Bethel Mission Men's Shelter
A PLACE TO HEAL, TO HOPE AND TO CHANGE
Hope Ministries’ Bethel Mission men’s emergency shelter has been serving Des Moines’ inner city since 1915. Located at 1310 6th Avenue in the heart of the city, Bethel Mission provides a total of 110 emergency shelter beds. Our Hope Café community dining hall is also connected to this ministry center and serves free meals three times a day—not only to the men living at Bethel Mission, but to anyone from the community who comes to us for a meal.
Emergency shelter guests receive a clean and safe place to stay, hot and nutritious meals, Bible studies, case management and Christian counseling. We believe the most important step to recovery is a foundation of faith in, and a daily walk with, Jesus Christ.
Shelter guests receive 60 free days every calendar year. Once those 60 days are used up, there is a $5/day fee unless guests choose to enter our life-recovery program. In that case, the rest of their stay with us is free.
For men who wish to make lasting changes in their lives, we offer a year-long life-recovery program called Journey of Hope. This program is free. The first phase of this program takes place at our Bethel Mission facility—this is a time of structured transition and evaluation. Guests who choose to enter the first phase of our recovery program move to a separate dorm at our Bethel Mission facility. After completing the first phase, men transition to our Door of Faith recovery center.
Learn more about our long-term life-recovery program for men here.