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Future Campus for Women and Children

Empowering Women. Uplifting the Commmunity.

Hope Ministries is creating a new campus for women and children in need at 3800 E. Douglas in Des Moines. This new center will be a safe refuge for hurting single women and moms with children, meeting their immediate needs while empowering and equipping them for lasting life change. The campus will include 50 short-term beds and 50 long-term life recovery beds.

We purchased six acres of land at 3800 E. Douglas, which includes the former Douglas Elementary School, in 2020. It’s a wonderful location with easy access to public transit. Our $12-million project will include renovation of a portion of the school building plus new construction. We hope to begin construction in 2022.

This new campus will allow us to serve three times as many women and children in need as we can today! Our current campus can serve around 35 individuals total…our new campus will have 100 beds. In addition to providing a safe haven, three meals a day and other essential needs, our campus will also offer job readiness training, substance abuse and trauma-informed counseling, practical life skills classes, educational opportunities, and so much more.

In addition to allowing us to serve more struggling women and children more effectively, our new campus will also:

Expand Community Capacity

This project will expand Central Iowa’s capacity to provide immediate residential services to homeless women and children. There are currently far more struggling women and kids in our area than beds available.

Allow Same-Day Check-In

We’re not able to provide same-day check-in at our current Hope Center campus. We’re excited to change that when we move into our new space, allowing single women and moms with kids to check in at their most critical time of need.

Provide Space & Flexibility

The new campus will create spaces and flexibility for additional programming for women and children including classrooms, auditorium, fitness area, art therapy and outdoor gardening/recreation spaces.

To learn more, please contact:

Kathy Coady, Director of Development
kcoady@hopeiowa.org
(515) 265-7272

YOU can give hope!

YOU can give hope!

YOU can give hope!

By partnering with us, you'll help offer men, women and children the
solutions that give hope and change lives through God's love.

By partnering with us, you'll help offer men, women
and children the solutions that give hope
and change lives through God's love.

By partnering with us, you'll help offer men, women
and children the solutions that give hope
and change lives through God's love.

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