Our Mission

Central Iowa Shelter & Services’ Mission is to provide low-barrier shelter, meals and support services at no cost to adults experiencing homelessness and to facilitate their move toward self-sufficiency. 

Our Impact This Year

  • Bed Stays This Fiscal Year

    56,276

  • Volunteer Hours

    4,899

  • Lbs harvested from Mulberry Farms & Food in 2016

    3,056

  • People Housed in 2016

    165

News & Events

Central Iowa Shelter & Services is proud to be part of the team that helped veterans homelessness reach "Functional Zero" in Des Moines.

While every individual is unique and has their own preferences, there are some general guidelines to follow when interacting comfortably and respectfully with people with disabilities.

This Memorial Day, we remember and honor the men and women who have served our country’s armed forces—specifically those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.

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