COVID-19 Assistance Resources

Emergency food delivery now available
Call 319-519-6165 to request delivery, Monday-Friday, 9am to 5pm  

Emergency Financial Assistance Resources

School Age Scholarship Program


Social Services Phone Directory

Social Services - General Phone 319-356-6090
Beck, Jessica - General Assistance Specialist 319-688-5701
Campney, Sue - General Assistance Specialist 319-688-5702
Daugherty, Terri - Empowerment Clerk 319-688-5706
Jacoby, Lynette - Social Service Director 319-688-5703
Kaster, Diane - Accountant 319-688-5705
Kellbach, Jeff - Aging Specialist 319-688-5842
Leonard, An - Focus on Youth & Decat 319-688-5704
Nachazel, Steve - Navigator 319-688-5843
Nash, Laurie - Youth & Family Service Coordinator 319-688-5707
Nkumu, Peter - Social Service Receptionist 319-688-5709
Schneider, Kelly - Mobility Coordinator 319-688-5841
Turnbull, Samantha – Early Childhood Coordinator 319-688-5708  
White, Cherie - Mental Health Advocate 319-688-5823

Contact Information

Lynette Jacoby, Social Services Director
Lynette Jacoby
Social Services Director

Phone Numbers


8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday


Johnson County Health & Human Services Building
855 S Dubuque St
Suite 202B
Iowa City, IA 52240

For Department of Human Services food and child care assistance, FIP, and Medicaid, call 1-888-338-6067
To report child or dependent adult abuse, call 1-800-362-2178

Social Services assists families and individuals by helping to maintain and enhance their quality of life by administering services and public assistance programs.

Social Services Events

Free Income Tax Prep

2018 Poverty Public Forum