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Alpha Women's Center Ankeny

Address:
114 SW State St
Ankeny, IA 50023

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away )

Telephone:
(515) 965-7885

Website:
http://www.awcdesmoines.org

Services:
ALPHA WOMEN'S CENTER is a Baptist pro life organization dedicated to providing material, emotional, and spiritual assistance to those with needs related to pregnancy, sexuality, parenting issues and post-abortion stress Services:

FREE PREGNANCY TESTS

PARENTING EDUCATION: Classes, videos and books on prenatal and parenting skills, first aid, nutrition, safety, etc. Some classes available in Spanish.

BABY CLOSET: clothing (for ages 0-2 years), diapers, wipes, formula, and linens To receive free items must attend classes in parenting, prenatal, Bible study, WIC or doctor appointments Emergency help also available.

MATERNITY CLOTHES

POST ABORTION SUPPORT and ADOPTION OPTION SUPPORT

BURP BUCK PROGRAM

FRIENDSHIP AND SUPPORT

BIBLE STUDIES

Hours:
Ankeny: Mon and Wed 9 am-5 pm

We are digging our graves with our teeth.

-- Thomas Moffett

IMPACT Community Action Partnership

Address:
2701 SE Convenience Blvd #2
Ankeny, IA 50023

Map & Directions

(1 Mile Away )

Telephone:
(515) 965-0433

Website:
http://www.impactcap.org

Services:
Dmarc Choice Pantry Provides Non-perishable Food Items And Donated Fresh Produce, When Available Once Every 30 Days. Bread Available Daily And Emergency Food Options Also Available.

Hours:
Mon, Wed, Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm, Closed on Holidays

Eligibility:
Open to anyone

Documents To Bring:
ID for all household members

Partnership Place

Address:
5870 Merle Hay Rd D
Johnston, IA 50131

Map & Directions

(7 Miles Away - Go to: Johnston, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(515) 868-1357

Website:
http://www.johnstonpartnership.org

Services:
CLOTHING CLOSET serves Johnston and the Johnston School District.

FOOD PANTRY is offered once per month to eligible families and community members in Johnston and the Johnston School District. Includes personal grooming items. SNAP (food stamps) assistance sign-up is also available on-site.

JUMP is a school-based community mentoring program which matches Johnston students in grades 5-12 with an adult mentor Chris Wilson, 515-986-2007.

DONATIONS of gently used clothing, food and any personal hygiene items are accepted.

Hours:
Clothing Closet and Food Pantry: Tue & Sat 10 am-2 pm; Other services By appointment

The more tranquil a man becomes, the greater is his success, his influence, his power for good. Calmness of mind is one of the beautiful jewels of wisdom.

-- James Allen

Caring Hands Outreach Center

Address:
201 9th St NE
Altoona, IA 50009

Map & Directions

(9 Miles Away - Go to: Altoona, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(515) 967-4533

Website:
http://www.caringhandsoutreachcenter.com

Services:
Caring Hands Outreach Center Provides A Clothes Hanger That Offers Gently Used Clothing For Infants, Children, And Adults And Small Household Goods. Also Provides A Food Pantry For Those In Need Of Food.

Hours:
Pantry hours Mon and Wed 3 pm-6 pm, 1st and 3rd Sat 9 am-11 am

Eligibility:
Residents of the Southeast Polk district, Bondurant district, Pleasant Hill and homeless families are immediately eligible, no income guidelines

Documents To Bring:
Photo ID for adult and current piece of mail or referral from school

Central Iowa Shelter & Services

Address:
1420 Mulberry St
Des Moines, IA 50309

Map & Directions

(9 Miles Away - Go to: Des Moines, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(515) 284-5719

Website:
http://www.centraliowashelter.org

Services:
Dmarc Downtown Food Pantry Provides Food To Central Des Moines Resident, The Food Pantry Can Only Be Utilized Once Very 30 Days, The Amount And Item List Is Determined By An Iowa State Nutritionist For 5 Days Worth Of Meals.

Hours:
Mon 11 am-1:30 pm, Tue 12 pm-1:30 pm and 2:30 pm-5 pm, Wed 11 am-1:30 pm and 2:30 pm-5:30 pm, Thu 9 am-1:30 pm and 2:30 pm-7 pm, Fri 9 am-12 noon and 1 pm-4 pm, Sat 12 pm-3 pm

Eligibility:
Open to anyone who is not staying in the CISS Emergency Shelter

Documents To Bring:
ID for all family members

You can tell whether a man is clever by his answers. You can tell whether a man is wise by his questions.

