Below are the services we provide. If you have any questions or want further information, please feel free to contact us by email or phone and we will be happy to assist you however we can. 

Walk-In Support
 -Staff and volunteers are available from 9-5 Monday through Friday to help clients fill out paperwork, read mail, fill out applications, create resumes, and make phone calls.
One-on-One ESL or Computer Tutoring
Stop by our office or e-mail to obtain an application to be matched with a tutor.  Please note that there is currently a waiting list.
Household Items
If you are in need of clothing or household supplies, please let a staff member know.
Workshops are provided on topics including but not limited to nutrition, personal finance, and cultural nuances.  E-mail or stop by for more information on dates and times.

Members of the community that seek immigration assistance may take advantage of legal consultation and related services offered to individuals searching for support in the immigration process. 


The ICCompassion Immigration Resource Center is authorized by the Board of Immigration Appeals (BIA) to officially provide high quality, low-cost immigration legal services to our community.

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ESL Classes

- Every Wednesday evening from 6-7:15 PM


Citizenship Classes

- Every Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 PM


Free Community Meal

- Free meal every Wednesday from 5-6 PM

Food Assistance

​Food Pantry Hours

- Monday 11 AM - 1 PM

- Wednesdays 12 - 4 PM

- Thursdays 5:30 - 7 PM

​Free Legal Clinic

- Every 2nd Tuesday of the Month

we offer consultations through our free  legal clinic.

This takes place at our offices from 5:30-7:30pm.


- We assist with gas and bus vouchers on a case by case basis. 

Refugee Counseling Center

The refugee counseling center is available to all refugees and immigrants of our community. The counseling center provides social and emotional health support. Our staff strives to deliver support in a culturally and linguistically sensitive way that respects each person and their journey in life. 

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Global Food Project
Global Food Project connects newly arrived and established Iowa City and Johnson County residents through community garden plots located at the Johnson County Historic Poor Farm.  We use sustainable practices for growing food, provide gardening assistance and resources, and help to build and expand communities. We provide a safe, nurturing, and inclusive environment for sharing life experiences, building trust between cultures, and embracing the diversity of our fellow Iowans.

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NESTS/ Computer Lab
The goal of NESTS is to provide a safe space with trusted adults, where students are provided resources such as: reliable wifi and tutoring, reliable and high quality child care, and other resources including social/emotional support.

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