Social Services

“We’re here to help those in need”

 

 

 

food

 

Food Pantry

If you are need of food, we operate a food pantry during our daily business hours Monday through Friday through a partnership with Hunger Free Polk County and the Board of Supervisors. Walk-ins are permitted but appointments are encouraged by calling 282-8327.

  • Address: 1426 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50314
  • Tues & Thurs evenings: 5:00pm – 7:00pm
  • Sat: 11:00am – 2:00pm

  • Address: 520 Army Post Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50315
  • Mon, Wed, Fri: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tues & Sat: 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Thurs: Appointment Only

 

 

clothes

 

Clothing

We provide free clothing to those in need. Our clothes closet operates on Monday through Friday and is open to anyone who needs clothes for themselves or their family. This service allows for them to attain dignity and self-esteem when applying and re-entering the workforce. Children need clothes particularly when the new school year starts and in the winter when the snow flies and temperatures drop.

  • Address: 1426 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50314
  • Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 3:30pm

  • Address: 520 Army Post Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50315
  • Mon, Wed, Fri: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tues & Sat: 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Thurs: Appointment Only

 

 

funiture

 

Furniture

Furniture is available free of charge to those in need who are in transition, have had to dispose of their furniture due to an infestation of bed bugs, or have had a fire or other crisis.

  • Address: 1426 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50314
  • Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 3:30pm

  • Address: 520 Army Post Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50315
  • Mon, Wed, Fri: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tues & Sat: 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Thurs: Appointment Only
 

 

 

finance
  • Address: 1426 6th Avenue, Des Moines, Iowa 50314
  • Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 3:30pm

 

Financial Assistance

For those who have fallen behind on their utility bills or rent under $700, we can help. All assistance is based on a social service interview, need, and availability of funding.

Individuals seeking financial assistance will be provided with an opportunity to participate in a job-ready assessment and enroll in a developmental training program offered FREE of charge at the our Tom Varilek Education Center.

 


Young Parents Initiative

  • Address: 520 Army Post Road, Des Moines, Iowa 50315
  • Mon, Wed, Fri: 11:00am – 6:00pm
  • Tues & Sat: 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Thurs: Appointment Only