Des Moines


1111 University Ave, Des Moines, IA 50314




[email protected]

Building Hours

8am–5pm M-Th, 8am–4pm F
Please contact programs directly to inquire about service hours.
Behavioral Health

Mental Health Therapy

Connect with a licensed therapist to start your journey to healing.

domestic violence outreach

Safe Emergency Shelter

Supportive environment for survivors and their families to heal and feel safe.

Youth Homelessness

Youth Homelessness Crisis support and resources for parents and caregivers.

Outreach Services

Helping victims of domestic violence rebuild their lives.

budgeting services

Protective Payee Services

Formerly known as Financial Management Service (FMS)

human services

Parent Partner Program

Parents empowering parents to strengthen families for the safety, permanency, and well being for children.


Providing adoption services, including home studies and post-placement/post-adoption support.


We provide education and support to assist families with creating a safe home.

Family Centered Services

Focused on preserving families and preventing placement of children outside of their own homes.

WIOA Title I Services

Adult & Dislocated Workers Program – Connect 2 Careers

Get back on your feet with career exploration and job resources.

Youth & Young Adult Program – Connect 2 Careers

Pursue graduation, post-secondary education, and job success.

Support for Careers (S4C)

Supported Employment for Individuals with Disabilities

Receive support to help you succeed at work.

Employment Network – Ticket to Work

Learn how to navigate working while receiving SSI/SSDI benefits.

OUR team

When You're Going Through Hard Times, We're Here to Help

You deserve to live a happy, healthy life. Our empathetic and experienced team is here with a listening ear and tools to help you flourish.

Catrina Bargstadt, LMSW
Licensed Clinician
Kristen Eekhoff, LISW
Licensed Clinician
Lillian Olvera Gomez, LMSW
Licensed Clinician


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