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Social Services

Department Alert

On February 1, 2024, the General Assistance department merged with Veterans Affairs. You can reach Courtney Long at 319-472-3150.

Benton County Service Center

811 D Ave. · Suite 33
Vinton, IA 52349
Driving Directions

Contact Information

(319) 472-4743
(319) 472-4744 (Fax)


Monday thru Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Please call to schedule an appointment.
Holiday Closures

Social Services

Benton County Social Services is an access point for residents of the Mental Health/Disability Services of the East Central Region (ECR) where people may apply for funding for services, receive referrals, and get questions answered. Iowa MHDS Regions are a proud partner of Brain Health Now.

Benton County Rural Access Hub

Provides "crisis stabilization", working with residents and other county departments & agencies to connect resources with those in need. 
Open Monday-Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Call 319-436-0400 to schedule an appointment outside office hours.

Heritage Area Agency on Aging

Heritage Area Agency on Aging is a non-profit organization providing innovative services and access to local resources that improve the quality of life for older adults, family caregivers and adults with disabilities.
Visit Heritage Area Agency on Aging

988 Lifeline Chat and Text

A service of the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline (formerly known as the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline)
Visit 988 Lifeline Chat and Text

Your Life Iowa - 3 Ways to Get Help

Provides free confidential support & connects you to resources meant to help you get your life back on track.

Talk 24 hours/day: 1-855-581-8111
Text 855-895-8398     
Chat Online
Visit Your Life Iowa

Iowa Warm Line

Call 1 (844) 775-9276

A peer-run, telephone-based, non-crisis, confidential, listening line for anyone struggling with mental health or substance abuse issues. The Warm Line is staffed by people who have been through a similar journey and are in recovery themselves.


Offers support groups & education to outreach & advocacy
Visit NAMI Iowa

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