Community Resources

A

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.

B

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.

C

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.

D

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.

E

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.

F

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.

G

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.

H

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.

I

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.

L

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.

M

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

N

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.

P

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.

S

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.

T

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.

U

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.

211
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.

V

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.

Y

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.