Community Resources

The following are helpful resources in the Central Iowa area.
Other English Classes

Lutheran Services in Iowa

3200 University Avenue
​Des Moines, IA 50311

Utility Payment Assistance

General Assistance Program

Community & Family Division
Polk County River Place
2309 Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310​

(515) 286-3434

Low Income Home Energy Assistance

321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319

(515) 242-5655

Utility Assistance

​Directory of available services.

Family Crisis Center

Crisis & Advocacy Services

24-hour response

(515) 286-3600


(800) 443-8336
Careers and Job Assistance

Evelyn K. Davis Center

1171 Seventh Street
Des Moines, IA 50314

(515) 697-7700
Food Pantries


​1435 Mulberry Street
Des Moines, IA 50309
Note: Check website for locations of food pantries.

(515) 277-6969

Food Bank – General Services List

Listing of Polk County Iowa food banks and pantries.

Food Pantry List

​Listings of food pantries, food closets, food banks, soup kitchens, congregate meal locations, food boxes, vouchers, etc.

Housing-General Services

Anawim Housing

1171 7th Street, Suite 1
Des Moines, IA 50314

(515) 244-8308

Central Iowa Regional Housing Authority

(Serves Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion and Story Counties)

1201 Gateway Drive
Grimes, IA 50111

(515) 986-1882​​

Conmingo Early Education Center

828 Scott Avenue
Des Moines, IA

(515) 242-0225

Cross Ministries

1050 24th Street​
Des Moines, IA

(515) 979-9998

Home, Inc.

1111 9th Street, Suite 210​
Des Moines, IA

(515) 243-1277

Polk County General Assistance (General Relief)

2309 Euclid Avenue​​
Des Moines, IA

(515) 286-2088

Proteus, Inc.

1221 Center St,
Des Moines, IA
(515) 271-5303 & 1-800-372-6031
Internet Services

Everyone On

Low-cost Internet options, such as those brokered by, that can turn classrooms, public housing community centers, and community-based organizations into Internet access hot spots and provide in-home access to low-income families.​


Iowa Legal Aid

1111 9th Street, Suite 230​
Des Moines, IA

(800) 532-1275

United States Citizenship & Immigration Services

210 Walnut Street, Room 369
Federal Bldg.​
Des Moines, IA

(515) 323-2050
Low and Subsidized Rental Housing

City of Des Moines Housing Services

Housing Services Office
2309 Euclid Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50310

(515) 323-8950

Find Affordable Rentals

The largest affordable housing rental network on the web.

Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program

​Check website for contact information.

Self-Sufficiency Program (buy your own home)

​Check website for contact information.

Rent Payment Assistance

Iowa Finance Authority

​1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200
Des Moines, Iowa 50315

(800) 432-7230


1221 Center Street, Suite 16
Des Moines, IA 50309

(800) 372-6031

Des Moines Regional Transit Authority (DART)

1100 Dart Wa​​y
Des Moines, IA

(515) 283-8100