Our Community: Marshalltown, Iowa
Marshalltown is a mid-sized town which serves as the county seat of Marshall County, Iowa. We believe Marshalltown is a great community with amazing people. Our community is a diverse place-- in race, age, economic status, beliefs, backgrounds. We are a portrait of the way Our America looks all across the country.
NEW: Immigrant Allies is proud to be a partner with the Central Iowa Community ID, through the joint work of the Story County (Iowa) Coordinating Committee & the Marshall (Iowa) Community Response Coalition. Click here for more info & details about the next chance to apply for the ID.
Migrant Family Services - a CAPS home visitation program that provides parent education, family support, early intervention services and serves as a link to health care and other community resources. Available to any migrant family currently living in Marshall County and expecting a baby, or who have children up to age 5. Services are available in Spanish or English. 641-752-1730
MICA’s Refugee Services Programs are family-centered social service programs. The programs provide comprehensive, integrated, linguistically- and culturally-appropriate direct services, outreach, education and referrals to the refugee community in Marshalltown. The goal of the program is to increase safety, security, stability, and self-sufficiency of the Burmese refugee community. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (641) 753-5523 ext: 112
Community Response Coalition (Marshalltown) - Rapid Response (for basic needs) call CAPS Crisis Line 641.752.1730 in Marshall County or call Iowa's La Resistencia hotline at 515-996-0003 for referral to other Coalition/Community Response Teams in other Iowa towns/cities.
Marshalltown Community Resource Guide in English & Spanish.
Contact us if you'd like a speaker for your Marshalltown area service, faith-based or community group to help you learn more about issues facing our immigrant neighbors or what you can do to help build a welcoming community.
Iowa Valley Education and Training Center - 206 East Church Street, 641-754-1348. English classes, Citizenship classes, high school equivalency diploma, job training, and more.
Iowa Justice for Our Neighbors (JFON). Immigration legal services for low-income immigrants & refugees.
Marshalltown Intake Clinic at First United Methodist Church, approximately once per month. For more info on how to get an appointment, call JFON at 515-255-9809 or contact us.
Marshalltown Community School District
Enrollment/general info 641-754-1000. School District's Spanish answer line: 641-752-6435
More than 40 languages are curently spoken by students in our school district.
Marshalltown Public Library - 105 West Boone Street, 641-754-5738. Help finding/printing government forms, community information, free internet, print, audio & online resources to help learn English, prepare for citizenship, meeting space, family activities. A Welcome Center/Centro de Bienvenida in the same area of the copy center offers materials for English Language Learners (ELLs), immigration-related resources, and brochures about community services available for immigrants, refugees, and learning English. Ask about Conversation Circles, a free weekly program to help practice speaking English in a friendly environment.
St. Mary's Hispanic Ministry Office
641-753-7815 , new location on 1st. St. in the former Scott's Tent and Awning Building across from St. Mary's Church on 1st Street in Marshalltown.
Al Éxito (mentoring program for Latino students) - group in Marshalltown, and around Iowa
ACCESS (Assault Care Center Extending Shelter & Support) - help for victims of domestic violence/sexual assault
Experience working with issues specific to immigrants (including those without legal status); bilingual staff.
Sexual Abuse Crisis Line 1.800.203.3488 | Domestic Violence Crisis Line 1.855.983.4641
L.U.N.A. Services/help for domestic violence & sexual assault victims, culturally specific to the Latino community.
16 E. Main St. Marshalltown. 319-242-7537. 24 Hour Crisis Line (English/Spanish): 1-866-256-7668.
Refugee Health Connections – a CAPS home visitation program available to refugee families from Southeast Asia who are living in Marshall county and expecting a baby, or who have children up to age 5. Services are available in Burmese, Karen, Karenni, Chin, and English. 641-752-1730