What Is The Program?
EMBRACE is a financial assistance program funded by The Des Moines Register that can provide up to $750 towards the purchase of appliances, car repairs, dental service, medication, eyeglasses, furniture, home repairs, household items, beds, and other miscellaneous needs. This program cannot provide immediate financial assistance, please call 515-518-4770 if you need immediate assistance.
IMPACT is currently not accepting applications for this program.
Am I Eligible?
To be eligible for the EMBRACE program you must be a resident in one of our service counties with a household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Level. Funding availability varies.
How Can I Apply?
There are currently several ways to apply for the EMBRACE program at IMPACT:
Phone Appointment: To schedule a phone appointment, please call 515-518-4770.
Mail-In Application: To complete a mail-in application, please download and print the forms below, then mail the completed forms back to us with copies of your documentation. The Story Form is for any family applying for Embrace Iowa, who is willing to share their story with The Des Moines Register to promote donations for this or future campaigns.
Please mail your application to our Administrative Office:
IMPACT Community Action Partnership
3226 University Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50311
ATTN: Local Team (EMBRACE)
*You may also place your application in the drop-box located at the address above.
What Documentation Is Required?
Identification for all household members
Proof of the last 30 days of income or previous year’s income
Invoice or estimated of cost of items