-- Naguib Mahfouz

WIC

Address:
2300 Euclid Ave D
Des Moines, IA 50310

Map & Directions

(9 Miles Away - Go to: Des Moines, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(515) 282-5800

Website:
http://www.idph.state.ia.us/wic/Default.aspx

Services:
WIC (Women Infants, & Children) is a supplemental nutrition program for babies, children under the age of 5, pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and women who have had a baby in the last 6 months. Provides healthy foods, nutrition education, and referrals to other health care agencies.

WIC LOCATIONS in Iowa : http://www.idph.state.ia.us/webmap/default.asp?map=wic_agencies

FARMER'S MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM provides coupons which can be redeemed at participating farmers markets for fresh fruits and vegetables (June 1-Oct. 31).

Hours:
Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm

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Salvation Army Family Services

Address:
1326-1330 6th Ave
Des Moines, IA 50314

Map & Directions

(9 Miles Away - Go to: Des Moines, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(515) 282-3422

Website:
http://www.salvationarmy-desmoines.org

Services:
SALVATION ARMY FAMILY SERVICES provides:

COMPASSION IN ACTION SOCIAL SERVICES PROGRAM helps those who need assistance with rent and utilities. Administers emergency financial aid programs for the Des Moines Area Religious Council. Funds are intended for dire need situations and when no other community resource is available to meet the need Funds available for the first 15 people daily based on funds. By Appointment only: must call on Mondays between 8:15am-10am to make an appointment and speak to someone in person.

FOOD PANTRY (only) is based on a set geographical area in the city of Des Moines

CRIBS AND CARSEATS for children/babies are available via referrals from a referral agency (such as Visiting Nurse Services, Health Inc., etc.) only Families cannot come in and receive assistance for cribs and car seats without a referral.

DIAPERS and FORMULA for babies are based on donations received and DMARC 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

MEALS: HOMELESS MOBILE CANTEEN serves breakfast starting at 5am on Tuesday and Friday mornings at the following locations: Churches United, YMCA, the neighborhood area of 6th Ave. and Forest Ave. and Laurel Village (on Tuesdays and Fridays only).

HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE includes Toys for Tots, food for the family for Christmas. Call for more information. Sign-up days Nov. 5-9.

DONATIONS are accepted (monetary, clothing, furniture, household, baby & personal items).

Hours:
Financial Assistance By Appointment only (call on Mon 8:15 am-10 am to make an appointment); Food Pantry Mon-Fri 9 am-11:30 am and 1 pm-3:30 pm

Watch out for emergencies. They are your big chance.

-- Fritz Reiner

Salvation Army Food Pantry and Church

Address:
1216 E 25th Ct
Des Moines, IA 50317

Map & Directions

(9 Miles Away - Go to: Des Moines, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(515) 266-3156

Website:
http://www.usc.salvationarmy.org

Services:
SALVATION ARMY CITADEL Family Services offers a food pantry for residents living in 50317 and 50327 zip codes only Bring picture ID, ID for all household members, and piece of current mail to verify address.

Hours:
Office Mon-Fri 8 am-5 pm; Food Pantry: Mon, Wed, Thu and Fri 10 am-2:50 pm, Tue 1 pm-2:50 pm (Closed for Lunch noon- 1pm)

Polk County Senior Center

Address:
2100 SE 5th St
Des Moines, IA 50315

Map & Directions

(9 Miles Away - Go to: Des Moines, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(515) 288-3734

Website:
https://www.polkcountyiowa.gov/cfys/services/senior-center-locations-and-activity-calendars/

Services:
BROOKS PIONEER COLUMBUS SENIOR CENTER is a congregate meal site for seniors age 60 and over Meals served from 11:30am to 11:45am Recreational and educational activities as well as health improvement programs are available.

FARMER'S MARKET NUTRITION PROGRAM provides coupons which can be redeemed at participating farmers markets for fresh fruits and vegetables (June 1-Oct. 31) Applications are available at local Senior Center or the Area Agency on Aging.

Hours:
Mon-Fri 9 am-1 pm, Lunch served at 11:30am

It is necessary; therefore, it is possible.

-- G A Borghese

Pet Project

Address:
4928 Franklin Ave
Des Moines, IA 50310

Map & Directions

(9 Miles Away - Go to: Des Moines, IA Financial Assistance)

Telephone:
(515) 727-4738

Website:
http://www.thepetprojectmidwest.org

Services:
PET PROJECT MIDWEST programs:

PET PANTRY provides pet food and other pet supplies to people experiencing financial difficulties. Also partner with the Des Moines Area Religious Council food pantries to provide local food pantries with pet food.

PET ALERT uses the power of the Internet to reunite lost pets with their owners. This unique service is an emergency alert system for pets that uses social media to quickly broadcast information about missing or found pets to people in the area (Facebook and Twitter).

ONLINE APPLICATION is available

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES in a variety of areas.

Hours:
By appointment only

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