Agencies with housing and shelter programs
Addressing the roots and impact of domestic and sexual violence through services that enhance safety, empowering survivors, and promoting understanding and social justice within our community.
SHELTER PROGRAM Our shelter is designed to alleviate the immediate housing needs associated with fleeing domestic violence, sexual assault, or other forms of violence. Shelter residents are offered assistance in seeking immediate and long-term safety, processing the abuse, and case management centered around finding the next best stable housing option.
RAPID REHOUSING PROGRAM helps homeless individuals get into housing as immediately as possible with financial support, help with the application process, support in identifying community resources, and care coordination. The most vulnerable victims, such as youth and families, are targeted for this intensive service.
TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM is a 6-24 month program that allows participating individuals to create a stable economic foundation and enables clients to secure permanent housing upon exit from the program. Transitional housing is available to all domestic violence and sexual assault survivors.
Housing/Sheltering Crisis Line: 515-292-0543 or Toll Free 855-696-2980
806 7th St Suite s1
Boone, IA 50036
EMERGENCY RESIDENCE PROJECT
The Emergency Residence Project provides shelter and support to those experiencing homelessness while striving to prevent individuals from becoming homeless.
225 S Kellogg Ave
Ames, IA 50010
Contact: Carrie Moser
HEART OF IOWA HABITAT FOR HUMANITY
Habitat for Humanity is a Christian housing ministry offering low-income families the opportunity to build and purchase a healthy, safe and affordable home. Habitat partner families work alongside local volunteers and, when complete, benefit from a zero-interest mortgage with low monthly payments currently in the range of $550. In 2019, Helping Hands home repair projects will be offered for existing low-income homeowners. Visit or call Heart of Iowa Habitat for Humanity to learn more about our programs today.
720 Story Street
Boone, IA 50036
Contact: Lindsay Lynch
IMPACT Community Action Partnership
IMPACT is a local organization that has been serving Boone County low-income residents since 1964. Though the name has changed from Red Rock Area Community Action Programs through the merger with local sister agency Des Moines Community Action Agency, we still provide the same excellent programs that help provide much needed basic services for our community. Our mission has and continues to be: working towards eliminating poverty, through empowering vulnerable populations building collaborations, and advocating for social change.
Rent/Utility Assistance: Depending on the availability of funds and a client’s particular circumstance, IMPACT may be able to assist with a disconnect notice, to reconnect utility services, past due rent or rental deposits.
Contact: Jessica Luckey
Provides financial assistance for evictions and utility shut offs, food pantry, payee program, and emergency disaster services. Referrals to other agencies and services, along with pastoral care for the community.
Corps Office & Food Pantry Address:
509 Benton St
Boone, IA 50036
Contact: Sharon Karpin
Youth Standing Strong - YSS
Rosedale Center: The first shelter for runaway youth in Iowa, Rosedale Shelter and its staff offer youth in crisis a safe, structured home environment in historic Old Town Ames. The facility can house up to 15 youth.
Transitional Living Services: Our programs focus on helping homeless youth - including pregnant or parenting families - to live independently and become self-sufficient. A case manager works one-on-one with each client to help them set and achieve educational, employment, and independent living goals.
Contact: Tina Palmer