West Des Moines Human Services

The mission of West Des Moines Human Services is to provide opportunities for community residents to achieve healthy, stable and productive lives.

West Des Moines Human Services has been assisting low-income, older seniors and disabled residents since 1979. They currently provide assistance to more than 1,600 households in West Des Moines and surrounding western suburbs.

  • Food & Personal Care Pantry
    • Dog & cat food sometimes available
    • DMARC Pantry & Anytime food
  • Clothing Closet
  • Medical Clinic
  • Energy Assistance & Weatherization
  • Holiday Assistance
  • School Supplies
  • Winter Coats
  • Youth Rec Assistance & Pool Passes
  • Birthday Heroes
  • Homeless Prevention & Assistance
    • Rent/Mortgage
    • Utility Disconnections


Eligibility varies by program. Residency and income requirements apply. Clothing closet available for income-eligible residents of West Des Moines, Clive, Urbandale, and Windsor Heights. DMARC Food pantry & Valley Junction Free Medical Clinic open to anyone regardless of residency boundaries.

Intake Process:

Bring the following information to apply:

  • Proof of address (current piece of date-stamped mail or a lease)
  • Proof of gross income for past 30 days
  • Photo id for head of household
  • Identification for all household members (e.g., photo id, health insurance card, school id, or other valid form of identification)

Individuals may also register online by completing an intake form on the website.


Food & Personal Care Pantry Hours: Monday & Thursday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm; Tuesday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm & 4:30 – 6:30 pm; Wednesday & Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 noon; 1st Saturday of the month 9:00 – 11:30 am

Clothing Closet Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 12:00 noon; Tuesday 4:30 – 6:00 pm; 1st Saturday of the month 9:00 – 11:30 am

Mailing Address:

Handicap Accessible: Yes

Website: View Website