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West Central Community Action

West Central Community Action (formerly known as West Central Development Corporation) has been serving residents of Southwest Iowa for over 40 years through a variety of self-sufficiency programs. In partnership with state and federal government, we serve residents through our Outreach Centers and Head Start Centers in the 10-county region of Cass, Crawford, Fremont, Harrison, Mills, Monona, Montgomery, Page, Pottawattamie, and Shelby.

Administrative offices are located in Harlan, Iowa. Contact us at: 

West Central Community Action
1408A Hwy 44
Harlan, IA 51537

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 709
Harlan, IA 51537

Our Vision for Tomorrow

West Central Community Action's vision is to make a positive impact on the citizens within the 10 counties we serve. It is our objective to aid people to become responsible, independent, self-reliant members of society. We will provide opportunities for people to remove barriers and solve problems which block their achievement of self sufficiency. Our clients and partners will recognize us as an organization that cares about all those it serves as well as those it employs. We will promote an environment that nurtures and encourages innovation and creativity. We will take a leadership role in creating a more unified system to serve the best interests of the low-resource client.

Program Profile

In partnership with state and federal government, West Central Community Action administers these programs designed to help residents in our 10-county region achieve self sufficiency. Not all counties have every program, so check with your local outreach center to identify services available to you. Programs include:

Child and Adult Care Food Program(CACFP)
Child Care Resource and Referral Program (CCR&R)
Emergency Food and Shelter Program
Family Development and Self Sufficiency(FaDSS)
Head Start & Early Head Start
I Care, Project Helper/Black Hills Care/Alliant, and Project Share
Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program(LIHEAP)
Senior Aides Employment Training
Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Nondiscrimination Statement

"In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, familial status, sexual orientation, and reprisal. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). To file a complaint of discrimination, write to: USDA, Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, Office of the Assistant Sercretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independance Avenue, S.W. Stop 9410, Washington D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free at (866) 632-9992 (English) or (800) 877-8339(TDD) or (866)377-8642 (English Federal-relay) or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish Federal-relay). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer."