Agency: Voices of Hope
24 hour crisis line staffed by staff and trained volunteers who provide immediate access to crisis counseling and information and referral services to victims and secondary others of domestic abuse and sexual assault.
Protection order application assistance and criminal justice legal advocacy.
Domestic violence and sexual trau...
Agency: Beacon of Life
Beacon of Life is a women's transitional living program with rehabilitation services. Minimum stay of 4 months with a maximum stay of two years. Upon arrival, each woman meets with a case manager to discuss personal goals and a strategy for achieving those goals. We address her physical, emotional, spiritual, financial and social needs, as well as ...
Agency: Refugee Empowerment Center
Assists all refugees; provides programs for ESL, transportation, cultural orientation, and employment. Helps refugees learn to live and work in the United States.
English as a Second Language.
Employment skills class.
Interpreters available to go with refugees to medical appointments or hospitals.
Agency: Trevor Helpline, The
Crisis and suicide prevention helpline for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth; the service is free and confidential.
Trevorspace.org is a free online social networking site for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youth, ages 13-24.
Trevor Support is a non-time sensitive, question ...
Support and education for parents, families, and friends of LGBTQ people, LGBTQ people and the general public. Meetings are held the second Thursday of the month 6:45 pm-9 pm at Countryside Community Church, 8787 Pacific Street, Memorial Hall and the fourth Thursday of the month 6:30pm-9pm at OneWorld Community Health Centers (North Tower), 4910 S...
Agency: PFLAG Lincoln
Open support and discussion groups for adults, teens, families and friends, including gay, lesbians, bisexual, transgender and straight spouses. Program topics vary each month and are followed by support group.
Education opportunities, including monthly programs.
Advocates support for full human and civil rights for LGBT peopl...
Agency: Quad Citians Affirming Diversity
Safe environment for teens of all sexual orientations and gender identities. Provides peer support, information, and guidance to enable all teens to make life-affirming decisions. An underlying aim is to reduce the incidence of high-risk behaviors (suicide, unprotected sex, running away, drug and alcohol abuse, etc.) among gay, lesbian, bisexual,...
SOULJOURNERS, SHARING THE MASCULINE JOURNEY: A weekly men's group meeting to address the subtle and not so subtle challenges facing men. Topics include male and female communication styles, fathers and sons, the changing face of manhood, and masculine spirituality. Group meets on Wednesday 6:30am-8am at St. John's Lutheran Church, 601 Keo Way, De...
Agency: Iowa National Guard
IOWA NATIONAL GUARD Warrior and Family Services include:
FAMILY ASSISTANCE SPECIALIST helps military members and their families connect to appropriate assistance programs and provide resources and referrals. Services are available statewide.
FAMILY READINESS GROUP - consist of service members, family members and volunteers and...
Agency: Military OneSource
MILITARY ONE SOURCE is a free service provided by the Department of Defense for active-duty, Guard, and Reserve service members and their families. Help with education, relocation, parenting, stress, and much more is available by phone or online. Referrals to available resources are provided, including: free counseling programs, and family support ...
Provides support to ex-offenders as they work toward re-entry into family and community life. Mentors meet with offenders in prison or jail. The program helps ex-offenders establish positive relationships, experience healthy social activities, and connect with community resources that can aid in finding work, affordable housing, and meeting basic ...
Advocacy and therapeutic support to assist individuals exiting prostitution and escaping human trafficking and sexual exploitation.
Case management and therapy for individuals.
Collaborates with local shelters and treatment programs for groups and individual treatment offered through correctional institutions.
6/22/2020 - COVID-19 Changes:
As we continue to work together to keep our patients, families and healthcare providers safe and healthy, the following new visitor restriction policies have been put in place by all metro health systems.
Effective Monday, June 22, 2020, the following visitors are all...
VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS (VFW) provides information and support to Veterans.
POST 9127 Beaverdale - 4029 Urbandale Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310; 515-255-9804.
POST 9668 Urbandale/Johnston - 3601 Beaver Ave., Des Moines, IA 50310; 515-255-2139.
POST 8879 - 221 9th Street, West Des Moines, IA 50265; 515-277-...