Des Moines

Organization: Friendship Center

1526 Martin Luther King Jr Pkwy, Des Moines, IA, USA

Phone 5152441701


Nutritious snacks, bible study and homework assistance is provided every Tuesday and Wednesday during the school year. Volunteers assist in all aspects of this ministry from leading age-appropriate Bible studies, playing games and offering homework help.

Services:

  • After school program
  • Meal or snack
  • Homework assistance

Eligibility:

Hours:

Tuesdays & Wednesdays 3:00 – 4:15 pm (meal provided)

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


Services:

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website


Program: Clothing Closet

The closet has clothes for adult men and women of all sizes as well as warmer clothing and winter accessories during cold weather.

Services:

  • Clothing

Eligibility:

The clothing closet is open to anyone in the community in need of clothes.

Intake Process:

Contact Melissa Gradischnig at (515) 564-5752 or melissag@centraliowashelter.org for more information.

Hours:

Call for daily schedule

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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The weekly breakfast is a time for neighbors to enjoy a meal while building community with one another. Anyone is welcome to enjoy a free breakfast, and to pick up one sack of diapers if needed.

Services:

  • Free meal

Eligibility:

Any individual or family in need of a meal.

Hours:

Breakfast: Tuesday morning 9:00 – 10:30 am (September – May)

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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The DMACC Success Center offers ESL classes to help students increase their use of the English language. Classes are intensive and progressive. Registration is required to participate and a pre-test is given to determine the appropriate placement of the student. Students range in age anywhere from 17-70.

Services:

Citizenship Preparation – 8 week course designed to prepare students for the process of becoming a US citizen.

ESL Classes – Levels range from Pre-literacy (Basic Beginning 1) through Advanced English (Level 5). These 7 levels are progressive with pre and post testing done during each term to assess growth and achievement.

Eligibility:

Registration is held on the first two days of the semester. Open registration is available throughout the semester. Students may register at the Success Center every Thursday from 2:30-6:30 pm during each semester. An ESL consultant will sit down with each student and recommend the proper placement of the student in an ESL level based on an assessment given at that time.

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

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Program: Food Pantry

A Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) food pantry. Individuals and families may receive an emergency food box once every month from any DMARC food pantry site.

Services:

Eligibility:

Individuals or families in need of emergency food assistance.

Intake Process:

Intake requires:

  • A photo ID for the head of household
  • Proof of address
  • ID for each household member

Hours:

Wednesday 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Payment:

No Cost to Participant

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Appointment Needed: No

Website: View Website