The Home Connection

The Home Connection Family

The Home Connection program has been providing supportive housing for Iowa homeless families with children since 1986. The Home Connection's goal is to move families with children from homelessness to permanent housing with an emphasis on financial independence.


The Home Connection pioneered supportive housing in the Des Moines area. It is the only housing program with 23 single family homes and 3 duplexes located in various neighborhoods in Des Moines that serves homeless families with children.


The goal is to provide as much normalcy as possible for the families we serve. Families stay in The Home Connection program for approximately two to four years.



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