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St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter - Des Moines, Iowa

St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter Expansion

Check out the floor plan here.


The 2011 expansion project doubled the number of rooms and has improved the quality of services Catholic Charities offers to families who are working to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency. The addition includes five new bedrooms, renovation of the kitchen, expansion of the dining room, a playroom addition and handicap accessibility.



St. Joseph Emergency Family Shelter Expansion



Thanks to a major gift from the Thomas J. Moreland Charitable Fund and an I-JOBS grant St. Joseph underwent a major expansion in 2011!

As the only emergency shelter in Polk County where entire families are able to stay together (moms, dads and children of all ages), this was an extremely important project for our community.

See photos of the new shelter here!



Catholic Charities would like to offer a very special thank you to the Ad Hoc Shelter Expansion Committee:
Tom Moreland, Doug Sharp, Gerry Neugent, Marty Walsh, Nancy Anstoetter, Dan Buscher, Paul Rupprecht, Jerry Spaeth, Norm Bormann, Patrick Nestvedt and Nancy Galeazzi.
And thanks to everyone who contributed time, money and prayers to make this project possible!