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.
YMCA OF GREATER DES MOINES 501 Grand Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50309