There are many homeless services in the Des Moines, IA region, including shelters of all types, bathing facilities, and mail facilities. And, if you want to help, there are also volunteer opportunities available.
HOPE FAMILY CENTER is a Christ-based ministry which offers:
EMERGENCY SHELTER for women (with or without children) This program is free and the stay is up to 30 days (with some possible extensions) Also offer case management and referral services
STEP - Basic Skills Program offers shelter and basic skills in Christian spiritual growth, life and recovery services for 2-3 months No fees.
LONG-TERM LIFE RECOVERY is for women (or women with children) who are selected from the STEP program to advance into the long-term life recovery program (1-24 month) Focus is on preparation to live independently, while continuing to work on spiritual growth, recovery and basic life skills $100 per month.
VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES are available to assist with the emergency shelter and transitional housing program.
Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm to check for availability; program is Mon-Sun 24 hours
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3001 Grand Ave Des Moines, IA 50312 (515) 244-9748
THE HOME CONNECTION provides transitional housing and supportive services to homeless families with minor children with emphasis on attaining financial independence and home ownership. This program is for families with children under age 18 for periods up to 2 years; must be at low or no income Case Manager works with families to develop their own resources to attain permanent living situations
*The Home Connection only takes applications when there are available homes. The application stays active for 3 months.
RUTH HARBOR is a comprehensive program and housing for young women who are facing an unplanned pregnancy Program includes housing, counseling, education and career development, life skills, nutrition and health care, spiritual guidance, referrals for other human services, and specialized education on the options of parenting or placing for adoption Assessments for self-sufficiency and career interests Ruth Harbor is a faith-based organization and not an emergency shelter.
Provides short-term shelter and meals to homeless adults and families, transitional housing to families and emergency rent assistance Helps with past due rent, deposits, and utilities when funds are available.
Shelter check in after 4p. For assistance with avoiding eviction or loss of utilities can come in between 9a-3:30p. Call for information and if staff is busy can leave message and they will call back.