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COVID-19: Resources and Updates

for Al Éxito Families and Students



Dear Al Éxito Participants and Families: 

All of us at Al Éxito send out our thoughts and prayers to all of our participants and their families at this time of uncertainty. Please know that Al Exito staff, Gabby and myself, as well as your site facilitators, are here to help in any way possible. If you are in need, have questions, or need contact with resources, please let us know. We will do our best to make sure you and your families are supported. Call Dawn Martinez Oropeza for help in English at (515)-480-0904. Call Gabby Guerra for help in Spanish (515) 494-6564. 





Iowa Workforce Development

If you have questions regarding work or unemployment go to




Iowa Economic Development

If you have a small business the State of Iowa released funding to help. Applications are due March 31. Please share this with local business owners. If you need assistance with the application Al Exito is here to help.





Iowa Legal Aid

Iowa Legal Aid is updating information regarding Coronavirus updates regarding evictions, utilities, unemployment, and taxes.




United Way of Central Iowa Hotline 2-1-1

United Way of Central Iowa has a public hotline has been established for Iowans with questions about COVID-19. The line is available 24/7 by calling 2-1-1



Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa

Refugee Alliance of Central Iowa has information and resources in Spanish at



Additional Updates:

  • Social Security office in Des Moines is closed until further notice.​

  • USCIS has suspended all face to face interviews until at least April



Des Moines:



Des Moines Public Schools

DMPS will be offering meal assistance while closed, see information






Beginning March 26th, DART will be reducing their service hours.  Please look below for additional information