Below is a quick overview of Hope Ministries' Christ-centered programs and services, along with contact information. In general, our services fall into four categories: food, shelter, clothing and life recovery support. More information about our recovery programs can also be found here.

For general questions about Hope Ministries and our available programs and services, please call (515) 265-7272.

Bethel Mission - (515) 244-5445

Emergency shelter for men
1310 6th Avenue in Des Moines

Door of Faith - (515) 974-0545

Long-term life recovery center for men
6701 SW 9th Avenue in Des Moines

Hope Center for Women and Children - (515) 264-0144

Short-term shelter and long-term life recovery for women and children
3333 E. University in Des Moines

Hope Cafe - (515) 244-5445

Community dining hall providing three free meals every day
Connected to our Bethel Mission facility at 1310 6th Avenue in Des Moines. 
Our meals are provided to anyone regardless of race, creed, religion or personal situation. Our community meals times are as follows:

Monday through Saturday

Breakfast: 7 a.m.

Lunch: 12 p.m.

Dinner: 5 p.m.


Breakfast: 8 a.m.

Lunch: 1:30 p.m.

Dinner: 5 p.m.


ENCORE Thrift Store - Merle Hay - (515) 262-0876

Thrift store providing low-cost, good-quality clothing, furniture, household items, shoes and more.
4640 Merle Hay Road in Urbandale

ENCORE Thrift Store - Army Post - (515) 777-7394

Thrift store providing low-cost, good-quality clothing, furniture, household items, shoes and more.
500 E. Army Post Road in Des Moines

King's Closet - (515) 262-0876

FREE clothing program--vouchers are available from several local agencies and churches. 

Services for veterans 

In addition to the shelter and meals we provide for veterans, our case managers also assist veterans in accessing other available services.

Medical services 

Hope Ministries partners closely with Primary Health Care. We also have specialized volunteers who provide medical evaluations for residents at our Door of Faith.

Hope Prison Outreach

Helping former inmates transition and assimilate back into society.

If you are seeking help that does not seem to fit into the above areas, you may want to try calling 2-1-1. The Iowa 2-1-1 First Call for Help call center provides free, confidential information about health and human services. 

Verse of the Month

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose."

-Romans 8:28




Hope Ministries
PO Box 862, Des Moines, IA 50304
Phone:  515.265.7272 | Fax: 515.262.0471