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West Des Moines Human Services

139 6th St
West Des Moines, IA 50265

(47 Miles Away)
Map & Directions

(515) 222-3660


WEST DES MOINES HUMAN SERVICES CENTER provides information, outreach and referral services. Services include:

HOMELESS PREVENTION - partial rent or mortgage payment, partial rent deposit, or partial temporary housing assistance and partial emergency utilities assistance.

SHOWER is available to assist homeless individuals Call 222-3660 for hours and availability.

TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM for eligible homeless families - must call to check for availability.

TRANSPORTATION for elderly or persons with disabilities. Must be WDM resident. Contact Carmen Murille, 222-3661.

HANDYMAN SERVICE available to seniors and disabled (see separate listing) 515-222-3661.

LIHEAP energy assistance or heating bill assistance is available.

GAS/ELECTRIC emergency utility assistance to families experiencing financial hardship.

H20 PLUS program assists with West Des Moines water or municipal services bill.

EICP (Energy Crisis Intervention Payments program) offers furnace repair/replacement assistance

WEATHERIZATION program offers plastic for windows, strips of wood and nails to put plastic in place - qualifying household.


FOOD PANTRY serves Clive and West Des Moines Bring photo ID, currently utility bill, proof of income, SS cards for household members.

SHARE is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides up to 50% savings on food packages once a month. The standared food package varies monthly, and always contains packages fresh fruit, vegetables and meat. Participant receives groceries of a retail value of $44.00 for $22.00 Accept cash or food stamps; no income eligibility. Contact: Shawn, 327-8662 or Richard, 279-5783, or Share Iowa 800-344-1107.

GARDEN PROGRAM apply in April for limited value garden voucher.

PERSONAL PANTRY includes soap, shampoo, feminine care products, toilet tissue, deodorant, diapers, and toothpaste (based on donations/availability). Bring photo ID, currently utility bill, proof of income, SS cards for household members.

CLOTHING CLOSET offers clothing and household items for low income clients; Mon, Tue and Thu 8 am-3 pm, Wed and Fri 8 am-12 noon.

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE available during the Thanksgiving and Christmas season (food baskets, toys and meals served at community center). Serves all Western suburbs (Clive, Windsor Heights, Urbandale and West Des Moines).

OTT-MTA Bus Pass Program.

RECREATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS for low-income children: camps, music/dance lessons, sport activities; children's free summer lunch program; holiday assistance and programs; as well as other human service related programs.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES for low-income children in the West Des Moines School District. Call after June 15th to schedule an appointment.

IOWA SENIOR OLYMPICS (50yrs and older) volunteer opportunities. Call 222-3660 for more information.

NOTARY PUBLIC services available by appointment. Call 222-3660 for more information.

DONATIONS ACCEPTED clothing, household items, and small appliances; Drop off Mon-Fri 8am-4pm.

BUDGET assistance and information (how to set one up).

TAX PREPARATION during the tax season to qualifying individuals; by appointment. Call 222-3660.

Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm, Program Outreach: Mon, Tue, Thu 8 am-3 pm and Wed 8 am-12 noon

You may have tangible wealth untold, Caskets of jewels and coffers of gold. Richer than I you could never be; I know someone who told stories to me.

-- Cynthia Pearl Maus