee motto to #GiveLove. If your family would benefit from connecting to a service or resource, please reach out to your building counselor. They are happy to connect with you and make sure you get the support you need.
Click on the headings below to expand information about each resource area.
Finding Help: Have you noticed a change in your child’s mood or behavior? Has your child’s behavior become too challenging to manage on your own? Click on the guide below for answers on where to get started.
(Student ID number required to apply)