St. Joseph’s understands that many people in our community are in need of various forms of assistance. Because our own resources are limited, we have created this resource page of recommended agencies and service partners in the Des Moines area. For comprehensive services, call 211 to learn how United Way of Central Iowa can help secure basic necessities, health services, education, employment, and financial and legal assistance.
catholic charities | diocese of des moines
Resources include adoption search services, counseling, domestic violence and sexual assault victim program, emergency family shelter, food pantry, empowerment services, and refugee resettlement.
st. vincent de paul
Resources include food pantry, clothing, furniture, financial assistance, and support services for young parents.
food assistance | DMARC
Resources include multiple food pantries, mobile food pantry, and providing temporary relief in the form of emergency rent and utility assistance.
Resources include shelter, meals, and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness.
Crisis pregnancy & women’s health | Available 24/7
Resources at InnerVisions HealthCare include free testing and counseling for unplanned pregnancies and STDs, PAP testing, post-abortion support, and comprehensive referrals for women’s overall health issues.