IowaWINs “Welcome Home Center” Opening Next Week

IowaWINs is pleased to announce the opening of the Welcome Home Center in Mount Pleasant IA.  The Welcome Home Center is available to all local residents seeking connection to community services.  The center offers bilingual services for Spanish speakers.

IowaWINs conducted an outreach program in 2023 to learn about the needs of the immigrant community in Mount Pleasant.  The greatest need was the creation of a trusted bilingual organization to provide advice, information, and support for the community.

The center will connect people with resources in our community and facilitate relationship development to benefit everyone in the community.  They plan to host outreach sessions and workshops on a variety of important issues including skill building, literacy, cultural education, mental health services, immigration, financial literacy, and building new businesses. They also look forward to hosting community celebrations.

The Welcome Home Center is located at 217 W. Washington in Mount Pleasant.  A grand opening is scheduled for April 4, from 11:00 to 6:00.  Office hours are: Monday through Friday, 9:00-12:00 and 2:00-5:00.

The Welcome Home Center is open to all local residents regardless of where they are coming from.  Please feel free to stop in during office hours.  You can also follow up on our Facebook page. Search for “Welcome Home Center.”

The Welcome Home Center is possible in part through a grant from Enhance Henry County Foundation.

IowaWINs (Iowa Welcomes its Immigrant Neighbors) was originally established in the fall of 2015 in Mt. Pleasant in response to the global refugee crisis. Since its formation, the Commission expanded the Vision and Mission to include immigrants living in our community.  The Commission is open to all community members.