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Our Response to COVID-19

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Meals on Wheels
Click here to sign up to volunteer with Meals on Wheels during this time of crisis! We have an urgent need for volunteers who are healthy and able to work in our kitchen portioning food on the line, labeling our meals after packaging, and packing meals from 11-1 and 1-4 each weekday!

All Meals on Wheels recipients in Linn and Johnson counties will have seven days' worth of frozen meals delivered to their home each Tuesday or Wednesday depending on where they live. They will also receive shelf live stable foods each Friday upon request.

Help us in collecting personal care items and shelf stable goods to help our most at-risk population stay at home safe and healthy. Please bring donations Monday through Friday 11 am - 3 pm into the main entrance and leave on the sharing table to the right of the door. 

A complete list of items being collected for our food drive:

Shelf-Stable Food Items:
Canned fruit or fruit cups
Breakfast bars or granola bars
Canned vegetables
Canned meats or soups
Microwavable entrees (example: macaroni and cheese)
Juice boxes
Peanut butter
Crackers

Hygiene items:
Razors
Paper towels
Hand soap
Dish soap
Laundry detergent
Toothpaste
Depends
Denture cleaner
Sheet covers
Disinfectant wipes and spray
Small tubes of toothpaste
Small bottles of lotion or shampoo

Financial Health & Wellness
Click here if you have financial questions during this time of crisis or email financialhealth@horizonsfamily.org and you will receive a response from our financial counselors within 24 hours. 

NTS
Click here if you want to schedule a ride to work. Beginning Wednesday, March 25th, NTS will be offering rides to work free of charge to the following essential employers: care facilities, hospitals, grocery stores, gas stations, and convenience stores. The rides will be on a first come first serve basis and we’ll be transporting no more than 6 people at a time.

Agency Wide Response
Staff and volunteers continue to be held to high standards in terms of practicing proper hand-washing techniques and requesting that they stay home if they are not feeling well. We are consulting with local officials and national organizations to further assess the situation and we will continue to update all key Horizons stakeholders as necessary. 

A Family Service Alliance

Horizons' mission is to instill hope, change lives, and brighten futures by providing life changing services to under served populations.

Transportation

Transportation should not be a barrier to employment.

Financial Health & Wellness

Improving the financial capability of those seeking services, as well as raise the level of financial stability in the community.

Meals on Wheels

Food is essential to well-being and it's important that everyone has access to food that is fresh and nutritious. Horizons strives to meet this goal through our Meals on Wheels program. We ensure that older adults and persons with disabilities meet their daily nutritional needs through home-delivered meals or at Congregate Dining Sites.

Community Based Programs

Horizons’ community based programs strive to strengthen the community by supporting and serving families in need.

Mental Health Programs

Horizons Transfers Mental Health Program to Covenant Family Solutions Effective October 1, 2019

Horizons and Covenant Family Solutions (CFS) recently announced a new partnership that includes the transfer of the Horizons’ Mental Health Program to CFS. Horizons’ therapists have been retained by CFS and no jobs have been eliminated in this transition. Every effort will be made to keep patients with their existing providers and they will continue to receive care at the Horizons building at 819 5th Street SE. As community partners, Horizons and CFS will work together to assist individuals needing care in multiple areas.

Any individuals looking to schedule an appointment or with questions regarding the transition are encouraged to call CFS at 319-261-2292 or go to their website at www.covenantfamilysolutions.com.