Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance, inc.

Ames, Iowa

Emergency assistance for Story County residents, offered with dignity, encouragement, and support

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Because life can be tough sometimes,

Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance Cares

Our clients come from throughout Story County, Iowa and from many walks of life. Each person who walks through our door seeks hope and help. Providing that has been our mission for 27 years.

Available to Story County Residents

Various types of services

Volunteer-driven organization

Supported by Story County faith communities, community grants, community organizations, and individual donations

Emergency Food Vouchers

Food assistance in a crisis, and information about additional resources 


Emergency Gasoline Vouchers and Individual CyRide Tickets

Transportation assistance for mobility and active living

Utilities Assistance

Assistance to keep the lights, water and phone on  

Rent Assistance

Helping people stay in their apartment, home or mobile home

Client Testimonials

“Thank you for helping me through the online application.  I am glad I didn’t have to go out during the pandemic.”  -MA

“Miss Lori is so helpful.  She gave me so much information about all the other helping places I could go. God bless.”   -GS

“One day I won’t need help anymore – I hope.  Thank you to the people at Good Neighbor who have helped me while I can’t work.”    – JT

Latest News

Executive Director Retirement Announcement

In June of 2018, Lori Allen signed on as the Executive Director of Good Neighbor, the only employee for the organization at that time, yet supported by 14 faithful volunteers and a dedicated board of trustees. Lori committed to five years, or longer, of service to the...

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