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Every Family Deserves a Home!

Hawthorn Hill’s mission is to establish and operate housing programs for homeless families with children that help them obtain permanent housing and to provide services to help families achieve economic self-sufficiency.

Hawthorn Hill, Keeping Families Together

New Beginning for TracyTracy, 53 years old, came to Hawthorn Hill's New Directions Shelter with her 21-year-old Jazlyn and Jazlyn's two young sons Jamir and Jaiden from Waterloo. Tracy and Jazlyn were accepted into the West Des Moines Rapid Rehousing program. Tracy, Jazlyn and her grandkids moved into their new home on the south side of Des Moines in August 2017 and they are on the way to a better life.

Every Family Deserves a Home!

Hawthorn Hill’s mission is to establish and operate housing programs for homeless families with children that help them obtain permanent housing and to provide services to help families achieve economic self-sufficiency.

What our families say

“I feel I accomplish some of my goals every single day. One of my goals for the future is to be responsible and secure enough to have my own home by the time I have to leave here. I’ve been saving money and learning something new each and every day.” —The Home Connection family

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New Directions Shelter

New Directions Shelter
The New Directions Shelter provides shelter and services for approximately 105 to 130 homeless families with children every year.

Home Connection Family

The Home Connection
Families enter this supportive housing program homeless, but leave with the necessary education and job skills to be financially independent.

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Details to come about the 2018 Hawthorn Hill’s annual Art & More for Shelter fund raiser benefiting its New Directions Shelter and The Home Connection programs.

New Directions Shelter

New Directions Shelter
The New Directions Shelter provides shelter and services for approximately 105 to 130 homeless families with children every year.

Home Connection Family

The Home Connection
Families enter this supportive housing program homeless, but leave with the necessary education and job skills to be financially independent.

art and more for shelterArt & More for Shelter

Details to come about the 2018 Hawthorn Hill’s annual Art & More for Shelter fund raiser benefiting its New Directions Shelter and The Home Connection programs.