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 21 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

Vouchers good for vegetables, fruits, dairy, grains, and meat items

Emergency Gasoline Vouchers and Individual CyRide Tickets

Help for emergency situations to get you going again

Utilities Assistance

Preventing electricity, gas, or water from being shut off

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



CHOICESThis morning I had to take some Good Neighbor Food Vouchers to a partner agency that was distributing food to families in need.  It was a stretch to get out of bed and face the -5 temperature at 8:30 am.  But then my usual motivator kicked in – that is, the...

Gratitude In, Gratitude Out

Gratitude In, Gratitude Out

Gratitude doesn't just go out our door to those who make Good Neighbor possible, almost every day it finds its way into our agency as well. Everyone we help offers their gratitude for however we are able to help them. Every phone call and every email we receive always...

Another year in the books!

Another year in the books!

Good Neighbor's fiscal year runs July 1 to June 30 each year. Yesterday was the close of our 2019-20 Fiscal Year. What a roller coaster! It will be a few weeks before we are able to get our statistics out - how many households we helped, how much money was given to...

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