Success at New Directions Shelter

Success ChartsThe New Directions Shelter provides free, temporary, emergency shelter and services for homeless families with children. We help mothers get a new start through professional case management, counseling and advocacy.


We offer a hospitable atmosphere emphasizing dignity and respect for others. We encourage positive change, and provide the emotional and physical space necessary to make responsible, informed decisions for securing housing for their families.


New Directions is one of only three homeless shelters available for families in the Des Moines metro area. The shelter provides eight private bedrooms, balanced meals and laundry facilities.