43 North Iowa


Since 1969, NIVC Services, Inc. has been “Helping People Work.” NIVC helps local businesses find reliable employees and provides support for the people they serve working in their communities. At NIVC Services, they know that when people work, they earn a sense of self-worth as well as a paycheck. Their training and employment services help over 400 people with disabilities earn nearly $1.5 million dollars in wages each year. These earnings benefit their clients, their clients’ families, and local businesses. NIVC Services matches dedicated, reliable employees to area business needs and provides job readiness skills, job placement, long-term follow along support, workforce diversity and has an 85% retention rate after 90 days.

Behavioral Health Options


Ken Zimmerman, LISW, provides individual counseling and services including: assessment, outpatient treatment, brief and urgent based interventions, consultation, mediation, family conferencing, training, employee assistance and contracted services. He accepts private insurance, Medicare and Title XIX. Sliding scale payment arrangements are also available for those without mental health coverage. He has an office in Mason City and also offers therapy on Mondays and Thursdays in Hampton by appointment. You may be able to get in without an appointment in an emergency. Satellite Office

Berryhill Center for Mental Health


Dr. Melanie Porter, Psy. D. is a licensed psychologist who conducts psychological assessments and provides therapy to adults, adolescents, and children. She accepts private insurance, Medicare and Title XIX. She has training in the following forms of therapy: Cognitive-Behavioral, Behavioral, Dialectical-Behavioral, Parent-Child Interactional, and Interpersonal. Sliding scale payment arrangements are also available for those without mental health coverage. She is available on Fridays in Hampton by appointment. Satellite Office

Iowa Department of Human Services

800-873-1340 or 319-267-2594

Provides support and information on several topics with assistance for finances such as: food assistance, job training, cash assistance, child care, child support, medical insurance help, as well as mental health and disability services. No cost for information, individual service fees will vary. Medicaid and Food Assistance applications are available on-site at the Hampton office. Open by appointment only. Satellite Office

Iowa Vocational Rehabilitation Services

641-422-1551, ext. 44547

The mission of IVRS is to work for and with individuals who have disabilities to achieve their employment, independence and economic goals. To be eligible to receive vocational rehabilitation services an individual must have a disability which causes major problems in getting, preparing for, or keeping a job, and require VR services to be able to work. IVRS also assists the business community in the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities through no-cost consultation and employment services. Open weekly by appointment. Satellite Office

Juvenile Court Services


Performs intake and screening of all delinquent referrals made to the juvenile court by law enforcement and the supervision of children who have been found by the court to have committed delinquent acts. Satellite Office

Mason City Clinic Psychiatry


Mason City Clinic offers psychiatric services monthly by appointment. This includes initial evaluation, determination of medication needs and medication monitoring. Sliding scale payment arrangements are available for those without mental health coverage. You may be able to get in without an appointment in an emergency. Satellite Office

North Iowa Community Action Organization


Low Income Home Energy Assistance (LIHEAP) - Helps families pay a portion of their winter heating costs. A one-time payment will be made to a heating or fuel company to supplement the cost of heating bills. Additional financial assistance may be available for furnace repair/replacement and the cost of an air conditioner for medical reasons. Eligibility is up to 175% of the federal poverty level for the previous fiscal year.  Satellite Office

Prairie Ridge Integrated Behavioral Health


A private, not-for-profit corporation that provides quality addiction treatment and prevention services to individuals and families. Prairie Ridge completes assessment and placement screening for adolescents and adults. They provide a number of specialized treatment groups, including the Access to Recovery Program, family therapy, gambling services, test for nicotine dependence, Women and Children’s Program, OWI programs, outpatient services for both adult and adolescents, and intensive treatment programs. No one is refused services for inability to pay, Medicaid and health insurance are accepted.