Community Resources


4211 Grand Avenue
(515) 274-4851
Works with immigrants in Central Iowa to help build a sense of community so that new immigrants will be able to participate in the political processes in their communities.


1203 Hartford Avenue
(515) 244-6251
Clothing items are available for free (up to 15 items per month, per family member).

1801 Hickman Road
(515) 282-2200
Mental health services in community-based services, outpatient services, and inpatient services.


1420 Mulberry Street
(515) 284-5719
Provides low-barrier shelter, meals, and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness.

(515) 243-6147
24/7 hotline for domestic violence prevention, family support, mental health, and substance abuse.

5711 SW 9th Street
(515) 285-2888
The free medical clinic is open every Monday evening from 7 PM-9 PM, enter from the south parking lot.

1050 24th Street
(515) 279-9998
Can assist with rent, deposit, utility bills, etc. Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.


1310 7th Street
(515) 214-1030
Provides free day-time shelter, meals, groceries, shower, toiletries, clothing, and phone use. Serves meals Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday: 3 PM-6 PM, Saturday: 12 PM-2 PM, and Sunday: 3 PM-6 PM.

Various locations
(515) 277-6969
Provides individuals and families up to three days’ worth of food for free.

6000 Grand Avenue
(515) 288-0130
Interview and workforce clothing for women.


801 University Avenue, Unit 3
(515) 697-7700
Services include job search assistance, interview preparation, career assessments, and much more.

1301 Center Street
(515) 241-0982
Outpatient therapy, psychiatric services, medication assistance, senior outreach counseling, and Integrated Health Home in partnership with Primary Health Care.


2220 E 17th Street
(515) 564-0330
The Food Bank of Iowa provides food to other organizations that serve Iowans in need and provide food directly to people in need.


5921 SE 14th Street, Suite 2300
(515) 953-6456
Offers career development and job search assistance. Monday-Thursday: 10 AM-5 PM and Friday: 10 AM-3 PM.


3001 Grand Avenue
(515) 244-9748
The Home Connection’s goal is to move families with children from homelessness to permanent housing with an emphasis on financial independence.

1310 6th Avenue
(515) 265-7272
Monday-Saturday Breakfast 7 AM, Lunch 12 PM, Dinner 5 PM. Sunday Breakfast 8 AM, Lunch 1:30 PM, Dinner 5 PM.


612 Locust Street
(515) 883-2379
Twelve youth (18-22) can move into their own stable housing with IHYC’s Rapid Rehousing program and receive rent assistance on sliding scale.

612 Locust Street
(515) 883-2379
Offers nine low-barrier, single bed units. Youth (18-22) may stay for up to 30 days while working with IHYC youth advocates.

1914 Carpenter Avenue
(515) 875-5600
Works with the U.S. Department of State to assist refugees from other countries escape persecution and resettle in the United States.

1 (800) 447-1985
24/7 access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and referral services.

1111 9th Street, Suite 230
1 (800) 532-1275
Provides free legal assistance with civil legal problems for clients who meet income and asset guidelines. Open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.


1111 9th Street, Suite 230
1 (800) 992-8161
Provides free legal services to Iowans 60 and older. Open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.


1750 48th Street, Suite #2
(515) 271-6111
Outpatient, Detox, Recovery, Relapse, Substance Abuse Consultation


511 East 6th St. Suite B
(515) 277-0672
The National Alliance on Mental Illness provides support and education to individuals and families diagnosed with a mental illness.


1607 E 33rd Street
(515) 266-7622
Serves patients with no income limitation. Offers acute care services only, such as flu, colds, and ear infection. Tuesday: 1:30-4:30 PM and Thursday: 5:30-8:00 PM.

2309 Euclid Avenue
(515) 286-2088
Provides temporary assistance with basic needs and temporary financial assistance for basic services such as rent and utility assistance. Monday-Friday 8:30 AM-4:30 PM.

1907 Carpenter Street
(515) 286-3798
Healthy Women Program and Vaccines for Children Program for the uninsured or underinsured in Polk County. Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday: 8:00 AM-5:00 PM, Tuesday: 8:00 AM-7:00 PM. Call for an appointment.

700 E University Avenue
(515) 263-2424
Inpatient substance abuse services.

3452 Easton Boulevard
(515) 280-3860
Substance and addiction treatment, including detox, 24-hour residential, and outpatient care.

1200 University Avenue
(515) 248-1850
Provides centralized intake for ALL Des Moines shelters.

1420 Mulberry Street
(515) 280-1274
Provides free career training and employment placement services to individuals who experience barriers to employment. Monday-Friday: 9 AM-4 PM or by appointment.


1326-1330 6th Avenue
(515) 282-3422
Material Assistance provides clothing, furniture, and assistance with mortgage, rent, deposit, and utility payments. Also provides infant necessities.

1426 6th Avenue
(515) 282-8327
Clothes closet is open to anyone who needs clothes for themselves or their family.


815 High Street
(515) 771-1481
Serves lunch at noon, five days a week to homeless and low-income individuals and families in downtown Des Moines.


4908 Franklin Avenue
(515) 280-3860
Provides walk-in, on-demand mental health care assessments for anyone seeking help by a dedicated team of licensed mental health therapists.

1 (800) 244-7431
A free and confidential hotline service that helps people find the local resources they need 24/7.

1200 University Avenue, Suite 205
(515) 528-7525
Offers trainings and workshops that assist refugees and immigrants in becoming full participants in all aspects of American life.


1223 Center Street, Suite 17
(515) 699-5637
Provides to VA eligible veterans free walk-in showers, laundry, internet, phone, and a full range of services for homeless veterans on site.

2309 Euclid Avenue
(515) 286-3670
Provides assistance to veterans, their families, and dependents residing in Polk County.

1 (800) 273-8255
The Veterans Crisis Line is specially trained and experienced in helping Veterans of all ages and circumstances.


2 SW 9th Street
(515) 288-2424
Helps men and women who are homeless (or at-risk of homelessness) move into stable and secure permanent housing supplemented by supportive services.

1 (855) 581-8111
Get 24/7 help for alcohol, drug, and gambling problems, suicidal thoughts, and more from experts dedicated to the health of Iowans.

300 Walnut Street, #295
(515) 244-1172
Provides free juvenile court representation to Polk County youth and free legal advice to Iowa youth. Monday-Friday: 8 AM-4:30 PM and 24-hour answering service.