The following is a list of local agencies, which are partially funded by Shelby County Community Chest dollars. Feel free to follow the included links for more info about each agency.

Concerned, Inc.
Shilo Bladt
PO Box 47, Harlan, Iowa 51537
(712) 755-5834
Concerned, Inc. is a private, non-profit agency that assists people with disabilities in learning skills necessary to achieve independence in the community. Concerned, Inc. has been providing quality outcomes to people for 37 years and presently serves over 130 people with mental retardation, mental illness, brain injury, and physical and learning disabilities throughout its programs. This agency provides services to people from birth throughout their entire lifespan within its programs.

Country Care Center
Cathy McQueen
PO Box 351, Harlan, Iowa 51537
(712) 744-3453
Country Care Center serves adults diagnosed with mental retardation and/or chronic mental illness. Their mission is to provide an environment that minimizes barriers, enhances independence, self-awareness, quality of life and supports right of personal choice.

Cub Scouts Pack 90
Connie Klein
1202 9th St., Harlan, IA 51537
(712) 755-1353 
Cub Scouting is a family-oriented program designed specifically to address the needs of younger boys.

Danish Windmill
Lisa Riggs
PO Box 245, Elk Horn, IA  51531
(712) 764-7472
The Mill has served generations of families over the span of its 167 years, from the field to the mill and from the mill to the table. Today, as an educational and historical museum, it is a unique and irreplaceable part of our culture and community.

Faith Sound
Steve Lawson
1210 Durant Street, Harlan, Iowa 51537
(712) 733-2484
“Faith Sound is an interdenominational contemporary musical group. The purpose of Faith Sound is simple…God’s Word through the ministry of music.”

Friends of Harlan City Parks
Kevin “Hoss” Krohn
PO Box 650, Harlan, Iowa 51537
(712) 755-3705
Progressive local churches and the Parks and Recreation Board oversee multifaceted recreational programs featuring volleyball, softball, basketball, soccer, flag football, swimming and baseball.

Harlan Community Library Foundation
Amanda Brewer
718 Court St., Harlan, Iowa 51537
(712) 755-5934
The mission of the Harlan Community Library is to provide a welcoming place to promote the love of reading and the joy of learning to the community.

Harlan Community School District
Nancy Osborn
2102 Durant St., Harlan, Iowa 51537
(712) 755-2152
The Harlan Community School District (HCSD) consists of a PK-12 program with approximately 1,430 students district wide.  The strength of the district lies in the eight communities that make up the district overall.  Those communities include, Corley, Defiance, Earling, Harlan, Jacksonville, Panama, Portsmouth and Westphalia.  We believe that high expectations coupled with a strong work ethic have built an exceptional academic and extra-curricular tradition within the Harlan Community School District.

Harlan Community TeamMates Mentoring Program
Courtney King Crum
2102 Durant St., Harlan, Iowa 51537
(712) 755-2152
The TeamMates Mentoring Program was founded in 1991 in an effort to provide support and encouragement to school aged youth. The goal of the program is to see youth graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. To reach this goal, youth meet one hour per week with a caring adult who serves as a mentor. Mentors are volunteers from the community who have dedicated themselves to making a difference in the life of a young person. Mentors give youth a sense of hope, purpose and vision.

Harlan Lion’s Club
Christine Petersen
1099 Ridge Lane, Harlan, Iowa 51537
Lions Clubs International is a volunteer organization dedicated to leadership development through community service. Lions are primarily known for working to end preventable blindness. Every Lions Club is autonomous and participates in a vast variety of projects important to their communities. These projects range from cleaning up local parks to providing vision screening for pre-school children.

Iowa Community Kitchen
Vickie Kuhn
PO Box 351, Harlan, Iowa 51537
Iowa Community Kitchen provides free-will donation meals in the county, serving an average of 160 meals per week. They service both residents able to attend weekly meal service as well as shut-in residents.

Nishnabotna Conservation Foundation
Christine Roelofs
516 Maple Rd, Harlan, IA 51537
Created in 1960, the Shelby County Conservation Board manages more than 700 acres of parks and natural areas; including lakes, rivers, streams, and woodlands for recreation, wildlife habitat and outdoor education. 

Shelby County Community Outreach
Ron French
PO Box 69, Harlan, Iowa 51537
Shelby County Community Outreach (SCCO), a non-profit, Christian organization, was established in 2004 to lend a hand to those in need. Small home repair is the number one service being provided.

Shelby County Extension and Outreach
Mary Taggs
906 Sixth Street, Harlan, Iowa 51537
Shelby County 4-H provides various programs for the 200 4-H members in the county. It empowers youth to reach their full potential, working and learning in partnership with caring adults. The organization also provides summer day camps for youth of all ages and funds will be used for the registration of low income or at risk youth for those camps.

Shelby County Fair
Susan Jensen
PO Box 528, Harlan, Iowa 51537
The Shelby County Fair Corporation continues to provide ongoing programs for the 4-H and FFA youth and members of the county during fair time.

Shelby County Historical Museum
Nathan Buman
1805 Morse Ave., Harlan, Iowa 51537
Located in historic Potter’s Park, just one block west of 12th Street in Harlan. The museum’s mission is to keep historical items and documents in a way they can be viewed, understood, preserved, and used by staff, volunteers, members and visitors to the museum.

Shelby County Trails Board
Nick Preston
516 Maple Road, Harlan, Iowa 51537
The Shelby County Trails Board has been meeting to generate interest in building walking/bike/equestrian trails throughout Shelby County to connect our communities.

West Central Community Action
Wendy Mueller
516 Market Street, Harlan, Iowa 51537
West Central Community Action’s (WCCA) mission is to assist families and individuals in reaching their highest potential. “The goal is to strive to assist low income families of Shelby County in becoming self-sufficient. This is accomplished through offering a wide variety of programs and services. Programs offered through the Shelby County Outreach Center are: emergency food assistance, clothing room, LIHEAP, Weatherization, and assistance with rent and utility payments.