Central Iowa Shelter & Services
1420 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA - 1420
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.