Madison County, Iowa general assistance is administered by the County Community Services office.

  Madison County, Iowa - General Assistance


Madison County General Assistance provides "support of the poor" that includes assistance with rent, utilities, and food. The definition of "poor person" used to determine eligibility for General Assistance is from Iowa Code, Chapter 252: "...those who have no property, exempt or otherwise, and are unable, because of physical or mental disabilities, to earn a living by labor."

*To apply for General Assistance in Madison County, the applicant must reside in Madison County

General Assistance refers to all the forms of assistance Madison County has traditionally provided, and this includes the following:

Rent and Utility assistance
Medication assistance
Medical assistance

*Madison County General Assistance is administered by the Community Services office.
Address of
Community Services office:
112 John Wayne Drive
PO Box 152
Winterset, IA 50273

Hours Office is open:
Monday - Friday
8:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.

Phone Number:
(515) 493-1219

Employees in
Community Services Office:
Christy Christenson
Service Coordinator

Susan Crowdes
Primary Contact
General Assistance Worker

Community Services Forms:
Downloadable forms
used in the
Community Services office

Community Services Links:
Madison County
Health Care System

University of Iowa
Hospitals and Clinics

Central Iowa
Regional Housing Authority

Assistance Programs

Iowa Department
of Human Services

Holiwell Bridge

Zion Federated Church - oldest church in Madison County

Roseman Bridge

Madison County Historical Museum