Central Iowa Shelter & Services - Des Moines, IA
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Description: Our Mission
Central Iowa Shelter & Service's mission is to provide free shelter and meals to homeless adults regardless of physical or emotional conditions, and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency.
One hundred two emergency shelter beds are available for homeless men and women from 4 pm - 8 am daily, with an additional 14 beds allocated as longer-term transitional housing for homeless veterans. Guests are provided evening and breakfast meals; access to shower and laundry facilities, a weekly medical clinic, and group counseling; as well as individualized case management, life skills instruction, and referrals to other community services/benefits, where appropriate. These services are provided at a cost of approximately $13/guest/day, with no fees charged to guests.
Volunteers Requests by Central Iowa Shelter & Services: Yes. Please contact us for more information.
Donation Requests by Central Iowa Shelter & Services: Cash Donations, Aspirin, Antacid, Tylenol, Band-aids, Cough Drops, Cold/Flu Medications (no alcohol), Travel-size Shampoo and Soap, Hats, Gloves, Mittens, Scarves,Socks, Underwear (in various sizes), Toothpaste, Razors, Combs, Personal-size Deodorant, Feminine Hygiene Products (no plastic applicators), Bus Tokens, Laundry Detergent and Bleach, Coffee, Commercial Mop Buckets/Cotton Mops and Mop Handles
User Questions & Answers
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