For Your Safety & Ours…
During the COVID-19 social-distancing time, for your safety and ours, we encourage you to call with questions or needs rather than visiting the office if at all possible. Many of our services can be provided via phone conversation. Thank you!
IMPORTANT FOOD ASSISTANCE INFORMATION!
The DHS will be distributing an additional $307.80 per eligible child in food assistance benefits beginning July 15. Eligible children are those enrolled in Pre-K through grade 12, that participate in the National School Lunch Program and received Free and Reduced School Meals as of March 16, 2020. For those households that received Food Assistance benefits anytime in April, May or June, their benefits will be put on the household’s Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) card on July 15th. The remaining eligible children will receive Pandemic EBT cards in the mail between July 14-21, 2020. Cards will arrive in white envelopes addressed with the child’s name, from an Austin, TX return address. Families need to follow the included instructions to activate the card. Please visit the DHS website with all Pandemic-EBT questions.
Community Resources in Service to People, C.R.I.S.P., welcomes you to join us in our goal of helping families by supporting the five Strengthening Families Concepts. C.R.I.S.P. is here for KIDS and Families with KIDS. Find more details about us at Why C.R.I.S.P.?
Wondering how you can help? CRISP Welcomes Your Donations!
CRISP is now accepting monetary donations for the Paw Pantry. Donations may be sent to CRISP at 210 W. Green St., with Paw Pantry noted in the memo line. Paw Pantry has been able to purchase food at cost from a local grocery store and use the purchases to put together food boxes for curbside pickup for families in need.
Tony Wenck, owner of Factory Outlet Fireworks (206 W. Hwy 92, Winterset – next to Lanny’s Autos), will be donating a portion of his proceeds from fireworks sales to CRISP. Shop local AND support CRISP!
The C.R.I.S.P. Office Has Moved
Our new address is 210 W. Green Street in Winterset. We are located in the basement of the Presbyterian Church. Clients should enter the North church doors on Greet Street, take an immediate right and proceed down the stairs. Our hours and phone number remain the same.
Support C.R.I.S.P. Through Amazon Smile
AmazonSmile lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate .5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers.
How does AmazonSmile work?
When first visiting AmazonSmile, customers are prompted to select a charitable organization from over one million eligible organizations. For CRISP, the organization to look for and use is Community Resources in Service to People Inc, in Winterset. There is no cost to charitable organizations or to AmazonSmile customers. The prices and shopping experience are the same as shopping on Amazon.