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Catholic Charities


Contact
601 Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 244-3761


Description
CATHOLIC CHARITIES is a non-profit, social service organization and serves central and southwest Iowa

COUNSELING SERVICES provides supportive relationships to individuals, couples and families struggling with a variety of issues. Work with people of all faiths and offer services at several locations. Offer bilingual counseling in Des Moines, Perry and Osceola. Insurance is accepted and there is a sliding fee scale for those who do not have any insurance. 515-244-3761.

A NEW BEGINNING

Hours
Mon, Wed, Fri 8 am-4:30 pm, Tue & Thu 8 am-6 pm

Area Served
Polk County

Young Women's Resource Center


Contact
818 5th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 244-4901


Description
YOUNG WOMEN'S RESOURCE CENTER provides therapy and education to pregnant and parenting young women, ages 10-21

PREVENTION SERVICES through a variety of groups, as well as individual counseling.

PERINATAL SERVICES to pregnant and parenting young women ages 10-21.

DONATIONS of diapers, formula, women's personal care items, and clothing are accepted.

MISSION is to support, educate, and advocate for young women (ages 11-21) as they experience life's challenges.

Hours
Mon-Thu 8 am-5 pm, Fri 8 am-12 noon

Area Served
Polk County

Iowa Association of RSVP Directors


Contact
200 E Grand Ave
Des Moines, IA 50309
(712) 252-1861


Description
1. Food Pantry- Assists individuals and families in need with food items. Pantry hours: Tues 10-12:00 am and Mon, Tues, Wed, and Thurs 1:30-3:30 pm Eligible every 2-3 months.

2. Prescription Assistance- Assist individuals in obtaining one month supply of prescription medication up to $50 every 6 months.

3. Utility Assistance- Assist households when funding is available in jeopardy of a utility disconnect. Must reside in Woodbury County and meet other eligibility criteria. Individuals visit with counselor to help assess their current situation and ensure they are connected with all available local, state, and or federal programs.

4. Clothing- Assist those in need in obtaining a clothing voucher to an appropriate agency when available.

Hours
Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm

Area Served
Polk County

Capitol Hill Lutheran Church


Contact
511 Des Moines St
Des Moines, IA 50309
(515) 244-8913


Description
CAPITOL HILL LUTHERAN CHURCH offers a free clothing closet Need donations of good, clean, used child and adult clothing Will also accept linens.

Hours
Sat 9:30 am-11:30 am; Wed 3 pm-5 pm

Area Served
Polk County

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Schmidt, Jill S Visiting Nurse SVC of Iowa


Contact
1111 9th St
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 288-1516


Description
VISITING NURSE SERVICES OF IOWA includes a variety of programs, including:

ADULT HEALTH MAINTENANCE CLINICS provide blood pressure check; foot care; blood glucose, hemoglobin and total cholesterol tests Services are provided at local community and senior centers, and other community locations. 515-558-9591.

HOME HEALTH CARE Services are provided to individuals with rehabilitation needs or chronic health conditions who are residing in their homes and are unable to access Health Care Services in a clinical setting, or could be best served at home Skilled Registered Nurses provide services, including wound care; medication administration; physical assessments; monitoring vital signs; infusion therapy; catheter care; nutrition assessment; health education and home safety assessments Social Workers provide case management, counseling and access to community resources Home Care Aides provide assistance with home management, personal care, meal preparation and laundry. Residents of Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Polk, Story and Warren Counties who are insured or uninsured; also accept Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance and provide a sliding fee scale based on income and financial resources 515-558-9591.

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES program offers therapy groups, individual, couples and family counseling conducted by a mental health counselor Counseling services can be used to address any number of challenges including treatment for children/youth with SED, stress management, relationship issues, communication, parenting and any other situation causing distress. 515-558-9946

MATERNAL CHILD HEALTH PROGRAM provides nursing visits to pregnant and parenting women living in Clinton, Dallas, Jackson, Jasper, Mahaska, Polk, Poweshiek and Scott Counties Services include: prenatal and postpartum health education, child development screening. Interpretation services are available for Spanish, Somali, Karen, Burmese, Chin, Vietnamese, Arabic, Swahili, Nuer, Bendi, Laotian, Thai Dom and Thai-speaking mothers and families. 515-558-9946.

STORYBOOK PROJECT supports children with incarcerated parents by enhancing the relationship between the child and their parent due to the difficult period of separation Community volunteers help organize monthly reading sessions at the Iowa Correctional Institute for Women in Mitchellville, the Newton Correctional Facility and the Iowa Correctional Release Center in Newton Volunteers assist incarcerated parents and grandparents with selecting and reading a book to their child via recording, and sending the book and recording home to their child The program also offers a parenting class for mothers at the ICIW in Mitchellville 515-288-1516.

CARE FOR KIDS/EPSDT provides health information to families, referrals to health providers that accept Title 19, health education, parenting education and referrals to community resources and services The program also provides transportation to health care appointments, available to Medicaid recipients under age 21 To receive transportation, families must call by noon at least 2 business days before the scheduled appointment to receive transportation Care for Kids serves families in Clinton, Jackson, Jasper, Mahaska, Polk and Poweshiek Counties Services are provided in English and Spanish. 515-283-1422.

STORK'S NEST offers an opportunity for pregnant women to earn needed baby items and to receive prenatal and parenting education. Pregnant or newly parenting women in Polk County who are living on an income less than 100% of the Federal Poverty Level Participants are eligible to participate Stork's Nest participants work with a trained point manager to earn points for taking healthy steps for the well-being of the fetus and newborn The points can be spent in the Stork's Nest for needed baby care items including diapers, clothing, cribs and car seats Program participants can also attend prenatal and parenting classes through the Stork's Nest Services are provided in English, Spanish and other languages, as available 515-558-9950.

