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Basic Needs

Basic Needs Co-Chairs

Elisabeth Buck - United Way of Central Iowa

Eric Kool - Polk County Community, Family and Youth Services

Manisha Paudel - City of Des Moines

Purpose of the Basic Needs Subcommittee: To identify barriers and gaps in basic needs service delivery, increase means and methods to overcome those challenges and advance system change.

The Polk County Disaster Recovery Partnership’s Basic Needs Committee is currently focusing on:

The Healthcare Subcommittee is responsible for addressing the physical and mental health recovery needs. The Recovery Healthcare Subcommittee page is currently under development; however, the Polk County Health Department has a variety of helpful information that can be found here.