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Official Website for Madison County, Iowa

Community Services

Contact Information


 Service Coordinator

General Assistance Coordinator



Madison County Courthouse

PO Box 152

112 N John Wayne Dr

Winterset, Iowa 50273


General Assistance


Tuesday and Thursday afternoons

Friday morning


Applications can be found outside the Community Services office on the first floor of the Courthouse (across the hall from the Board of Supervisors office).  Completed applications can be dropped off in the Board of Supervisors office for Supervisor Stancil. 

Central Iowa Community Services



Monday – Friday

8:00 am - 4:30 pm




(515) 493-1453 


General Assistance


Duties and responsibilities

Duties and Responsibilities

General Assistance


Madison County General Assistance provides assistance to Madison County residents who meet county eligibility guidelines.


General Assistance follows the guidelines set forth in the county ordinance established by the Madison County Board of Supervisors.


Madison County General Assistance includes the following services: rental assistance, utility assistance, medical, dental, and prescription assistance, transportation (employment purposes only), and funeral assistance (cremation only).


For inquiries regarding the General Assistance program during the interim,  please contact Supervisor Heather Stancil at 515-462-3225 or by email at

Central Iowa Community Services

CICS supports individuals and strengthens communities by serving the unique needs of individuals with mental health, intellectual and other developmental disabilities in 15 Iowa counties:


Boone, Cerro Gordo, Greene, Franklin, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Jasper, Madison, Marshall, Poweshiek, Story, Warren, Webster, and Wright.


CICS is focused on:

Providing the vital link between individuals and appropriate resources in the region/community to improve health, hope and successful outcomes.


CICS Service Coordinators help individuals navigate through the process

of applying for and securing the necessary financial support for their immediate needs. For questions please contact Christy Christenson, Madison County Service Coordinator by phone 515-493-1453   or visit their website.