MCSA provides housing services, food pantry and more

Muscatine Center for Social Action can help residents with a variety of needs during this challenging time.

MUSCATINE, Iowa–MCSA provides housing, basic health care, educational, and support services for those in need in Muscatine County. MCSA, located at 312 Iowa Avenue, Muscatine has staff available to assist people 24 hours a day, seven days a week. MCSA offers programs to assist with food, housing, and other needs. 

MCSA offers a Homeless Prevention Program to assist those on the verge of losing their housing to remain housed. MCSA also offers on-site sheltering options for families and single adults over 18 experiencing homelessness. They also have an off-site domestic violence shelter. In terms of food assistance, MCSA offers a free food pantry open to all on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 a.m.-12 p.m. Additionally, the Mental Health Peer Drop-In Center has reopened for in-person services on Tuesdays and Thursdays 8 a.m.-1 p.m. You may also contact them by phone Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. at 563-200-2742. 

Jenny Leirness, MCSA Resource Development Officer said: “If you are experiencing hardship, find yourself approaching homelessness, or need housing assistance, please give MCSA a call at 563-264-3278 or stop into our building any time. We are here to help, especially during this uncertain time. Do not hesitate to reach out to us; we are here for you!” 

To learn more about other resources offered at MCSA, please visit their website at, follow them on Facebook under Muscatine Center for Social Action, or call them at 563-264-3278 to speak with a staff member.