Who We Are

Northwest Human Services has been providing residents of Marion and Polk counties with comprehensive medical, dental, mental health and social services for over 50 years. Our programs are integrated and designed to help provide support for those in our community who need it most.

We offer medical, dental and mental health services on a sliding fee scale based on family size and income.  No one is turned away due to their inability to pay. Homeless youth and adults at our HOST and HOAP Programs access basic needs services, case management, peer support, and health care at our Community Health Centers. Our Crisis & Information Hotline provides 24-hour crisis support and suicide intervention as well as limited emergency financial assistance for rent, utilities, and prescription medications. 

As long as there is a need, Northwest Human Services will continue to be a safety net providing health care and social services in our community.


Creating a healthy community with respect, compassion and acceptance for all.​


Working together to empower individuals to improve their health, well-being and safety.


  • COMMUNITY – The safe, caring, and inclusive environment we create
  • COMPASSION – The inspiration that guides our work.
  • COMMITMENT The teamwork we exemplify through our passion, motivation, and dedication
  • INTEGRITY – The foundation of our work ethic

Read the NWHS Newsletter

May 2024
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Working Together for a Healthier Community

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Volunteer Opportunities

We are currently accepting new students or volunteers.

Availability depends on supervision requirements and staffing levels to be able to provide the support and training needed.