YMCA SUPPORTIVE HOUSING CAMPUS - YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES

YMCA SUPPORTIVE HOUSING CAMPUS

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YMCA Supportive Housing Campus

2 SW 9th St.
Des Moines, IA 50309
515-288-2424
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Hours

Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

 

A place to call home for 140 men and women

The YMCA Supportive Housing Campus is a community solution to help eliminate homelessness by providing hope, dignity, and support in the form of permanent supportive housing.

This Housing First Model helps people who are homeless (or at-risk of homelessness) move into stable and secure permanent housing supplemented by supportive services. Case management, transportation assistance, food/clothing/hygiene pantries, rental assistance and other services help people meet their basic needs and reach their life goals.

The campus provides a place to call home for 140 men and women. The constant wait list demonstrates the need for affordable housing in the community.

The Y began to provide housing in Des Moines in 1960 as an extended-stay hotel for men. As standards changed, the Y became a weekly rental motel and then an emergency shelter. In the 1990s, funding was granted to create a transitional housing program for homeless adult men. Finally, after much planning, the YMCA of Greater Des Moines opened the YMCA Supportive Housing Campus on June 27, 2011.

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