POLK COUNTY HEALTHY START AND EMPOWERMENT PROJECTS offer voluntary case management services to families that would like extra support to ensure a healthy mom, healthy child and healthy family Services include home visits; prenatal, postpartum and parenting education; child development screening and education; support and therapy groups; links to other resources; parent involvement opportunities; transportation to and from healthcare and other appointments; and interpretation services. Bilingual case managers and interpreters are available for non-English speaking families, as available Referrals can be made by a physician, social worker, family member or friend 515-558-9946.

SENIOR COMPANION PROGRAM offers companionship and assistance with daily living needs to homebound adults through the Senior Companion Program. The program recruits and trains adult seniors, age 55+, who provide support to homebound adults in Polk and Warren Counties to help them maintain a happy, healthy life at home. Senior Companions assist with picking up medication; providing respite for caregivers and family members; and companionship. 515-558-9957.

FOSTER GRANDPARENT PROGRAM provides one-on-one assistance to high risk children with special and exceptional needs who attend elementary and preschools in Polk County Foster Grandparents are low-income elderly volunteers who receive an hourly stipend and reimbursement for volunteer related expenses such as transportation and meals with students as part of their volunteer work Foster Grandparents are matched with children who are from low-income households; perform academically below grade level; have mental or physical disabilities; and/or are diagnosed with a behavior disorder In schools, Foster Grandparents are matched with identified students to provide one-on-one support including reading assistance; clarifying and translating group instructions; and helping a child stay focused and on-task In child care and preschool settings, Foster Grandparents act as a calming influence for children and assist in the development of motor and learning skills and self-help skills. 515-558-9975.

1ST FIVE assists medical practitioners in Polk and Dallas Counties to provide social/emotional, family stress and parental depression screenings during well-child medical exams Providers refer families with elevated risk factors to the 1st Five program, which provides care coordination to link children and families to needed community resources and services, including counseling, food assistance, housing, child development programs and support for children with specialized needs After resource and referral information is provided to the family, the VNS of Iowa Care Coordinator then apprises the referring medical provider to the outcome of the referral. 515-558-9608.

EARLY ACCESS IOWA is a free statewide, central point of contact and directory for children with disabilities and specialized needs, their families, their service providers and other members of the community Early ACCESS provides information and referrals to community-based services through a website, an online searchable resource directory and a toll-free telephone service Information specialists are available via telephone and e-mail, Mon-Fri 8am-7pm 1-888-IAKIDS1 (1-888-425-4371) or visit www.EarlyACCESSIowa.org.

I-SMILE

Hours
Mon-Fri 7:45 am-4:30 pm

Area Served
Polk County

Berigan Catholic Work House


Contact
713 Indiana Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 243-0765


Description
CATHOLIC WORKER HOUSE - DES MOINES offers daytime hospitality; no overnight guests, but can use shower, phone, newspaper etc. No transportation is provided (alcohol, or persons under the influence of alcohol, are not allowed in the house). Distribute canned food, clothing, personal items and bedding when available During business hours allow people to come in and take showers, use the phone, etc

MEAL SITE for lunch at on Saturday, and dinner at 6pm on Sunday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Open to the Public.

BREAD GIVEAWAY on Sundays based on availability and donations.

PRODUCE GIVEAWAY on Saturdays at 10 am, at the Trinity United Methodist Church (8th and College).

OTHER LOCATIONS:
Msgr. Liguitti House 1301 8th Street, 288-4326.
Lazarus House 1317 8th Street, 246-1499.
Phill Berrigan House 713 Indiana Avenue, 282-4781.

Hours
Sun, Tue, Thu, Fri 3 pm-7 pm

Area Served
Polk County

Hope Ministries: Bethel Mission


Contact
1310 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 244-5445


Description
Hope Ministries Clothing Closet Provides Men's Clothing And Is Open To The Public.

Hours
Mon-Sat 9 am-9:30 am and 6 pm-6:30 pm

Eligibility
Open to anyone in need of men's clothing

Documents Required
Call for details

Area Served
Polk County

Salvation Army Family Services


Contact
1326 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 282-3422


Description
Diapers And Formula For Babies. Formula Up To Age 1 Only. Diapers Up To Age 3 Only. If There Is A Medical Need For Diapers Beyond The Age Of 3, Must Have Physicians Note. Sometimes Have Adult Diapers, Call Ahead For Availability. Parents Must Have A Photo Id And Either The Child's Birth Certificate Or Title 19 Card And/or Wic Book. Open To All Of Polk County And Surrounding Area.

Hours
Mon-Fri 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4 pm

Eligibility
Must reside in service area

Documents Required
Photo ID (name and birth date needs to be on ID), birth certificate or Title 19 card, and/or WIC Book

Area Served
Polk County

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St. Vincent de Paul Society


Contact
1426 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314
(515) 282-8327


Description
Food And Personal Items Pantry Includes Food, Diapers, Health And Hygiene Products.

Hours
Mon-Fri 8:30 am-3 pm (hours first come, first serve), Sat 9 am-12, Tue and Thu 5 pm-7 pm (Sat, Tue and Thu by appointment only)

Eligibility
Open to anyone

Documents Required
Must bring Photo ID

Area Served
Polk County

Forest Ave Comm Site Office


Contact
2011 Forest Ave
Des Moines, IA 50311
(515) 248-6216
Description
COMMUNITY SERVICES administers:

LIHEAP (low income heating assistance program) provides assistance with utility bill. Applications are accepted November 1st

Hours
Office Mon, Wed, Fri 8 am-5 pm; Tue & Thu 8 am-7 pm; Food Pantry Mon-Fri 11 am-12:45 pm and 3 pm-close of business

Area Served
Polk County

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