Address:217 5th StWest Des Moines, IA 50265Map & Directions
Services: WEST DES MOINES SENIOR CENTER provides a congregate meal site for seniors age 60 and over Meals served from 11:30am to 12 pm Recreational, wellness and educational programs available as well as health improvement programs Additional activities are: ceramics, crafts, tournaments, and special interest classes such as exercise, History, Bingo and Friday Parties. Varied health services (podiatry, dental, physicals, blood pressure checks, and well elderly)
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
Address:139 6th StWest Des Moines, IA 50265Map & Directions
Services: 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. West Des Moines only.
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 for one month during the winter months, November- April (serves all Western Suburbs).
GAS/ELECTRIC emergency utility assistance to families experiencing financial hardship (West Des Moines only).
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.
AIR CONDITIONERS and FANS.
FOOD PANTRY serves the Western suburbs of Polk County (except Urbandale & Windsor Heights, which can go to Urbandale food pantry) 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).
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 afer 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, personal items, 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.
Hours: Office Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm, Program Outreach: Mon, Tue, Thu 8 am-3 pm and Wed 8 am-12 noon
Address:7611 Douglas Ave #34-35Urbandale, IA 50322Map & Directions
Services: URBANDALE FOOD PANTRY is a non-profit DMARC food pantry which offers food and personal items to residents of Urbandale and Windsor Heights.
FREE HEALTH SCREENINGS in collaboration with Polk County Health Department; types of screenings will change each month - blood sugar, blood pressure, bone density, HIV and sexually transmitted, and many more. Available to residents of Urbandale, Windsor Heights, Clive, Johnston, and Grimes.
DONATIONS are welcome; including cash, personal grooming items and food Food can also be dropped in red barrels located in Urbandale grocery stores or at DMARC (3816 36th Street, Suite 202 Des Moines IA).
Hours: Mon 10 am-2 pm & 5:30 pm-7:30 pm, Wed & Thu 10 am-2pm
Address:202 N Taylor StMount Ayr, IA 50854Map & Directions
Services: RINGGOLD COUNTY NEIGHBORHOOD CENTER provides the following programs through Matura Action Corporation:
HEAD START/CHILD DEVELOPMENT: provides child development activities and learning experiences Assists parents and guardians in building a better life for their children.
WIC Program: nutritional educational program that offers food packages for children 0-5 years of age and women who are pregnant, breast-feeding, or who just had a baby.
MATERNAL HEALTH Program: provides services for pregnant women which include health education, nutrition, counseling, and support to encourage a healthy pregnancy.
CHILD HEALTH Program: provides preventative health care for infants and children Assistance is available for children with no health insurance.
HAWK-I: outreach for no cost, or low cost, health care coverage.
LIHEAP: energy assistance for low income households - helps pay part of fuel bills through the winter months.
HOLIDAY ASSISTANCE available, call for information.
FAMILY DEVELOPMENT SELF-SUFFICIENCY PROGRAM.
SENIOR LIVING CHORE SERVICE PROGRAM.
EMERGENCY FOOD and SHELTER PROGRAM.
FAMILY REWARDS PROGRAM.
WORKFORCE INVESTMENT ACT.
Hours: Mon-Fri 8 am-4:30 pm
Address:12001 Ridgemont DrUrbandale, IA 50323Map & Directions
Services: CLOTHING CLOSET AND FOOD PANTRY provide free food and clothing to individuals in need Food boxes in a limited supply of canned and boxed goods Available to the public only three times a year, with an ID.
GRIEF SHARE provides a support group for anyone dealing with a loss Meets at First Federated Church.
DIVORCE CARE is also offered for those struggling with separation and divorce
MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) offers a monthly meeting for mothers of preschoolers to share concerns, explore creativity, receive instructions and build relationships.
Hours: Clothing: Wed 12:30 pm-2 pm; Food Pantry: Tue 9 am-11am; Other services are Irregular - call for details
Address:5870 Merle Hay Rd DJohnston, IA 50131Map & Directions
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
Address:1155 SE Boone DrWaukee, IA 50263Map & Directions
Services: Waukee Area Christian Services Accepts Donated Items For The Food Pantry. We Accept Personal Care And Hygiene Items, Household Cleaning Supplies, Diapers, Wet Wipes, Formula And Infant Or Toddler Foods. We Also Accept Meats, Dairy, Eggs And Cheese And Other Refrigerator Or Freezer Items.
Hours: FOOD PANTRY: Mon 4 pm-6 pm, Thu 9 am-11 am, 1st and 2nd Sat 9 am-11 am. DONATIONS can be dropped off during weekday pantry hours.
Eligibility: Open to anyone
Documents To Bring: Call for details
Address:801 W 1st St AGrimes, IA 50111Map & Directions
Services: FOOD PANTRY visitors can pick up dry goods as well as vouchers for perishable goods (residents of Grimes only) Food and monetary donations are welcome.
Hours: By appointment on Tue and Thu 9:30 am-2:30 pm
Address:1420 Mulberry StDes Moines, IA 50309Map & Directions
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
Address:2300 Euclid Ave DDes Moines, IA 50310Map & Directions
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).