The DeWitt Referral Center meets the needs of people experiencing financial hardship in the Central DeWitt Community School District in Clinton County, Iowa. In partnership with churches and other community organizations, we provide food, emergency assistance, referral services, crisis assistance, and a thrift shop.
Open Monday through Friday, 8am to 5pm.
Organized in 1974 to provide meals to the elderly, Concerned DeWitt Citizens created a senior drop-in center that eventually became the DeWitt Referral Center. Today, the Center provides emergency assistance, food, and referral services to residents of the Central DeWitt Community School District. We also operate a thrift store and donation center that are open to the public.
The Referral Center is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization.
The DeWitt Referral Center provides food: The Center has provided almost 1,000 boxes food, almost 1,500 bread sacks, almost 1,500 bread sacks, 575 gallons of milk, 150 Thanksgiving meals, more than 160 holiday food boxes, and almost 600 summer lunch kits in a single year!
The DeWitt Referral Center provides clothes: In a single year, the Center has provided 90 children with school clothes and given out almost 400 winter coats, hats, scarves, mittens, etc. We also operate a thrift store that’s open to the general public!
The Dewitt Referral Center provides food and other assistance to residents of the DeWitt Community School District in Clinton County, Iowa, who are experiencing financial hardship. In order to receive assistance, you will need to provide:
Proof of Residency: A current receipt for your rent, or a current utility bill, that includes your name an address.
Proof of Income: Current pay stubs of all working household members.
Proof of Identity: A current photo ID (such as a driver’s license).
The DeWitt Referral Center provides emergency assistance: In a single year, we provided more than 70 gas fill-ups and auto repairs, more than 50 rental and house payments, and more than 40 instances of prescription and medical assistance!
The DeWitt Referral Center helps children: We gave almost 160 children school supplies, gave more than 80 kids diapers and formula, gave out more than 225 children’s Christmas gifts, and helped with 14 swim passes in just one year!
Support the Center
The DeWitt Referral Center relies on support from the community. There are several ways that you can strengthen our community through a gift to the Referral Center.
You can make a gift right now, safely and securely, by using the credit card form below.
You can fill out this form and take it to any First Central State Bank location to have money debited from your account once a month.
You can bring donations of non-perishable foods (for our food pantry) or gently used clothing (for our thrift store) to our offices.