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Catholic Charities : Diocese of Des Moines

About Catholic Charities

Catholic Charities wants to offer hope and empowerment to those in need in central and southwest Iowa. We offer family centered services that empower individuals and strengthen families. Our programs and services address immediate needs, but also strive to educate and connect our clients with resources for a sustainable and successful future. Services include emergency shelter, professional counseling, legal advocacy, housing, job preparedness and placement, nutritional support, refugee resettlement, education programs, and more.


Key Audiences Served
Catholic Charities serves people in 23 counties in Central and Southwest Iowa, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, income, or religion. We also serve refugees from around the world through our Refugee Resettlement program (in accordance with the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).


Family centered services that empower individuals and strengthen families.



If you are planning a visit to Catholic Charities offices, you will not find us at 6th & Grand.
Catholic Charities, along with all of the Diocese of Des Moines offices, has moved to the Ruan Building just a block away and across the street at 7th & Grand! Our offices and diocesan reception are on the
9th floor. Our mailing address will not change and our phone numbers are all still the same!

Temporary Office Address: 
666 Grand Ave. (Ruan Building) 9th Floor

Mailing Address: 
601 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309

Catholic Charities Main Phone: 515-244-3761