Located in Mason City, Iowa, the Cerro Gordo County Human Services Department provides individual protection services related to abuse and neglect. The department is a part of the Iowa Department of Human Services, which offers child support, long-term care, and medical and food assistance programs. The Iowa Department of Human Services also provides child welfare services, such as adoption and foster care. In addition, the department operates various resource centers and mental health and juvenile facilities. Its Bureau of Refugee Services provides resettlement, employment-related and volunteering services. The Iowa Department of Human Services offers the Family Investment Program (FIP), which includes cash assistance services for low-income families. The department additionally provides job search, training, counseling and assessment services.