Franklin County Community Services
Community Services is the county department that provides social services to residents of Franklin County. There are services for people with disabilities, including mental health disabilities. There are also services for people without disabilities and people with substance use concerns. These programs and offices are located in the Community Resource Center.
Franklin County Offices
Provides assessment, referral and coordination services for people with mental health needs and disabilities. CICS is made up of 10 counties that work together to develop support for people looking for help with mental health or developmental disabilities. Each county has a service coordinator that will help you find and apply for programs and services to reach your goals. CICS is also able to pay for services for eligible individuals.
Disability Services Coordination
Disability Services Coordination is designated as the "single entry point" for people with disabilities. Franklin County's Mental Health/Disabilities Policies seek to provide individualized supports that ensure choice, empowerment, and community integration for people with a mental illness, an intellectual disability, or other developmental disabilities, while effectively managing costs. The Disability Services Coordination process includes determining eligibility, assisting with referrals to service providers, monitoring services, tracking all service costs, and establishing a quality assurance program.
Community Services administers the General Assistance program based on the Franklin County General Assistance Policy Manual approved by the Board of Supervisors. Franklin County General Assistance may offer short-term financial assistance to qualified people for such things as rent, utilities, prescription medications, transportation, and burial/cremations. Assistance is limited to the following: (1) "Poor Persons", meaning person who have no property, exempt or otherwise, who are unable, because of physical or mental disabilities, to earn a living by labor. (2) "Needy Persons", who are those not meeting the definition in #1 above, yet meeting the financial eligibility of the County Assistance policies.
Substance Abuse/Addiction Services
Substance Abuse/Addiction Services may be coordinated through the Franklin County Community Services Office. Franklin County only funds court-ordered detoxification services (contracted providers) and commitment related charges. Individuals wishing to apply for county-funded detoxification services and are financially eligible, may download the Central Iowa Community Services Application, complete the information requested and return the completed form to: Franklin County Community Services, PO Box 58, Hampton, IA 50441 or you may fax the form to 641-456-2852.
Community Resource Center
Community Resource Center
123 - 1st Ave. SW
PO Box 58
Hampton, Iowa 50441
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday
Community Services Director
Assistant Director/Services Coordinator
Office Manager/Assistant Planner
Mental Health Advocate